Log in
Bridge to 10K
7,693 members9,367 posts

I cannot quite believe it but...

I have posted on C25K. apologies if you have read the ramble..

My first Runniversary today, I started C25K a year ago to the day, and unbelievably, today I completed 10K.

It was slow, ( 1 hr 15 mins and a few seconds...) and I kind of sneaked up on it, by pretending I was running 5K, then at 5K, I had quick gulp of water, and pretended I was just starting to run 5K...( again). It worked. I even finished , with style, ( a bit of a sprint) , as Laura would say.

it has taken a year..but I had no desperate urge to push too fast and too far. I simply enjoy running and the journey so far has been amazing. Thank you everybody for the advice, support and giving me the confidence to just carry on running :)

36 Replies
oldestnewest

Well, good for you young-Floss

Well done on your 10 k.

and time is just but a number. Think of all those who can't even walk a klick....

A.

1 like
Reply

Young Floss... I am liking that! Time is number and age is a number :)

Reply

Time is there purely to help document history.....

1 like
Reply

Nice one :)

Reply

Good for you, an achievement to be proud of. Isn't it wonderful to think how far you've come 😀

1 like
Reply

It is indeed... cannot quite get it into my head :)

Reply

Huge congrats and very well done.

Reply

It took a while, but I was in no hurry :) Thank youx

1 like
Reply

Floss i think you have to hit the Graduate10 badge link on this forum, not c25k, youve probably already realised too! Cant wait to see that new badge against your name x😀

1 like
Reply

Okay... should I then ? x

Reply

Brilliant! And I like the sneaky trick. :)

Happy runniversary.

1 like
Reply

Thank you.. it was the only way i could get past 9K I think :)

Reply

Well done and I like your appraach. Now I have to ask you as someone who seems to be (also) a bit addicted, where next? I would like to not feel driven to do more and just to stick at around a 10k every few weeks or so. How about you?

1 like
Reply

I am a bit shocked that I reached this point really... I need to think and figure where to go next.. I am well known for my slightly random running ideas... so who knows... tomorrow I my have some ideas :)

1 like
Reply

Having a little smile to myself today. One of the things I love about this job is watching people go through their journey. I remember you joining the Bridge to 10k, so nervous and didn't think you belonged, look at you now with your badge. Happy Runnervesary.

1 like
Reply

Thank you x Who would have thought it !

Reply

Happy runniversary, Floss, and here's to many, many more :)

Reply

Thank you so much... I feel part of the Big school now... :)

Reply

Lovely badge Oldfloss , really well deserved, suits you just fine!

1 like
Reply

Thanks... I have to admit.. I do like having it :) The only reason I do, though, is the support from folk on here x

Reply

Well done and what a great way to celebrate your 1st runniversary

1 like
Reply

Thanks...as an old 'un..I am very thrilled...slow and steady...that got me this far..what next???

Reply

🎉🎉🏆🎉😀👍😀Happy runniversary Oldfloss and I am so happy for you having just run your first 10k! (Didn't I say you could run 10k just the other day?!) You have always run for the sheer joy of running and that comes across so strongly in your wonderful posts, but I know this was something that you wanted to achieve and it's fab news, and on a special day too! xx

1 like
Reply

You did, you did...your support means so much to me... having been with me from the outset! Thank youx

I hope if it happened, it would be about now..but it just all fell into place...not intended...but happy chance and really enjoyed.

I will never be a great runner, but, I am a happy runner and I get so much more from it than just the run... although yesterday it was..just the run... and the sheer joy of being able to do it, happily and comfortably :) Aren't I lucky ? :)

1 like
Reply

We are all so lucky Oldfloss😀🏃🏻x

1 like
Reply

Congratulations and well done on the 10k. May you have many happy runs ahead.

Reply

Thanks you..long time getting here, but, as ever, the journey was terrific...and it goes on :)

Reply

As always a bit late, but huge well done Oldfloss . 10k is a great achievement & as for the time, well you're faster than me!

Great job. Xx

1 like
Reply

Thanks you :) I think it happened because I just keep on, an on, and on :) Slow, steady and who knows what happens! It may not happen again...but it was very special for my Runniversary!

1 like
Reply

Fantastic! Well done, Oldfloss . I always enjoy reading your posts. You were doing C25K at the same time as me last autumn.

1 like
Reply

Thanks.. yes, we were , on the journey! Haven't we come a very long way...and what a journey?

Reply

Blimey, has it been a year already? What a way to celebrate! As Noaky says, that's a great time, you're faster than me too , happy runniversary xx

1 like
Reply

Thanks you x

It has.. I started after last year's French holiday.. :) Are you back in the UK now ?

I don't think it is fast.. it didn't feel it...I think the quick gulp of water, and me kidding myself, ..."oh now I'll run for 5K", ( which was the second one).. worked...and I did have a fast blast right at the end..I was a tad pleased.. it was, for my anniversary, perfect!

It has taken a year don't forget too... and an awful lot of runs in between. I am still in awe of folk like you :)

Reply

Yes, I'm home, I left last Sunday, had a few days in Spain with a lovely run by the sea, then took the boat from Bilbao, an interminable 30 hour crossing... got home very late Thursday night. I'm doing the Town and Gown 10K with Madge from here tomorrow, I'm looking froward to it, but a little nervous as the sort of running I do in France is mostly hopping from patch of shade to patch of shade, I only did one non stop 10k while I was there to see if I still could.. My first 10K took me over an hour and a half...

1 like
Reply

Welcome back! Good luck tomorrow... you will be awesome!

1 like
Reply

Thank you it's my first grown up race!

1 like
Reply

You may also like...