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Bridge to 10K

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MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10
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I have been very stressed recently with so many areas of Wales going into lockdown. My youngest daughter was coming to visit and we were hoping to run together again and I was so worried that she wouldn’t be able to come. Luckily Gwynedd is ok at the moment. Last night we decided we would run this morning and I would attempt to get my 60min badge. We decided it would be a slow run as I have been recovering from an ankle injury. This mornings weather was perfect, cool but sunny. We set off at a steady pace running the route I usually run. It’s a there and back run along Lon Eifon. We passed the 5k turn around mark, then the furthest I had run. I felt good and it was so nice to chat with someone as I ran. We ran for 5k and then turned back. I knew at that point not only would I get my 60min badge but I would also manage to run 10k. I felt really good. The psychological effect on my running when I turn back is always good as in my mind it is always downhill. We passed the 60min milestone and we kept running. Still pinching myself as I still can’t quite believe I have managed to run 10k. I definitely need to run with my daughter again. Can’t wait for this COVID-19 nightmare to be over so I can join a running club.

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Yay!! Sounds like a great run!!! I miss running with my daughter- she seems to have given up at the moment and I cannot tempt her out again.

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to limberlou

It was so good to run with her, can’t wait to be able to do it again πŸ˜€

10k in 60 minutes, first time out? Wow, just wow! Huge congratulations MoliJ, what an achievement! I hope you and your daughter celebrate in style!

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

πŸ₯‚ as we speak, sitting round the kitchen table eating crisps and drinking Prosecco 😊

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you so much x

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Just read your reply again. I ran for 60 mins and continued running until I got to 10k. Do you know who you have to ask to get your badges?

Timotea
TimoteaGraduate10

Goodness! Not only did you run 10k in 60 minutes but you also managed to chat with your daughter ! So impressive. Well done indeed. Long long way off that speed! Keep it up.

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Timotea

Thanks Timotea, wish I had run it in 60 mins πŸ˜‚, 10k took a bit longer.

Oldgirlruns
Oldgirlruns in reply to Timotea

I think you need to ask the Admins who will do it for you.

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thanks x

Hareshaw-Granny
Hareshaw-Granny60minGraduate

Great pics, you both look really happy. Lovely to do that together.

Unfortunately for me neither of my daughters run, both β€˜too busy’ 🀣. Hopefully they’ll see sense soon and join their old mum. πŸ‘πŸ‘.

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

It was my daughter that got me into running. It is nice having a running buddy. X

Imc50
Imc50Graduate10

Well done MoliJ 10k is a super achievement πŸ‘πŸ…

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Imc50

Thank you x

Birdlady64
Birdlady6460minGraduate

Fantastic running! And how lovely to have done that run with your daughter. You will always remember that special run.

It is awful about the lockdowns in Wales.

I was on holiday in Gwynedd last week and managed to run a 4k and 5k around Llanengan as part of week 3 of the Magic Plan. It was so beautiful, you are so lucky to be able to run there

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Thank you. I will definitely not forget today’s run. It reminded me of my first 20min run when doing C25k. It is beautiful where I live. I do feel incredibly lucky xx

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10

Llongyfarchiadau ar dy llwyddiant M :)

Well done and I so envy anyone able to run in Wales - always loved it there but still haven't been able to get a chance to run in it :)

Congratulations again Ten-K-Runner :)

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Diolch Irish John. It is nice to run here. I bet it’s nice to run in Ireland too. I had a very nice walking holiday in Kerry and the Dingle peninsula a few years back. X

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to MoliJ

Dingle is definitely in the top five most beautiful places there, and far less crowded than the Ring of Kerry :)

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

It was a beautiful place, would love to go back. πŸ˜€

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to MoliJ

The Connor Pass - white knuckled drive but oh so worth it :)

nowster
nowster in reply to Irish-John

Connor Pass is nothing compared with the Priest's Leap!

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Priest's Leap is awesome, true :) And one hasn't really been to Ireland if they haven't spent time in Cork - especially around Clonakilty :)

But that sheer drop to the sea on the Connor Pass is sphincter-tightening in the extreme 😬 No way will I drive it on the seaward side.

nowster
nowster in reply to Irish-John

I've done Connor Pass in fog. When I did Priest's Leap it was in a hired 8 seat MPV. I didn't know what sort of road it was going to be. Some of the undulations near the summit were sphincter clenching.

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Connor Pass in fog!!!! 🀯

Hard core driving? πŸ‘πŸ»

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate10

How fantastic! Really well done.

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Roxdog

Thank you Roxdog, chilling now after Prosecco, steak and a very nice cheese. πŸ˜€

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate10

OMG Moli your photos are amazing - that is so brilliant! Not just a 60 minute run, but a 10k with your daughter. I cannot tell you how wonderful that is - you surely know it and will cherish that for years to come. Massive congrats! πŸ₯³πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ†πŸ…Great big hugs too xx

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

Thanks Fiona, we had a brilliant day yesterday. So many memories to treasure. Trying not to feel sad today as she is going home. With the uncertainty of lockdowns i am not sure when we will see each other again. Xxx

I recognize the mountains in the background, especially the odd shaped one at the far right that overlooks Trefor. When I drive through the gap at Llanaelhaearn I know I've just over half an hour more to go.

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to nowster

The mountains locally are called Yr Eifl or the Rivals. We have been up Tre'r Ceiri many times as there is an Iron Age fort at the top. The views are spectacular.

nowster
nowster in reply to MoliJ

Yes, I knew that, and I know they're called "The Forks" in the Shakespearean sense. πŸ˜‰

Dannybhoy625
Dannybhoy62560minGraduate

Brilliant Moli, well done!

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Dannybhoy625

Thanks so much Dannybhoy625. πŸ˜€

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10

Well done on running for 60 minutes and then carrying into 10kπŸ‘πŸΌ Great achievement. It looks like you have a lovely routes to run 😊

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Raspberrypink

Thank you Raspberrypink x

Love this 🧑🧑🧑

Boom πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

60 mins βœ…

10k βœ…

Back from injury βœ…

Celebrate away πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to GTFC

Thanks GTFC, slight befuddled head this morning. I just had to have a fry up breakfast πŸ§‡ 🍳 πŸ₯“ like you do πŸ˜‚

Wow fantastic πŸŽ‰ 60 minutes and 10K that’s really fabulous πŸ‘

Lovely pics too 😊

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to CazzaW

Thank you CazzaW πŸ˜€

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