Last night I completed R2 of Wk9 and for the first time actually felt like a runner 😁
I took a different route which was one big loop which I knew would cover approximately 5k. The first part of the run took me alongside a main raid which I wasn’t so keen but thankfully I soon turned off and everything quietened back down. As I took the outer path I had a stupid big grin on my face as I hadn’t taken this path before. I knew other friends had as it was on their runs on Strava so I knew roughly where it would take me but still exciting running somewhere new.
Who knew 9wks ago I would get excited about finding new places to run 😂 As I approached the final 5mins I passed our local running group who had just finished their Thursday night 5miler. I must admit I did pick up the pace slightly for the last 5mins and got lots of encouraging smiles and ‘evening’ from the other runners 😊. As I finished the 5min cool down walk I could see I was so close to 5k so I walked around the car park a couple of times to hit the 5k 😂 I know the 5k included my warm up and cool down walks but it felt like a massive milestone had been achieved!!!
One more run to go which I’ll run on Sunday. For all those just starting C25K believe in the programme and you’ll be amazed how far you will come 😉 I still can’t believe I’m out there running for 30mins after struggling so much in the beginning weeks 😳
Happy running everyone 🏃🏼♀️🏃♂️