This morning, Easter Sunday, I ran 5k for the first time.
I mapped out a route from my house using google maps, and set off.
I started running 5 weeks ago, with a run/walk programme, and had got up to 35mins out, and 5 mins of running interspersed with 1 min of walking.
I have a 5k race on 20th May, and i wanted to know i could cover 5k! I did not time running and walking periods, but I did time the whole thing. I ran and walked as I felt like it and I did it in 48.07. hardly a championship time, but a personal best (of course, how could it be anything else...this was my first 5k!)
I now have an aim for the race, come in under 40 minutes.
I have another aim...I am not going to weigh myself again until the day after the race. I find the natural fluctuations too much to bear. Up a pound and I am in the depths of despair, down a pound and the flags are flying and I'm singing from the rooftops.
Have fun running!