Thanks so much to everyone's advice after my disastrous run on Monday. Today, I changed my route so that I didn't get to that psychological barrier of turning a corner and going home. I also put more motivating songs towards the end of my playlist. I decided I would just run for 35 minutes, however far that was. But when I go to 35 minutes, the app on my phone told me I had run 4.77k and so I found a little bit of extra energy and ran for that last little bit! All in all t took 37 minutes. I am totally amazed at myself. At christmas, I couldn't even run for 1k let alone 5!

I am so grateful for everyone's support, ideas and advice - it really helped me. Race for Life, here I come!!


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  • That is fantastic, well done :)

  • Well done to you, that's great! It's amazing what a little push can do :)

  • brilliant. well done on this great milestone :)

  • very cool but don't think your finished yet!


  • Very well done :-)

  • Don't worry Greg, I know I'm not finished! Got to make a start on some scary hills now....

  • Well done Helen,

    We all knew that you had it in you of course - it just took a bit of shoving to bring it out!!

  • Congratulations on your amazing achievement - You should be proud of yourself XXX

  • Fan bloody tastic! Well done!

  • Fandabbydozey!!! well done, you are awesomness itself, 10 k next??? :)

  • wow!

  • Well done you!

  • Fantastic!! Well done!

  • Brilliant achievement, well done!!! Keep up the good running:-)

  • Wow, just wow :-) Well done :-) 5k seems soooo far away right now so its so good to see people getting there!

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