My very first HM 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️ - Bridge to 10K

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My very first HM 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

So from the title yes you guessed, I did it. I ran a Half Marathon.

Slept okay last night then got up put out my weetabix and had a coffee.

I new the first 8k of the route as I had ran it on my 10 mile run . It may be classed as a cycle path but boy its hilly.

I had my new belt with space for my phone and jelly babies and 2 small water bottles.

It rained the whole time and it was windy but I didn't care and being from Scotland I'm kind of used to it.

I had my watch set for half way so I new when to turn around to go back.

My legs got a bit tired near the end but I kept pushing on and then I was finished . I had the biggest smile on my cool down walk and probably looked a bit mad walking into my street smiling like a Cheshire cat.

As it was raining there wasn't many people out today a few dog walkers and cyclists.

A few photo stops along the way the cows and their calves and the tiniest snails I've ever seen where dotted along the path the entire route.

So I'm home now and I'm proud of myself and apart from my husband you all are the first to know I did it.

Today would have been the Monklands HM and was obviously cancelled but they were allowing you to do a virtual run and post them the proof of your run , so I did exactly that. Just need to wait for my medal in the post. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Awesome sounds amazing well done ! Congratulations

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to emmat7

Thank you 😊👍

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate

Fantastic! What an amazing achievement. I’m not surprised you were grinning like that. I’m in awe!! ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Sparkey5000

Thank you , I will admit I had a tear in my eye when I got my half marathon badge on the other forum 😊😭

MartinKH
MartinKHGraduate10

That's a fantastic achievement, very well done indeed.

Congratulations.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to MartinKH

Thank you 😊😊

Wooooohooooo 🍾🍾🍾🍾

Way to go.

So, so proud of you. You must have an incredible feeling of achievement right now.

Well what now? You can do anything you put your mind to!

Good for you!

Mig

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to RunningMigster

Thank you. Nice to hear from you. How you doing? 😊👍

ğŸŽ‰ğŸ¤¸ğŸ»â€â™€ï¸ What an amazing achievement Buddy!! 'Well done' doesn't seem to do today's run justice.

You are going from strength to strength. You are truly awesome! I am delighted for you 🤗

ğŸğŸƒğŸ»â€â™€ï¸ğŸŽ–

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Delly-dot

Aww thank you Delly-dot. See this is why I love this forum . Everyone is so supportive 😊😊

Wowwwwww

Buddy, this is tremendous. What a milestone run and moment for you. I'm so pleased for you. Gosh, those last few miles seem like forever but you did it. Look how far you have come. So proud of you as all of us on here will be. Well done and what a brilliant part 3!!!😂😂

🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

13 well earned bottles for you.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to GTFC

🤣🤣thankfully no part 3 of falling or anything else. I was absolutely soaked through but I just didn't care 👍

Womangolfer
WomangolferGraduate10

Congratulations that’s amazing.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Womangolfer

Thank you 😊😊

Congratulations Buddy. You are definitely knocking out them miles. A new running achievement and a medal to come .

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Maz1234

Thank you😊👍

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10

Well done you and in the rain too!! I did my one last summer in one of the hottest days in August. I must have sweated about half a stone away. And like you didn’t stop grinning ( and boring everyone about it). I must have dropped it j to every conversation for days. “ oh you are popping out for a paper? At least you won’t have to run a half marathon to get it like I did the other day. Did I mention I ran a half marathon? Oh I did? anyway ..... 😜”

Now take care of you so you don’t ache too much tomorrow. Lots of stretching 💕

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to limberlou

🤣🤣🤣As soon as I got back like a drowned rat I shouted ' I did it'. Then I was on the family what's app and of course I loved telling my greatest supporters , all of you on here.

Plenty stretching when I got home then a shower and something to eat. Then went a short walk with the dog.

I will go to Morrisons with my medal on 🤣🤣

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate10

Fantastic Buddy! Well done you! It looks as though you had a lovely route as well, even if the weather wasn’t very kind to you! 👏👏👏💐

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you and yes it rained the whole time but it kept me cool😊👍

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

Massive congratulations that was a great run at a fantastic pace. I hope that medal arrives soon, you deserve it. Great photos. Happy running 🤗

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you Grannyhugs 😊👍

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate

How amazing! And you mentioned hills? Wow!!!!!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Fionamags

Thank you and yes lots of hilly bits 😊👍

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate

Wow i am so impressed and determined to run that far one day so see how you inspire others

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you and yes it was reading others posts that made me believe I could maybe do it and it worked 😊👍

Sonia52
Sonia52Graduate10

Oh wow!!! That’s such a fantastic achievement. Well done you!! ğŸƒâ€â™€ï¸ğŸ‘ğŸ‘ğŸ‘ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰ğŸ¥‡ğŸ† You must be sooo pleased with yourself 😀

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Sonia52

Thank you and yes just a bit chuffed 😊👍

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Congratulations Buddy34, that’s an amazing achievement, and nice and cool to do it in too. Celebrate in style 🏃‍♀️👏🏻👏🏻🍾🥂 and coming

Claim your HM.badge on the marathon site if you haven’t already. 🏅

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy , celebrating with a steak dinner and cake and custard for after. Already got my HM badge I teared up when I seen it 😊👍🤣

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Buddy34

I bet ! You’ve come along way on your running journey.

HeavyFoot
HeavyFootGraduate10

Respect!!!!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to HeavyFoot

Thank you😊👍

Woohoo! Congratulations 🏅👍😁

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you 😊👍

Huge congratulations, that's a real inspiration for me :-)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Rigpig

Thank you😊👍

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Awesome!Buddy 👏🏻 What a fantastic achievement, but more so when in windy conditions and rain. 🥳 👍

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to lexi6

Thank you lexi😊👍

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10

Wow, this is amazing, well done you!! Hope you're still grinning, make sure you post a pic of your medal 🏅 when it arrives 👏👏

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Mum22boys

Thank you and yes will post a photo when it arrives 😊👍

Tinker5393
Tinker5393Graduate10

Fantastic buddy, well done , great achievement 🏃‍♀️🍾

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Tinker5393

Thank you 😊👍

Brilliant! Seriously impressed! Yikes! Tremendous! Hills, rain and at a great pace! Yikes again! Super star!

ğŸŽ“ğŸ¾ğŸ¥‚ğŸ…ğŸ‘ğŸ»ğŸ˜ŠğŸŽ‰ğŸ‘â˜€ï¸ 💥⚡️ 🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️

Wow! And double wow! Many congratulations! 😊🌸

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

Thank you 😊👍

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10

Go Buddy!!!!!

We'll run, Half Marathoner 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻:)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Irish-John

Thank you😊👍

Aspire24
Aspire24Graduate10

Well done Buddy, you’re leaving us way behind 😱. Well deserved x

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Aspire24

Thank you, I'm not going anywhere 🤣

Debston
DebstonGraduate10

Amazing, well done you!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Debston

Thank you Debston, how are you 😊😊

Debston
DebstonGraduate10
in reply to Buddy34

Sulking because I can't run just now! But otherwise Ok...

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate10

Badass Buddy. 👍🏃‍♀️🙌

I am due 11 miles this week 🙃

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to helenwheels

Thank you , isn't it just amazing we can run these distances😊👍

Absolutely fantastic! What a way to bounce back after your falls ( no pun intended🥴). I'm so pleased for you. Such an inspiration!!! Enjoy the glowğŸ¤¯ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰ğŸ…

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Allbarron

Thank you 😊👍

Myfi
MyfiGraduate10

Congratulations Buddy! You are truly inspirational . I’m running 10k ( it should have been this month but Covid cancelled it) in October so at present I’m preparing for that. Yesterday I ran just over 7k in 1 hour 1 min 1 sec. so my aim is t o keep going and improve. So my dear you have given little old me hope.🤣

Congrats againğŸ‘ğŸ‘ğŸ‘ğŸ‘ğŸ‘ğŸŽ‰ğŸ†ğŸƒâ€â™€ï¸ğŸ¥‡x

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Myfi

Thank you Myfi and you will get to 10k no problem. How are you and your family 🤗

Kat332zz
Kat332zzGraduate10

Congrats and well done. I’m clapping and cheering here for you.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Kat332zz

Thank you 😊👍

MrsRDj
MrsRDjGraduate10

Absolutely fantastic - well done! Love the pictures. Congratulations on your half marathon! ğŸ˜ƒğŸŽ‰

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to MrsRDj

Thank you , pictures are a bit dull because it rained all day here in Scotland yesterday 😊👍

Hi I don’t you but amazing in my books ! I can’t even imagine or comprehend that endurance / stamina / fitness level ! Massive achievement!

H

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Hideaway3

Thank you I started with c25k like everyone else on here😊👍

Hideaway3
Hideaway3
in reply to Buddy34

Ah there’s hope ğŸ¤žcheers

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate

Absolutely fantastic! What an achievement!😄👏👏👏🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️

...and lovely photos to remember with.😄

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Elfe5

Thank you , photos would have been better if it hadn't been raining and very dull 😊👍

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate
in reply to Buddy34

...but they have atmosphere... I thought they came out well for a wet day! 😄

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10

Massive congratulations. What a brilliant achievement. You have come so far 👍🏼. It’s only a few weeks since your 10 miles. 😊. Hope you’re having a well deserved rest and your legs are not too achy. Hope you don’t forget us on this part of the forum now you’re a half marathoner!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Raspberrypink

Aww thank you. I'm having a couple of days off from running and will go out on Wednesday. Legs were quite achy this morning but once up and did all the housework I feel quite good and will be out with the dog shortly and no I will still be posting and reading on here 😊👍

This is inspirational!! I wish I could find a better word than “Congratulations” for you. I’ve just been wondering if a half would be possible for me (I’m still at 5K). You’ve sparked my imagination!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Sortofrunning

Thank you. At the beginning of c25k I didn't think I would be able to run for 30 minutes. Same again I didn't think I would run a 10k, 10 miles or an HM. I really need to stop doubting myself.

But you know what got me there was all the amazing supportive and encouraging people like yourself on the running forums😊👍

BishyBarnabee
BishyBarnabeeGraduate10

Just amazing! Well done! An inspiration to us all!ğŸ‘ğŸ»ğŸ‘ğŸ»ğŸŽ‰ğŸ¥‡ğŸ†

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to BishyBarnabee

Thank you😊👍

Fantastic ! Well done !

I'm on week 3 of training for a half marathon . I'm doing it on the treadmill- my husband is in the at risk group and I felt I was seeing too many people when running outside .

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Exbox

Good luck on your HM training and thank you👍😊

Can I ask what your training was like ?

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Exbox

I did one long run and 2 shorter runs each week.

So I had got to 10k a while back and started adding to that at 2k each sunday.

2 weeks ago I did 16k (10 miles)

Then did 21k(13 miles ) yesterday. .

Didn't really follow a plan as such but this worked for me 👍

Exbox
Exbox
in reply to Buddy34

Thank you .

I've got a place in the Great North Run ( yikes ) if it goes ahead . This was transferred from last year when I I had to miss it as I was being treated for bowel cancer ( double yikes )

I'm following a Red Bull training programme , this will end in July - a bit early but I figured that I would allow for injury . If things go ok , and we are allowed to play out again , I will hopefully just keep ticking over until 13th September .

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Exbox

Hope you are fully recovered now Exbox. I hope your HM does go ahead ğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž

Leosmit
LeosmitGraduate10

Buddy, that is wonderful! What an incredible achievement. Also, sounds like you really enjoyed your run - lovely to read about the run and wow! HM! Wow! 🏆🏆🏆 🥳🥳🥳 And because you have posted about your running journey throughout, you really are rather inspirational.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Leosmit

Thank you Leosmit and do you you I did really enjoy it even if it was on my own but it didn't make any difference because I always run solo anyway. Couldn't have done it without all you lovely people on here 😊👍

Myfi
MyfiGraduate10

Good morning Buddy! Can you tell me what your new belt is like. I’ve been looking at the flipbelts and I rather like them especially the ones with the zips. They look more secure than a clippy type belt. What is yours like?🤗🤗x

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Myfi

I bought this from sports direct. Very first one I've ever bought and I really liked it👍

sportsdirect.com/karrimor-2...

Myfi
MyfiGraduate10
in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy will definitely give it a look🤗🤗x

Oh what an amazing achievement!

You deserved that celebratory steak meal!! XD

I started C to 5k in Feb as a total non-runner and am now hooked, too!

Building up to 10k, currently, and enjoying my solo runs (when it's not too hot!)

Hope your aches and sores fade quickly, and onwards to your full marathon milestone!! :) . :) . :)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to pippkins

Thank you pippkins😊👍

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