So glad I didn’t just turn over this morning! - Bridge to 10K

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So glad I didn’t just turn over this morning!


I seriously considered putting off my ‘long run’ till tomorrow and having a lie in instead but as I was awake anyway I decided to ‘get it out of the way’. And I’m so glad I did . This morning was sunny and clear but with a cool wind. The sea was crystal clear and our part of the Solent was quite busy with swimmers, canoeists, hovercraft, ferries and the Royal Navy (on a Sunday?!) so you have a picture of the recently recommissioned HMS Severn to look at, on her way into port. I didn’t really have a plan, I knew Dexy5 was planning 8k today so I thought I might do that too but I then wondered if 10k was do-able. And it was! And I enjoyed it! OK it was slow - but that’s me all over. It was 1:40:41 (gulp!) which was 2 min 8 secs faster than the first one I did in May, and nearly 10 minutes better than the one I did in August! Crikey! But I won’t be doing much else today apart from some emails and yesterday’s crossword - the ironing can probably wait! Have a lovely running Sunday folks!

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Love this! Well done you. Gosh, isn't it great looking back at your progress? A really good run. You earned the right today! 👏👏👏 don't forget a little 🍷with that crossword!

Oldgirlruns in reply to GTFC

Ooh that’s an idea, thanks GTFC!


Fantastic! Haven’t really done much running since my 10k. Looks like you had a lovely time!

Oldgirlruns in reply to Timotea

Yes I did - which is surprising given how hard I find it sometimes!


Well done OldGirl, I am sure you were out well before me this morning, so I ended up dodging all the little children on bikes and scooters on the promenade so returned via Ladies Mile which I had to myself. It was lovely in the sunshine though, despite that northerly wind. I told you you would get faster didn’t I? I managed my 8k nearly 3 minutes faster than last week, but I have to admit I was ready to stop when I reached the distance at the rose garden. These girls can. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️☀️

Oldgirlruns in reply to Dexy5

Well done Dexy! It’s nice shaving minutes off here and there isn’t it?! I went out about 8.30, so not so early - but any earlier and it would have been hat, gloves and overcoat I think!

Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

😂😂 Believe me, 8.30 is early. I set off running at 10.30. I did see someone else running in their gloves today and mine are ready and waiting. It’s funny running in a T-shirt while everyone else is wrapped up in winter coats.


Congratulations on that 10K you ran this morning Oldgirlruns, you say that was your 3rd 10K, well done but why is the word GRADUATE10 not next to your username, after all this is B210K forum.

Oldgirlruns in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AM! I thought my graduate badge was there, I’ll have to check - I earned it!

Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Sometimes they disappear and you have to ask an admin to put it back. Is Oldfloss listening?

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Dexy5

Yes :) Job done:)

Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Oldfloss, that looks much better. 🏅

Oldgirlruns in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you Oldfloss, that’s kind of you! And thank you too to all the Admins for everything you do to keep the forum going!


Oh that’s so good to hear, the photo is lovely and it’s almost perfect running weather on the south coast, not too hot and not too cold

But it’s a petty cold wind today isn’t it? 🥶

WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Oldgirlruns

A little chilly, but isn’t that why we run? to warm up our bones and tie our jackets round our middles lol 😂



Sounds like a great run and with lots to take in on the water too. Well done on another 10k- super impressed!

Thank you Slothgr! A plodder but we get there in the end!

Well done Oldgirlruns, that’s a great result for you! 🏃‍♀️👍 Sometimes the runs that we start out really not wanting to do turn out to be the best runs of all!🙂 It doesn’t matter how long it took, you did it and that’s all that matters!👏👏👏

Oldgirlruns in reply to David_G

Thank you David_G!


More power to your whatnot, OGR 😀👍🏃🏽‍♀️

Thank you UTS!


Fab stuff! 10k 👏👏👏

Just brilliant!

You deserve a chilled day after that 💕

Chilled being the operative word - does the heating go on or so I put another jumper on!


Well done OGR, isn’t it a great feeling when you go out with the intention of doing 8k and end up doing 10. Even better when you can honestly say I enjoyed it. 😊 Like you I felt exactly the same way when I went out for a run yesterday. Just wanted to keep on going and I did just that until I reached 10k too. Enjoy the rest of the day...the ironing can definitely wait !

Thank you Cp - you’re quite right!


Excellent OGR - great to get a PB on an 'unexpected' run!👏😀

Thanks JP - I dread to think how long it would take me if I had hills to contend with as well!


Well done OGR, congratulations on getting an improved time, enjoy the feeling of knowing you are getting faster. Sounds like you have earned a celebratory drink

Thank you shake-and-run, celebrating with an early night I think!

Brilliant! 🎉 Wonderful! 🏃‍♀️ Well done to you! 👏

Thank you over61!


Excellent run, well done, hope you enjoyed the rest after. 😀

Oldgirlruns in reply to MoliJ

Thank you MoliJ - A lazy day and a lie in this morning too!

MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Sounds perfect 👌 x


Great work and it looks like a gorgeous day for a run too!

Thank you Blackberypie - it was!

Well done for not letting the snooze gremlins win! Sounds like a lovely run :-)

Thank you Cp!


Well done! Believe me ironing can always wait - think I last ironed in 1988. 😆

Oldgirlruns in reply to Sybilw


SybilwGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

You should try it!! 🤣

Oldgirlruns in reply to Sybilw

As a jeans and jumper dresser, I’m almost there!

SybilwGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Just never buy pure cotton or linen and hang up as soon as washing is done! Lazy or smart 🤷‍♀️ ?

Oldgirlruns in reply to Sybilw

Don’t think I’ve bought anything new since about 1988!!

SybilwGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Reuse recycle! ✅😁


Well done! Slow and steady wins the race ;) That's my story and I'm sticking to it...

Oh yes - slooow’s the only way to go!


Huzzah much better than a lay in and wonderful times 🤗


Woowee that's amazing 🤸‍♀️🥳💪 and a whole 10 minutes faster than in August! That calls for a celebration 🥂


Sounds a lovely run OGR. I also saw an RN ship on Sunday morning, and was a bit surprised to see it out on a Sunday, not sure whether it was the same one. I am guessing we would have been out a little later than you, it was probably 11 or 11:30 when we saw it. We had our son visiting for his seasonal exchange of road bikes so were route marched at pace to Old Portsmouth and back. Long legs and a lack of sensitivity to his mother’s decrepitude.

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