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Another oops! Total Lack of Discipline!!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
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I seem to have run a Half Marathon distance! I was planning to wait until next Wednesday but I got up to 19k and felt alright so it seemed daft not to add on the extra bit whilst I had the chance. This weekend and next week look really busy, so I thought that maybe I wouldn't been In good fettle next week either. Sorry Cheekychipmunks for jumping the gun!

I thought that I would have to drop down to 8min/k so I am quite pleased with the time. I have said this before but, I have no ambition to run any further than a HM. Thanks to roseabi for her plan (which I adapted to fit in with my age and fitness!!) and to all VRBs who are so kind and encouraging. The only person I wanted to run this distance for was me; just to prove to myself that it was possible. I like 10ks and 10 miles is ok; I won't be doing to many HMs!!! Where is the chocolate...I have to eat my way through 1730 lost calories!!๐Ÿ˜Š

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Ha ha - awesome!!! xxx

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to roseabi

I suppose a I can trade in my treasured 10 mile badge for HM? Not that I am shallow or anything ๐Ÿ˜‚

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to Beachcomber66

DONE! Look at it shine ๐Ÿ˜

(Sorry Abi, jumped in there!)

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Sqkr

Thanks Sqkr ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sqkr

I see you...

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoMarathon

Well done! That's ticked off now ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ anything is possible with a bit of determination!

Get a good feed in and lots of hydration.

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks JoJo. Starting to feel a bit shivery; food definitely needed. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Decker
DeckerModerator

Theres a happy accident. Well done! Now go eat something...๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Decker

Hi protein yoghurt munched: Mexican wraps on the way!!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon

Whoohoo! Way to go with the flow and Voila! HM ran! You were feeling it so why not ๐Ÿ˜†? Love it!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thanks Sask! Nothing more dangerous that a hunting buzzard today. I have never felt so hungry in years!! I would have preferred to do it at the same time as VRBs but us old timers have to grab the opportunity when it presents itself! Probably my first and last!๐Ÿ˜Š

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Great achievement! Bet it feels wonderful (well, after the chocolate anyway). Now, be nice to yourself for a while :)

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda, Pan is sizzling with a nice taco mix made by my own fair hand! I am starving!!!๐Ÿ˜Š

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to Beachcomber66

I made roast sprouts tacos with peanut sauce tโ€™other day after enjoying them in the US. They were eating Brussels everywhere while we were there ๐Ÿ˜.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

Wow BC! You little tinker ๐Ÿ˜‚ For somebody who was going to stick at 10k you have done brilliantly. Mahoosive congratulations and enjoy those tacos and maybe a little celebratory tipple ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฅ‚

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Think I will be asleep before long! Thanks Sandie. Have apologised to UTS and cheeky for stealing a march! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

Brilliant stuff! And what better reason to eat a whole cake than replenishing lost calories? ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฐ

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHUHM v10Mile

Amazing stuff. Well done!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Cheers Stephen. Feeling shattered!! Zzz time I think!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile

Iโ€™ve just replied to your other post - yep, youโ€™re still cheeky and sneaky! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… Again, huge well done to you BC, youโ€™re epic! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile

Iโ€™ve just seen your badge. I want one. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Dexy5
Dexy5HUHM v5K in reply to cheekychipmunks

And I want one like yours ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Dexy5

Soon Dexy5. Are you going to join the VRB run on Wednesday to make it 3 achievements in one day?

Dexy5
Dexy5HUHM v5K in reply to Beachcomber66

UTS wants me to - to slow him down. ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

Iโ€™ll see how I feel on the day. Itโ€™s the only way for me.

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Dexy5

Me too. Moody runner!! Would be special though ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Dexy5
Dexy5HUHM v5K in reply to Beachcomber66

Yes it would. And when Iโ€™m doing the GSR , I canโ€™t back out - despite telling everyone I would only do it if the conditions are good.

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Dexy5

Apart from falling over occasionally(!) you seem to keep out of injury trouble...no reason why you shouldnโ€™t breeze it. Weather is cooling off too. All looks good โ˜น๏ธ

Dexy5
Dexy5HUHM v5K in reply to Beachcomber66

Yes, just the knee niggle to think about. Physio booked for next Friday, so I wonโ€™t run on if that starts again. The cooler weather and a slow pace will be perfect.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Dexy5

Youโ€™ll be getting one very soon Dexy! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

You will CC no question ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฅ‡

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Beachcomber66

I hope so! Iโ€™ll be staring at it constantly BC! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ˜

BethMay
BethMayHalf Marathon

What a great run! Congratulations on your achievement. Hope you enjoyed the Mexican wraps ๐Ÿ˜‹

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Well done. Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to misswobble

Thanks misswobble . I can only wonder at the achievement of a marathon runner ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‡

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to Beachcomber66

Youโ€™ll get there. You just keep plugging way, chipping away at the distance ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to misswobble

My OH thinks that I am mad as it is... but very supportive ๐Ÿ˜Š . I met an amazing marathon runner at Park Run last week. Older than me, and running marathons for fun. So I know that age isnโ€™t an excuse... but a half is way further than I ever intended to go. I am not tempted to go further in the slightest at the moment. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to Beachcomber66

Thereโ€™s no reason to ๐Ÿ™‚I just felt that it was unfinished business and I was interested to know if I had it in me It seems I did. Who knew ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to misswobble

I can relate to that...which is why there is always a risk that I could be tempted.... but not for any time soon.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to Beachcomber66

Itโ€™s sensible to be cautious๐Ÿ‘

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

They went down very well thanks Bethmay!! Keeping hydrated and chilling out now. May be due for a two day rest from running!Slow beach dog walk seems to be about right! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Huge well done you... and just to encourage you.. i said I would never do another HM, ( even though I enjoyed it) , like you, I did it, just to see if I could...

I booked another one last week :)

You had a great run :)

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to Oldfloss

Well done Floss for booking another Half Marathon, I am just wondering when it is and which HM you will be running?

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to AlMorr

Yes do tell ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

Same as last year Monsal Trail..March...Sunday one. Its beautiful!

Dexy5
Dexy5HUHM v5K

That badge is looking great Beachcomber66, and you so deserve that triple chocolate brownie after a half marathon.

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Dexy5

After taking Molly for a walk , first priority ๐Ÿชโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ŠThanks Dexy5

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Thanks Oldfloss. Apart from the last 2k, when my legs felt a bit heavy, the run didnโ€™t feel too bad; so I am not feeling โ€œnever againโ€. I think that I need to build up through 10ks run with others ( first one booked)followed by 10 miles, and then maybe I will think about another HM, but this time as part of an event rather than just running the distance on my own. I am happy with my own company but running with others does add something.

Thanks for the encouragement ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAMarathon

Fantastic work - well done!!!

Now... for the 'I won't run any further than HM' bit... I'd say just give it some time to sink in...;)

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Thanks. Never say never ? I will just say โ€œvery unlikely โ€œ. ๐Ÿ‘

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsHalf Marathon

Ha ha brilliant! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Well some BC, this is fantastic, and at a lovely pace too. What a fabulous runner you are. ๐Ÿ˜ Now have a good rest!

Sadie-runs xxx

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Sadie-runs

Molly and I are off for a stroll along the beach๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks Sadie-runs; hope the ITB is behaving๐Ÿ˜Š

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsHalf Marathon in reply to Beachcomber66

Oh lovely! Enjoy your stroll with Molly. ๐Ÿถ ITB is still being naughty, seeing my physio now. Thanks for asking! x

Well done, that is an awesome accident! Beware the hangry post long run state that has you raiding every fridge and cupboard in sight like someone possessed ๐Ÿคฃ I wonder how long before you are booking up to do a hm ๐Ÿค”

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

I seemed to lose about 2kg somewhere. Not attacking the fridge yet, but will look out for symptoms ๐Ÿคฃ

Excellent! Well done. Hope you're still ok today!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to LoungeLizaard

Hunger has struck !!! You were right LL .....

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Thanks LL. Just walked the dog on the beach and no sign of the slightest niggle! Amazing. Hungry though!!

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

Well done!

backintime
backintime10 Miles

That's a hell of an oops ! Well done !

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Thanks back in time. Itโ€™s probably my way of avoiding failure...giving myself an easy target to beat ๐Ÿ˜Š

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon

Excellent! Well done! You can do Redcar now ๐Ÿคฃ

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Tasha99

The 10k yes! ๐Ÿ˜Š

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon

Well done!!! Very envious ๐Ÿ˜Š

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to FlickM3

You will all the fun of doing it first time to come Flick๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Beachcomber66

๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Well that's a great mistake Beachcomber - well done on your fantastic run! Sometimes it's good to 'seize the day', especially as you felt so good at 19k๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚

Respect to you BC - Iโ€™m inspired!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Rebounder

Cheers Rebounder. Not planning to make a habit of HMs though; not this year at least! Another 10 mile run is the next target. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

I will be agreeing with you after tomorrowโ€™s birmingham HM! My very first ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Rebounder

You know the drill; find your own space and your own pace and all will be well. Hope you enjoy it!๐Ÿ˜Š

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