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A lovely surprise for a lovely morning. My first 5k ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Well what a surprise that was. Dismissing the gremlins this morning I decided to make the most of the lighter mornings while they last, and set off for a 3k run๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

But when I got to 3k I carried on to 4k and when I got there, decided Iโ€™d got more left in the tank and went on to run my first 5k ever ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Now to those of you who are regularly running 10K plus, that might sound like piffle but having graduated from C25K in August, Iโ€™ve not been able to get past 4K and so last night set myself a target of running 5k by Christmas and then starting ju-juโ€™s 10K plan in the new year. Iโ€™ve beaten my own target by 7 weeks ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Four hours later and Iโ€™m still on a high and have decided that I can now post on Bridge to 10K as Iโ€™m at least half way there๐Ÿค—. No great speed- still a ๐ŸŒ at 45 minutes, but a very happy ๐ŸŒ

Will try and consolidate the 5k over the next few weeks and then who knows ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Hope you can all enjoy the lovely running conditions while they last๐Ÿ˜Š

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Congratulations ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพfirst 5k is a real buzz, mine was only a few weeks ago and am still running 5k and each one feels more comfortable. Like you I'm yet to jump on the 10k bus. There's no rush, just enjoy running.๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Thanks Tinker. Good to know youโ€™re still running 5k regularly- Iโ€™d hate it to be a one off.

Absolutely no rush- youโ€™re so right there ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Brilliant well done - Iโ€™m in your gang except I graduated last Oct and did my first 5 k in May - I still canโ€™t do it in less than 37 minutes but I guess slow is ok - my aim is 7 k by Christmas Iโ€™ve started Ju Ju 10 k last week happy running ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Thanks Heartlesstroll. Think the timing thing is irrelevant to me at the moment but Iโ€™d definitely be very happy with 37 minutes. Go you๐Ÿ‘

Will watch to see how you get on with the 10K plan ๐Ÿ˜Š. Good luck ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Itโ€™s not easy took me 6 months from graduate to running 5 k - just not getting any faster ๐Ÿ˜ฅ just looked at Run 3 itโ€™s 6 km not sure I can manage that โ˜น๏ธ

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Iโ€™ve decided that speed is overrated- and itโ€™s certainly not prioritised on this forum. ๐ŸŒspeed works for me.

You will be able to manage 6km at some point though- so just keep at it until you can- then move onto Run 4. Huge apologies if thatโ€™s not how the programme works- havenโ€™t properly checked it out yet ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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Woo hoo! I regularly run 10km, but I certainly do not see that first 5k as piffle! It is flipping amazing! And I remember mine very well indeed, as it is a massive achievement. Well done Beanjo! Just keep doing what you are doing as it is clearly working. :-) xxx

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Thanks Sadie. ๐Ÿ˜Š I do see it as a huge achievement seeing as I struggled to run for 60 seconds back in June.

10K regularly- I can but dream ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

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"10K regularly- I can but dream" โ€“ that's what I said back in June this yearโ€ฆnever say never! :-)

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Oh I love it ๐Ÿ˜Š. Thanks Sadie ๐Ÿ‘

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Woohoo Beanjo, thatโ€™s brilliant! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ So glad youโ€™re posting over here now too - lots of familiar names who youโ€™ll recognise! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Enjoy your day is immense pride and have fun consolidating. Youโ€™ll have a spring in your step all day today! Well done you! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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Thanks cheeky. Following your posts have certainly given me the determination to keep going- so thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Aww, so glad! From a fellow ๐ŸŒ to another! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜€

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Congratulations Beanjo for running your first 5K today. I bet you feel very happy about that run. I ran my first full 5k on 6 October and felt so delighted as you will feel today, once again, well done ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thatโ€™s strange AlMorr- thought Iโ€™d replied to you but canโ€™t see it anywhere! Anyway thank you for the encouragement and well done on your first 5k too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

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Well done. And Welcome. Nobody is going to think your achievement isnโ€™t much. We all had to work up to 10k and itโ€™s good to consolidate then build distance gradually, so you are doing all the right things.

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Thanks for the encouragement Flick. Think itโ€™s largely down to the great folk on here that has kept me going- certainly over the last few weeks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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5k is a run that needs effort, however much further you end up being able to run. It was a huge mental barrier for me and my first few - late June- were around that time. Iโ€™m now 10 minutes faster.

Youโ€™ve found 5k in a lovely way. I hope your journey to 10k is equally lovely, but do keep coming back to 5ks.

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Aw thank you Jay and well done on 10 minutes faster. That sounds fantastic. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Piffle.... ? Never.. this is brilliant! Go you!

Getting to the 5K is a milestone and you got there... wonderful!

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Thanks Oldfloss. Still on a high ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Well done Beanjo, youโ€™ll be on jujuโ€™s plan before you know it. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ˜„

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Thanks Dexy5. Well you never know-stranger things have happened ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Were you spurred on by the ghosts of Halloween?

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Haha. Maybe- whoooo knows ๐ŸŽƒ

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๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป

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Well done Beanjo, great going! Park Run next? Iโ€™ve joined ju-juโ€™s plan, starting tomorrow, because I need something new to aim for. Keep running ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Thanks Sandie. Parkrun is definitely on the to do list soon. โœ…

Well done for signing up to the 10km plan. Do post as you go along and let us know how itโ€™s going. Happy running ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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