20 yrs to get to 10K :): Finally managed to... - Bridge to 10K

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20 yrs to get to 10K :)

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10

Finally managed to complete a 10k yesterday in just over an hour. Got to be honest I got very emotional later as I never thought I'd be able to run again.It has been a very long journey after getting diagnosed with a heart condition 20 yrs ago so 11 stents, quad bypass and a few heart attacks later I crossed the finish line. I'll never be able to fully articulate how grateful I am to all the people who have help me along the way and the sadness I feel when I recall the people I've shared hospital time who sadly passed away.

Apologies for going on a bit but needed to get it off my chest.

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Well done 😃💪👍 that’s absolutely amazing You must be so pleased and relieved to have nailed it

Overcoming health problems must have been very hard for you, so really well done. It’s an awesome achievement ✊

You can ask for a Graduate badge now. Which will appear by the side of your name I think there’s a pinned post about it on the right of the screen

I hope your health continues to get better and that you can keep running. Take care 😃💕👍

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to misswobble

Thank you, I have been inspired by many on here.

Oh wow! Amazing you! Brilliant! Well done! 😊🎓🍾🥂🎉🏅👏🏻👍☀️ Simply fantastic news! Enjoy the glow and your onward running journey!

Thank you, certainly looking to going onwards and upwards.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Well done- this is only the beginning 😊❤️❤️❤️

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Thank you and you're correct it is only the beginning, looking at a 50k trail next year.

Empem
EmpemGraduate10

Wow congratulations Hats off to you for your power and resilience, a wonderful post, thank you.The beat goes on...

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to Empem

Thank you, the beat certainly does go on.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Absolutely amazing. Huge mahoosive congratulations on your epic achievement! Not surprised you were emotional. ❤️

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you.

Yay well done you ... I appear to have something in my eye though. Thanks for sharing with us, such an inspiration. Puts my W9, R1 tonoght in to perspective. Thank you. x

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to HelenkaZ

Thank you, but please celebrate your achievement this week you've travelled a fantastic journey.

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

Well done!! 😀😀😀

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to Deals1

Thank you.

And you, Keep-it-ticking, are a fine example of someone who is making use of all those extra years you've been given. Not just making use of them, but fully appreciating them and the people who gave them to you. Lovely post, thank you for sharing.... Oh and bloody well done 😉💪🏆

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to uncle_wiggy

Thank you

Fantastic achievement, such a great story of perseverance. You must be so proud. 👍🏽

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to Razouski

Thank you, I honestly just feel privileged that I've been able to do it.

MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleGraduate10

Wowsers! That's amazing! Huge congrats Keep-it-ticking, you are an inspiration! 👍😁🏃🎉🌟

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to MutleyShuffle

Thank you

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Graduate10

Huge well done, that is indeed a huge achievement, and you’ve had quite a journey to get here. I’m so sorry for all those that you met in hospital who have now passed away, that’s incredibly tough to deal with.

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Thank you, they are my motivation in a lot ways

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Congratulations Keep-it-ticking, that is an amazing story after all you have been through. Well Done on getting to 10k.

🍾🥂😀💥🏆🏅

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thank you

Hidden
Hidden

A MASSIVE well done and congratulations. Your health issues are rather close to home for my family and I so admire your continued efforts to overcome and achieve your goal. You are right about the team who keep you alive, our wonderful NHS, family & friends, but your self confidence plays such a massive part. You went for it, AWESOME. Enjoy your triumph 🏆👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🏃🏽

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

Thank you and you're right about the NHS without whom I would certainly not be here.

well done you what a journey its been for you x

Keep-it-ticking
Keep-it-tickingGraduate10 in reply to homlyme

Thank you

What are you apologising for ????? Wonderful aspiring story, thanks for sharing 😄

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

Awesome! 👏👏👏 pun intended? (Off my chest 🤣)

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