First 10k today 😁😁: After Saturday's park... - Bridge to 10K

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First 10k today 😁😁

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
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After Saturday's park run debacle I headed to the canal and justed wanted to run, so I did.

Got to 5k and just knew today was the day.

Loved the run, loved the distance, no inhaler required. Still buzzing 5 hours later.

Big thanks to ju-ju- I'm sure your vid the other day had something to do with todays run.

Hope everyone is having a good week, happy running and speedy recovery if you're on IC.

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

Very very well done. Massively impressive run πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

Thank you Jay, great support and encouragement as usual :) :)

Well done to you too, 7K, brilliant!!

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Yay!!! Well done Lorijay! Sounds like everything lined up and today was your day!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Thanks MD, yes just one of those runs. So happy not just about the 10k but about the enjoyment level of the run itself too. :) :)

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

What a comeback Lorijay! Super congrats. I was searching for your post as I was wondering if you were down in the dumps about your park run. Nope, you were out running your 10km. Fantabulous time too. Did you run on roads?

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

Thanks Paula. Was a little rattled after Saturdays run, more concerned that asthma was going to beccome a feature but so pleased to say not a sign today.

I run along one of the canal paths in Birmingham, concrete/tarmac.

Not even a whimper from my knee which is great, left hamstring a little nagging but nothing of consequence. Will give it an ice tonight.

How are you going?? :) :)

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

I'm slowly catching up. I have an 8km road race on August 11th so I'll do 7.5km in the french heat this weekend to prepare for that. Any plans for a 10km run/race?

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

Oh you will have to run early with the French heat. Got a couple of 5k races in September and booked Birmingham 10k for April next year. Booked this before having done it but now I'm thinking of looking for another one a bit sooner, but really want to consolidate first.

8K race sounds good, that would be a nice distance too. Is it local to you? :)

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10

Great running, it's funny how it all comes together like that sometimes. Here's hoping that becomes the norm :) Feet up for a day or so then out to repeat it a few times and consolidate :)

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to pinkaardvark

Thanks Pink, yes this running business is very unpredictable but so happy with today's run. I will defintiely heed the advice and rest with a view to back out on Saturday.

I feel very positive about the distance just seemed to be able to really get into a zone with the longer run. :) :)

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Don't forget to get your badge :)

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to pinkaardvark

I'll make my way there now :) :)

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

I'm sure ju-ju is busy shining it up for you :)

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to pinkaardvark

Oh shiny bling, got to be good for you :) :)

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

Super proud of you Lori! Knew you could do this. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ₯‡ 😬😬 x

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thanks Rip, your ongoing encouragement and belief is wonderful!! Thanks for waiting at the podium :) :)

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Cheers - you deserve it! πŸ₯‚ 😍

Hi

Supper..... πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’.

Which 10 k app are you using ?

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Rulla

Thank you Rulla. I am using Runkeeper, will probably head over to Strava now though as have running buddies over there but I've had no problem with Runkeeper to date. :) :)

Rulla
Rulla
in reply to Lorijay

Thank you .

That will be my next option. Still I am on 5K week 6 . My dream is big . ❀️

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Rulla

You are doing great if you are on W6 and a very achievable goal that will see the big dream come to fruition. Well done you, keep it up. I started C25K end of March, never run before, so you will do it too. :) :)

Rulla
Rulla
in reply to Lorijay

Oh... That's lovely to hear. I am proud of you. This is great encouragement.❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10

Looks like a great run. So glad for you after parkrun. β˜ΉοΈπŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to limberlou

Thanks Lou. Yes that was some what of a disaster.

How is your recovery going?? :) :)

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Pretty good so far. I still get tired easily. It my foot is really good. The other one is still a bit stiff though πŸ™„

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to limberlou

I just read your post and really like the sound of the hand held massage. I will have to check amazon, what brand is it Lou? :)

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Beurer. It’s a German manufacturer. Just check out Lidl first to make sure they don’t have them for Β£16.99.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to limberlou

Thanks Lou. Glad to hear you are making progress. Will be lovely to have you back on the road :) :)

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Congratulations on your first 10k Lorijay!

Fab acheivement 😊x

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you BBR. Feels great!! :)

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Hey, fantastic. Well done!

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to FlickM3

Thanks Flick. Hey 6 miles off the 50 mile challenge :) :)

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Yay!

Hi Lorijay, Well done you!!!! Many congratulations! 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈWow! Enjoy the glow!

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Thank you 61, lovely to hear from you. I haven't seen you for ages. How are you? :)

over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

I have been away lots. First as an assistant cook, cooking for a camp of 110 in North Wales. Then due to work leaving do's for my husband in London. Running took a break. Just one mini run at leaving do time, and now two runs since I have been back. But! Guess what?!! I shall be in Edgbaston tomorrow watching cricket (a gift for my husband from my daughter) and then in Moseley at my daughter's. Are you planning to run early Friday morning? I don't drive my husband's large car, but name a place and time and perhaps I could run and meet you!!!! You probably have other commitments on Friday but I had to ask when I saw the map of your 10k run! Of course I have not run further than 6k, so not attempted your dizzy heights (or should that be dizzy lengths) distance of 10k. I could even wear my new blue C25k running top to help you spot me! It has only just arrived and I planned to wear it for my first park run on Saturday 11th August.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Oh 61 I've just seen your post, I would have loved that but I'm not running on Friday as doing park run on Saturday. I would have loved that. Please let me know when you are going to be back in the area and we'll plan a run, would really like to meet up :) :)

over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Hi Lorijay, Thank you for your reply. Just back from the cricket. A mixed day for England, but that is England! All the best for your Parkrun. I hope I don't find an excuse not to complete my first Parkrun, before my husband and I are due away again. I am sure to be back visiting my daughter one day, although she has a lodger moving in at the W/E which will have an effect on sleeping arrangements! I look forward to meeting you one day!

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Keep it in mind anyway. Good luck on your Park Run, when are you doing it? :)

over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Hopefully 11th August. Which Parkrun do you do? Have you completed many?

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Only 2. I have been going to Perry Hall Park Run but might try the Walsall one this Saturday. You will love it. :)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Brilliant Lorijay , I’m not surprised you’re still buzzing, I would be too...what a fantastic acheivement...it’s great when you set off & everything just falls into place & you have one of those runs...may you buzz all week xxx

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Mummycav

Oh thank you Bev. Although feeling tired tonight more to do with work than the run, every now and again I remember the run and start smiling, feels nice.

I see that you are very close to your 10k too, all the best, know you will nail it!! Hope you are having a lovely holiday. :) :)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Lorijay

Working & running, I don’t know how anyone does both!! Phew, tires me out thinking about it! I’m not far off 10k now, a bit behind everyone else but still plodding towards the finish line....my holiday is lovely, 5 weeks in France, tourist running, messing about with the kids in the pool, chateaus, castles, vineyards, Disneyland, what’s not to like eh?? Got to make the most of it all xxx

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Mummycav

Sounds devine, have a brillint and enjoy tourist running. What is not to like...I would have happily carried your suitcases :) :)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Lorijay

Ohhhh, wish I’d known that Lorijay πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate10

Well done Lori! Glad the stars aligned for you today 😊

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Saartjie

Love star alignment...

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Saartjie

Thanks Saartjie. Yes the universe definitely delivered today, was a joy :) :)

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

I don’t know, I take a few days off and look what happens. Congratulations Lorijay- I’m so pleased that you’ve done your 1st 10k and have got a new shiny badge already. It sounds like you just flowed into that distance, despite feeling that everything was against you on Saturday. Yay πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΎπŸ₯‚β­οΈπŸ’«πŸ…πŸŽ‰

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Thank you Dexy. Yes good description, everything just flowed. How are you doing? Hope you enjoyed you break! :) :)

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Lorijay

I’ve decided hill walking is harder than running- a different set of muscles are aching!

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Oh brave you, I have avoided hills like the plague but I know I have to bite the bullet and man up or woman up for that matter..(considering it is centennial year) :) :)

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10

Congrats Lori! - huge milestone. Well done. πŸ‘πŸ‘ x

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to LoungeLizaard

Oh thank you LL. You know it does feel like a huge milestone. It sort of feels like so many options are available and just the satisfaction of achieving it. :) :)

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Yeah - I’m a few weeks behind you, but I’ll get there!

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to LoungeLizaard

I have no doubt about that LL :) :)

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Wonderful 🌟 well done πŸ‘πŸ˜

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks JoJo :) :)

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