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Well, I did it! :-)

Well, Hidden , I did it, I just ran 8km! And just as it was for you, I found it to be a thoroughly pleasurable experience! In many ways, I enjoyed this more than the 7k!

Got out nice and early at 7:15ish am and the sun was out. Thankfully with a nice cool-ish breeze though. It nearly all started with disaster at 1km in as I stumbled a bit and could have fallen flat on my face, but managed to right myself pretty quickly! My new Ons (how I love them!) are very grippy on the pavement, and I think that's what caused it. I need to pick my feet up a week bit more!

I had planned my route out, and it took me up a gentle hill to the woodlands. Got lost a few times in the woods, but didn't care, as it is so lovely running in woods. At the halfway point, I couldn't believe that I could do another 4k, but ignored that thought, and carried on steadily. I had a great playlist, and was really enjoying that as well as the dappled sun hitting my skin. At around 6km my robot legs kicked in – better late than never – and I was able to pick up the pace just a little.

Serendipity: just one song left when I finished my run, and it was a slow one (Ghost Town by First Aid Kit), and a song that I love with all my heart. So I belted it out at the top of my voice as I did my cool down walk. Heavenly.

With every run I am falling more in love with my new Cloudflyers. They just feel like an extension of my feet, they are so light yet so supportive. Treated myself to a boiled egg and massive mug of tea after my stretches, and I am now going for the glory of a long hot shower. I am tingling and energised. Wow, never ever thought I could love longer distances like this! ju-ju- THANK YOU! For this miraculous 10k plan. xxx

Love,

Sadie-runs xxx

P.S Took of picture of my brave wee legs and feet that got me to 8k, and the shoes that are helping me along the way! Thank you legs, feet and shoes, thank you.

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Well done Sadie!! You are nailing this, so pleased for you and inspiring for me. :) :)

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Thank you, Lorijay! x

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Fantastic Sadie! So pleased you enjoyed your 8k so much. You nailed it!! ✅ x

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😀😀😀 Thanks Rip! I am so happy. x

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Really looking forward to mine too as 7k is my furthest distance to date! Xx

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Nicely done Sadie-runs, I did this yesterday as you know, and I realise just what a milestone this one is. I am SO PROUD OF YOU!! I love how you always get out really early, smash it, and post something really positive.

8k seems a nice distance actually, like you, I think I may have enjoyed this more than the 7k I ran last week. The distance gives enough time to settle nicely into a rhythm I found, and clearly you did too. And flip Sadie, you're fast!!!

Again, well done, I'm so pleased for you xxx

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It was you smashing it yesterday that inspired me! It just felt so good. I think the sports massage I had really unkinked some niggles I was having, and my legs felt fab - no tightness anywhere.

Flip, I didn’t feel fast - really made an effort to go slower! The inclines helped. I am tempted to try 9k next, but think I’ll repeat 8k just cos it felt so great!

Thank you for your support and kind words, buddy. We are doing this! Unbelievable!

Sadie xxx

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PS We are closer to 10k than 5k now!!! 👍🏃‍♀️👏

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Awesome- there’s no stopping you now!!

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Thank you! 😊

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Super run Sadie, Well done 8k✔😄...

So pleased for you, and glad the robot legs arrived for the last 2k!

Longer playlist required maybe, or just put it on shuffle, so you don't run out of music...

You will be buzzing all weekend after nailing that run!😎xx

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Thanks Jan! I do feel incredibly chuffed, it was such an enjoyable run. x

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Such lovely shoes too Sadie...great colour!😄xx

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They were my halfway through 10k training treat to myself! As I favour black/grey running clothes, I need something colourful on my feet! x

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You smashed it, nice one! 😎

I am coveting your lovely new trainers!

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Thanks Jenny! The trainers were such a treat, but really worth it as I felt like I was flying! x

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You did this, all you..... I’m so proud, huge well done and what a lovely pic ..... 💥🤩👍🏽

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Aw, thanks ju-ju. 😘 It’s a fab 10k plan, and I am loving it.

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I’m so pleased..... 😀 Thankyou ..... 😻

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You've got this 10k lark all wrapped up! :) I love 8k, it was my fav length before it all went south. Took me about an hour and that was just enough for me. 10k was a bit of an over stretch in hindsight for my unfit shell. But I think you've got this sussed and have far more in you, I reckon you will be 10king and more super soon! :) I managed another 5k today, a very enjoyable slower run. I think the stars aligned for me everything was pretty much perfect!xx

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FPF! Lovely to hear you had a great 5k today. May the 🌟 stars align for you on all your runs to come. 😘

And thank you for your kind words. I don’t know about having it sussed though, still plenty o’ time to come a cropper lol! xxx

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Aw thanks! You will NOT come a cropper!! New shooooos and your natural running talent will see you disappear off into the distance... just make sure you come back x :)

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😊 x

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😍

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Whoop whoop Sadie-runs ...you are FLYING in your flyers!!! Sounds like a wonderful run too...your robot legs timed it perfectly too, just when needed! You deserve more than one boiled egg & massive brew have two boiled eggs next time!! Ha ha...I’m hoping when I get to 8k my post sounds something like yours 😉...something magical is happening....x

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It was so satisfying MC! Believe me, there were moments when I had to dig deep, and it was tough,but the good news is we are now ready for this kind of mental stamina and we are up to it! I CANNOT wait til you get to this one! Remember when you first ran for 20 mins during C25K? Well, it’s THAT. 😁 xxx

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😜 I hope to smash it just like you xx

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Well done Sadie! You’re rockin’ this!!!

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😊 Thanks dear Sask! x

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hurrah, wonderful! Love that you thanked your legs and feet and shoes. 8K in the bag! You are blazing that trail and very comfortably it seems too.

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Well done Sadie sounds like you are having fun 😀

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I am! Thank you Richard. 😊

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Well done Sadie ☺☺☺☺☺

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Cheers, John! Hope all is well with you. x

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Well done you! lovely to read of your happy enjoyment! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️😊

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Thanks so much! 😘

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Brilliant! Well done Sadie!!! :) x

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Cheers AP! I am so chuffed. 😊 x

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And so fast too! xx

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