I want my money back! πŸ˜‚: After 2 months of C25K... - Couch to 5K

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I want my money back! πŸ˜‚

Hannah_S36
Hannah_S36Graduate
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After 2 months of C25K, I was ready for my children's sports day. Their little eyes glistened with anticipation at mummy running "the mums race"! I admit that at 5ft 1 1/2, my legs are a little shorter than the other mums...but seriously I can now jog a full 5k-in 30 minutes! We all lined up under starters orders, and whoosh, off we went...hurtling towards the finish line I came in LAST! Like I said....C25K-I want my money back!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸƒ

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Stampy74
Stampy74Graduate

Lol I had a similar experience. I had raised the expectations of my two children and my own if I am to be honest, the sack race, I didn't realise how competitive sports day could be and as much running as I have done, it counted for nothing, I came last. Even the guy who feel over got over the line before me.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Great!!! This made me smile! Proves the C25K mantra though.. slow and steady... Mo Farah, not Usain Bolt.:)

Your children will think you are amazing anyway!!! :)

Davoda
DavodaGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Lol first time I've ever heard of Mo Farah being described as "slow and stead"!!! I'll take his slowness any day. πŸ˜‰

Suggest next year they have a mum's 5k race.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Rignold

Good one!

Rignold
Rignold in reply to Oldfloss

I suggested my children's school had a fathers boxing tournament. Like that celebrity boxing programme they had a few years ago. Β£5 entry for charity. The suggestion was not well received. Which was a shame, as I was really keen.

damienair
damienairGraduate

Yeah you would wipe the floor with them over 5k.πŸƒ

MarkyD
MarkyDGraduate in reply to damienair

Too right. I asked my son to request a 10km fathers' race 🏁 Not heard back!

nhs2015
nhs2015Graduate

Hey, you did it so it is great. You just run for the fun of it. Let say, You did not want to compete, you just want to enjoy it . Well done.

Whatsapp
WhatsappGraduate

I'm guessing the mum's race was a 100m sprint? You are a long distance runner - much more elegant and refined!!

Hannah_S36
Hannah_S36Graduate in reply to Whatsapp

That's what I said! πŸ˜‰

Worldsend
WorldsendGraduate

Yes and no doubt some of the yummy mummies were wearing running spikes

Hannah_S36
Hannah_S36Graduate in reply to Worldsend

I didn't see spikes, but there was definitely the odd pair of running trousers, and trainers πŸ˜‰

I remember, many years ago, entering the mums race (I was quite speedy in those days). We lined up at the start line and I looked round to see a load of massive (tall and powerful rather than fat) Yorkshire farmers and farmer's wives. They thundered down the track trampling little me as they went.... my oldest is now 25 and living in China but I am still traumatised as you probably can tell 😁😎😁

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