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In parallel

I’m conducting a kind of experiment to see if I can run a 5k by the end of summer. That’s it. Not to run it in under 20 minutes, or beat my own record by 30 seconds. Just actually finish a race of 5 kilometers. I have never been a runner, and have always given up about 3 minutes in whenever I’ve tried, swearing that I “just wasn’t built for it”. I tend to have an all-or-nothing approach to doing most anything, so the idea of slowly building up to an accomplishment is, well, tough for me. I am using the Couch to 5k running plan, and have just finished the 5th of 9 weeks. So far, so good.

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