Not long back from running the twilight 5K and guess what? I RAN THE WHOLE DISTANCE, WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!
Sorry, I couldn't contain myself
I've just had a quick look at my stats and I was running overall a good 1km ph faster than usual. I was dog tired towards the end and, at one point I started to speed up for the finish and realised it was too far away for me to start a sprint, so I dropped back to a jog and then really went for it close to the finish. Compared to previous runs, I was off the scale at the end, I had no idea there was any energy left, 16kph, I had no idea I could go that fast!
Very happy bunny My daughter (aged 12) did the run in 27:17 (having been out for a training run 2 or 3 times only in the last month). Me? I couldn't run for 2 minutes 8 weeks ago,(set myself a target of completing it in under 40 minutes) but tonight I ran 5K in 29.54.
Thank you Laura, thank you NHS, but mostly, THANK ALL OF YOU on here who have INSPIRED me and encouraged me. I'm looking forward to a couple of days rest (I ran two consecutive days, so I think I deserve that) and starting my W9 runs.
p.s. This weekend is the first of the Twilight runs, starting at 8pm and running with glow sticks and torches - there were 4 venues, but I think they will introduce more next year. Great fun running around Windsor Race course, I'm only sorry I didn't get there early enough to do an advert for C25K on the stage, although I did tell a few people about it. I'd recommend signing up if you get a chance to do one next year (we could be the C25K Alumni team!)