24 hours late

I had planned to run my first ever 10k yesterday - had the route planned, had a 2 hour window in the afternoon, all sorted....Well almost. I could feel a slight tightness in my left calf & decided to be sensible & rest it an extra day. Besides it was blowing a gale & I don't love running that much!

Instead of running I went to the running shop with the sole purpose of buying the Garmin fr35. They only had one in stock in the colour I didn't want - but patience is not my strong point. I decided I could live with the lime green colour, said to the guy "it's on John Lewis's website for Β£159...". He said "no problem, it's your for Β£159 - actually no I'll do better than that, 15% off, so Β£152!" (Support your local running shop!!)

Wanted to go out this afternoon - couldn't, but then just went for it at 6:15, Garmin on the wrist - going for negative splits. And I did it! I ran 10k. Honestly I can't believe it. The fact that I did it in 58:43 is an unbelievable bonus. Would have preferred to run it in the countryside, or in a forest - but hopefully I'll get that opportunity soon

I almost managed a nice negative split pattern - the 9thk spoiled the pattern, but I'm really pleased that overall the 2nd 5k was 2 mins faster than the first 5k.

Love the Garmin btw! (And the colour is growing on me - the watch is so useful, the colour doesn't matter!)

Special thanks to ju-ju- for your 10k programme, it was brilliant. Just perfect for a busy lifestyle & loved all the wee video clips & things to think about. Really appreciate you doing this for us. Thanks again. It was a great way to get to 10k

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  • Wow, congratulations Davoda , I am seriously impressed and fabulous time too. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽŠπŸ’πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ₯‚πŸ‘πŸ½πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

  • Thanks Razouski - I'm truly shocked & thrilled & in disbelief.

    However, I feel a real disappointment that you've had a set back, I've kind of felt you were my running buddy - we graduated a week apart, your enthusiasm matched what I was thinking & we started B210K at the same time, so I've been rooting for you all along. Ireally really hope this is just a wee blip for you & you can get it sorted soon!

  • Yes, I'd thought of us as running buddies, so really pleased for you and just hoping I can get back on track soon.

    Love your new graduation badge! πŸ₯‡ πŸ†

  • Congratulations on your 10k and in a great time too!πŸ™‚

  • Thank you! I think I'll be in shock for a while!

  • Really well done, that's a really good benchmark.

    Hope you get on well with your new Garmin.

  • Thanks! I'm certainly very impressed with it so far. πŸ˜ƒ Ok it's only once, but I can see it's great!

  • Yay Well done ! Theres loads of us on Garmin if you want to join us on there . I am poppypug on there too :-) xxx

  • Time to track you down:)

  • Huge congratulations... very well done!

    But, what d'you mean.... "...Don't love running that much" ? :) Yes you do :)

  • Ok I do - depending on the right conditions!

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  • PS

    The badge suits you very well!

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