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Tortoise gets to 10k πŸ’πŸŽ‰

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10
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Made it! Slow & steady in proper tortoise mode, but 10.09k this morning, in a bit over an hour and a half. I’m pleased. πŸ˜„πŸ˜Š There’s something very satisfying about a round number. And the sun even came out, albeit briefly.

Had to take the OH out for coffee & treats, as I hadn’t expected to be out so long. 🀣 Well worth it for domestic harmony. And the cheese scone was good too. πŸ‘ (Sir had cake, of course.)

Happy running all. πŸ˜„

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oldest β€’ newest

Brilliant! I’m still at 30 minutes- but working on it!

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Imoslow

One foot in front of the other! It’s the same for us all, just building up the steps those legs can take safely on any given day. πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸΌ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

Congratulations Granspeed!! That’s fantastic!! And of course the sun would come out to celebrate with you! πŸ˜‰πŸ€—β€οΈ

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Sun on the beech trees was the best bit. It’s been a lovely golden autumn round here when the sun deigned to shine. Have to make the most of it. πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Yes, we’ve been lucky with bright days too! It is getting colder but the sun being out makes a big difference. Enjoy! πŸ€—β€οΈ

Yogamaz
YogamazGraduate10

Fantastic, well done you πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ The photo is beautiful as well, such gorgeous colours. Where were you running? It looks so peaceful.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Yogamaz

Across the fields behind us & round & about Pennington Common. Not all peaceful all the time, as I was dodging the 4x4s and white vans all trying to use MY running space! But a lot of it was good. 😊

Yogamaz
YogamazGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

I've never ran round the common before, I'll have to give it a go. I'm always afraid I might get lost on there πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Yogamaz

We must meet up soon!

SpanishShuffle
SpanishShuffleGraduate10

Fantastic. Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to SpanishShuffle

Relief to get there! And uninjured. πŸ˜„

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Congratulations Granspeed ..what lovely news!

A super acheivement, its a long ol' way. You deserve some treats after that. 😊xxx

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Folks cheering me on is a treat! πŸŽ‰

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate

Oh my word, what an amazing thing to do and in such a beautiful place, that’s fantastic i can’t even imagine running that far at the moment but am hopeful for the future

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

You’ll get there. You are both making great progress. πŸ‘

notquiteretired
notquiteretired60minGraduate

brilliant, well done to you πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

bet that cheese scone tasted lovely after that

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to notquiteretired

Too right. Even Mr Garmin said I had used a few calories today!

Lovely colours there. 10k is still a dream at the moment.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to trogdelight

Keep on dreaming and you’ll get there. There were moments when I though 5K was impossible! But if you don’t rush, you get there - or at least, that worked for me. πŸ˜„

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

Congratulations great to reach your magic 10k. Cheese scones sound like a great treat to finish with.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Woohoo well done Granspeed! Incredible achievement. Claim that upgraded badge and be very proud. πŸ… πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I am delighted, actually. Pleased to get there before the real winter sets in as well. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Congratulations to you Granspeed on graduating to 10K, that is a lovely late Autumn photo you took of your 10K running route, you deserved those coffee and treats after your run

To get your 10K badge and the word GRADUATE10 πŸŽ“ next to your username leave a message on the November graduate10 homepage and tell the administrators that you have ran a 10K.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks, Al. Following in your footsteps - but slowly! 🐒

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

πŸ‘ πŸƒπŸΎ 😊 πŸŽ“

Hidden
Hidden

Well done, that’s fantastic

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

December πŸŽ„ πŸŽ… is almost here, I am just wondering how many runners on C25K or B210K are thinking of running in a Santa 🀢 Clause outfit at one of those 5K πŸŽ… Santa dash runs, there is one in Glasgow with 10,000 going to run, I am going into Glasgow to watch them but not run. πŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸŽ„πŸƒπŸΎ

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

We always cheer on the Santa’s here!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

πŸ‘ πŸŽ… Cheers πŸ₯‚ that's what I will be doing as well πŸƒπŸΎ

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I’m doing a reindeer dash this year with Oldgirlruns . We will wear antlers instead of Santa suits.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Get some pictures, won’t you! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΌ

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Oh yes 🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Over my dead body! Though come to think of it, I’ll be fairly dead at the end of it if I try and keep up with Dexy! So the before pics might be ok but the after ones will definitely be of the damp rag variety!

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

I am sure they will all be full of Christmas glow. And we expect to see some!!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

That sounds great Dexy, do send some photos of your reindeer dashπŸŽ…πŸŽ„once you have ran it. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Well done Granspeed! That first 10k really feels special!πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Yep. There is something about a round number that lures one on! I will enjoy consolidating through the festive season. 🀢🏼

AliHC
AliHCGraduate10

Oh that's wonderful! Well done Granspeed ❀️ You must be on top of the world! 🌍 xxx

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to AliHC

Still very smiley this evening!

Dowat
DowatGraduate10

Big congratulations. And a well deserved smile for you from the sun too. Perfect. And lovely to hear you rewarded your achievement properly with a tasty cheese scone. Delish.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Dowat

πŸŒžπŸ‘

Gingernutter
GingernutterGraduate10

Granspeed awesome achievement!!!

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Gingernutter

Thanks. Following many other footsteps! πŸ˜„πŸ‘

Well done 10k amazing!! 🀩Lovely pic too 😁

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Jacca

The trees round here have been lovely this year. 😊

Gwenllian1
Gwenllian1Graduate10

Wow! Thats brilliant! Still dreaming of 10k over here but will take inspiration from you. Just fantastic!

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Gwenllian1

You’ll get there - and before too long, I reckon. Your secret weapon is Ian! 😊

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

πŸ‘ πŸ‘ Fabulous!!

Well done

And a nice reward at the end too 😊

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Deals1

Cheese scones are my favourite. Maybe I could be a professional scone assessor? 🀣

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10 in reply to Granspeed

mine too!! I sometimes toast them :-)

enjoy your celebrating

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Congratulations Granspeed, I knew you’d do it! You can now sign up for the New Forest 10k in September.

It’s obligatory to celebrate 10k in a coffee shop or tea room and I’m glad hubby enjoyed his cake. Come to think of it , most of my runs end in a cafe 🀫

Break open the bubbly next 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸŒ²πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ³πŸŒ²πŸπŸ‚πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I do think there’s a special link between runners and coffee shops. After all, aren’t both thriving at the moment? πŸ€£πŸŽ‰ Thanks for the good wishes. You’ve been one of my inspirations! πŸ‘πŸΌ

I am actually contemplating that NF 10k. πŸ€” If I sign up, I shall blame you....

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Ooh it’s nice to be an inspiration, and you’ll be someone else’s. We had such a lovely time there in September, and we wear our shirts with pride - although people keep asking me if I’ve run the marathon. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Just think, if you are running 10k , it will be less time waiting for your daughter to come in from her marathon.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Do I feel a bit of pressure? 🀣🀣 No, no.... Actually, we all love that event, and it was great to meet you & UTS. I think daughter may do the HM this time. What about you? HM sounds perfect, and who knows, you might see me at the finish line.... πŸ€”πŸ’

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Granspeed

No HMs for me. 10 miles is definitely enough . We decided not to go for early bird tickets for NF but would see what choices are around when we get closer.

No pressure from me but we know you secretly want to do it. πŸ˜‚

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Fantastic Granspeed, so pleased for you, and all done on such a nice day and in such a lovely place. I think the first 10k gives you a real buzz like no other run. Topped off in the cafe too; perfection πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‡πŸ†

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Well it wasn’t a chocolate brownie, but I do try to uphold the proper running traditions! πŸ˜„ Thanks for the good wishes & support. This forum makes all the difference. πŸ‘πŸΌ

I can see 10k being a good distance for me once I get used to it. Nice to have reached the milestone before the festive season. Following along (slowly) in a lot of good footsteps running before me. πŸŽ‰πŸ‘

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

You are doing it at your speed, that is all that matters. I woke up at 10am this morning. Week of sorting problems out and 25k run already. I need to take a lesson from you and treat my legs heart and lungs with a bit more respect! You are doing brilliantly. 😊

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

I have had to take the mantra β€œRun your own run, not anyone else’s.” seriously, or I would be on the IC. It’s not been an easy lesson, but I’ve pretty much got there, I think. 😊

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10

I see you've already been in converse with Dexy5, but had to add my congratulations. Never in doubt really, though :-)

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to UpTheStanley

Thanks. You’ve been a help along the way. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘

Well done to you! Congratulations!🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ‘β˜€οΈ πŸ’₯⚑️ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ And having been reading some of your posts I saw 77 was your number! So even more well dones from me. I wonder what your friends think of your running? Brilliant and it seems that you are really enjoying it too. Fantastic! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŒΈ

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

It’s been fun, not least for the surprise it’s provided for some folks. πŸ˜„ Shame I didn’t get on it as a stripling of 60, but too busy then. Oh well. Might have been speedier, but we’ll never know. 🀣 Enjoy your running. πŸ‘

over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Stripling! Sounds of note! My dictionary says,"a young man"!🀣 Now I' intrigued as to what you were busy at, but full time jobs and many part-time jobs together with family commitments often use more hours than available! Happy running to you! πŸŒΈπŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Female and only relatively young, of course! 🀣 I think I would have made time for running - as so many busy folks do on here - if I had realised how much fun it would be. 😊 But it was another era, of course - no smart phones with apps, no virtual community to cheer one on (Goodness Grandma, are you THAT old?). Just glad I kept going long enough to enjoy it all now. πŸŽ‰

over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Did you have some level of fitness when you began C25k?

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Yes, tho’ I partly started because I felt it slipping. 😨 I used to be a regular horse rider & hill walker, and rode a cycle for transport (not always!). But nothing else uses the same muscles as running or in the same way, so it was square one in that sense for sure. I didn’t tell anyone, in case I couldn’t do it. 🀣🀣 Got through week 4 before OH and local daughter rumbled me. πŸ˜„

over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Must have been fun attempting to be a secret runner! Perhaps your husband was out a fair bit and you were good at hiding any tell tale signs! 🀣

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

I claimed to be going for energetic walks! I had to admit it all when I needed to buy proper running shoes in Week 4. 🀣

over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

I thought that it was your daughter who rumbled you! 🀣

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Yes, she was first but gave the game away. By that time I didn’t mind. She’s a runner, so she spotted tell tale signs....

over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

🀣🀣 You can't leave it like that! Well I don't think so! Do tell me what were the tell tale signs that your daughter noticed?!!

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

No, no. I must retain some mystery! 🀣😳

over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

You are certainly permitted to have all the mystery you like, but I shall enjoy guessing! My first guess is significant time glued to your computer screen engaging with others on the C25k forum. Am I close? 🀣

Debston
DebstonGraduate10

Well done Granspeed, that's brilliant! What a lovely pic too.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Debston

Glad I caught those leaves. Windy & raining again today, and vast piles of leaves have fallen everywhere.

Jell6
Jell6Graduate10

Ahh!!!, well done Granspeed, so pleased for you, and treats after too!πŸ˜‹πŸ°

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Jell6

Finally got there! πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ Thank you.

Whoop whoop x πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜Š

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Jogunlikely

Thanks πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰

RuthMargaret
RuthMargaret60minGraduate

Well done you - so it can be done! 😁

You should be super proud πŸ˜‰

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to RuthMargaret

Yep. Slow but steady gets there. 😊

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