10k run : It’s Sunday and our usual park is... - Bridge to 10K

Bridge to 10K

13,659 members18,398 posts

10k run

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10

It’s Sunday and our usual park is full of people enjoying the mild weather and meeting up outside, so we headed alongside the golf course and parted by the seafront, Willow to head back round the lake and a 30 minute gentle run on his slightly tender knee, me well I said I wanted to run to the pier and back so we blew each other a kiss and went on our way

I crossed the road and looked up, flip the pier looks tiny in the distance, on I went, it was beautiful, the sea flat calm, quite a few people walking in the weak sun, as I got closer to the pier there were more people, i passed 3 camper van type vehicles selling hot coffee and as I passed the pier I got that intense whiff of vinegar that only goes with fish and chips, but what a disappointment!!! the pier is only just over two and a half kilometres from where we park the car so on I plod, a few runners passed going the other way and a couple that passed going my way I used as pacers but couldn’t keep up with for long,

It was so busy I decided to cross the road and leave the sea view

It was much quieter, every time I saw a deep plum coloured car I wondered if Willow had come to meet me, but happily no, none of them was my car

On I ran, slow but sure and reached the other end of Worthing, the 5k mark, so now it’s 5k home and not a step walking so far

I turned and ran back, it was really quite uneventful, 6k check in, feeling fine and the sun breaks through, all that healthy vitamin D on my bare skin, I’m getting somewhat hot around the middle, not only has my hoodie been tied round there for a while but my scarf joined it at the 4k mark because my neck was hot

7k check in, feeling fine, slowing down, feeling a little sore under my left arm pit, ran with my arms out fir a while, now I know why Willow pats talcum powder under his arms, on I plod, 8k woo now into uncharted territory never ran further than 8 k before

Along the way I did some calculations and decided I’d be happy with a time of 1 hr 45 mins

9 k and my right knee was twinging, I straightened up, used my hip muscles my ankles and calves to support the knee and it worked, I got back to the park as I crossed the 10k mark and walked the 500 metres past the golf course back to the car, then I realised how long I’d been and apologised to Willow for being so long

BUT I RAN 10K AND NOT A STEP OF WALKING

mind you some of it was walking pace but I ran the whole way

I beat the gremlins the other day and after a really bad night with little sleep I woke fighting demons and the urge to go back to sleep this morning but had read a facebook post that said “Start the day with determination and you will end the day with satisfaction”

Thank you everyone here you are my inspiration 😀

Before I wrote this I read a post by Dexy5 titled Postcard from Southsea so the pictures are various making a postcard from Worthing and of course today’s route

115 Replies
oldestnewest
AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Congratulations to you Sola on running your first 10K, well done 😀 🏃🏾 🎓I am sure Willow will be very proud of you and you should be very proud of yourself 😊

You know how to get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE10 next to your username OR do you want to wait until Willow runs a 10K as well, the reason being that you share your username with him WillowandSola??.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I put a request in on the 10k graduate pinned post, I won’t wait for Willow, it’ll be a while, he needs to do some strength and flex to strengthen that knee, and although we share a user name he doesn’t participate here We are both rather proud of me though

Week7
Week7Graduate10

Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉That sounds like an amazing run _10k in the bag!!

A really inspirational post. Thanks for sharing.

I have never heard that quote about determination before but I think it's brilliant and I will be using it in so many areas of my life in these strange times.

Thanks again & run safe!!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Week7

Thank you, I only read that quote this morning and loved it, especially as i woke fighting those demons

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10

What an amazing run, well done you 😁

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Mum22boys

Thank you, i’m no speed merchant but am pleased to have done it

WoW what a truly wonderful run, absolutely thrilled for you...10k seems such a long way off to me at the moment. You must be feeling so pleased and so proud, that is another great milestone. I loved your description of all the various check ins along the way and the fact that you managed the knee twinge, great stuff👍. Fabulous post, thanks for sharing and Congratulations...you're a 10ker...how cool is that😁. 🚶‍♀️🦌🐢🐌🙋

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Buddhagal

Thank you and really cool. you will get there, if i can anyone can

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Whoohoo! 10k in the bag. Congrats Sola 👏👏👏

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thank you so much, I was beginning to wonder if I ever would

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10

Fantastic run, well done Sola. Xxx

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to MoliJ

Thank you very much

Amazing, huge congratulations for getting your 10k Sola, that's just brilliant 🎊🎉💐👏🥳🏆🏅🏃‍♀️💪 You must be feeling over the moon, and rightly so. All your consistency has paid off and it just goes to show that you don't always need to have a plan to get you to where you want to be, you just have to feel it and you'll find your way.

Wonderful photos too, I do love my Forest but I would love to to run by the sea. A plan for next year, hopefully.

Well done again and I hope you celebrate well today, you definitely deserve it 👏👏💐🥳🎉🎊🍾🥂

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Forest_Run_Beginner

Thank you, I’ve tried following the garmin 10k plan and gave up at about week 4, I tried following the magic plan and we both ran 8k on that before we gave up and just ran for 30 minutes two or three times a week, Willow has been having knee problems though and runs gently for 30 minutes, that’s not always enough for me and I didn’t really set out to run 10k today i was just enjoying it and carried on then once i got to 5k realised i had to run back again We’ve set up a way of Willow tracking me now though because he was beginning to worry a bit

Forests are wonderful places our woods aren’t big enough to settle into a good run and very steep, we have walked up and ran back down though and that’s special because trees are my very best things

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate10

Well done! That's amazing!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Roxdog

Thank you very much

Hidden
Hidden

🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

As promised I have ran around the garden!!

What a run!! 10k, 6.2 miles and you did it. Absolutely fantastic I'm so made up for you 😃 you deserve this feeling so much . I hope you are super chuffed.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

Did you really run around the garden? thank you, I do feel rather chuffed and relaxed now after the deepest hottest bath going, i’m not even that achey but can feel a nap coming on

Hidden
Hidden in reply to WillowandSola

Absolutely!! You do, and will inspire more people than you will be aware of. This 10k is that big.

A 1,2,3..'Roll out the barrel'

🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

😀😳😀😳🙂😀💥

Hidden
Hidden in reply to WillowandSola

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

😀

59er
59erGraduate10

Well done you! Sounds like a lovely run - golf course, sea, pier what more could you ask for? All the better for doing your first 10k. I didn't realise you get a badge for 10k too! I want one! 😂

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 59er

Thank you, you’ve got your Graduate 10 by your name x

59er
59erGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Have I ? I didn't know that 😳

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to 59er

My goodness me 59er didn't you realise that the words GRADUATE10 were next to your username, they have been there since you ran your first 10K. 😊 🏃🏾 🎓

59er
59erGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

No, I didn't realise that! I wonder who put that there! 😁

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to 59er

The administrators put it there, when a runner graduates from C25K or graduate by running a 10K, in most cases, but not all they must go to the Healthunlocked C25K or B210K for that month's Graduate or Graduate10 Homepage and tell the administrators that they have completed C25K or ran their first 10K, some don't and the administrators just put the words Graduate or Graduate10 next to their username from the original post which I think must have happened in your case as you say "I wonder who put it there"

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Mine still says graduate60

nowster
nowster60minGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

I think you get whichever you claim first. You can't have both.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

If at the moment you have "60mingraduate" next to your username, that will change to Graduate10 when you tell the administrators that you have ran your first 10K, go to the November Healthunlocked graduate10 homepage and tell them that you have ran your first 10K.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al I thought I did that 😀but it is Sunday

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

I am sure that the words GRADUATE10 should appear next to your username soon.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I’m i no hurry 😀I’m just happy I could do it

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

👍 🏃🏾 Graduate10 🎓

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

It's now almost 24 hours since you ran that 10K Sola and the words Graduate10 are still not next to your username

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

It’ll turn up, I left a comment on the post and Oldfloss answered it, but hey it was the weekend

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Congratulations Sola, that first 10k is so special and you chose a beautiful morning to do it. We are promoting the south coast well today, plus there is @DavidG in between us in Bognor Regis.

Go celebrate that’s 10k now!

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🤸🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thank you Dexy5 and of course Roseabi in Brighton,

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

👍. Any more bids ? .......

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

Absolutely amazing running your first 10k. You did brilliantly and it sounded a lovely paced run that you really enjoyed. Congratulations 🎊 👏 🎊 👏

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy, I loved it, just a gentle run slow and steady because I didn’t know how far I was going until I got there 😂

nowster
nowster60minGraduate

Amazing! Well done! 👍

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Thank you very much

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate10

Great post, I could almost smell those fish and chips 🤤 Well done Sola a nice Sunday afternoon 10k, your an inspiration for us too 👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Couchphoenix

Thank you They did smell good but I wasn’t tempted, mind you, I didn’t have money on me

Jell6
Jell6Graduate10

Well done that sounds like a great run , and half of it clad like a cricket umpire too!Working out what to wear or not to wear is still a work in progress for me.

Looking forward to seeing your new badge🎊🥂🎊

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Jell6

Thank you thank you 😊

Littleoyellow
LittleoyellowGraduate10

So pleased for you Sola and I hope that you are basking in the glow of that great 10k run 👏👏👏👏👍I hope you are being pampered and that you enjoy a restful evening 😁🤗

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Littleoyellow

I’m terribly mean with water, today we had the deepest hottest bath ever and i wallowed

Littleoyellow
LittleoyellowGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

I LOVE a post run bath 😁🛀 with Radox muscle soak bath salts preferably- you deserved that soak - you earned it 👍

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10

Well done and congratulations on your first 10k! 👌👏👏👏Just up the road from me too.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

😀 maybe you were one of the people running past at great speed over the last few months

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

I don’t think so 😂 but the Worthing PR is definitely on my radar when they start up again.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

The seafront is really too busy at the weekend but wider from the pier westwards, I smiled and felt sad as I passed the PR markers i the ground

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

It was pretty packed here this afternoon so I delayed my speed trial till 6 and then it was totally deserted. 👍😀

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

That sounds good, I’m no good at speed but have found i can run a bit faster for much longer than last year

Tigs08
Tigs0860minGraduate

Congratulations 🎉 , sounds like a great run. Well done, hope you are celebrating this evening

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Tigs08

Thanks, we celebrated with the best roast beef ever

Amazing!!! 👏

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Fazwaz

Thanks

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

Beautiful photos and well done 👏

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Thank you

Wow! Your first 10k👏👏you must be so thrilled. Brilliant achievement 😊

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Dups

I am thrilled thanks, although it’s a little tempered because Willow has a sore knee and didn’t run with me, we started together though

Maz1103
Maz1103Graduate10

Great run. Well done. We should all be very proud of ourselves 👏🏃‍♀️

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Maz1103

Yes aren’t we great?

Hareshaw-Granny
Hareshaw-Granny60minGraduate

Fantastic news Willow, what a great achievement. You give me some inspiration to get there too. 👏👏🏅

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

I’m sure you will soon, it took me ages though, 1hr 43 minutes, I’m still very slow

Hareshaw-Granny
Hareshaw-Granny60minGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

10k is 10k mo matter the time. ✅

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

That’s what I thought and I could do short bursts of faster pace right up to the end lol 😂

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Congratulations Sola!👍 Amazing how sometimes it just feels right to go for it!😀

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Considering the night i had and this mornings demons, I was surprised, but been hankering to do it fir a while

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

Well done. Great run

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Thank you

CBDB
CBDB60minGraduate

Oh wow 🤩 🤩🤩🤩 big congrats on your 10k. And I loved reading how you were able to compensate some knee niggles with posture. I still yet have to get to know my physique as well, in order to know how to change here to get something there. Impressive!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to CBDB

The best thing though, that I forgot to mention, on longer distances I always get a lot of pain in my left shoulder, last week I looked it up and it said I was leading with my chin, so I’ve been practicing tucking my chin in and no shoulder pain at all it’s wonderful I was annoyed that my right knee hurt, it’s usually the left one and i put a tubi grip on that one, but slowed down straightened up, tightened various muscles and it was really good

CBDB
CBDB60minGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

🤩💪👍🏽

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

I must try that as I get awful shoulder pain on long runs.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

You never know it might work for you too, good luck

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate10

BOOM!!! 💣💣💣👏👏👏💪💪💪🎉🎉🎉🏅🏅🏅Way to go Sola!

Congratulations on your 10k!!

Awesome! 👍

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Thank you, it sort of came as a surprise, but right from the start I kept thinking If I just run 5k then I will have to run back again I knew how long it was taking but had t thought how long Willow was waiting for me to return, we’ve set up tracking so he can see where i am in future

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

That sounds like a good idea yes. I always tell MrB where I am going.

If I go out early morning I leave a note. When I get back it's usually exactly where I left it and Mr B is still in bed 😁

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

That’s a good idea the note, although when I left Willow I said I was hoping to get as far as the pier and when I got to the sea front i could see the pier and it was tiny I thought I’d never run that far, turns out just over two and a half k looks a long way across beach and sea

Frizzbomb67
Frizzbomb6760minGraduate

Congratulations on your first 10K! 🥳I stand in awe 😮 as I’m still working up to it.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Frizzbomb67

I just took it nice and steady and when I was beginning to ache on the way back I went slower still

Blossom-
Blossom-60minGraduate

Wow Sola what a lovely post and a lovely 10k for you, well done! If you can do it, l can, as they say! (But I don't feel ready just yet!) I love reading your posts; you're always so positive, so thank you for being like that 🤗

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Blossom-

Thank you so much, I had gremlins on Friday and woke with demons this morning but running is such a positive thing for me, and you will do it when the time is right

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Never in any doubt; 10k complete; no messing! A well deserved success on an amazing day; 🥂 cheers!!!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Thank you, it’s been a great day

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate10

Many Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 on running your first 10km Sola 🏆🏆🏆🥇🥇🥇🎖🎖🎖🎓🎓🎓 can’t wait to see your Graduate10 badge sparkling!! What an inspiration you are, truly amazing, well done you ⭐️⭐️⭐️👏👏👏💪💪💪Willow must be so proud of you, well done. You must be feeling so amazing 💪💪💪

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Thank you

Smile23
Smile23Graduate10

Well done you!

10k you must be chuffed.

Hoping to emulate you in a few weeks

Enjoy your achievement x

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Smile23

Thank you

Orangemini11
Orangemini11Graduate10

Congratulations on running your first 10K. You did it! What a wonderful achievement! 😀

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Orangemini11

Thank you

Killerblue
KillerblueGraduate10

That is absolutely wonderful and I’m so pleased for you 👍👍 you must be feeling very proud of yourself l. Well done

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Killerblue

I am still pretty chuffed, thank you

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10

Great job - it sounds like a very relaxing gentle run. And 10k!! I started running 2.5 years ago and I still find writing those words - together - unbelievable. 🙄 Happy running - keep safe

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Sybilw

Thank you. it had to be relaxed as I didn’t j ow how far i was going, it was a case of check in, see how I felt and go a bit further

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

I had a run like that at the weekend and happily I ran further than I’d expected when I set off. Some days go well others you just let go!

Con- gra- tu- la- tions... and celebrations. Hooooooraaaaaaay 🤩💃🥂👍🥳🏃‍♀️. The perfect run, so pleased for you and and a plus, as it was unexpected. Give me another year and I might have joined you - still slowly making my way towards 6k😂🤣😁🏃‍♀️!!!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to apatsyf

Slow and steady really does work

johnt46
johnt46Graduate10

Well done Sola, great achievement, that first 10k is always the best, no matter what time!🤗 love your pictures too, looks a beautiful area to run .

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to johnt46

Thank you, we’ve run at all those places over the last few weeks, I no longer carry my phone so don’t take photos i route like i used to

Imc50
Imc50Graduate10

Way to go Sola I'm sure you'll get Willow there asap, brilliant your a 10k runner absolutely terrific 👍👍.

And the photos you've shared, they're just hypnotic, great colours 🙂🙂🏆

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Imc50

Thank you, Willow is mostly happy with a half hour run but we did run 8k together a while ago, I’m trying to introduce the joy of running along the seafront to him, tomorrow’s being we plan to run along the prom

Imc50
Imc50Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Ohhhhh I haven't had the pleasure of hearing the sea and the waves crash as I run yet......... On the bucket list it goes ✅

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Imc50

I love running along the sea front but i love the south downs as well

Many congratulations !!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Health2020

Thank you

Glorious, Sola! Look at that lovely new badge too 🌟😍And now I've read that FB post, I'm going to get up and do my stretches 😁 (had a terrible nights sleep in my defence 😳)

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thank you and ooo yes i’ve just seen the badge Terrible nights sleep are rotten aren’t they hope your tonight is better

Lifluf
LiflufGraduate10

Fantastic Sola! Well done. Hope you're not too achy afterwards but a great achievement.🙂

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Lifluf

Thank you, surprisingly i’ve not been achey at all

You may also like...