I've only gone and done it :) . . . 10k done! - Bridge to 10K

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I've only gone and done it :) . . . 10k done!

orangeguy
orangeguyGraduate10

Well it was an early start for me today at 6am for my scheduled big run day of week 6, the 9k. I went on my usual route up the old railway line, I deliberately went 5k up and then turned around and headed back towards the carpark. My plan was I would walk the last 1k back but if I felt OK I’d run it. I can’t say it was particularly easy run, the hardest part was getting to the first 5k for some reason, but things felt better when I turned around and I knew I was heading for home so to speak, it’s true it really is all in the mind. The legs felt rather heavy after about 8k but by that time the finishing line was in sight and I made it all the way back to the carpark and to complete my first 10k, I’m a very happy bunny :)

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Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Woo hoo! 🍾👍👏🎉 Massive well done, Orangeguy! You must be so chuffing chuffed! Good work. Funny, I found the first 5k the hardest, too. After that, it was one foot after the other taking in the scenery.

Be very proud of what you have achieved today, runner.

👏👏👏👏👏

orangeguy
orangeguyGraduate10
in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie, yes well chuffed :) . . . sorry to read of your encounter with the Hound of the Baskervilles this morning :(

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10
in reply to orangeguy

🙁

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Well done!! Enjoy your celebrations 🎉🎉🎉😃🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️❤️😎

Hidden
HiddenGraduate10

Congratulations orangeguy on you achievement ! 👏👏👏👏👍👍

Awesome achievement!! Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👍

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

Woohoo super well done!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Awesome orangeguy! Bask in that ray of glory, a great day for a great run! Dont forget to grab your badge, long distance runner!

APScotland
APScotlandGraduate10

Brilliant! Well done! It will get easier from now on, knowing that you CAN do it ... so long as you don't push the pace too hard to begin with. Some days are harder than others. I'm still trying to work out what's different about he days when it feels easier :)

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Well done oh Orange One (not Trump!), especially as it's still far from cool out there. now you should reward yourself with some nice piece of orange coloured running gear - go on, you know you want to ;)

orangeguy
orangeguyGraduate10
in reply to FlickM3

Hahahaha, thanks Flick, ... what do you think I should go for, the leggings? 😂😂

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10
in reply to orangeguy

Oh yes. And maybe the trail shoes too. And there’s bound to be an orange peaked running hat!

orangeguy
orangeguyGraduate10
in reply to FlickM3

You'll have me looking like my avatar at this rate! 😂😂

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10
in reply to orangeguy

😂😂😂

acebiros
acebirosGraduate10

That's fantastic! Well done :)

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Huge congratulations orange, well done!! :) :)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Yay thats fantastic Orange, well done :)

Congrats orangeguy! Brilliant stuff and I liked your plan - 5K out, 4-5 back... and boom you did the 5! Wheeeee!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Congratulations orangeguy. 10k Done and dusted before I’d even got out of bed . Celebrate 👏🏃‍♂️🥂🍾🏅☀️

orangeguy
orangeguyGraduate10

Thanks everybody, much appreciated . . . not quite sure what I'm going to do next, maybe a "little" 5k at the end of the week, never thought I'd be thinking of 5k as "little" 😂

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to orangeguy

It is great isn't it..like when you say.. oh it;s only a mile or so, just a short run!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Huge well done... that first one is so memorable isn't it:)

Agelesslass
AgelesslassGraduate10

Well done, it is such an euphoric feeling, brill work

Wow well done - I bet you’re still feeling great 😀

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