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Hello lm back !!😀

Well what a day woke up at 5.30 couldn’t get back to sleep got up and got moving dogs out 🐾🐾 and fed they both went back to sleep 😏. Numerous trip to the bathroom for goodness sake women sort your self out. My nearest park run is a 52 mile round trip over the mountains and weather was bleak on the top thick fog🌫 but l got there with time to spare. Only 49 runners/ walkers. The conditions were not great very muddy in places and quite sodden with water. It was mixed terrain grass and tarmac but mainly grass. It wasn’t flat but had inclines of quite long stretches.

I was right at the back and decided to put MJ on W9. We set off and before l knew it l lost site of everyone else as l briskly walked for 5 trying to avoid the boggy areas then l started running but by then they had all disappeared 😏😬😔 so it was just me and the tail walkers but they kept a respectful distance. So l just ran on my own as usual. The incline was hard but l was determined to run it and not give in and walk little did l know at that point l had to do it twice 😂 at half way l was passed by 2 young men finishing in 20 mins 😜. I kept at it and then came the hill again but this time l fast walked it as l wanted to run the the rest of the way once at the top of the hill. So l finished last with a time of 🥁 53.58 all the other runner all bar a few had left done there Saturday shop gone for coffee and cake before l got back 😂😂😂😂.

Do l care hell no!! 😄

Very emotional run at the end that l had achieved what l had set out to do burst in to tears 6 or so Marshall’s were clapping and cheering ME.

Did l enjoy it !! At the time debatable🤔 on reflection yes l did.

Am l going to do it again yes 👍 although distance means realistically only once a month and may try another although it’s even further away.

Thank you every one who has offered support in the last 24 hrs and replied you are truly a wonderful running family and l feel blessed shattered but blessed. 👍🏃‍♀️😘❤️

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Go you.. slow and steady and simply AWESOME!!!!!

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Thank You you were with me most of the way “slow and steady “kept saying it when l had to dig deep but l wasn’t giving up 😄👍

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WOOOW What incredible determination! So so well done on such uneven ground!

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Than you yes l wasn’t prepared for that l have only run on the road at home solid and dependable however this was none of those!! and not wanting to risk injury it slowed me down. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👍happy running

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Well done! I thought your post was really funny and I loved it! You have amazing determination well done again! 😀😀

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I was determined to see it through l followed the program to the letter and this was going to be no different. I usually give up at the first huddle but l have seen the program through and loved it the rewards for me have been many. Thank You happy running 👍🏃‍♀️

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Huge congratulations to you on this fantastic achievement... well done!! And my goodness that is a very long way to drive. I am not sure I would trek that distance, that shows grit!! 😎

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‘‘Twas either that or a run up Snowdon 😱🤪

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Many thanks this was a very real mental challenge as well as a physical challenge. Seeing everyone else disappear and being a loan runner was tough call and l had to dig very deep at times. Giving up was not an option I would like to may be try and go once a month or so just to see my progress and it’s all a learning curve. X

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Grrrreat WTR, love the devil-may-care attitude. You enjoyed it, that’s all that matters! 😊

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Yeh was great thanks hope the Santa run goes well. 🎅🏃

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Congratulations. Hope this is the first of many Parkrun for you.

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Well done, a great run.

A slow 5k is as far as a fast 5k! You did a great job!

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Wow!! Good on you a great inspirational post & im definitely going to get to a parkrun before the year is out & thats after this post as I keep putting it off as still not reached the 5km all running!! Im a slow & steady person too & we should all be so proud we are out there doing something we always wanted to do Running 🏃🏃. I really believed i just wasn’t able to run until i found c25k & all you lovely people on here😊

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Thank you the support on here is truly amazing keep at it. Will hope fully repeat 23/12 weather willing and lessons learnt. 👍🏃‍♀️

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Good for you i might make that run too😉

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That’s a date 👍👊😂

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Good idea😂👍Santa hats too😂

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🎅😱🏃‍♀️👍

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Congratulations! 5K is 5K & you did it, I completely understand that would be emotional ☺☺

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