Laura told me I'm a runner now and it's true, I do kind of feel like one

I'm in Week 6 but a weird thing happened yesterday. I started browsing for races near me and almost (almost!) clicked to register for a 10k in October. Then I started looking at various GPS running watches and comparing prices and features.

It's a bit worrying. I don't want to jinx this feeling, and I don't want to get ahead of myself. But I really do kind of sort of feel like a runner!

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  • Hold fast there... slow and steady does it.... :)

    Great to have plans, but now you are a runner, ( because Laura said so :)) you really don't want to jinx it :)

    Keep on with the programme, slow and steady until you reach that podium.. and then! Well! The choice is yours and what a choice!!!

  • Thanks Floss. Yes, best not to get ahead of myself. Only a couple more weeks till graduation. But I just realised I said I was in Week 6 and I'm actually in Week 7!

  • Brilliant...! (So sorry if I sound like your Mum, but best to get there in one piece :) )

    You are doing wonderfully and when you have got that shiny badge you can come and join us on Bridge to 10 K forum, we are a really nice bunch and you will know loads of us from here :) The best thing is you will be able to choose how and what you do!!! :) x

  • Yes, I have already downloaded the bridge to 10k podcasts and read a load of posts on there... (sorry)

  • That is great.. I sneaked on before I actually joined the forum... :)

  • Great Attitude, well done on getting this far. The bug can bite hard and not release.

    good work on the programme so far. As Oldfloss has said don't go too far too fast. maybe a few parkruns and 5k races first?

    But now you are running the world is your oyster.

  • I have entered a 4k the week after I graduate - perfect timing! And I love parkrun and really wish I could do it here, but none so far in Switzerland. I had a look at my old parkrun account yesterday too - I completed my last one in 2011 with a time of 32 min - I had completely forgotten I used to be so quick. So that's a good target to aim for WHEN I HAVE GRADUATED.

  • Well I bought my running watch two weeks into the programme and signed up for races before graduation too ;) I say whatever helps to stay motivated is allowed!

    I'm slowly starting to increase the distance now but I like having specific goals.

    Keep it up and have fun! :)

  • good for you ;)

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