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Waaaaaaaah!!! 10 Miles 🀩🀩🀩

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FrencGraduate10
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I can’t believe it, I ran 10 miles! I am so, so pleased πŸ˜€. I went out early, 6:30, to beat the heat, and am so glad I did. Went nice and slow and at about 10k, I thought you know what, I reckon I might manage 16k! My planned route hadn’t taken this into account, so I ended up doing an add on along a slip road off the M3 which was interesting to say the least, then when I got back into town, I ran round in circles for a bit going past the same people, who must have thought I was somewhat mad πŸ˜†.

To say I am delighted is an understatement. I cannot quite believe that this is me, who started C25K just over 7 months ago, and struggled, really struggled with some of those runs. This forum has kept me so motivated, so thank you everyone.. Oh dear, I’m having a bit of a moment 😭.

Have a smashing day everyone!

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Absolutely delighted for you πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ™†πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Go celebrate, that’s a fantastic achievement so door after starting running. Pop over to the marathon forum to collect your 10 mile badge. Happy running πŸ€—

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you thank you thank you! Can you tell I’m still very excited! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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GrannyhugsAmbassador in reply to Frenc

You deserve to be πŸ€—

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sTrongFuseGraduate10

Well done. I think we've all done "odd" things to get us to a certain distance on occasion but it still counts. Great achievement.

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to sTrongFuse

Ah thanks so much sTrongFuse. Odd keeps the world 🌎 going round, that’s for sure 😊.

You are amazing !!!!

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Mittymoo

Ah Mittymoo, thank you so much for your support, it’s really appreciated! I’m so HAPPY! 🀩🀩🀩

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NordicrunnerGraduate10

Fantastic! Well done and enjoy the rest of the day πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Nordicrunner

Thank you so much Nordicrunner. I will 😊.

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BlackScorpionGraduate10

Eh... what was that yesterday about 10 miles being the next goal? You really don't just talk do you? I guess if you now say, my next goal is a HM, you'll post tomorrow you did a HM! 😜 Congrats and well done! Not going to try and catch up with you though, that is just a bit too much for me at this moment πŸ˜‚

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to BlackScorpion

I know, I did think of you and what I said yesterday πŸ˜†. But it was a bit like your amazing 10k yesterday, it just felt right. It won’t be happening again any time soon though, I need to give the legs a good rest! Have a great day. 😊

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BlackScorpionGraduate10 in reply to Frenc

When it feels right, you just have to go for it. Now back to 15K, hahaha. Enjoy the well earned rest!

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Jools2020Graduate10

Oooh, well done! 10 miles is such a great distance and now you know that anything is possible! You’ve every right to be super proud of yourself. I’m a great believer in not overthinking things and today was obviously your day to achieve it! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ’ͺβ­οΈπŸ†πŸ₯³

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Thank you so much! I am really proud of myself. Yes, I agree about the overthinking - today was just the right day 😁.

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Frenc

Ten miles. TEN MILES. It sounds such as a long way. It IS a long way πŸ˜‚ You do realise that you could have posted this on the Marathon Forum! 😊

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Ooooh no I didn’t know that. Thank you! Mind you, it won’t be happening again for a while I have to say 😁.

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Week7Graduate10

πŸ†

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Week7

Thank you! 😊

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Woohoo Frenc, that’s the way to do it! Very well done. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you! Sorry it’s taken me this long to reply - I sometimes miss stuff. Have rested for 3 days which was needed, I can tell you πŸ˜†.

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Mormor1Graduate10

That's such an achievement Frenc, bet you keep smiling all day at the very least....

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Mormor1

Ah thank you, yes I’m still smiling πŸ™‚.

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Instructor57Ambassador

Congratulations on your 10 mile run ! Great achievement πŸ‘

Do be mindfull of the 10% rule though πŸ€”

You definitely don't want to end up on the I C

Don't forget to claim your badge 😁

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Thank you Ian! I definitely won’t be doing it again for a while, and you are very wise to remind me of the 10% rule! I’m going to bring it back down for a while to be sensible. Thanks again! 😊😊😊

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to Frenc

Haha, you probably need a well deserved rest now .But we'll done on a fantastic achievement πŸ˜πŸ‘

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Yes indeed - I’m excitedly looking at the cooler weather towards the end of the week πŸ˜†.

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to Frenc

Oh, how did you get on with the hydration vest ?

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

I really like it, it holds everything I need, especially the water. Of course, I’d rather not have to wear it, but needs must! How did you get on, I did mean to ask.

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to Frenc

I'm not liking it 😐Can't seem to get a decent flow and I hate the sloshing about ! Haha

I took my Running belt yesterday whic holds 2 small bottles and to be honest , I prefer it 🀣

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Oh I’m sorry to hear that, I know what you mean about the sloshing, it takes some getting used to! Especially if you only have the one bottle - can feel very lopsided. Hopefully you can send it back easily enough, I feel a bit bad as I was raving about it! But pleased you have your trusty belt. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to Frenc

Oh no worries , I had been looking at them before you actually got yours , It was with a try but yes, I might return 🀣

Wow Frenc that’s fantastic! What an achievement! So pleased for you πŸ˜€ x

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Indielass00

Thank you so much. I kind of keep having to pinch myself a bit, I am really happy πŸ˜ƒ! Just glad I went out really early, it’s scorchio today. Bet it’s lovely where you are by the sea 🌊.

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Indielass00 in reply to Frenc

It’s been a scorcher here too! Yesterday we went on the beach πŸ–πŸ˜€

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KnittingrunnerGraduate10

That’s brilliant. Running round in circles or running back and for to make up distance is what I do. I get to the point where I’m saying just a bit more. Well done. πŸ‘πŸ‘

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Knittingrunner

Ah thank you! It was certainly just a bit more, just a bit more, thinking will this bloomin’ ever end πŸ˜†!

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KnittingrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Frenc

πŸ˜‚ I know!!

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backintimeGraduate10

Well done! - if you head on over to the Marathon forum you can get a 10 mile badge :D

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to backintime

Thank you so much backintime, I did try to do that earlier but my phone was acting up! I’ll try again πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘. All the best.

Very impressive, as I read some people's posts it does seem that sometimes it's those spontaneous decisions to keep running that seems to get great achievements! Not sure if there is something psychological in that?? I wish it to happen to me sometime soon. I plan an early morning run this Wednesday as I left it too late today and it was already silly hot! 😒 Anyway, well done you! You have every right to feel pretty chuffed with yourself. 😁

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Skiddle1

Ah thank you Skiddle1 - I think you’re right, sometimes it just feels right! I think it happens to everyone at some point, your turn will come 😊. Yes, definitely run as early as you can - it’s way too hot any later at the moment. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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nowsterGraduate10

That's an amazing time for a first 10 miler. Well done!

You do know you needed to have an over 50 cc engine to go on the motorway? πŸ€ͺ🏍️

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Thank you so much! I snuck a sneaky engine in my running vest πŸ˜†. Thankfully there is a bit of pavement along that bit of road as it intersects 2 footpaths. Just had a chuckle though, wondering how it would be running down the motorway - somehow I don’t think it’ll catch on. 😁😁😁

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Delly-dotGraduate10

Wowzer!! πŸ˜ƒ Absolutely fantastic Frenc!

You are definitely entitled to your moment.

What an amazing achievement. Well done!

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

Ah thank you so much Delly-dot (I just love your name). I am super pleased I have to say 😊. I don’t think it’s something I’ll do all that often, but it’s great to have done it. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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tmbtrain60minGraduate

πŸ‘ nice one! Thats some journey in 7 months πŸ˜ƒ

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to tmbtrain

Thank you so much! 😊😊😊

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