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Got to 5K!

JennyMc83 profile image

Delighted tonight to unexpectedly hit the 5K. I graduated 3 weeks ago, so have been consolidating with more 30 mins and gradual increases plus the C25K+ podcasts. So today I was aiming for 40 mins. I normally run in the morning (when it’s still dark 😂) but didn’t manage it this morning. So I decided to make the most of a sunny afternoon. The first 15 minutes were tough, but the last 10 were a breeze, and at 40 mins I was at 4.86 km and no way was I leaving it there. Got to 5K in 42 mins and had a little cry as I did my cool down/victory walk. At 43 years old I actually feel fitter than I have ever felt before in my life!


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1Cat profile image

Well done, congratulations on reaching the 5k! inspiring to hear ....

AlMorr profile image

Congratulations Jenny on completing your first 5k, well done, just keep running 2 or 3 time a week and your time will get to sub 40 minutes before too long. 😊 🏃🏾

Yay, good for you. Congrats.

Another massive achievement!

Buddy34 profile image

Congratulations on your first 5k . You should be so pleased and proud. 😊👏👏

Well done Jenny that’s a fantastic achievement 🏃🏽‍♀️❤️🏃🏽‍♀️❤️

Brooko profile image

Well done 👍🏼 I share the fit feeling. It shows what a little effort brings. I look forward to joining the 5 k club soon.

Jazzyrunner profile image

That’s fantastic, well done! I so hope I’ll manage it in a few weeks too, having graduated yesterday 🏃🏼‍♀️

Spike75 profile image
Spike75Graduate in reply to Jazzyrunner

Well done Jazzy

Jazzyrunner profile image
JazzyrunnerGraduate in reply to Spike75

Thank you 😊

That’s fantastic! Well done you! I’m just about to go out for my second run of week 9, hoping I’ll manage it as my back is sore after a day of stacking logs yesterday. I’ve felt a bit frustrated lately about how slow I am, so it’s great to hear you’ve managed a full 5K so soon after graduating. Helps me believe I’ll get there eventually...

This forum has been brilliant for managing my expectations, and I love reading other people’s stories. Congratulations again!

GoGo_JoJo profile image

Superb! Well done 👍🏻💪🏻😁

This is the programme that just keeps giving 👌🏻

Maisiecat1 profile image

Well done jennymc83, it's lovely to hear such positive stories. 🏆

Spike75 profile image

Yaay!!! I turned 44 last week so your post cheers me no end. Not graduated yet, but I have signed up for a 5k in Nottingham on 1st December. #scared

Well done, Congrats on reaching the 5k.

Getfitok profile image

Awesome, there’s no stopping you now 👍

Debston profile image

Well done, Jenny! Brilliant stuff! ☺

Gwenllian1 profile image

That's brilliant! Congratulations. You must be so proud!!

Awesome x well done -

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