How can I sleep at night now this has arrived? 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Excitement overload starting now! It’s pinned to my fridge for everyone (well, me) to admire.
Bristol 10k ....... counting down the days! ❤️❤️
When is the big day! Exciting!
May 5th - less than 3 weeks! 👏👏👏
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Good luck Cheekychipmunks...oooh..very real now! 😊xxx
It really is BBR. I keep looking out for the AA road closure signs which normally annoy me. Not this time they won’t! 😅😅
That’s fab. Have a lovely run, enjoy it all.
Thanks Dowat, I can’t wait. 😀😀
My birthday, I will be more excited for you than me, best forgotten at this stage in my life😐
Ahh fab Jell! I’ll be thinking of you! 🥂 🎂 🏃♀️
I know! I really can’t wait Molly! 👏👏
Who’d have thought 12 months ago cheeky that you’d be doing something like this. Enjoy the build up 😊
I know, it’s amazing Beanjo! It’s all thanks to C25K and all you lovely VRBs! ❤️
Exciting times! Try visualising your run to help you sleep. From lining up at the start to setting off slow, picking up the pace, then the tired legs and pushing on and finally the buzz of the finish line. It's supposed to be good for your race! I found it sends me to sleep very quickly - I hardly even get put of the starting pen, whereas otherwise I'm tossing and turning 😀. Should add that it stops working for me around the 2 or 3 sleeps to go mark though 😂. Good luck
That just gave me a whole bunch of 🦋 🦋 Linda! 😅
I know exactly where the course goes, so I can visualise it easily. Does the novelty wear off after the first race, or is each subsequent one as exciting? 🏃♀️😀🏃😀
I've only done a few .... still very 'exciting'. Is this your first organised race?
Don't use up all of your nervous energy too early CC. You don't want to turn up on the starting line feeling like a piece of limp lettuce! Great that you are looking forward to it so much 😊🚀🚀
Hahaha, I love that analogy BC! I do get rather excited I must admit, but I’ll do my best to rein myself in! I definitely don’t want to turn up at the start like a 🥬. 😅😅
I am sure you have it all under control😊
I’ll make sure of it! 🤞🤞🤞
Yay! enjoy yourself! I'm doing the Run Norwich 10k in July. So excited!!
Fantastic RuthMargaret. 👏👏 Is this your first race too? I have 2 more entered later in the summer. 😀
Not my first - I did a 10k last year, and there's series of three 5k races each month from this May, locally to me. It's strange being alongside "serious" runners, but loads of fun and great to have something to aim for. My reason for starting all this was the Race For Life, when I realised that running wasn't all that bad after all!
Are you going with someone else?
Oh how wonderful! I’ve never thought about entering a 5k race - I just do parkrun regularly. 😀
Well in theory I’m part of a team. The company my husband works for has several participants, but I won’t be running with them as such. One or two of them are super serious runners (45 minute 10k for example 😳), but they’ll all be there to cheer me in, plus my family. 😀😀
Ah that looks good cheeky! 👍
It is rather beautiful isn’t it GOG? 😍😍😍
😱😱😱 Just Eeeeeek!!😬😬😬
I’m pinching some of your 🦋🦋🦋🦋 Flara! 😅😅❤️
Wow , you will be great ,you have already put in the work . look forward to the pics . 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Thank you Tinker. Plenty of pics will be taken! 😀😀
That's very exciting! I ran it three years ago - the atmosphere is great! Good luck!😀
Thank you Sandra! 😀😀😀
Oh wow! So exciting, enjoy loads. When is it? I just did the Brighton 10K and I was really nervous about it. Not the running, just the crowds...but it was good and the atmosphere just pushed me along. Have you done one before? Is it a hilly one? From what I recall, Bristol has a lot of hills! Hopefully the route doesn't include to many of them.
Enjoy it, have fun and very good luck.
Hi Gran4z, this will be my first ever race and I made darned sure there were no hills! Yes, Bristol is mighty hilly, but the course goes round the Harbour, under the Clifton Suspension Bridge and back, basically. Pretty much all flat. 👍
Good for you for doing Brighton. I hope you weren’t too battered by the wind? I’m also hoping the crowds will assist me as I know I won’t be fast! 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Ooooh indeed Baddie! Exciting times. 👏👏👏
Everyone reminded me, don't go out too fast, are they saying that to you? I did go out too fast. I tried to slow down, just didn't happen! Just got swept along by everything. This was my first too, what an experience. So glad yours is on the flat, mine was too - well almost, just a minor hill up and down, which I walked!! Your course sounds really nice, lovely scenery. The weather was kind, just a gentle breeze to keep us cool. Enjoy so very much, I'm excited for you.
Yours sounds wonderful! A gentle breeze is perfect, any more than that can be a hindrance.
I’ll be sure to go out nice and slow, although if running 10k in company is anything like running parkrun, I’ll definitely be swept along a bit, so I’ll be careful. 😀
Have you entered any more races this year? I have! 🏃♀️🏃♀️
Oh how very exciting!!! I've got my first 10k race booked too in June. Really looking forward to it.
Who would've thought it a year ago!
Ooo exciting for you too Sandi! Which one are you doing?
I know what you mean about this time last year. Unbelievable how far we’ve come isn’t it? ❤️😀
Im doing the Peterborough mid summer 10k. Also thinking of doing a twilight one in Bedford too. I have a feeling that once I've done one, I may get "the bug" and need to do more.
Brilliant - and a twilight one too? That would be wonderful. 😍 I bet if I did one of those it would be dark by the time I got in! 😅
You'll smash it Cheeky! 😀
I hope so Jonathan! I’ll have my trusty snails keeping me company I expect! 🐌🐌
Ooh exciting stuff!!
It really is Glossy! 👍😀👏
Exciting cheeky. We’ve just got ours for the St George’s day too. Ours isn’t a chip timed race though so we are going to have to sign up for one of those too. This running thing just gets better.
Have a blast on St George’s Day Dexy! You’ll both smash it, I know you will. 🏃♀️🏃
Yep, running just keeps on giving doesn’t it? 😍😍
Oooooo how good does that look!!!!! So exciting Cheeky 😬😬. I reckon as it’s your first and very glossy you should frame that one for your wall. Fabulous wall art 🖼 after what will be a fabulous 10k for you. I have my Pom poms ready. 😀
It is rather beautiful isn’t it Wimborne. I almost dismissed the envelope as junk mail too. Can you imagine? 😳😳
I shall expect waving pom poms now you’ve promised them you realise! 😅
So very exciting Floss! 👏👏👏👏
How exciting 😃 you will smash it 👍🏻😃🏃🏼♀️
Thanks Bridget, I really hope so! I’m very excited af the prospect! 😀
Wow! That bib looks amazing Cheeky! How blimmin’ exciting. Go you, you’ll be awesome. 👊🏻👍
I keep looking at it Lexi. It’s going to be so much fun! 😀
Love it! 🤣
Thanks Equi! Excitement overload. 😀😀😀
Hi cheeky, excited for you! Will look out for your pics and report. My first 10k is in June , I'm still training eek! Enjoy it x👍😁🏃♀️
Oh thanks CB! I can’t believe it’s so close now - I entered months ago. 😀 Which one are you doing? Exciting isn’t it? 👏👏👏
So exciting! I'm doing a local town one with massive hills ☹ and a race for life in July. What was I thinking?! Madness but so much fun 😁😁
Whoa, massive hills? 😳 You’re a brave ‘un! You’ll smash it though! 👊
I’m also doing the Bristol Race for Life - it’s at the end of June. A slightly more undulating course than the 10k in May, but it’s my regular running route, so I know what to expect! 😀
I did this run last year. You'll absolutely love it!! When you run alongside the river and see all those runners coming towards you on the out and back section it's a feeling like no other. Have a wonderful time! And good luck !!!
Oh did you John? That’s great to hear! I’m from Bristol and see the signs each year, but I never thought I’d be running it myself! So excited! 😀😀
How exciting! I wish you fair weather and bouncy trainers 🏃♀️😊
Thanks Emma, bouncy trainers would be fantastic! It’s always my legs which go, not my breathing, so some added bounce will definitely help! 👍😀
Now it really is real 🦋🦋 You are on such a roll, you’ll smash it and be grinning like the Cheshire Cat as you cross the line xx
Whenever I drive the route I grin imagining how it’ll feel on the big day. 👍🏃♀️👏🏃
Thanks Deals! 😀😀
Excellent cheeky if your excited now you will be ready to explode 💥 by May 5th have a great run and let us know how you go with a picture of your bling 👍😀
Hahaha yes I know Runsome! How will I manage? 😅😅
Definitely bling photos, don’t worry! 👍
Go Cheeky go!!
Your excitement is contagious!!
Haha, I know TC, I get slightly over excited don’t I? I promise it won’t happen before every race (disclaimer - it might 😅)
It should! No point doing it if it doesn't excite you 😁
Oh how exciting cheeky! It sounds such a good route! Can’t wait to see your report 😀
It’ll be such fun TC, and I’ll definitely be reporting back with some pics! 😀🏃♀️😀
Fab! Running whilst people are cheering you on is like nothing else cheeky, I was almost in tears when I saw the crowds of people on our 10k race, it was so emotional! You’ll love it!
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