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Relocation Quest week 3 - Feel free to join

We are already into week two of the new quest how is it going?

Hi there and welcome to the new Quest in its new home. I hope you haven't felt too lost over the last few weeks. It is back to normality now. The only difference is that the quest will end on the 31st October and a new one will start on th 1st November. This is mainly for the admins as it makes our scheduling a lot simpler, so I hope that doesn't disrupt your structure too much. Other than that it is business as usual 😀.

What the quest is:-

The quest takes one month . You can join any time within those weeks.

The main aim of the quest is to help you find a focus or goal that you would like to achieve by the end of the Quest period.

I ask that you will be a graduate to join the quest. The main reason I ask this is that while you are doing the program your plan is very structured so I wouldn't want the quest to interfere with that.

Most popular goals are:-

To run three times a week

To slowly increase distance

To train for a specific race

To add In Stretch and strength exercises

As you can see they are personal to yourself and it's totally your own choice.

Every week I will pin a new post where all the members of the quest can talk about how things are going.

So if you wanted to join all you have to do is put

I would like to join the quest, or count me in and then I would like to. ..............

Your name will then be added to the top post and every week your name will be in the quest until the end.

At the end there will be a certified cate you can download to keep.

Wishing you a happy healthy week

Realfoodieclub, Ju-Ju and Oldfloss

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Unlikelyrunner

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Oldfloss

Suzykk

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Ju-ju

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Good week for me on the less stress exercise. One 5km run, one 600m swim and a lovely afternoon walking round london with MrRfc. We did nearly 13km,

But we ate it all back with chocolate, burger and chips and gelato, we did have a fine day though, we walked from Shadwell to Shoreditch, round Brick Lane, on to Old street then round to London Bridge and then to Elephant and Castle. 😀.

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Due to a ‘niggly knee’ I have seen a physio sooner rather than later, and now have a set of exercises I am following rigorously. I need to strengthen my knee muscles and ankles, and better activate my gluts. I also need to improve my running technique and have exercises to help that.

So I am taking a short break from running and using that additional time for the exercises. This will now be my new quest.

I am feeling very positive, the physio assured me I can continue to be a runner............I guess the school report on technique would say ‘ could try harder’ 😃

Not yet sure if I can do my 5k Trail event next week end........seeing the physio again tomorrow so will have more idea then.

Happy running everyone

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Managed 2 out of 3 last week, and learned that if I don't do my long run on Saturday morning I struggle to fit it in.

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Did all three of my Wk 2 runs the last one being the 6k. Feeling good and that there is more to give.

Just going for my hospital eye clinic appointment for Selective laser Trabeculoplasty to reduce my eye pressures which are high because of my pigment dispersement syndrome...

Bit nervous tbh...

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Best of luck with your appointment today. I'm sure all will go well and hopefully you won't have too much down time. Great job getting all your runs done this week. The 10k podium is calling us 😉

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Hope everything goes well!

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...but great news..saw the actual glaucoma consultant this afternoon who checked the pressures himself and said no need for treatment, as pressures ok, just going to keep regular checks. He said no reason to have a treatment that was unecessary..

The guy I saw a month or so ago gave the impression that the treatment was required, so I fully expected to be lasered today. Very relieved and still allowed to run..

Thank you for your concern guys😊xx

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Excellent news!

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Excellent news! Very pleased for you :)

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Yay! That is great to hear! I'm very happy for you.

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I only managed 2 runs last week. After my glorious hilly coulee run on Wednesday, I woke up with a new sharp pain in my lower back. I decided to skip Friday's run to give my back a few more days to loosen up. After a weekend visiting family, eating too much and drinking too much, I went for a beautiful 7k sunset run when we got home last night using Jancanrun's retro Deck of Ginger Ale playlist. The run felt great. Next week's plan: a 30 minute interval run Wednesday, a 5k easy run Friday, and an 8k Sunday run. 10k, here I come!

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Whoo....you are doing so well.😊x

How are you feeling today after that 7k..a little stiff?

Good luck with your runs this week...sounds great...

You are doing it😊x...*10k*

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Legs are a little stiff and lower back is a little tight but not bad overall. Will reacquaint my legs with my foam roller tonight 😖

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I took it easy last week with just two little runs, although one was running tourism which was fab :) I haven't taken off the nail varnish yet but I can see that several of my nails are all 'orrible at the ends :( *don'tlookdon'tlookdon'tlook*

This week I need to consider a new goal. I think I might work on my pace for a bit, because over the longer runs I got slower and slower. I have a virtual 5k on 11th November so I might see if I can work towards a PB for a 5k for that day - that would be a good target :)

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Post lurgy, I ended up only managing to run twice last week. One was a long run on my own, which was part of my own plan. The other was a group trail running coaching session that had lots of stops to allow the run leaders to give us general instructions. The bits in between were pretty speedy though!

Amongst other things, I learnt that, apparently, I run with my head tipped down even more than I think I do 🤦‍♀️

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Yoga - none, nada, zip

Swim - none, nada, zip

Cycle - none, nada, zip

Run - one which I had to cut short at 20 minutes and lie down in the wet for a while which upset Google. Did 5 minutes at peak heart rate though.

But did a lot of driving around the Peak District with a car full of elderly relatives which they seemed to enjoy.

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Are you okay? Why did you have to lie down? Elevated heart rate?

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Don't know why particularly this time. It is perfectly normal for me to feel as though I have a very urgent need to lie down and I have had to respond to it in all sorts of places over the years but always been able to push through it when running. It was quite humid, so maybe it was that, and I was already feeling iffy when I had my 'push' (it was why I did the push then, knowing that I was going to have to cut the run short but maybe not a good idea) I am just glad I managed to avoid needing to lie down in one of those ghastly spots I photographed a while back which are still ghastly.

Once I am horizontal, it feels like heaven. And I did actually enjoy the run, even though each 5 minutes felt twice as long.

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Hmmm. Okay, I can go with your definition of normal! I'm glad you were in a reasonable spot though. And that you enjoyed your run :)

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Wasn't expecting to need to stay down as long as I did but did get within view of the main track to be spotted by dog walkers if it wasn't something that would just pass off.

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Only managed two runs last week but one run was an actual 5K which included 33 mins of running. Beginning to feel more confident about attempting a parkrun.

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Forgot to check in last week but delighted to say that I have achieved my goal for this month, which was to get back to 10k runs. 😀 Did my first one in a while last weekend and it was so good to be running a favourite route of mine; lots of different terrain and pretty tough in places. I was slower than I would like to be but really time didn't matter - I was in it for the run...and the run was beautiful! 🍂🏃🏽‍♀️🍁 Hope to keep a weekly 10k now along with two shorter runs.🙂

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Currently on jury service so my routine has been somewhat scuppered plus bashed my already beleaguered shins falling up the escalators last Friday when running (yes running) for my train. However, hobbled round my 2nd Park Run on Saturday and whopped a mighty 30 seconds off my PB. No Pilates or yoga but had a trial kick boxing lesson which involved some extreme stretching so counting that instead.

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Managed to keep up the running - aiming for a run every other day which is working out at the moment - not pushing distance just alternating between speed, stamina and just a free 30 minute run, although as I was in a filthy mood on Sunday I kept on running and took a longer route covering just over 7k - have been trying different times of the day with my run - but still feel like I'm a first thing in the morning guy.

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Just completed last run of my Week 2.. ( one run behind Bluebirdrunner ) Two rest days spent caring for small runner in training are giving me strength and stamina work-out!

It is helping!

Happy, healthy running everyone:)

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Its helping me knowing you are there Floss😊xxx

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