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…and this is what you may get for taking it slow and steady

67…just finished a 10K and still having the energy to jump for joy at the end of it:)

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Not said in a proud way, just with pure joy.

Plus...slow and steady does work :)

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Yes davelinks they are my old, one purple leg running tights :)

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AWESOME!! great pic :D

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Thank you...not bad for an old snail :) x

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Who hoo look at you!!😄 Brilliant.x

Another 10k..no wonder you are happy. Well done Floss. You are rocking those tights too.😊xxx

Fantastic work, take a rest day or two😉xxx

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I am pleased thank you.. have done a couple since my first one, but always had a photo stop or something... this was a non stop :) Great fun:)

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More loft sorting tomorrow...my rest day :)

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Congratulations! You definitely deserved a joy and proud jump!

I must say: I LOVE yoir outfit! I love purple! What brand are those? I want similar / the same ones! Sorry :P They are sooo gorgeous!

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Thanks! I am a bit loopy :) They are my favourite tights...my first funky pair.... Reebok... half price... :) I have some even funkier too :)

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Not loopy in the slightest.

I punched the air when I hit 6 miles and carried on running for another quarter mile because I wasn't sure how it translated to k's!

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My family would disagree..but they love me anyway x

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May I - very gently - suggest that's your family's problem... I fully intend to be running and jumping well into my 80's. I read something really inspirational about an 80 something recently, I'll see if I can find it.

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In this day and age when we face such a funding crisis in health and social care we need to change the way we age. So I would say aspirational.

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You look about 20! Well done - you are fantastic!

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I like that!!!! Thank you my friend x

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Yeah, she's clearly lying about her age. Women do that.

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Oh I so wish I was !!!! Trouble is... sometimes I forget how old I am :) x

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You look great! Love the tights. And all that energy after a 10 k!!

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Thanks... I was buzzing a little... such a beautiful morning !

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Great photo, congratulations 😁🍾

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Could not resist... :) Thanks youx

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Be proud! Well done oldfloss! Inspiration!

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I am a tad pleased.. thanks youx

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Fab pic. Loving the colour. Well done: yep, slow and steady does the job. It got me to 10k too.

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My favourite leggings :) x Saw your post.. well done:)

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Thank you 😁

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Fabulous! Go girl! You're a superstar 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Not really..just a plodder:)

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No way! Not if you ran 10k! 😊

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Well... maybe a long-ish distance plodder :)

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When things get tough 'Slow and Steady' is my mantra! I repeat it over and over (usually in my head!) to get me through - I'm heading on to week 9 and I wouldn't be here without it! Thanks for the inspiration and well done on the 10k! Looking fab!! ☺️🏃🏻‍♀️ Xx

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It works..it really does... I go on about slow and steady all the time, but it is the way. I did my first 10 k a while ago, but this was a bit of a special for me :)

Well done you.... Week 9 and getting close to the podium :) Thanks x

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You truly are an inspiration Floss .

Just goes to show , how much we are capable of once we put our minds to it .

That is such a great pic . C25k poster Girl ! :-) xxx

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Not really Pops... just felt I wanted to say that if we can take our time...and we do get results and have fun too :) xxxx

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Fantastic & I love those tights ... they'd look silly on me, but I really do need to take heed and stop being so boring! Love you pieces, my friend! xxx

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After your op.. treat yourself to something bright.... there is some great man stuff out there and you would look super... :) Love you right back xxxx

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Love it, love it, love it.....love purple, love the zikee belt ( well modelled by the way 😉) age..........is just a number.......look at that trim figure.....go you lady!

Slow is the new fast dontcha know......💪👍

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Mx 🤗

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Thanks... I did have my Zikee belt on, as I took some water, which I was glad of...I find it really comfy too:)

My favourite outfit and my oldest...some of my leggings are wonders to behold:) I don't look too bad for an old un' and my sentiment exactly...age is, ( if we are fortunate enough and lucky enough) just a number. I count my blessings every day :) x

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I love this picture😀😀😀😀😀. Well done Oldfloss . Rfc xxx.

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Thanks you... just hoping, maybe, to show, that fast and furious is not the way and that slow and steady and patience works... as you certainly know, at the moment xxxx

I just was so full of the joy of running and bursting with energy....I amaze myself sometimes :)

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Great picture - the joy shines through.

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Thanks you.. that was it exactly!!!x

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Floss. You. Are. AWESOME! 😙

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Thanks you my lovely friend... ( some would say loopy..but I am okay with that ) :)

Hope all is good with you too xxx

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Wonderful photo Oldfloss - now isn't there a poem about wearing purple...(not running tights though!) You look fab and well done on a non-stop 10. You are indeed an inspiration! ☺x

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Thanks!

Yes there is ! I have it on one of my tea towels...:) I don't spend my pension on best butter or brandy though !!!

I like the brightness of my outfits.. that one is a favourite, a sort of lucky outfit too. I graduated in that, plus a faithful grey jacket, on cold dark winter morning... :)

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Brilliant! I love the purple (one of my fave colours, too) and your enthusiasm!

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Thanks youx

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Brilliant! What a lovely post and photo...LOVE the entire outfit :)

You're truly an inspiration, floss. Here's to many more running years ahead!

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Thank you :)

That outfit, is my oldest, of quite a few now, ( who said running was a cheap sport) but it is my favourite..it marked the transition of the coloured snail to the Grey Snail)

Here is to many more happy runs for all of us x

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Well look at you you gorgeous lady! What a fabulous photo floss. I love that outfit and you look amazing 🤗

They should put this picture in doctors' waiting rooms...... with one of your rambles that people can read while they wait. I reckon many of them would go straight home and start running!

Love this xxx

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Thank you your majesty! Not bad for an old un'....The one purple leg, leggings?They were my first funky leggings... I love them.. they are my favourite pair :)

I have been wondering, since you mention the poster idea... we have had some really inspirational photos of folks on here... and I wonder if there may be any mileage in contacting the NHS and seeing if this might run as an idea... real runners, and real results... ( Leave this with me) :)

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Fab idea floss! x

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What an amazing post, amazing pic and an amazing lady! I love the outfit and the energy. This is inspirational that no matter what our age we can still do it!

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Thank you...I do love my funky outfits... I have come along way since my very first run in black leggings and my faithful grey jacket :) For me, as for many of us. luckily, age is just a number..:)

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Looking good! Pretty sure you're allowed to be proud about that 😀😍😀

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Thanks you... If folk see that you don't have to be fast or furious, but can still get there, having had fun on the journey, (as you do yourself on your super runs) then I am really happy :)

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Brilliant photo floss! You look amazing! Well done on your latest 10k. 🤗xx

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Thank you x It was enjoyable... always a real bonus:)

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You look fantastic! Very stylish actually!!

Thank you for putting the first smile on my face this rainy morning. Truly you are an inspiration Oldfloss

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That has made me smile... :) Thank you... my favourite outfit :)

Dry here today, but it is a rest day.... hope it clears for you... have a good day whatever :) x

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Brilliant

Xx 😃

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Thank you x

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WOW..... 10k fantastic you are giving me hope oldfloss ...

WOW.... more important I am loving the outfit my favourite colour ..

Looking great & energy to hob at the end... you are an inspiration to us all WELL DONE I'm a great believer age is just a number😂😂😂

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Thank you.... you just have to relax....and go for it... :)

Yes, that is my favourite running outfit. I have accrued quite a few funky leggings en route :) I was still full of joy when I got back from my run, husband was waiting for me and the jump sort of just burst out :) x

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Whoop whoop whoop!

Terrific run, super photo ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I loved it.. was full of beans when I got back.. amazingly :) xxxx

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A true inspiration👏👏🏅🏆

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Thank you..just having fun...just showing that slow and steady does work :) and it was a Virtual run for Charity.. I posted it on the Bridge to 10K forum.. so many to choose from... this was inspired by davelinks and

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Awwww! Look at you! Full of beans and jumping for joy. All the replies here have said it better than I can, but your picture and post are TRUE INSPIRATION. Wonderful Floss!

And I absolutely love your 'slow and steady' mantra, because it really, truly works. It's a sort of magic and does the wonderful thing of turning the usual aggressive sporting thing on its head. The shufflers and plodders with persistance and love can achieve beautiful and astonishing things. Like star jumps after 10k! Fantastic!

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Full of beans still... :) Thank you.. we can truly amaze ourselves...:)

My Nan used to have two sayings for me.. ( I was always whizzing around) " More haste and Less Speed" and "Wisely and Slow. They stumble that run fast"...perhaps she knew then I may end up running :)

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Well said

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Well, well, well - that is a fantastic picture Oldfloss! Brilliant job. I didn't actually expect to enjoy running- but now I do. Thank you 💕💕👏👟👟

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It is such fun and the friends and the support we get on our running journey form the forum is amazing . Thank you

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As an avid reader of your posts Oldfloss,It appears to me ,you are achieving alot within your own time span.Stay with that slow even pace,you will achieve many more runs.Great pic! Keep at it.Stevy.

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I just take it that way always, Stevy...thank you.

Hopefully many more happy runs for all of us xxx

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OldFloss you are a marvel! Judging by your lovely photo I think you should change your name to CougarFLoss as you are in such good nick!

You deserve all these congratulatory replies as you are always so encouraging to everyone on this forum, well done! :)

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Thank you... I think :) The running keeps me pretty lean and keen :)

I am so fortunate that my forum friends are so, so supportive; since I joined the forum in 2015, folk have always been there for me, through thick and thin, putting up with my little odd ways and my rambling posts.

I would like folk to experience that too and really reap the physical and mental benefits of this great programme:)

Thanks for your kind words:)

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Loving the post, loving the kit and loving the attitude, Floss. Well done 👏👏👏

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That means a lot to me..thank you xx I had a fun run and am soooo glad I am able to do it :)

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What a fantastic achievement!!!!! You jump girl. You deserve it! 👍🙌👏💪👊🏃🏻‍♀️🤗

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Thank you... I have lot of fun and would like other folk to share that feeling:)

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Floss. I'm not sure how I feel about having been lied to for so long. Old indeed. Pffff.

xxx

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Yeah... I am... really... I just love the fat that my brain won't accept it :) xxxx

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That should say.... fact!!!!

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Wow fab. Your enthusiasm and advice to us newbies always shines through giving so much motivation and encouragement which is summed up in the photo 😊

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Thank you... just got in from my run now:)

I do have fun... I have, really, from the moment I started; even on the coldest darkest morning, the winter I Graduated, there was always something to see, and new things that I learned about myself.

Then, the pleasure of writing down my rambles, which have got longer and longer over the years :)

It is a great journey and has become a significant part of my life... and the benefits have been terrific. ( Not least of all, increased energy for walking miles with my 7 month old granddaughter)!

I would love everyone to find their own pleasures on this terrific running journey. Well done you!

( Sorry abut being long-winded this morning... still buzzing from the run :))

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Love the photo, and well done on the 10k! Wonderful!

Age is really just a number, I feel fitter now than I did 10 years ago!

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Me too...and full of beans most of the time too... my husband calls me whizz-wham! :)

I have done 10K before....but, I really enjoyed this 10K.. I did a virtual Charity run and loved it..and this time no stopping for photo stops or anything... I was pleased and so full of ooomph when I got back!!!

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You are really rocking the purple look Oldfloss and looking ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.

Really inspirational

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Thanks you:) Not bad for an old thing eh??

How are you, are still doing your running... haven't noticed a post for a while ??? :)

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Well done Oldfloss. I'm so pleased for you :)

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Thanks... you are doing pretty well yourself !

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Thanks Oldfloss. Although, I went to my future son-in-law's stag do at the weekend and it's knocked me back a little. I'm not as good at this drinking game as I used to be :)

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It comes to us all...:)

I have to say my favourite tipple is champagne...good champagne... :) Just by chance, I read about the benefits for an older...sorry, more mature person, of drinking it, at least one glass...or was it bottle, every day...in The New Scientist.. and I figured also, if it was good enough for Churchill, it is good enough for me... Unfortunately, daily life does not allow for that to happen..neither does the bank account :)

The coming wedding sounds as if it is going to be fun... and you are going to look so trim as Father of the Bride too! Go you!

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Ha ha, you are a funny, kind, inspirational person Oldfloss :)

Thanks x

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Blimey Floss, is that you!? You're never 67....you look about 20! What a great advert for C25K.

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Ha ha!!! I blinking well am ,and and it blinking well is me...! Thanks!! Slow and bloomin' steady works!!!

I was buzzing all day, not sure why, I think because although I have covered 10K before.. never without a photo stop or quick breather...and although the time was slowish...( 1 hr 16 mins...) I just kept on going... and did it! It was a Virtual Charity run and I got very over excited... :)

Hope you are feeling more like yourself now and getting back to the runs? x

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I hope I look like that when I am 67.....in fact I wish I look like that now - you look amazing 🙂

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What a simply lovely and kind thing to say... thank you :) I was very exuberant that day !

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Love it OF. What a great victory pose.

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This post needs a love not a like box to tick! xxx

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