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Remember Remember to run in November Quest week 3. Feel free to join πŸ•ΊπŸ½πŸŽƒπŸ’₯

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
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Apologies for the late posting, it's been a busy week! Welcome to the third week of the new quest. So as we move to the colder end of the year with darker days and beautiful autumnal colours let's embrace the opportunities it brings and set some new goals for the month.

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

Xxx

Members:

SaskAlliecat

Realfoodieclub

misswobble

jan-now-runs

GoogleMe

Anniemurph

Maddee_6333

runningnearbeirut

Decker

Plumpinthenorth

Lemoniej

Sandra39

Sandyscroll

Glossy

Millsie-J

Ju-ju

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Morning ju ju😊

Just one run left on your c5k up to 10k plan to do...Sunday..

I am enjoying this structure of a 5k a shorter run and a long one and will carry on with this after finishing your plan.

Taking inspiration and guidance from all the brilliant people on this forum and loving the challange.😊x

Happy running everyone.x

Good luck to SaskAlliecat, OldFloss and Langley-Loper and anyone else all on the same quest. We are doing it.😊x

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Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperGraduate10
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Hello there, I'm planning on doing my first 10k run tomorrow or Sunday depending on when I can fit it in with the family arrangements. Getting nervous and excited already! I'd better go and plan a route....

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to Langley-Loper

Good luck...hope the weather is kind😊xx

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Fantastic and we have over 60 people who have signed up now which is really exciting!! 😎 Well done it sounds like you are doing really well xxx

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GoogleMe
GoogleMeGraduate10

Not a bad seven days with my Quest goals

I've managed 2 swims in the second week which tots up to 1.25kms of my 2km goal. I was especially proud of the first one as all sorts of things got in my way and when I finally made it to the pool I couldn't find my goggles. Nearly threw my teddy out of the pram at that point, but decided to carry on without them. Since then I have some very cool indeed new goggles with reptile eyes (says 6-14 years on them but they fit) which are also much better than my old ones. That and a walkway being fixed added up to 10 more lengths that session so that's great.

I was very chuffed to pull myself together and get out to do a Poppy Run 5K (which means I should be getting a second bit of bling)

As for the yoga, I've not done an online class but I have made loads of progress back towards a daily practice, probably 4 or 5 out of 7 days.

Best wishes to all other Questers and hope not too much hurdling to do to progress towards your goals.

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to GoogleMe

Those goggles sound brilliantπŸ˜„xx

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GoogleMe
GoogleMeGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Zoggs Sea Demon. I was like a big kid. (Which made up for my inability to put my dress on the right way round when getting dressed again... was almost out of the building before I realised and yes, it was rather obvious)

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SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to GoogleMe

Yikes, sounds like that was one tough day!

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to GoogleMe

Wow well done you, and that is so funny about the goggles.... my husband bought the same as he thinks they are so cool!! But they are a bit tight on him....!!!

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SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to GoogleMe

The goggles sound great! I know it is a running forum, but you may need to post a pic of them!

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RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

The only thing of note was the Wednesday run that nearly wasn't!

The previous day I had uploaded my new Audiofuel tracks to my mp3 player, having removed some non-running music first to make space.

So I set off, did my warm up walk to the top of the road and switched on my mp3 ready to start my 168bpm track. Well, that was the plan - the player switched off straight away, strange because I know it was fully charged. Try again - a brief message to say it is full delete something, then it switched off.

What to do? Go back and sort it out? No - run without music. Shouldn't be a problem as I never have music on a parkrun and often when on holiday I prefer to run with the scenery rather than follow a beat.

But I wasn't psyched up for it on my regular route.

So I decided to try out the Run/Walk feature on my Garmin. It was easy to set up so off I went. I hadn't switched on the sound had to keep checking it but it went well.

I made it a short run, about 3K but it was a good one.

Just wondering whether to make an early start on ju-ju's 10K programme, especially as I have realised it is likely to go to pot in mid December with other things likely to disrupt my usual schedule. I have parkrun tomorrow, then we are going to London for a couple of days so I will miss my Monday run. I will decide on Wednesday.

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to RunaroundSue

How frustrating about the music, and no harm in starting a 10k plan, you can be ahead of the game 😎

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Happy questing folks! As young mr grace would say, β€œyou’re all doing very well” πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘.

I have just got my sticky little mitts on a new yoga dvd πŸ“€. Ooooooh go me

Those zoggs goggles sound fab ! I have a couple of their costumes. Like them very much! πŸ‘

Not done much mileage this week, just a few jogs round the streets, ready for the biggie on Sunday

After that training continues as I have a ten K race early December and all sorts lined up in spring. Coming your way Googleme to do tunnels race πŸ™‚

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to misswobble

Good luck tomorrow... πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Anniemurph
AnniemurphGraduate10

Bit of a naff week for me - oh, except that I got a 5K PB :) I hurled myself down the Trail (yes, okay, it was downhill) for my Remembrance Day Virtual Run, thinking all the way that I couldn't keep this up - and then thinking that actually, yes, I could push a bit harder because I bet all those poor people in the war thought they couldn't do it any more either - and I managed to knock one and a bit minutes off my previous PB :) Down to 32:10 so I'm very pleased with that.

And now I have a streaming cold and my toenail is falling off :( :( :( - bah! Next week will be better!

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Anniemurph

I'd say a new PB is pretty fabulous,... well done and I'm sorry about the toenail. I lost 2 from the Exmoor marathon and it was vile.... 😱

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Anniemurph
AnniemurphGraduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks, Ju! I daren't even look at the toenail :( Losing two - poor you!

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to Anniemurph

How is your frozen shoulder doing Anniemurph? xxx

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Anniemurph
AnniemurphGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

It turns out to be an impinged shoulder, Jan! Which is better, I think. The ultrasound scan showed a massively inflamed bursa but little of the 'stuck bits' (my translation) associated with a frozen shoulder. So I have to do lots of physio exercises and it will all come right in time. Hmmm. I hate it when it clunks though :(

Edited to say, thank you very much for asking! xxx

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Sandyscroll
SandyscrollGraduate10

I did a 5k on Monday (well, 40 mins, which is about 5k for me), 7.4k on Wednesday up a reasonable sized hill (376ft), and I plan to do another 10k run tomorrow. Not sure how it will go as it's a new route up 455ft, but there's just nowhere flat around here, so I'll just do as much as I can. If I only do 9k, and a bit of walking, I'll still have got out there and given it a good go.

Looking forward to reading all about how everyone has got on with their quests over the weekend. Have fun! πŸ˜€

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Sandyscroll

Well done that sounds really good... and challenging!!

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

5K last Sunday for the virtual run for Remembrance Day...cold and slow :) Mr OF smiling smugly as he got a ridiculous time on the cross trainer! Humph!

Then.. a disastrous running week... none!

Loads of walking... with small runner in training..extra core strength and stamina exercise, as she has required extra loves and cuddles and carrying around this week....then I seem to have had some kind of infection in my ear.. very tender and very sore.... but.... a cycle ride here at the coast and hopefully I will run this Sunday!!!

Happy and healthy running everyone!!!

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Oldfloss

Ouch I hope your ear gets sorted soon, they can be terribly painful... and cuddles sound far more beneficial than running 😎 Xxx

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Sandyscroll
SandyscrollGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

That all sounds just a bit frustrating running wise. But you have been nurturing a potential future runner...a very worthwhile cause!

I hope you're feeling better for your Sunday run. ☺

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

Oh, sorry to hear you have a bad ear Floss..Leave your run if you don't feel well.😯x

Hope it feels better soon or you may need the doc...😐xxxx

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SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

So sorry to hear of the sore ear OF. Take care of yourself, enjoy the time with your little runner

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Sandyscroll
SandyscrollGraduate10

I did it! Last week's accidental 10k wasn't a fluke after all. I really can run that far!!! It helps that every road back to home is downhill...so it's cheating a bit...but I'm dead pleased. I've no idea what I'd do if someone put a hill in front of me at the end of a 10k...probably try and run round it!πŸ˜‚ On the down side, I'd checked the weather apps and they all said it would be dry. They lied! I got home looking like a drowned rat and the last couple of kilometres I felt like I'd just had a bath full of water chucked over me. I really must get some waterproof stuff.

I hope all you questers achieve your goals for this weekend!

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Sandyscroll

Fantastic, well done you 😎

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SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Due to life and work getting in the way, I haven't been as successful this month on my quest. Technically speaking though, I have managed in the last 7 days to get my 3 runs in, a yoga session (which didn't feel great, it's been many years, but I did it!) and reached my goal of 10k on yesterday's run, whoohoo. So I guess that means this last week was a success even if the week before was a complete right off. Now to keep up on 3 runs a week plus some form of cross training each week, and perhaps another 10k before the month is out 😁

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Sandyscroll
SandyscrollGraduate10
in reply to SaskAlliecat

You're doing great, and you got your 10k done!πŸ˜€πŸ‘ I couldn't keep up with yoga and cross training as well as running, life and work. I think you're maybe being a bit too hard on yourself. πŸ€” Your achievements speak for themselves. β˜ΊοΈπŸ…

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SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Sandyscroll

Thanks Sandyscroll for the gentle reminder πŸ˜‰. I'm loving seeing the "Graduate10" behind our names, teehee

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Decker
DeckerGraduate10
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Great work Sask. Sounds like you had a very productive week!

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SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Great job on getting another 10k under your belt. Definitely not a fluke! Sounds like you got stuck in quite a downpour 🌧

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Sandyscroll
SandyscrollGraduate10
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thank you, and yes I need to sort my clothing issues sorted out!

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runningnearbeirut

Managing half of my plan b goal with 2 runs a week.. but no core work. Just tell me to get on and do some!!! I don't know what the problem is. It's kind of like I read about how important it is, I see my flabby tummy (the only bit of me with much flab really), then some stupid gremlin tells me that reading about it and looking at what I'm meant to be doing is enough to be able to say job done....

Not very impressed with myself :(

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Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate10

Count me in. I would like to run 3 times a week

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Decker
DeckerGraduate10

Hello, sorry for the late post. Well I am just continuing with the training plan and did the slower 14.5k on Friday. Had a couple of rest days and went out on Monday for a faster 7k, but it was on a new indoor track that had high corner banks. I didn’t enjoy it and think I may have pushed a little too hard as the shins were barking for some time. They feel better today though. Have another 7k tomorrow. Going to take it easier and do it outdoors no matter what the weather! 😁

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anapmf

I would like to join the quest.

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