Bridge to 10K
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Tired but Happy

A big THANK YOU to all you inspiring people who have been pushing me and pulling me along. I set off today at a 'sustainable pace' and ran slowly , listening to my audio book (Any Human Heart by William Boyd- Highly recommended as a long run buddy). The final hill nearly did for me but I kept going and (I can't really believe this) I ran for 10K.

Sitting here with yoghurt, fruit and nuts and a cup of tea and a very silly smile on my face :)

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Congratulations on the 10k! I bet you will be grinning all day and quite rightly so.

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Thank you. Smiling is the only thing that doesn't ache!

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Well done on your 10k - it's a great distance and really satisfying to run. Here's to many more!🙂

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Indeed. 5 months ago I didn't run at all!

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Thanks for posting this. Nowhere near my 5k yet but encouraging to see a newbie runner getting up to 10k after such a short time. Still not sure if 10k is where I want to be .. but given me some food for thought.

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The first of many! Well done. The first one is special.

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Thanks It feels great

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A big well done Helen. Next you'll be entering races 🤗

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Hmmmm. Maybe 😂

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The only reason I upped the distance to 10K was to enter races for bling. I've become a bit of a bling slut since 😏🏅

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I just worry they'd be packing up by the time I finished 😂

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Nah! And so what? You'd still have your bling 🏅

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😂

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Fantastic acheivement Helenwheels..did you know there is a badge for that😊xx

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Thanks Jan,. Your run was one of my reasons for pushing myself so thank you for posting

I have asked for badge😁

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Ha, you ran TWICE as far as me😅..

Well done 💪👏👏👏🎉

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But you ran it mindfully and I loved the post, so that was what I wanted to do too

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There is now a big smile on my face :) Well done you! :)

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Thanks IJ. I am now drinking a glass of celebratory merlot. Yum 🍷

Good job with th grouting too 👍😊

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Well done! Best distance to nail! You can continue to go a little bit further each week 🙂

IP is right about racing 🙂 It's FUN 🏅

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Thank you MissW That's the plan (the distance not the racing :) )

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Congratulations Helenwheels! Oh what a great feeling that must be! I'm still at the 8k stage,so I just can't wait to get to 10k. There is so many hills and incline where I live so it is taking a it longer than I'd hoped!

Anyhoo well done you !👏👏👏😄😄

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Thank you very much Peggy59 :) we all have our own journeys to take but I am sure that your slow and steady approach will pay off with years of safe running ahead. Bast**d hills!

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Fantastic! Well done - 10k is a lovely distance :)

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Thank you Anniemurph

Its quite a long way isn't it!

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Only just found this post......very well done! Are you still smiling!

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Thank you Skyesue. Well its been a tough week and no running has been possible :( I was feeling quite fed up but decided to re-appraise and take the week off as a 'running holiday'. Back out there tomorrow for a slow and steady 5k. I cant wait!

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