I only popped out for a quick 3️⃣K run πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ... - Couch to 5K

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I only popped out for a quick 3️⃣K run πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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After finishing work at 12:15 today as a meeting that was planned had been rescheduled, I thought why not head out for a quick run. Just a short 3km as I am hopefully going to be competing in my first Parkrun on Saturday but oh no, it seems the running gods above had a different plan in store for me today.

The first km arrived quickly and left the station to head onwards to the 2nd km. Once km number 2 arrived, it promptly left and turned into number 3. By this point I was thinking β€˜this run feels good, I mean really good’ so I carried on. Km 3 came and went in a blur as did km number 4 and still it felt good. Really good. So onwards I went, 5km came upon me and flashed by and then 6km was upon me and here is where the kilometre train terminated!!

I alighted the kilometre train, stopped the MapMyRun app and took a lovely 8 minute cool down walk home, singing out loud to Placebo’s cover version of Running Up That Hill and I didn’t give a πŸ’© who heard me!!

I am loud, I’m proud but more than anything else, I am a RUNNER!!

Get out there people and show the couch potatoes of the world what us runners are made of!! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌ

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Fantastic result. You’re an inspiration. Well done.

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to PauloG

Thankyou 😊


Great stuff Kim! Good time too πŸ‘ Placebo are one of my favourites and their cover of Running up that hill is fantastic!!

Good luck with the Parkrun, you'll love it πŸ˜πŸ‘

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to lardofale

One of my all time favourite tunes!! I’m looking forward to my first Parkrun as I’ve been trying to fit one in for about 4 weeks!! University open day have put paid to Parkruns but I’ve got a free Saturday this week!!


I love this post. I am literally singing along with you πŸ˜€ I had a similar run on Monday. Accidentally ran 6.7K 😬 All tech failed and I felt good so just kept going. Mapped my route when I got home and was gobsmacked! Keep on running up that Hill I am running up there with ya πŸ˜€πŸ˜

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to Branners12

Oohh, I thought I could sense a fellow runner by my side today!! Well done on your run on Monday. I love it when runs like that happen 😊😊


Go, Kim!!!

Keep running, keep smiling.

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe



The first 10K I did I was like that. Felt like Forrest Gump. Everything clicked into place.

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to KimLoulou

It’s lovely when runs are like that 😊

I like these running gods, when they show up, they really spur you on. Well done that runner

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to Jancanrun

I didn’t even pray to the gods today and they still showed up!!


Well this is lovely to read. Who would have thought we’d get lifetime tickets on the runners express, eh? Looks beautiful!

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to ejvcruns

Thank you 😊 It certainly felt good today


As ever... brilliant post ! Brilliant run!

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😊


Ooh that does sound like a lovely run. I can’t wait until Saturday so I can run again, it’s just too dark when I get home from work. IEnjoy your park run mine was a very friendly affair last week, my first time on grass and it was hard to run as I couldn’t hear my feet! Hope the weather is kind too.

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to Fenellawny

Thanks. I haven’t even looked at the weather. Let’s hope it’s dry!!


Brilliant Kimchoc08 ...your posts always make me want to get my trainers on right now!!! πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Awww, thanks 😊 I get a warm fuzzy feeling if something I’ve written makes someone feel good 😊

MummycavModerator in reply to Kimchoc08

That will be every time then?? X


πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Lovely post- this makes me very happy. Good running, Kimchoc! 😘

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to Sadie-runs

That’s lovely to hear. Thank you 😊


oh wow Mrs well done and love the report


Woohoo. Sounds amazing. You are living the dream πŸ˜€

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to TJMazz

Thank you and I’m loving living the dream πŸ˜„

What an awesome post Kimchoc08 ... I love it..!! Really filled my heart with joy and I can't wait until I can just 'pop out' and accomplish 6K.

I'm loving my running journey and reading your posts really do lift me 😊

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to HeadInTheClouds

Thankyou. I can see that you’re almost in that graduate podium so I’m sending you my running luck!! After graduation the freedom comes so you’ll be able to pop out for those longer lovely runs 😊😊


i love that feeling when you come to your planned distance and think.. yea i feel really good, may as well just keep going :)


Brilliant Kim. XxX


That's fabulous, it's a massive feeling when you feel you can just keep running, god it does wonder for your soul. Great work there, keep reliving the moment πŸ˜²πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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