5K at last!

I graduated nearly three weeks ago but today was the first time I've actually run the 5k and I'm sooo chuffed!

There have been a couple of other days when I though I might have been able to do it but I came to the end of my route and so I slowed down to walk but today... well today, I took the obvious action (why didn't I do this before?) of simply running all the way back home and then turning around, running back quarter of a mile, then turning again and walking home. So simple!

Actually I probably looked simple too but if the people in the houses I passed three times have got time to be watching me, well, they should be out running too!!

I'm doing my first parkrun on Saturday and suddenly I'm so much more confident. Woohoo!!

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  • Very well done.... a real achievement.. and, anyone watching.. well yes, they should be out there too ! :)

  • Thanks Oldfloss, it was such a lovely morning for it!

  • Well done! As Oldfloss said - a real achievement! Lots of people (me! me! me!) don't achieve 5k in less than 3 weeks after graduating. Good on you and good luck for the park run.

  • Thanks polyp, I'm not fast but I suppose I'm getting faster.

  • Oooh so sorry ... typing error/auto correct... pollyp :-)

  • You are doing really well...I have still not made 5K, but I am creeping closer. I am doing my first parkrun on Saturday too so I will think of you!

  • Thanks, I'll think of you too

  • Fantastic run! Great solution to extending the run too. Happy running!

  • Thanks, I really can't think why I haven't done it before!!

  • Well done you! Enjoy parkrun πŸ˜€

  • Well done. The first 5k is very special and hopefully anyone watching will be inspired to join you πŸ˜€

  • Fantastic!!!! :)

  • Well done- that first 5k is a real cause for celebration!

  • Well done . Sometimes the running comes on in leaps and bounds and you really feel like going for it !

    I bet the neighbours were saying to themselves "Ooh look at her showing off" !

  • Well done! I'm at week 8 and was becoming disheartened at only running 3k at the most so tonight decided to do similar to you and keep going til if done 4K. It took 36 minutes but I was very pleased! Good luck with park run! 😊😊😊

  • It really is a lovely feeling isn't it :) Well done you Runner you ☺

  • Thank you, thank you. Now I feel its ok to wear my C25K pin badge, it didn't seem quite right before I'd actually done 5k - may be at parkrun tomorrow!!

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