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10k! I've only gone and done it!

Well I graduated c25k on 5th Sept, I had no intention at that point of running more than 5k. But gradually over the last few weeks I've added a km here and a km there, and loved the fact I've felt comfortable enough with my running to do so.

Tonight after work I went out to have a go at doing 10k. It certainly was a challenge tonight, not anywhere as easy as my 9k run last week, but I jeffed my way around. Between 4 and 7km the gremlins were in full voice telling me to give up, but, after slowing my pace for a minute or so I was off again, determined to do this; and I did it and sub 1hour 20 which I'm especially amazed about.

Need to find me a 10k event and get me some bling!

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Awesome, awesome and more awesomeness. Well done. I'll have to get my running shoes on and try to catch up x

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Thanks Antonioa. It feels great to have graduated all over again! X

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Yay! Well done SANDI_runs! Virtual bling for you ๐Ÿ…. It is tempting to sign up for an event isn't it! I always give myself a let out clause when planning my running but couldn't do that for my 10km run as I did it as a sponsored run. The weather forecast was dreadful and I spent days dreading it. I'm worried about signing up for something then not wanting to go!

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I agree baddie it's difficult this time of year as the weather is not likely to be good, but I am hopeful the atmosphere at the event and the desire to get myself some bling will get me through it. The next local event to me is in December, so a few weeks away. Giving me plenty of time to prepare, and practice in the poor weather

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Good luck!

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Well done to you! Congratulations! Super! Brilliant! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Thanks 61, I'm over the moon ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Amazing!!! Great to hear you 10k journey! I have no great plan either so I hope to follow your achievements!

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It's amazing how quickly you get used to running that little bit more, and as you get closer to 10k it's like a carrot dangled in front of you, giving you the incentive to keep going.

All the best on your running journey x

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Thank you! And you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Top Job ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ well done beating the gobby little gremlins. Fantastic , enjoy the feeling ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ†

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Thanks overthefields. I'm elated, well from the waist up. From the waist down that's a different story! Not enjoying that feeling so much!

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That is fantastic news๐Ÿ™‚ - and a great journey from 5k! Well done! Definately get yourself signed up for a local 10k ..."the bling's the thing!" ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ…

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Thanks Sandra. There are 2 10k events near me in December, one at the beginning and one on NYE. I fancy them both

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Brilliant....go for it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oooo I like the idea of a NYE run ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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Well done fantastic achievement. Now for the medals ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

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Thanks run some,

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Absolutely brillant well done. Great achievement.

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Thank you x

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Wow... thatโ€™s amazing... good time and only 2 months after C25K... very well done.

Do you have no intentions of going to HM?

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I think that is my aim for next year UNM. Will try a few more 10k runs for the next couple of months and see how I feel

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Donโ€™t forget there are 10 milers (eg Great South Run) too - 16k is perhaps a more reasonable next target ๐ŸŽฏ, for me anyway.

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Next year is a long way off. I'm not rushing into HM running, just think it would be a great achievement. Of course If I choose to increase from 10k it will be steady and a 10 mile event or 2 if they come with bling could be on the cards ๐Ÿ˜

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Well done Sandi! Happy bling collecting! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

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Thanks Mutley x I feel a bling addiction coming on!

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Wow what an achievement! Incredible ๐Ÿค— Very well done you!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

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Thank you Flara xx

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๐Ÿ™Œ well done. I'm nowhere near 10k yet. I will keep at it.

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Thanks snuffy, you will get there, just keep at it x

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Well done SANDI_runs, and a really good time too!

You've truly been bitten by the running bug, already planning to go further still. Can't wait to hear about your adventures!

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Thanks Tartancat, I never would've thought even 6 months ago that I would take up and enjoy running as much as I do. It's been life-changing for me

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A Ma Zing!!!! Mahoosive well done Sandi. What an epic achievement! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I bet youโ€™re the proudest thing ever at the moment! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Thatโ€™s got my ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹ going yet again! They subside for a bit, then I realise what my goal is on Thursday and off they flutter! Youโ€™ve inspired me.

Sandi youโ€™re brilliant! Be proud. ๐Ÿ‘Š ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰

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Awww thanks cheeky, I'm still sky high and giddy with my achievement.

I must admit as I was running around and the gremlins were telling me 5k......6k......7k is enough, I thought cheeky will be doing her 10k this week. I knew if I didn't do it today, it would be next week for me due to other plans this week. You motivated me to keep going and for that I thank you.

Good luck for Thursday xx

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Well done Sandi! Hope youโ€™re celebrating in style! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

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Thanks, will be celebrating for days!

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Well done Sandi, Iโ€™m so pleased for you. Congratulations! Did you enjoy it?

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Thanks Neil. I enjoyed parts of it, and really enjoyed it coming to an end!!! It did feel like a really long run. There were parts where my legs were heavy and the gremlins loud and I thought i really couldn't go on, but a new tune would come on and I seemed to find the energy to keep going.

I think I will treat myself to a few shorter runs before trying another 10k

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I love how u say u treat yourself to a few shorter runs ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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Compared to the 10k run last night, short runs are a real treat!!!

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Yep I see what u mean.... But I still struggle! Hopefully doing a 4k tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜

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My new trainers come tomorrow, so would be rude not to take them out for a nice little run!

Enjoy your 4k x

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Fantastic SANDI_runs! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

You were one of the first people that I saw graduate at the start of my C25K journey, that was a huge inspiration for me then... and you doing it again now!!!

Huge achievement - BIG WELL DONE! โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

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Awww thank you thundersloth. I feel honoured to have been an inspiration.

Enjoy your running journey x

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Thatโ€™s fantastic Sandi. Enjoy the high. You did ๐Ÿ‘ take a break before doing a second 10km. Nice and relaxed runs

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Thanks Paul - still on a high!

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Congratulations!! How excited and accomplished you must feel!! Cheers to you. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅ‚

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Thanks Kwell. Still well chuffed! ๐Ÿ˜

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Yay! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Well done!!

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Thanks Deals

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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ“ well done!!! How fab that you can use your โ€˜gearsโ€™ now too. Really pleased for you! ๐Ÿ˜โญ๏ธ

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Thanks again!

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๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Well DONE Sinji_ron! I'll bet your legs to do with a day off after that, good luck with bling hunting!

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Thanks dundial. My legs are very appreciative of a night off!

A few more practice runs before I go for the bling

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Can't say I blame you, bling hunting is exhausting!

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Well done SANDI_runs, you've done 10k! Go pick up your shiny new badge. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ†

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Thanks sexy. Awaiting the arrival of my new shiny badge

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I love that autocorrect. ๐Ÿ˜‚. If you look in pinned posts youโ€™ll find the 10k graduation post to get your badge

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Ooops dexy !!!

I added my name into the 10k graduation post last night, still waiting for my badge ๐Ÿค”

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The admins must be getting on with their real lives, or maybe they are running ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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That's fantastic SANDI_runs, I bet you never thought you'd be here when you started!

Isn't it amazing how good you feel after a long run too? I'm a few days away from the 10k too!

Good luck with doing an event ๐Ÿ˜

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Thanks crawlhome, good luck with the remainder of your 10k journey x

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Fantastic progress. Took me way longer to get up to 10k a year or so ago but the medal bagging became a real motivation to do more and longer runs....even managed a half marathon in September and have signed up for two more next year....who knows where your running might go. Congratulations.

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Thanks Balanus. Yes really looking forward to my first proper event and medal xx

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Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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Thank you

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