Parkrun here we come!

by Juliet
(Sheffield)

I started running about 3 and a half years ago on the advice of my wonderful GP, when I was recovering from severe depression. I had just 'graduated' from the c25k programme when I developed an Achilles injury which took a long time to heal.


By this time I was back at work full time and found it hard to find the time and motivation to start running again. And to be honest, I was scared I would get injured again. I'm not that great at pain!

Last year, for my 50th birthday, my daughter made me a book in which to record 50 things to do in my fifties and I decided that one of my challenges would be to complete a Parkrun. I managed to persuade a very reluctant work colleague to be my running buddy; tomorrow we start week 8 of c25k and we have booked our first Parkrun around Rother Valley in Sheffield for July 1st.

We have even downloaded the bridge to 10k app as our next challenge. My plan is to build up very slowly and run a 10k next year to raise money for the homeless charity I volunteer with.

My advice would be to go for it, take it steady and wait for the addiction to kick in!

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Jun 12, 2017
Congratulations Juliet!
by: Nicole

I loved your story Juliet :). I think that running is very therapeutic and it certainly helps clear my head if I am stressing about things.
I love the idea of doing 50 things in your 50's although I've left it perhaps a bit late so might need to wait and do 60 things in.....!
Best of luck with your Parkrun and I hope that you smash it :).

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