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first real race and it was AMAZING !!!

first real race and it was AMAZING !!!

so today i did a proper race , it was quite local to me and it was a challenge event so basically as many / few 5.3k laps as you wanted in a 6 hour time limit , as im already training for the colchester half marathon and have 11 miles to do on my planned long run anyway i signed up for it , as i was going to run the miles anywoo , i was so nervous , about registration , wearing a bib , would the other runners know i was a fraud etc , a lot of them were ultra distance runners and everyone was so supportive and freindly i couldnt have asked fr a better first race , so i did 10 miles in 1hr 54 mins on the out and back course and left with my goodie bag and fabulous medal , i did have to walk over 2 miles home so i think that still counts off my plan as it was difficult to run with my medal round my neck and a little bag !!!

i had a fabulous day and am so glad that i pushed myself well out of my comfort zone , as i now have a lovely little new group of friends !! i LOVE running and i love all the support that most runners give no matter where you are in your running journey , i ran with people doing marathons ultra marathons 5ks and everything in between today and everyone was so encouraging !!! , onwards and upwards to colchester stampede and colchester half , then to just chilling and running for fun with the hubby who has now also started running so we can be together ! ... sorry for the long post but im so happy at the mo i could pop !!

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Well done! You look sooooo pleased with yourself and so you should!

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Whoop whoop! Brilliant.! It’s such fun isn’t it 😃👍. It is infectious too 😃

Other runners are very supportive I find and generous with help, a kind word, and will gee you up on tough bits if they see you struggling. I like local races too. Easy logistically, and walking home is great to get a good stretch . My local half marathon runs past my house 😃

Good news that your husband has started. I wish mine would 🙄

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Well done! Be very very proud of yourself and how far you have come. You look amazing- you are amazing! 😄

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Well done you! That first race is always special and your smile shows how chuffed you are, as you should be. Good luck with the HM and enjoy your training 💪💪💪

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Awesome! 😇

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You look and sound like a different person from the woman who first posted here; what a fabulous transformation. Yes runners are great but, at the end of the day, you did this. Wow!

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thankyou , i absolutly feel like a different person , not so anxious , happy to join in , slimmer and most definatly healthier !

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Well done you! Isn't that first finishers medal so precious? Feel proud of all you've achieved and keep going out to run!

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Sounds like an amazing day! Go you!😜

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I’m genuinely inspired. 10 miles is incredible! Love to think I might be able to manage that distance! Well done!

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seriously if i can you most definatly can i did the c25k on a treadmill as i suffer with anxiety so have only been running outdoors since november , i couldnt even run for 1 minute when i started , the program has changed my life and my outlook on life , follow the plan and you will be fine , your body can do anything you just got to train your mind ! x

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