I've joined the 10k club!

I ran 10k for the first time ever today. I was quite nervous before the run - it felt like week 9 of C25k, would I make it or not? I wore my C25k top for luck (berry pink to match my 'running' face :) ). I was slow; I took about 1hr 18mins, but I did it. It did include a few small hills as well tho' by the end I was desperately trying to find the flattest route.

Will have a glass or two of bubbly tonight to celebrate !

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  • Blimey...another 10k runner - something in the air today!! Really well done jennie, that's a fabulous run.

    It's great when people ask you how far you run and you can say "Well, I have done 10k..."!

    Enjoy the celebration! :-)

  • Thank you - I'm so chuffed. Must try that line - says she nonchalantly, 'Well I ran 10k at the weekend' Just cant believe it! :) :)

  • Well done! It's an amazing feeling huh? Enjoy your celebration!

  • Thank you ! It is an amazing feeling. It reminds me of when I finished C25. Just sooo happy!

  • Hooray!! That's both of us ( just seen your comment on my blog.. Thank you!). It's a great feeling isn't it, my legs are STIFF, and every time i get up i nearly crumble, and I just keep reliving it at home and going on about it!My husband has had enough but he is long suffering!! Well done you, and cheers I'm on the red ;)

  • Well done us! I'm lying on the couch, knees a bit sore but getting better the more wine is consumed. Lots of red here so let me just pour you a drink. :)

  • Yes please ;)

  • Well done! Yes, it's a great thing to be able to say - I ran 10k. Enjoy it! :)

  • It is great to know you can run 10k. I'm still smiling this morning. Even after graduation I never dreamt I'd be able to run 10k. So I'm going to enjoy this for quite a long time. :)

  • Fantastic, many congratulations. :-) Enjoy your celebratory drink, you deserve it.

  • Thank you! I did enjoy that celebratory glass. :)

  • Congratulations x x I didn't 2nd 10k last week such a fab feeling x x

  • Thanks Alex. I think doing a second must be even more satisfying - you know that you can keep doing it. Congratulations on your 2nd !

  • Well done and welcome to the 10K club - enjoy your celebrations especially the bubbly I know I did :) Maggie

  • Thank you! And the bubbly was great too. A perfect end to a Bank Holiday.

  • I ran 10k for the first time yesterday (Monday) too, the BUPA London 10,000, and I'm really suffering today, aching back, hips and calves. I'm so pleased I did it though, but not sure if I really want to ever do it again. I got about the same time as you Jennie, and I did walk quite a few times, but finished in style with a kind of sprint, got my medal- sorted!

  • Well done! It must have been fabulous running that route. May just see you there next year - we'll be hardened 10kers by then. :)

  • Oh my gosh, I remember (doesn't seem so long ago) when you were struggling a little - look at you now! Well done, 10k is a fab achievement :-) :-)

  • Thank you! Looking back at that struggle in early March makes this all the sweeter. :)

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