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Anyone else been told that the 5K they've been pushing to get fit enough to manage is "nothing"?
I started running in February from a base line of utterly rubbish fitness. First trip out I managed 8 very slow minutes before I had to stop for a walk; on Sunday I did my 2nd 5K fun run race thingy in a tiny bit under 32 minutes - and RAN IT ALL . Am very, very proud of that.
Now, I know I'm not fast and I know 5K isn't a marathon (obviously, but you know what I mean) but all the same IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE NOTHING! Maybe it will one day but right now it's still like pushing an elephant up a hill, not quite literally!
So, just wanted to say to anyone else who's plodding through the "nothing to 5K" slog of starting out with this running lark, well done, I think we're fantastic.
(I should add that the "5K is nothing " comment wasn't meant at all harshly, more a kind of "wow that's not far maybe I could do that too", which is ace and some company would be nice but still...)