5k!!: Today was the 5k event that I signed up... - Couch to 5K

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Today was the 5k event that I signed up for before starting c25k, which I did with 11 weeks to train! I’m currently in week 7 and planned to do my week 7 run and then run/walk intervals to the end.

Well - I was able to run the whole thing, and in just over 36 mins!! Whaaaat?! I ran with friends, beside one of them who seemed well matched to me in pace... except this pace was faster than my usual. The crowd, having a running buddy and the energy of the event carried me along, and I just kept my legs going... there wasn’t the usual battle between brain and legs, a fleeting moment and that’s all.

I honestly can’t believe it. I was emotional this morning about if I was going to crack 40 mins or not and how hard this journey has been at times.. but it all melted away as we got going. My hubby also ran the last leg of the marathon relay and it was inspirational to see some of the marathoners along the route and at the finish line.

Thank you to everyone here who has helped keep me going!! For those just starting their journey - you can do this!!

I have my first medal! 🏅 I am a runner again, 8 years and two kids later. Good way to spend the morning of Mother’s Day!

11 Replies

That is a great achievement to run all the way. Well done!


Nice!!!! What a great way to spend Mother's Day and a wonderful present you gave yourself!

Amazing Amanda - very well done!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼


Fantastic Amandana, what an achievement!! Well done 👍🏃‍♀️🍾🏃‍♀️👍😀


I love love love this post - reminds me of the feeling I had the first time I completed a park run without taking a walk break. Massive praise for you! xx


Whoop whoop! Well done you!! 😀🍾😀


Very well done.

Absolutely amazing.

Your post has just got me out of bed and I am searching around wondering what you have for breakfast or anything really.🤔😂

Just fabulous and keep up your good work and keep smiling.


Amandana in reply to Tbae

Thank you!!

Breakfast before this run was half a bagel with butter and a yogurt with a small cup of coffee. :)

Well done!


Well done, that sounds like a brilliant day!

How amazing! Having done only 2 ‘runs’ I can’t believe I’ll ever get there! Must have felt totally fabulous!!

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