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I did it, with an extra surprise!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 18:20

Congratulations!  That's an amazing achievement to run 5k after only 6 weeks.  Where are all these speedy learners coming from?! 


Congrats on the engagement too! 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 18:30

Ha ha!  Yes, I can confidently say that it got very much easier!

So to anyone else out there wondering the same thing - just stick with it.  When I started this thread I couldn't run the length of one street, but after a few stops and starts, I completed my first 10k the other week.  It's a great feeling to see how much you can progress in quite a short space of time. 

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Posted: 28/10/2015 at 17:18

I forgot to mention the dream I had the other night.  I was running in a race at my primary school (although I was a teenager (?)) and I was doing well running round the sports pitch, keeping up with the leaders, and not even feeling out of breath.  Then towards the end I started sprinting and pushed past all the others towards the finish line.  But someone had taken part in the race on a bike and had cycled through the finishing tape so I didn't get to cross the line first.  I was so mad.  I kept protesting that they didn't count as they had cycled, but I kept getting told that technically I had come second.  I spent ages going round protesting that I was first out of all the runners but no one seemed to take any notice.  I was so gutted that I wasn't getting the attention I felt I rightly deserved.  

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Posted: 27/10/2015 at 14:41

Thanks Geoff, but believe me, I am very much still a beginner!  I know what you mean about the others though!! 

I have to say, this forum has been an immense help - not just for practical advice but for making running something I can share with other people.  Every time I go out for a run even though I'm on my own it somehow feels like I'm part of a group, knowing I can report back on the highs and lows and hear the same from others.  I don't think I'd have been quite so motivated without it.  So thanks everyone!  

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Posted: 19/10/2015 at 14:56

Of course.  In the real one I'm an ultra-marathon runner.  

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Posted: 19/10/2015 at 14:38

Weird - when I search for myself there's a few Fraggle-related names but not mine!  Apparently I don't exist. 

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Posted: 19/10/2015 at 14:34

There's another one of me too?!!!     Are we in some kind of parallel universe?!

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Posted: 19/10/2015 at 12:35

Two soup dragons!  You've started a trend!


Yep, I managed a run - 6.2 km so not too bad.  I don't know why I am still finding short distances hard though - I keep hearing that once you can do 5k then it's easier to get to 10k but I've not found that at all!  Even though I've done 10k I still struggle with 5k (or even less some days).  It's quite frustrating!  Surely I should be finding it all easier by now?  

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Posted: 18/10/2015 at 12:41

Hi Wwbga, welcome to the thread!  That's amazing progress in three weeks! It took me way longer than that to get to 5k.  You'll be running half marathons soon!

Well I am just back from a...................walk.    I honestly did intend to run this morning but I had washed all my running gear yesterday and it was still wet.  Plus my knees have been feeling a bit stiff and sore lately, I really hope they don't start hurting like they did last year when I had to stop running.  I am definitely, absolutely, without a doubt going running tomorrow though.  Honest. 

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Posted: 17/10/2015 at 12:42

Some good progress on here, wish I could say the same.  Did a couple of 5k runs during the week but was meant to run yesterday and just didn't feel like it so walked 4 miles instead.  I was determined to run today but once again I chickened out and walked instead.  It was a very long uphill walk in my defense.  I really need to stop putting it off though and just get out and run.  If I am not back here by lunchtime tomorrow having run at least 5k (preferably 6) then please all shout at me and shame me. 

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