10 Steps to completing my first 5 km run //

My first run, other than it being a parkrun, was many things. Here are ten steps that I followed to make a success of my first 5 km run!

  •  Make sure that I can at least run 2 km’s without stopping. I managed to succeed in this, great I have this shit under control.
  • Make sure my alarm clock is set fifty thousand times. Done!
  • The hardest step – Showing up for the run. Awesome, I am at the start 15 minutes early. Should I warm up, nah fuck that.
  • Run, act like I am not hurting.
  • Walk if I have to, make sure to finish.
  • Remember to smile Mandy,  there could be a photographer hiding in the bushes somewhere along the never ending 5 km route.
  • Celebrate my finish.
  • Wait for my race results.
  • Set my next goal according to your finishing time.
  • Do not, I repeat, do not go get drunk at Beer House (They have extremely good beer & food) to celebrate your first successful 5 km run.

On a more serious note, finishing my first 5 km run felt great, I was proud. It made me feel like I could do anything I set my mind to.

Fast Facts about my first run;

  1. Place: Century City parkrun
  2. Date: 11 June 2016
  3. Time: 33:39
  4. Shoes: Nike Roshe

Its safe to conclude that my first run was done for many reasons but the way it ended I will have to say I ran for beer, all kinds of beer!