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Smashed a 12k on my 50th

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

It’s getting a bit late so I think the title says most of it! We’ve now done 3/4 of the 10mile Run in 1hr:32 and I could have gone further but my running buddy was on empty from the start and had to stop with cramp in her side. That’s our last long run done! I’m pleased with my pre-run hydration and nutrition (largely consisting of bananananas), my kit, my lacing setup, and socks are sorted, and yet I also had chafing for the first time running - highlighting areas requiring Vaseline on the day 🤣

I went for a meal out afterwards with my parents, as I’m lucky they are still about, and refuelled on tea and fruit salad - even though there was hot brownie on offer??? 🤪 When did I ever look at the fruit option on a menu and genuinely want it 🤔🤔🤔 Never. What’s happened to me? 🤣🤣👏👏👏🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10

12k? Just wow! Bananas rock! Congrats on a great run 😀👍👏🏃‍♀️

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to telford_mike

Thanks Mike - feeling a bit more positive about the GSR now 😁👍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Wow Equi, that’s some achievement, and Happy 50th too! 🏃‍♀️🍌👏

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheeky! 🤗

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

Wow 12k and wow, happy 50th!

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks Jay! 🙏

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator

Happy birthday and congratulations on a great run.

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks UNM! 🙏

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator
in reply to Equi-geek

Was thinking about you just before... new 10 mile guided run on NRC... for me that’s still 😱

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to UnfitNoMore

10mile guided!? 😱 think I’ll be stepping it back after the big event for a while!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator
in reply to Equi-geek

Yeah... they’ve started to do distance based guided... one and 10 miles out today, I’m assuming more next week or that’s a big jump 😂

Enjoy your event.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Happy Birthday on your big 50 Equi and well done on that 12K. You are doing so well. 🏃👏🍾🌟🍰🎂🍏🍐🍊🍋🍉🍌🍇🍓🍒🍍

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5 - keep repairing! 😘

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Brilliant Equi, !! you got this GSR !! Big, bright bouncy birthday wishes to you too. You are doing amazing :) :) :) Big Virtual Birthday Hug,

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Thanks Lorijay! Big hug back atcha 🤗🤗

Runsome
RunsomeGraduate10

Happy Birthday and fantastic run clocking up them KM’s 🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌😀👍

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Runsome

Thanks Runsome! Love the banana emoji 🤣 🍌🍌🍌🍌

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

So amazing Equi!! Massive congratulations to you on the 12k! And could have gone on?!! Boom!! 🤩 Simply fantastic!! 😍❤️

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fabulous! Had to pull out all the stops tonight and go for it, looking forward to being able to consolidate a bit more after the 21st 😘👍

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Equi-geek

What a great memorable day you must have had!! 😍❤️

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Fabulous450

Definitely - never run that far or for long before 😁👍

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Equi-geek

😍

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

And that’s the way to celebrate 50 years of being alive.....feeling wonderfully alive!! Happy Birthday to an amazing lady!! 🤗🤗🤗😍❤️

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Fabulous450

It was a memorable one for sure 🤣👍

Faith94
Faith94Graduate10

What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday! Well done 🙂

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Faith94

Thanks Faith! 🙏

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate10

Amazing run - and congratulations. 🎂 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️X

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Dizzysmum17

Thanks Dizzysmum🙏 And hugs to the dogs! 🐕 🐕 🤗

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

Wowsers!! Well done and happy birthday!! Great way to celebrate...and u resisted the chocolate!! Good luck for the GSR.

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Deals1

Thanks Deals! 🤗

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Wow! That is an amazing achievement, Equi! What a gift to give yourself on your 50th! And happy happy birthday, my dear! 🎂🍾🏃‍♀️ xxx

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Sadie-runs

Cheers Sadie! 😁👍 I always try to do something memorable I my big ‘0’ birthdays 🏃‍♀️🌪🍌

Congrats on the 12k and a very happy birthday x 🎉🎈🎁x

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Jogunlikely

Thanks Jogunlikely! 🙏👍

Amazing! You have so got the GSR! Go girl 👍👏🏻👏🏻 And belated Happy Birthday 🎂!!

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to BlondeAmbition72

Thanks Blonde! 🤗 I do hope so! 🤞

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10

Fabulous!

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to Sybilw

Thanks Sybil! 👍

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Happy 50th, EG! 🎉🎉🍾🥂🎂🎁😃❤️ And well done on a great run! 🏃‍♀️💥❤️ What day is the big one on?

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

21st October- Trafalgar Day

Vey appropriate as they run past HMS VICTORY

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Yep! 21st and given the number of people I know with colds and flu right now I’m going to live in an oxygen tent until then 🤣👍

Happy Birthday and congratulations! 👏🏻😊🎉🏃🏻‍♀️🍌Wow!

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

Thanks 61andtrying! 🙏

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

12km and fruit salad on your birthday 😳sounds fabulous 🎈🎊

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Graduate10

Fab run, well done! And Happy Birthday!!😀🎂

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Well done you, and I love bananananas for fuelling . I would have eaten the Brownie but then I have 0 self control!!!!

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

I’m blaming dehydration 🤣 thanks ju-ju!

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