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First 5k Run

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Last night I did it!

After 10mins I thought I was ready to stop. At 2k I though I will just do 2.5k and stop as I had not been out for a week. At 3k I was ok I thought I would go to 30mins and that’s it i’m done for the evening especially as I hit 3.5k my husband had finished his 5k.

Then something changed I started to feel ok. I got to 4K which is a distance I have managed a few times and only having managed 4.5k once I though let me see if I can do it again well yes I can and then it hit me I still feel ok it’s slow but ok maybe one more lap can I do one more lap well one lap turned into 2 and a bit and I did it, with a jump, scream and possibly an impression of a gazzell I did it 5k. 39mins it’s not going to break any records but 14weeks ago I did not think I would even do 5mins of running let alone 39mins!

This was achieved 4 weeks after I compleated the couch to 5k programme and I am well chuffed!

If you are struggling and just starting keep going you can do it!

Keep Running 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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Knittingrunner profile image

Oh wow! That is amazing. Thank you for such an inspirational post. Makes me believe I can do it too. Thank you and well done. 👏👏👏😊

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UnfitNoMore profile image

Fantastic running! Congratulations on that 5k, May there be many more

Buddy34 profile image

Yes we can do it and your proof of that I'm finishing wk7 tomorrow and never thought I could run 25 minutes , so good for you 😊😊

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