Body and Shape Days Out

The one where I ran the Race for Life

A couple of Sundays ago I pulled on my running trainers, attached my number to my chest, grabbed my bum bag and gave the 5k Race for Life a go. 


After 6 weeks of steady training, I think I might have just managed to transform myself from a complete non-runner to someone who can jog for around 3k. A small feat to some but huge for me. 

Running is such a great form of exercise as it’s free, there’s no competition and you can go at your own pace. 

Once I commited to the Race for Life I knew I had to give it a serious go. Before I started, I did zero exercise. Like none. 

So to complete the race on the day in 43 minutes 45 seconds is something I’m seriously proud of! 

The atmosphere on the day was amazing and as it was for such an amazing cause, I’m so glad  I took part. I’m trying to keep at it and I can’t wait to take part again next year! 

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  1. Well done Ruth! That’s a serious achievement. I’ve never ran in my life, except for the bus, and to see how well you’ve done is inspiring! Will you continue to run? Xx

  2. I typed a comment and lost it in cyberspace! So, I’m trying again. You’re so inspiring! To say you never ran before and then did 5k so quickly. Well done you! Donna x (

    1. Yep I’ve tried to keep it up. I’m looking for another 5k to take part in so I have another goal in mind. Thanks x

  3. […] never ran before, I completed by first ever 5k for the Race for Life and I re-joined the gym too. This year I’ve really started to think about my health and […]

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