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W9 R2... surprise :-D

BargainRzl profile image

Everything about this morning’s run looked DOOMED. I had a terrible night‘s sleep, woke with such a bad cold I had to have a Lemsip before I could even breathe through my nose, and when I went out (in the dark) my breath froze on the air and steamed up my glasses so I could hardly see a thing.

But somehow... as a result of my gradual stretching of my run durations in weeks 8&9, and while basically doing a recce to ensure that I had identified a route of exactly 5km in length... not only did I complete my run, but I kept going to 5km! I didn’t even mean to, but when I looked at my phone just as I was intending to stop (after 33min) it said I’d done 4.88km and I just thought, what the heck, I might as well.

So, the time I’ve logged for my first-ever 5km: 34:11. One more run to go. I don’t care if it’s faster or slower...

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UnfitNoMore profile image

Congratulations on the 5k. Very good time too! Enjoy that graduation run.

Strange how sometimes it all feels wrong and the run is smooth.

misswobble profile image

Great stuff! We never know do we now it’s going to pan out. Some of the best runs start off bad 😁. This is why we love I so much It’s always a leap of faith

Well done 👍. I hope you feel better soon 🤧

Tartancat profile image

Wowzer! If you can achieve that whilst feeling poorly, imagine what you can do when you're fully fighting fit. Go you!

Fabulous, sounds like you’re a natural! Imagine your achievements when you’re feeling 100%! 👏👏👏👏

BargainRzl profile image

Thanks everybody!

Bonus: now I'm familiar with a particular route of exactly 5km (which starts and ends exactly a 5min brisk walk away from my front door), I know I don't NEED Laura (or whoever) once I finish the programme, as I can just run that route and I know I've done the right distance.

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