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One of those runs 😊

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I don’t post often but believe me this forum is one of my favourite places. Whilst training for a 10k this October I overdid it and have struggled for three months with PF. Eventually I saw a brilliant podiatrist and brilliant sports massage therapist and I have tentatively started running again. Tonight I managed a 5k in 32 minutes, I will never crack 30 but it felt like I was back in the game. Nice pace, cool temperature and the last of the bright sunshine. Glowing inside and out - so happy. Only you lot will get this, hence the post! Xx

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AlMorr profile image
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Nice run for you, who knows, like me with around a similar time for a 5k we might get a sub 30 minute 5k soon 😊🏃

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RunningChocoholicGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al, I’ve seen you’re making great progress with your runs! I don’t think I’ll ever get sub 30, I’m a happy plodder but tonight I was a very happy plodder 😊 best of luck with your next run 🏃‍♂️

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AlMorrAmbassador in reply to RunningChocoholic

My next run will be my 7th parkrun on Saturday morning, not expecting a PB, probably around the 32/34 minutes time, however, if like recent runs I can follow some runner going a fraction faster than me I may be able to keep at that pace 😊🏃

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RunningChocoholicGraduate in reply to AlMorr

I thought I’d cracked it at PR when I saw a runner wearing a sub 30 vest. When I got nearer I realised it said said sub 33 😂😂😂

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JazzyrunnerGraduate

That’s brilliant - bet it feels amazing to be back up to 5k after injury! Gorgeous day for it too!

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RunningChocoholicGraduate in reply to Jazzyrunner

Thanks so much! It was just one of those runs when it all felt natural. I could have carried on but I’m being sensible. Loving these cooler temperatures and it was a beautiful early evening. Life is good ❤️

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JazzyrunnerGraduate in reply to RunningChocoholic

I think injury makes me appreciate what I can do more, and certainly I’ve needed to learn patience and holding back!

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tiggs1Graduate

Glad you are getting back out running :)

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RunningChocoholicGraduate in reply to tiggs1

Thanks! It was so nice to experience the ‘high’ afterwards. Happy days

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WillowandSolaGraduate

A good run is uplifting isn’t it?

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RunningChocoholicGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

Absolutely. It’s only you lovely people on here that get it. I literally see people’s eyes glaze over when I try to bring running into conversations 😂😂😂

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to RunningChocoholic

Yeah me too and us runner’s do like talking about it don’t we? I told everyone the first time we did 5k

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Beachcomber66Graduate

Park Run took me to sub 30. If you want to do it you will get there. 32 is probably only a run or two away from sub 30 if you really want to do it. Whatever, just enjoy yourself, you are doing just fine,👏👏👏😊

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RunningChocoholicGraduate in reply to Beachcomber66

Wow well done and thank you! I graduated in June 18 but the sub 30 is elusive. I honestly don’t mind, I’m just happy that I’ve discovered running/plodding can be enjoyable and so good for us in so many ways 😊

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Beachcomber66Graduate in reply to RunningChocoholic

I agree. Good to mix it up to keep it interesting 😊

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MummycavAdministrator

That’s really good news and a great come back! I haven’t cracked 5k in 30 yet but I don’t mind, as long as the run is enjoyable that’s all that matters. Many more happy run wishes to you

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RunningChocoholicGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Well I’ve had a couple of shorter runs but I feel 5k gives me something solid to work on. Thanks so much for your lovely message! Happy running to you too

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