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First 5k Run


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 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

4 Replies

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. 👏👏👏😊



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


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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