Buddy34 my Solo HMπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€... - Marathon Running ...

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Buddy34 my Solo HMπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
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So from the title yes you guessed, I did it. I ran a Half Marathon.

Slept okay last night then got up put out my weetabix and had a coffee.

I new the first 8k of the route as I had ran it on my 10 mile run . It may be classed as a cycle path but boy its hilly.

I had my new belt with space for my phone and jelly babies and 2 small water bottles.

It rained the whole time and it was windy but I didn't care and being from Scotland I'm kind of used to it.

I had my watch set for half way so I new when to turn around to go back.

My legs got a bit tired near the end but I kept pushing on and then I was finished . I had the biggest smile on my cool down walk and probably looked a bit mad walking into my street smiling like a Cheshire cat.

As it was raining there wasn't many people out today a few dog walkers and cyclists.

A few photo stops along the way the cows and their calves and the tiniest snails I've ever seen where dotted along the path the entire route.

So I'm home now and I'm proud of myself and apart from my husband you all are the first to know I did it.

I want to say thanks for all of your posts , I've been reading about other peoples HM distance on here and it really helped push me along and thanks for all the pinned posts about how to get to where I am today.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

Nearly forgot , today would have been the Monklands half marathon and for obvious reasons it was cancelled but if you did the run and sent them proof via email they will send out the medal in the post πŸ‘

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Let me be the first to congratulate you for completing your first Half Marathon, well done and on such a horrible wet day, it would be especially hard on the second part when you were running against the wind

Remember to tell the administrators that you have ran your first HM. you will then see the words Half Marathon next to your username, by the way our friend Johnny Lewis also ran his first HM today, once again congratulations.

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to AlMorr

Thank you AlMorr , I can't believe I really did itπŸ‘β€

AlMorr
AlMorr
in reply to Buddy34

Yes Buddy34. HALF. MARATHON is NOW next to your username 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ πŸŽ“.

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to AlMorr

Yes it is , unbelievable. I just need to wait for my HM medal in the post 😊😊

AlMorr
AlMorr
in reply to Buddy34

I was looking at the HM course for the Monklands Half Marathon, it takes the runners no fewer than 4 times through a part of Drumpellier Country Park past the start line of Drumpelliier parkrun but not the woodland part.

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to AlMorr

Yes I'd looked at it before. πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Wonderful!! Massive congratulations!!!!! I have given you your Half Marathon badge 😊😊😊

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Thank you so much roseabi , it seem so silly but I actually have tears in my eyes seeing my badge. 😊😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Buddy34

You're such a superstar!!! ❀️❀️❀️

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to roseabi

And you're so kind 😊😊

GTFC
GTFCHalf Marathon
in reply to Buddy34

You deserve it!!

AlMorr
AlMorr
in reply to roseabi

Hello roseabi, I did congratulate Buddy34 on running her first HM and the magic word Half Marathon now appears next to her username, however, our friend Johnny Lewis also ran his first HM today, but I notice the words Half Marathon have not yet appeared next to his username, he asked me how to get it, so could you put the words Half Marathon next to Johnny Lewis's username.

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to AlMorr

I posted the link AlMorr for him to get his badge πŸ‘

AlMorr
AlMorr
in reply to Buddy34

πŸ‘ πŸƒπŸΎ That is very kind of you. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ πŸŽ“

AlMorr
AlMorr
in reply to Buddy34

I know it's a long way off, I doubt if this year's Gt Scottish Run will take place but you could think about entering the 2021 event, after today's wonderful achievement you could run the Half Marathon not the 10K as the GSR does consist of those 2 distances, of course you have plenty of time to think about that.

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to AlMorr

Now that I've ran the distance I would love to do itπŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to AlMorr

Erm, we admins are not on here 24/7!!! πŸ˜„

AlMorr
AlMorr
in reply to roseabi

πŸ‘

AliHC
AliHCVirtual Marathon

Oh Buddy34 πŸŽ‰β€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I'm Jumping for joy here reading this! WOW! WOW! WOW! You did it! In fact, I've got a little tear of joy in the corner of my eye πŸ˜‚ So happy for you! What a wonderful achievement and look at your time! Super Woman πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Enjoy the rest of your day xxxx

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to AliHC

Thank you , I didn't tear up until i seen roseabi had given me my half marathon badge . What are we like πŸ˜₯🀣

AliHC
AliHCVirtual Marathon
in reply to Buddy34

Ah Buddy34 πŸ€— you absolutely deserve every letter of Half Marathon next to your name! 😊 It's such a huge milestone of an achievement! I seem to be crying happy tears everyday at the moment πŸ˜‚

Why don't you send off for a medal for yourself to mark your achievement?

Two of my staff entered the Sheffield half marathon this year, but it was cancelled and without the option of running it virtually, but they had trained so hard that they run the distance anyway. So I sent off for a couple of medals for them and had them engraved to make the occasion. They absolutely loved them! πŸ… xxx

Here's the link

runningimp.co.uk/

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to AliHC

Medal on order AliHC . Today should have been the Monklands HM and for obvious reasons it was cancelled. So they gave people the option of running the distance and emailing proof of the run. Will post a photo when it arrivesπŸ‘πŸ‘

AliHC
AliHCVirtual Marathon
in reply to Buddy34

Oh that's wonderful! I'm so pleased you get a medal! πŸ… I love a bit of bling ❀️ xxx

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to AliHC

How you feeling after your marathon the other day , do you have any aches?😊

AliHC
AliHCVirtual Marathon
in reply to Buddy34

I was quite achy yesterday, especially bum muscles πŸ˜‚ Woke up this morning still a bit achy but dragged myself out for a 5k this afternoon 😳 So glad I did, as I'm feeling quite energized again 😁

The long bath did me a world of good πŸ›€ Hope you're getting a chance to relax now? xxx

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to AliHC

Came home got a shower and went a short walk with the dog and husband is making the dinner😊

AliHC
AliHCVirtual Marathon
in reply to Buddy34

Perfect! Have a blissful evening πŸ€—

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Wow, that’s fantastic Buddy34, congratulations on your HM!πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to David_G

Thank you, I still can't believe i ran a HM πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon

Awesome! You'll have to do another post to show off your bling!

🐱 Katnap 🐱

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to Katnap

Thank you and yes I will post a photo when the medal arrives😊

Huge Congratulations Buddyβ­πŸ‘Œ...in the rain too!

So pleased you will get your medal for this, richly deserved. Fab acheivement from you.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒ·xxx

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank youπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Congratulations!!! Amazing achievement xxx

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to LUHAN

Thank you 😊😊

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Whoop whoop πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸ™‚ that’s brilliant Buddy! Congratulations and really well done to you. The weather could have been kinder but, as you say, you’re used to it but just think how you’ll do in calmer weather πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‚

Let’s have a look at the bling when it arrives, it’ll be very well-deserved πŸ…

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you, and yes it rained and it still is. Will post a photo of the medal when it arrives πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Wow! Congratulations. That is just fantastic and you'll get a medal too! Plus you had enough energy for a dog walk too πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ‘ πŸ…

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to Cantstopmenow

Thank you and yes Buddy still needs a walk and it will keep the legs moving πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

This is such good news to read. So happy for your achievement!

What a thing to accomplish alone. Well done, well done!

A real role model here! 🌸😊🌸

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Thank you , would like to do it now as an event. Maybe next yearπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

It’s good to look forward.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Fabulous! Massive congratulations on a wonderful achievement - solo, in bad weather, amazing!

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to linda9389

Thank you Linda, you were the one who told me a HM wasn't much further than my 10 miles I ran 2 weeks ago. So thanks for that πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Buddy34

That's a significant step up in just two weeks! Great job, and I hope you're resting well now 😍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Buddyyyyyyy! I missed this yesterday, but oh my goodness that’s amazing news! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Really well done! That’s some feat. I hope your Cheshire Cat grin is still with you this morning. πŸ˜€

I’m so happy for you! 😍

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Aww thank you cheekychipmunks , after yesterday this has actually gave me the confidence to enter an event now. Whenever that will be possible and you were the one that told me on my ten mile post that a HM was only a parkrun moreπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

AlMorr
AlMorr
in reply to Buddy34

I doubt if there will be any events this Autumn because of Covid-19, however, you could enter for a 5K Santa Dash around Christmas, sign up for next year's Monklands Half Marathon and the HM of the Great Scottish Run in October 2021.

By the way, you have now joined the very few runners on this forum who have got 100+ replies for graduation run*, I can only think of two others who have received more than 100 congratulations, ButtercupKid got 100+ when she graduated from C25K and a man called Sallison who graduated from C25K two days after I graduated as well, I got about 70, so congratulations for that as well Buddy34.

*a combination of B210K and this Marathon forum

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to AlMorr

Thank you AlMorr, I won't enter anything just now I will wait to next year even if its possible then πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

AlMorr
AlMorr
in reply to Buddy34

By the way remember to update your profile, you ran 10 miles on the 3rd of May 2020 and ran a Half Marathon on the 17th May 2020.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to Buddy34

Oh yes do! You know you can do the distance now. How exciting! πŸ‘πŸ‘

The β€˜only a parkrun more’ mantra has helped me on many an occasion and I’m glad it worked for you too. Our minds need a little cajoling every so often. πŸ˜€β­οΈ

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Congratulations on your HM Buddy - and in a very decent time too! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸŽ‰ Extra bonus points for not being put off by the rain. Now you can look forward to receiving that well earned medal!πŸ™‚

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to Sandraj39

Thank you . It's the first rainy run in about 8- 10 weeks but after all the winter running yesterday was great πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Hi Buddy, just seen this. Welcome to the HM club! Hope the glow lasts all week! I was hungry beyond belief for the week after, so be prepared!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯‚

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

Thank you , I'm not any hungrier than normal and keep up with the 3 litres of water per day I think helps me. Just got an email today my HM medal will be in the post by the end of the week. My first ever medal for running πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to Buddy34

Amazing stuff 😊

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

How did I miss this 😳 Massive congratulations on your first HM and in a great time too πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ₯³πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‚ I got taken in by the β€œit’s only a parkrun more than 10 miles” too πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Hope you aren’t feeling too stiff today and that you are still wearing a huge silly grin!

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to Sandie1961

Thank you Sandie , after my shower yesterday I went for a short walk with the dog . Strangely enough couldn't sleep properly last night even though I was knackered. When I got out of bed this morning I was a bit stiff / achy but once I'd done the housework and walked the dog I was okay again. My medal is in the post I got the email today 😊😊

tiggs1
tiggs1Metric Marathon

amazing achievement :) well done you really do deserve that medal x

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to tiggs1

Thank you, the medal is in the post . Got my email today πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

I now believe that you have set the record on this forum and B210K for the most congratulations for anyone graduating, it's now +140 replies.

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to AlMorr

πŸ‘πŸ‘

AlMorr
AlMorr
in reply to Buddy34

144 replies and congratulations at 9.45 pm, a new HealthUnlocked record.

Iestynp
IestynpHalf Marathon

Well done! Good time too!

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to Iestynp

Thank you . Now that I've done it I can't wait to try it out at an event πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseHalf Marathon

Wooohooo, go you and such a fantastic time for a first effort. May that be the first of many...

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to sTrongFuse

Thanks , I hope i can do more. Would now love to run an HM at an organized event πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Run46
Run46Half Marathon

Whoop whoop Buddy, you've done so well in what seems like such a short amount of time, and even did a little further than you had to! πŸŽ‰, bet you can't wait for your medal πŸ…

I haven't done more than 10K since I did a solo HM distance in February...seeing your post makes me want to build back up and do it again, just to prove it wasn't a fluke πŸ˜†

So chuffed for you 😘

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to Run46

Thank you. Yes you should build back up to it again I want to do it again also . Maybe next month not sure πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Decker
DeckerModerator

Huge congratulations Buddy!!! To do your HM in the rain and wind too! I'm looking forward to seeing your medal photos when it comes in.

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon
in reply to Decker

Thank you, now that I've done it I've got more confidence to actually do an HM event now whenever that will be πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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