Yeehah! And I'm spent

Today I completed my first 5k fun run. I haven't trained properly for about three weeks but I was determined to do my best.

After a last minute pit stop (old lady bladder) I went out a bit hard. Found my pace at about the 1k mark and kept it steady. Half way up the big hill I felt like throwing up and decided walking a bit would be a good move. Then the last 2k flew by in a haze and the final sprint past the stands (and my lovely family) which I'm sure looked more like a stumble than the gazelle I was aiming for. The blessed finish line and, in big red digital numbers 32.40 minutes!

After briefly contemplating falling over and throwing up I gave my tag back and had a drink. When I rejoined my family they were beaming and i got heaps of hugs. The best part? I ran my hardest and gave my all and considering the struggles I've had to get here... I'm a runner!

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  • Congratulations an excellent achievement you must feel so fantastic!! :)

  • Wow! Respect.

  • Wow! Congratulations on your first fun run and what a fab time!!!! :)

  • Thanks everyone... I have the bug well and truly. Got three more lined up.. 4k, 6k with obstacles and 10k. Bliss!

  • :-D

  • Really well done! Looking forward to hearing about the other races coming up!!

  • I will certainly share my thoughts and results in the coming months. Greg, I had a Cheshire cat grin for sure today!

  • Congratulations, that is fantastic, well done. What a brilliant time. :)

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