10k is cracked at last!!

10k is cracked at last!!

I finally did it after so many years of wanting to. My watch was playing up a bit and I wound up going further than I intended (starting to think it has it in for me), but it is DONE!! And I am feeling good!

Thank you so much to the people that offer ongoing support from day one. I never would have completed this without the support of this wonderful group.

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  • That is so great!!! Way to go!Another goal completed βœ… . I feel like that is so far away for me, but I've given myself a December 1 goal date so I still have lots of time to join the club . Time to get out for a 6k run this morning πŸ˜…

  • It's close Sask - As long as we stay in the habit of running without hurting ourselves it is close....best of luck this morn and December is do-able if the weather stays on your side. And thank you!

  • Brilliant. Delighted for you Decker. It has been great following your steady success. You have done it the right way. Congratulations. I'm going out this evening to give 7K a go. Hopefully in a month from now I'll be joining the 10K club too.


  • I know you will Damien - slow and steady as Floss says, and it's yours.

    Thanks mate - we are getting there! I've got to spend some time consolidating 10s now - at least I think that's whet you do next? And hills - I go out of my way to steer away from hills, but I know I have to deal with them sooner or later.

  • Congratulations! You have done really well and perseverance has paid off. Enjoy some celebrations and then consolidate the distance while you consider your next goal!

  • Thank you kindly. I have one last week of just 10s to close up the program and then I'm going to probably ease off a bit and work on nice 5s and more comfortable occasional 10s. I miss the stamina podcast! Maybe sign up for a 10k race in the spring if all goes well. After that, I'm not sure...

  • Oh MY!!!

    Well done you:)

    I am so, so thrilled for you.. that feeling, when you reach that goal:) It is amazing.. and what a great time too !

    You have done brilliantly! What next I wonder:) x


    Get that Graduate 10K badge.. it has been waiting for you...patiently :)x

  • Thank you so much Floss. Every time I am out, your quiet, sound advice is running through my head. Could not have got here without your help :). Seriously - I tried the program before on my own and let life get in the way after the 5k point and 5 years slid by. Not this time though :) The structure of my life is different now too and has allowed me the luxury of time I didn't have the first time around in my younger years.

    I was thinking of working on 10 for awhile - getting more comfortable with it, like I did with the 5 and then doing 5s and 10s during the week - maybe a 10 race in the spring? Then maybe go forward from there. Wonder if there are an 10+ podcasts? I miss Laura.

    Out for drinks on Wed I think I may have convinced at least a couple of my friends to try out C25K as well! This running thing makes one a little evangelical.

    Yes - already on it! :) Hopefully they have some spares.

  • Just seen this Decker😎... and need to say..

    Congratulations on running 10k...how brilliant are you😊xx

    So pleased that you have reached this goal and that you got there nice and safely.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Big treat needed I should think.

    (I'm starting to believe that I may be able to do this tooπŸ˜†)

  • Thank you Jan, you are very kind 😊. I had my treats on Wednesday night out with some friends. Maybe a couple too many treats 😊. So Thurs morn was a little slow.

    And YES you can do this. I will be following your progress. All the best with the new 10k program!

  • You will ... you so will :)

  • Woohoo! Many congratulations :) Well done, it's a great milestone - or should that be kilometerstone? :D :D No, probably not! A super pace too - now go get that badge and plan what's next :)

  • Thank you Annie, yes this one was big for me. Its been on my list for years now! Starting to scan 10k spring races now!

  • Whoop whoop πŸΎπŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ great news Decker. Well done and many congratulations to you. You've worked hard for this and you should be very proud.

  • Thank you kindly Irishprincess. Your earlier advice to slow down really helped make it easier than it otherwise would have been 😊

  • Fantastic Decker, very well deserved! Dont forget that shiny badge πŸƒπŸ»β­οΈπŸ…

  • Thank you Jacs, yes I've already left my name on the list!

  • Well done Decker - 10k cracked...and the rest! It's a fab distance and a great achievement. You should be proud of that!πŸ™‚

  • Thank you Sandra. It was a happy day yesterday, and I'm thankfully not too sore today!

  • You more than did it- well done.

  • Thank you kindly. My watch or my eyes were playing tricks on me and telling me I had only gone 8 when it was closer to 10, so I kept going to be sure!

  • The milestones keep on coming, Decker.

    Many congratulations.

    The possibilities just get broader and more exciting as you get longer distances under your belt.

  • Thank you Iannoda for this and for your sensible advice along the way. I am convinced it kept me from injury up to this point. The running horizon does seem broader now and its time to sit down and decide on possibilities now. Just going to enjoy it for the next little while I think :)

  • Brilliant Decker .....just brilliant βœ…

  • Thank you Mummycav πŸ˜€

  • Fabulous, well done and what a fab pic too 😎

  • Thanks ju-ju! Had to keep a "done" pic of this one :)

  • Whoop! Whoop! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘Congratulations Decker! Now your the inspiration for me. Great time too! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • Thank you kindly Peggy! Yes absolutely, if I can do it, then you can as well! πŸ˜€πŸ’₯πŸ‘Š

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