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10k number 2 in the bag on Boxing Day! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ„πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
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Did it! So now I know my first one wasn’t a fluke. πŸ˜… I even shaved over 5 minutes off the first time and ran today’s in about 1hr 21 minutes! The photo shows me resembling a πŸ… as usual, but a very proud one so I don’t care. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

I used my beautiful new Garmin, but our WiFi is down at home and my phone wouldn’t let me install Garmin Connect without it. Still, I felt like a real runner wearing it (which I guess I am - I ran 10k today!) πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Thanks to ju-ju- for the fab Magic 10. It helps me so much having structure. I’ll be hopping on board again next time! And thanks to all you wonderful folk on here. You make running even more fun! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒ

Next landmark for me is my double parkrun on New Years Day! πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•

Enjoy the rest of the Festive period, continue eating, drinking and being merry, and here’s to many more happy runs in 2019! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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DebJogsOn
DebJogsOnGraduate10

Congratulations on anther 10k - I was more excited about my second 10k than my first because, like you say, you can stop believing the first was just a fluke.

And I'd say healthy glow rather than tomato 😊.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to DebJogsOn

Haha too kind Deb! I’m actually even redder now - I find I do that, I sort of cook before cooling down! πŸ…πŸ…

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Yay, fantastic Cheeky πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎ A great time too. You are definitely a real runner πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Sandie1961

Thank you Sandie! It feels that way now I must admit! We all are - aren’t we clever? β€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒ

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10

Well done Cheeky! We all knew that first 10k was no fluke! And knocking 5 minutes off the time is amazing πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Tartancat

Aww thanks TC! Looking forward to seeing if I can knock some more off after the next Magic 10! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

Well done cheeky πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 5 minutes faster after your Christmas lunch too is very impressive. You’ve earned an extra couple of mince pies I’d say 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Beanjo

Haha yes I never thought about the Christmas lunch factor Beanjo! Out for more food and drink this afternoon. I think I’ve earned it though, you’re right! πŸ˜…πŸ‘

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Well done cheeky, you look so happy in the photo after completing your second 10k, that red glow is full of joy, no fluke, good luck for your runs in 2019, have a happy running injury free new year.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to AlMorr

Thank you so much AlMorr! I’m chuffed to pieces, and can’t wait for my first 10k bling in May! Isn’t running awesome? β€οΈπŸ‘

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

I agree with you that running is awesome, however, this morning I went on a 12 Kilometre 17000+ step WALK for Boxing Day, just felt after the excess food I had yesterday that it was better walking 🚢than running. 😊 πŸƒ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to AlMorr

Well I’d say 17,000+ steps is mega, so good for you going for a walk rather than choosing the couch option - which I’m sure was beckoning! πŸ˜€

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10

Great stuff Cheeky, 75 minutes next time, steady 7'30"s, no problem :-) :-)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to UpTheStanley

Ok UTS, I’ll see what I can do ..... (can’t promise anything from this middle aged 🐌!) πŸ˜…

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

Well done!!

πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ˜

Fantastic (and on boxing day!!)

Enjoy your festivities and celebrating!

Double park run? So another 10k? 😁😁

Yeah I think I might join the plan again.. great for motivation!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Deals1

Thanks Deals, yes I was persuaded to do the double on New Years Day. Both hilly, especially the first one! What am I doing? πŸ˜…

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate10

Congratulations! And on Boxing Day!! I'm not running today. Too full of rubbish! Will go tomorrow..! πŸ₯‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Ang33333

Thanks Ang. I’m anticipating more rubbish this afternoon than yesterday, hence me picking today as run day. Plus it’ll give me an extra rest day before parkrun on Saturday. πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

I'm tail walking this week. We're out Friday night so it seemed the best thing to do!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Ang33333

Wise move! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Well done CC, brilliant effort. I am so pleased to have reached my first 10k on the day you did your second one!! Thanks for all the good advice....now disappear and celebrate! 😊πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Beachcomber66

Awww brilliant BC! Huge congratulations to you too. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I intend to celebrate all afternoon, starting in approximately 15 minutes. Make sure you do as well! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Well done! I am delighted for you. Good luck on New Years day!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Glasgow_newbie

Thank you G-N! I can’t wait for the double. It’ll be hard as they’re both hilly courses! Fun though. πŸ˜€

Notsobigdoug
NotsobigdougGraduate10

Well done on your 2nd 10k. And to shave 5 minutes off is a massive achievement. That’s fantastic you really should be so proud of yourself πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Notsobigdoug

Thank you NSBD! I am chuffed to pieces, really. Can’t wait to do the Magic 10 again and see if I can shave some more off! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Brilliant! I remember thinking exactly the same thing the second time I did 10K :)

Lovely photo - a very proud and happy chipmunk :)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda, running 10k really is huge and apart from a bit of leg fatigue towards the end, I could have gone on. I can’t say enough good things about C25K and B210K. I’d never have been a runner without them. ❀️

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Couldn't agree more πŸ‘

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate10

Well done Cheeks!! If you are a tomato I am most certainly an aubergine πŸ€£πŸ¦‹

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Flaraflarkin

I don’t know about you Flara, but I don’t sweat much apart from when I’m on the treadmill, or it’s really hot outside. I do go very red though, and I continue cooking for a good hour afterwards, getting redder and redder! πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Whoohoo! Looking good cheeky! Another great 10k in the bag!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thanks Sask! I can hardly believe it! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Like Beachcomber66 I too have done my first 10k today! TailChaser joined me for support and because I was with her for her first 10k 😁😸

πŸŽ… Xmas Katnap πŸŽ…

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Katnap

Woohoo well done to you too Katnap! Today’s been a good day! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Hidden
HiddenGraduate10

Well done cheek-ster! Great work on your second 10K via Ju-Ju’s program, it’s been great to watch you progress through it, and so nice to that you’ve been surprising yourself at the strength and power that you now possess. Oh... and you’ve been a real runner for ages...😁⚑️

Will keep an eye out for the New Years double park run post, sounds awesome 😎 πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

πŸ™Œ πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ πŸ‘Š πŸ…πŸΊ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Hidden

Thanks TS! I’ve loved the Magic 10 plan, and even though it wasn’t a million miles off my 10k β€˜flying solo’ journey the first time round, doing it with a bunch of VRBs made it more fun. I’ll do it again right away!

Can’t wait for the double parkrun, and I’ll definitely be posting about it. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸŽ‰

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

Brilliant πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks Jay! Enjoyed every minute! πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

Lavender1962
Lavender1962Graduate10

Congratulations on your 2nd 10k. That was no fluke! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Lavender1962

Thank you Lavender, yes I believe you’re right! It feels amazing. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate10

Well done Cheekychipmunks...definitely not a fluke! Good luck with the double Parkrun πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Saartjie

Thanks Saartjie, I’m super excited about it. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒπŸ•πŸ•πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

What a magical xmas for you!!!!!That is incredible cheeky! WELL DONE! You are really progressing smoothly.

And a double hilly parkrun? How is that?? I admire you. ❀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Mayanow

Thank you for your kind words Maya, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too! πŸŽ„πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

Yes, our 2 local parkruns are β€˜holding the double’ on New Years Day, one at 9am, the other at 10.30 - and I was talked into doing them both! The first one is a 2.5k up, 2.5k down course. I tried it out last weekend and loved it - strangely! My regular parkrun is next and that has some mean hills too. So both parkruns back to back! Crazy!!!! πŸ˜…

Happy running in 2019.l Maya! πŸ˜€

You said it: C R A Z Y !!! 😜 you are admirable. You have come so far!

Anything hilly is my demon so double πŸ‘πŸ‘ on doing that AND loving it! Is your doggie coming along on saturday??

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Mayanow

Hahaha! I think I am - and I’m proud of it! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Yes my dog loves parkrun and she’s well known there, so we’ll run as normal on Saturday and prepare ourselves for the double a few days later! She can pull me up the hills! πŸ•πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Ahaha i have no doubt she will!!! Sounds great! I wish you a surplus of stamina. Have a great time!

πŸπŸ•πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβŽ2πŸ…

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Great running Cheeky! And 5 minutes off is a bonus!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to JonathanP

Thanks Jonathan, I’m hoping to shave some more off next time round! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

Well done cheeky! An example to us all! 😊 πŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸ…πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ‘β˜€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ I've given you two medals this time! Congratulations!

Why thank you 61! πŸ˜€ I do like a medal. πŸ…πŸ…

Can’t wait for my first real bling when I run the Bristol 10k in May. I’m already excited about it ..... (saddo! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…) Happy running in 2019 to you. πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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