My aim was to be able to run Parkrun by the end of the year. Today, one month and two days after starting to run, I did it! Encouraged by my super friends (thanks Jo for pushing the buggy!) I ran 5k for the very first time. I ran every single step! I feel amazing.
I did it in 34.38 according to the official results, and my running app tells me that I averaged 6.54 minutes per km (it also put the time at 35.38 and the distance as 5.19 but I started right at the back so maybe ran a little further overall.) There’s no way I’ll be able to run like that with the buggy though so I’m hoping to leave TTG at home next time.
Parkrun was such a positive experience, everyone was really encouraging and happy and supportive and I can’t wait to do it again. I’m really proud that I ran the whole way! The furthest I’ve run previously was 2k so I’m amazed I did the distance. When I started the 3rd lap I thought that I’d hit my limit but I kept on going and actually when I think back through it and how I felt afterwards it was quite manageable and I’m really pleased with it.
Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement about my running, that means a huge amount to me.
Now I just need to finish knitting my socks and that’s everything I wanted to achieve this year done!