Guess what? I ran 5K!!!

Hey folks

I thought I’d come on here before my next weigh-in (on Monday) to share some HUGE news!

Last night, whilst doing week 8 run 1 of the Couch to 5K program, I ran 5 whole, complete, entire kilometres! I can’t tell you how shocked I was. You see, I was meant to run for 28 minutes but I thought I’d keep going until I hit the 5K mark and whilst it may have taken 45 minutes, the main thing is that I kept going! I pushed my boundaries. I discovered that I’m capable of pushing myself in the pursuit of becoming healthy.

With 5 more runs to complete until I finish Couch to 5K, my hope is to cover 5K is less time. So, I hope this inspires anyone thinking that running is only for slim, fit people. I’m still just into the morbidly obese range and I never thought I’d accomplish this…but I did!

Once I finish the remaining runs, I’m going to do a blog post about the overall experience and my top tips but I just wanted to share this euphoric moment as we go into the weekend. I’m just a little bit happy!!!!!!!!!

See you on the other side of the weekend. My weight has stalled for the past few days and I don’t know whether my BMI will finally be sub 40 but I don’t mind. I’ll get there

Have a great weekend everyone

Love Erika xx

7 thoughts on “Guess what? I ran 5K!!!

  1. Wow, well done! My running blog is “Fat Guy Running”, so I definitely know it’s not all tiny people doing the running (they’re just all I see out there HAHA)…

    This is great! I hope you’re not (too) sore. Enjoy this moment and recall it when things are discouraging. This is a win you can look back on for motivation.

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    1. Well done you! I have to admit that I’ve already sent off my evidence to claim a medal which I’ll share on here when it arrives! Yes, this is such an extraordinary moment and I’ve been buzzing all day. I actually wasn’t that tired afterwards so I’ll aim for another 5K tomorrow and just push the pace a little bit without overdoing it. Perhaps I can do it in less than 42 minutes this time?! Tiny steps 😊

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  2. I have a handful of medals from a few runs I’ve done, but the only one that really means much to me is the half I did last September. I friggin’ worked to get through that run, and I think training for that is what contributed to killing my motivation for nearly a year. (I’m not planning to ever run that far again).

    I’m stoked for you… that’s not an insignificant jump; and I hope the high from doing that run serves as great motivation… Do be careful with running sequential days, at least at first. You know you better than I do, of course; so if you’re good, go for it. But injuries are sometimes insidious and can creep up on you.

    And I know you can get it in fewer than 42 minutes. You rock.

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    1. Thank you so much 😊 My initial thought was “there is no way I would ever run 5K in 25 minutes” but, just a few weeks ago, I thought there was no way I would ever be able to run 5K! Everything is possible!! XX


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