I did it!: I can’t quite believe it but I... - Bridge to 10K

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I did it!

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10

I can’t quite believe it but I finally managed to get to 10k!

Last week I decided I would get sponsored for my first 10k run in October so after setting up my just giving page I thought I had better get myself sorted. I wanted to post a positive story so after last weeks first 9k I thought I’d go for 10 today.

I can’t say it was easy. I think I needed another days rest after another Pb at Parkrun but it wasn’t to be. My legs we’re tired at 2k but I just told them they would feel better soon. They did 😂. Then they decided they were tired again at 5k. Well I wasn’t having that! I was going slower than Saturday so they would have to sort themselves out. Got distracted smiling at all the little ones on the beach getting ready to go sailing with their parents. Some were so tiny 😊. That sorted them for a bit but at 7k when I should have gone left as part of my route I got cold feet. I would run towards home and if my legs were still playing I’d add some extra distance when I got home. 9k and I’m still moving and not quite at 90 minutes oh well carry on and see where you get. I’m at the end of my road so run past to the end of the road and then run back and past. Please let it be 10k soon. Garmin says yes just at the back of my house. Oh bliss I did it!

Collapse in the front door to hubby clapping my arrival. I certainly deserve cake 😊🧁

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backintime
backintimeGraduate10

You do indeed, brilliant stuff! Congratulations!

Have some cake and a nice warm bath, will hubby's encouragement stretch to a nice massage?

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to backintime

Unfortunately not a massage just lots of encouragement cake and a large glass of cold water. 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Oh wow, congratulations KR, what a fabulous run! 👏👏 10k is such a massive milestone and today it’s your milestone! 🎉🏃‍♀️🏅👊👏

Don’t forget to trade in your 60 minute badge for a 10k one, then you can gaze at it all day! 🏅🏅🏅

Very very well done you! ❤️

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you. Will have to look at how to upgrade to a 10k badge.

Gwenllian1
Gwenllian1Graduate10

Fantastic! Congratulations. I'm a week or so off running for 60 minutes but nowhere near running 10k yet! You inspire me!

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Gwenllian1

It’s taken a while to get from 60 minutes to 10k what with falling over a couple of times and hurting my back somehow. But I got there. So will you. Just take your time.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Congratulations, you definitely deserve cake 🧁 🍰 🏃‍♀️👏👏😎☀️

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

It definitely tasted better after the run. Especially as my Garmin said I’d used over 700 calories and it wasn’t that many so a good and tasty outcome. 😉

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Hope you had a little happy dance too Knittingrunner! Well done on your first 10k, your badge looks Stunning! :) :)

Hope the cake tasted good, you deserve it. Bet your chuffed to bits.... :) xxx

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

I would have done but needed to take my hydrocortisone to revive me instead! 🥴I obviously pushed myself more than I thought!! But all ok now but not quite up to a jig yet. 😊🏃🏻‍♀️

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Knittingrunner

recover well....dance on the inside ;) xx

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

I will. Thank you. 😊😴

Julia187
Julia187Graduate10

Yay well done, feels good doesn't it?!!

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Julia187

It certainly does. Can’t quite believe it. 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

I see you found out how to get your badge KR. Looking mighty fine I must say! 😍🏅

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I did thanks. 😊🎉

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKGraduate10

Huge congratulations! If ever cake was deserved it is now!

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Stephen_UK

That’s what hubby thought and who was I to argue. Actually I didn’t have any energy to argue 😂

Excellent!!

TwoLeftFeet
TwoLeftFeetGraduate10

Congratulations, a thoroughly well deserved cake!!

Hidden
Hidden

This is awesome, it's amazing how a post can take us with you! Just brilliant KR, well done. Whoo-hoo! 🎈🎆🎇🍰 Enjoy that cake! 😁

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

Thank you. I did enjoy it very much. Cake cake is one of my treats for getting out and running. 🤗

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Congratulations on completing your first 10K, yes the word and badge GRADUATE10 is next to your username. I hope you enjoyed your cake, you certainly deserved it. 😊 🏃 🎓

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Massive well done.. that first 10K is incredible! xxx

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10

Thank you everyone. I couldn’t have done this without all your support and advice. You are all amazing. ❤️

BarbieW
BarbieWGraduate10

So well done KR - that first 10k is so special!

Hope the cake was suitably gooey!

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to BarbieW

Spicy more than gooey but yummy nevertheless. 😊

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Very well done KR! That first 10k really feels special! 🎉👍😀

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

You certainly do deserve cake 😋 Congratulations and very well done to you. The first 10K is very special and it sounds as if you're well set up for your October event already!

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

🤞

Thecko
TheckoGraduate10

Absolutely you deserve cake after that! Very well done 😀

Woohoo 🥳 🎉 well done Knit! Yes, you do indeed deserve cake; enjoy every hard earned sugary crumb!

Slinkymalinki
SlinkymalinkiGraduate10

Wonderful news! Well done! 🎉🏅👏 It really is a huge achievement and just goes to show what we can achieve when we have faith in ourselves & perseverance. Bask in your glory - you deserve it!

Snailspeed
SnailspeedGraduate10

Brilliant. I pushed myself to 10km on Sunday and the feeling was amazing!!

I love your username btw!

Knittingrunner
KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Snailspeed

Wow. Well done. Thank you. At the time of creating my username I was knitting a lot but not so much now. Running has taken over my life! 😂

Fantastic! Well done! 🎉🎉🎉

Cloudbuster
CloudbusterGraduate10

Congratulations Knittingrunner! 👏🏅👍 what an achievement! You should be proud of yourself. 🎉🎉 lovely post x

Rowers
RowersGraduate10

Absolutely fantastic! Really pleased for you.

Fantastic!! You really deserve cake!! :)

Glynis1
Glynis1Graduate10

Oh that’s just brilliant, well done 👏👏👏🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🎖🎖🎖.

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