Sand and mud

Sand and mud

I had a wonderful 6 mile run on the beach with my son and sister on New Year's Day, it was sooooo windy and hard running on the sand, but I loved it.

Today I did 8 miles on my trail and I don't think I have ever known it so wet!!!! The trail was basically a river and I even got a muddy face. It made my day when a family I saw at the start of my run going walking were on their way back on my return and they all cheered me which made my day πŸ˜€

I found it tough though and I was really tired at the end.... I'm beginning to worry about getting to 26.2.... So far to go! To this end I have started a Facebook group to support one another, please feel free to join, it's called, ' Marathon runners support group,'

Back to work tomorrow 😰😱😨

Happy panthering everyone


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  • Oh, lovely picture JJ! A couple of very tough runs but think of how strengthening they must have been for your legs! When is your marathon and am I right in thinking you've done one before? I am sure you will get sound pretty focused about your running to me! Good luckπŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ»πŸ˜€

  • Yes I did Paris last year... Amazing but so hard mentally..... I hope I get there, although I would prefer trails!!! ( I'm doing Brighton in April)... And Thankyou 😎

  • So jealous of that photo. I haven't been able to run on a beach for months!!!

    Sounds like the training is going great. All of that running on sand and mud will make road running seem a doddle.

    Keep at it. You're doing grand ☺

  • Thankyou, and I felt so privileged to run on the beach, there is something very special about it ( hard too- the driving wind was against us!!)

  • Fabulous pic JJ! Looking good.

    Well done on the run too. Sounds like a tough one but it'll be all worth it in the end. ☺

  • Thankyou, the tough ones do make us stronger that is true!!

  • How marvellous! Running on the beach ☺

    You'll be fine with your training, but I know what you mean as it can be a lonesome time, so it's good to have a support network. I don't do Facebook so I will have to support you here and on garmin ☺

  • Thankyou, and I don't blame you re FB!!!!

  • Ahem, hasn't Our Panther already done a marathon? And isn't there a famous picture of a very dejected Johnny FrenchChap being comprehensively panthered near the end of said marathon? Understand the worries but you once worried about doing 10K, and you've got a marathon under your belt already. I don't underestimate how hard it is (which is why I ain't doing one!) but am very confident in you and your ability to get stuck in and run it's legs off. Sending lots of encouragement from oop north. :)

  • You remember that pic?!! It's one of my favourites, I would love to know what was wrong with him to look so so sad!!! Thankyou, it feels a long way to go but I have done it before which makes me think it's doable!!

  • Panther on the beach - Fantastic !

    Good Luck Ju , you can do it , no doubts at all :-) xxx

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