Nice to meet you @ London winter Run! :)

Nice to meet you @ London winter Run! :)

Just a quick post to say that it was great to meet fellow C25Kers today! :) I had a fun time! it was B****y freezing at times and it took some willpower to keep on going- i felt happier once i had got past 5k, but i knew i could get round if i stuck at it, and Boz accompanied me at my(much slower than his!) pace as hes only run once since his seized up back cleared up! and he didn't even nag or say "come on" very often(well maybe a little at the final 500m mark!) My calf been stiff the past week but with compression sock on it behaved fine !:)

It was nice to see some of the sights of London, the 2nd half past St Pauls and along the Thames were the bits i enjoyed most, it was really busy but not too much of a crushed in feeling! the snowzones were not as impressive as they might have been but that didn't really matter! :)

We all met up before and after and Realfoodieclub came along to support us and even brought us homemade chocolate cake for after! Lovely! Some of us went to the pub to chat and have dinner(and argue the merits of a cup of tea with Miles_Yonder! can't change his mind though! and lovely chats with No-Excuse my buddy right from the start of c25k!) and a well deserved drink(i'd also been to Mcdonalds for hot choc and doughnut first! those hard earnt calories may well be back on now , along with the cheesy chips!) :X

my chip time says 1hr 1 min38 secs, so i'll take that, as its 12 secs off my Bournemouth 10k, and i wasn't expecting that so chuffed! had a lazy afternoon(even a lie down on the sofa!) and now sat waiting for my lovely Bruv John to finish dinner, so all is well! :) Off to see my college pal from 24 yrs ago tomorrow then heading home on tuesday! and rest of the week off as holiday so lovely :)

All i can add is that the forum buddies here are just as lovely in real life as on this forum, and my life is better for the whole c25k experience! My even enter the Eastleigh 10k in march to keep me going! :)

love Aliboo :) x


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  • great stuff aliboo sounds like you had a really great time ,apart from the cold .. maybe next year for me

  • thanks rob it was a good day :)

  • Well done Alibo and so glad you enjoyed it. Enjoy your stay!

  • dinner just being dished up, nice end to day! :)

  • thanks kittykat, it was lovely to meet all the c25kers! :)

  • Oh Ali, what a great photo ! I am so pleased you enjoyed yourself and had a fab day !

    Must've been great meeting up with the others ,sounds like a great day was had by all. Well done on your race time, Congratulations to you ! :-)

    I am sure you will take life long happy memories from today. Think theres a plan to meet up again for next year, already ! Hope Boz had a good day too :-)

    Enjoy the rest of your night Ali, fab post , I really enjoyed reading that . :-)

    PS. Miles is looking like a proper poster boy isnt he ? :-D xxx

  • just off to my pals now, will catch up with you all again on weds! think miles will approve of the poster boy comment! :) talk soon poppypug ! :) thanks for your nice comments! :)

  • Great post Ali and lovely to meet you - just sad we couldn't come to the pub afterwards but Rico needed another walk that Mrs GF did. Well done for taking time off your 10k

  • nice to see you too and your support team, Rico is a lovely dog :) you did really well! :)

  • Thanks aliboo I think we all did fantastically

  • Great time Aliboo, glad you both got round safely. A fantastic day.

  • hope you got back safely, nice to see you and thanks for looking after my bag! :)

  • So good to meet you, and that's a fab pic of you and one of the scary Huggy bears!!!!

  • think the bears should have been bigger, but cute anyway in a scary way you're right! :) love the selfie photo on dans report, great that you two did so well, poor Dan with his chip time, hope he gets it sorted ........... lovely to meet you Juicyju! :)

  • Great picture and great to meet you both. Well done on your time. Glad you enjoyed the cake. Say hi to Boz. Great day.

  • thanks real foodie, that was fab cake, you looked after us well! :)

  • A great day Ali, and a great time you ran that in too! Well done. It was lovely to meet you after our year of foruming. Have a safe journey home and take care sweetpea! Hope we can meet again before too long x :-D

  • thanks no excuse, great to meet you too, i think we all did well and everyone got on well too so a great result all round :) Just of to walk Johns dog then Jane picking me up! :)

  • Lovely photo :) x

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