Anyone who follows the blog will know that I am desperate to be able to run a 5k without stopping … why?!  I’m not really sure, just feel like that is a great physical challenge and one that I could achieve over time. I am kinda stubborn and bloody minded and am determined not to let fibromyalgia dictate what I can and can’t do.

I have tried all sorts of ways to get that 5k including the Couch to 5K programs, but until recently, I was really struggling. The aim seemed like a never ending battle.

It’s well known, that having a running buddy helps to motivate and push you to achieve personal bests, but I don’t really have anyone locally I could run with, and those I do know who run, would run circles around me. That wouldn’t be motivational, it would just be demoralising. So what’s the answer?

Well, I recently discovered virtual running and I am officially hooked! Even my daughter has got involved!

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