I Ran My First 5k

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 5 People

    When I turned 50 I wanted to be able to do my

    first 5k ! I did it this past September !!! It was 4 days after my birthday and I'm proud I did it . I did one more in December before I called it quits (I don't like running ) but I was thrilled I did it .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    Video Of My First 5k

    I started 2 years ago barely being able to run a quarter mile. But I kept moving everyday - even if I only ran for 3 minutes a day. The constant movement each day created the momentum that eventually took me to my first race. I preach to people all the time to make movement...
    amystarclear amystarclear
    70+, F
    Mar 14, 2010

    I didn't prepare beforehand,

    but it was great never the less. My friends and relatives told me I couldn't run 5k in 30 min without preparation but I did it in 27:27!!!!! There's still many places to improve though!
    UrbanRonin UrbanRonin
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    I actually did this almost twelve years ago,

    with a sprained ankle. Finished the race, but I damned sure didn't take off the running shoe!
    BlueStateSaint BlueStateSaint
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2016
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