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Oh by the way... I ran 5K yesterday!

Oh by the way... I ran 5K yesterday!

My husband and I entered ourselves into the Perkins Great Eastern 5K Fun Run. We did this to help raise money for Sands (Stilbirth and neonatl death charity).

I have only just started the C25k...I finished week 2 on Saturday so I was expecting to run this fun run in a similar way...walk a bit, run a bit, walk a bit etc etc

So I start running, managing to keep pace with my husband, I few minutes pass, I see the 1 Mile marker and think I need to stop and walk, so we do for about 90 seconds..then I keep running...and running... and running...before you know it, I can see the 4K Marker and I am still running...Then I SPRINTED to the finish having run 5k in 37m.27s!!

How did I do this? I've only been running for 2 weeks! Was it the fact that I was running with someone? or that I was buzzing with the atmosphere?? I don't know..

Anyway, looking forward to starting week 3 tomorrow :))

PS we raised nearly £3000 for Sands :))

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That's an amazing achievement! Well done on raising so much!

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That's fabulous Becks. Well done. Loved the sprinting bit - I would have done the same just through sheer elation!

That's bound to boost your confidence for week 9! :)

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Absolutely brilliant becks - are you sure you are only on week 2??! for such a good cause too! Well done and feel very very proud of yourself x

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Wow to the running and the money you raised! Fantastic!

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Wow congratulations - a wonderful charity too!

Do you think the group of friendly people took the fear away ? What Laura calls the mental rather than physical barrier?

you must feel absolutely fantastic -

Huge congratulations

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that's amazing, well done you! And big congrats on the fundraising, that's a huge amount of money.

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wow - and you're on week 2? WOW! :)

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Wow! Very well done for completing the 5k and for raising all that money for charity! You should be very proud of yourself. Now you know you can do it, you should sail though the rest of the plan!

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