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WELCOMING DECEMBER-RRRRRR!❄️❄️ ❄️❄️ ❄️❄️ Quest Week 1. Feel free to join! ❄️❄️

Hi there and welcome to the New Quest for this month!

Shorter days and longer nights, crisp,cold mornings and clear, starlit evenings. The weather can be challenging, but let's rise to those challenges and set some exciting goals for this new 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 programme, 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.

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

So if you want 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 of the Quest, there will be a certificate that you can download to keep.

Wishing you a happy healthy week

Realfoodieclub, Ju-Ju and Oldfloss

x⛄

Curlygurly2

Patrick1942

Lisa Guy-Cowes

Jan-now-runs

Decker

SaskieAlliecat

Aliboo70

Elfe5

Plumpinthenorth

misswobble

Sandyscroll

Oldfloss

nurseljh

skysue16

garybrown1966

GoogleMe

Anniemurph

antet

Foxes1961

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I'm in please Floss. I'm training for my first Half Marathon, I'm six weeks into my programme (written for me by our very own Tomas) and I'm just about to step out of my comfort zone! My longest run ever was 13 KM, that was over a year ago, these next four weeks have 14, 15 and 17 KM runs. 17 KM sounds like a whopper!

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Wow.... that sounds really exciting and a bit scary. You will do just fine... Tomas is really great!

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Yes, I'm really happy with my plan so far. I followed Tomas's Marathon training a while ago, and I really liked the plan he wrote for himself, so I asked him to help me with my HM. Some of the long runs I break into bits the first time I do that distance, for instance parkrun is four and a half KM from me, so run there, do parkrun, run home - that makes my 14 for next week. I'm happy with that, even if I have a couple of little rests in between runs, it's still 14 KM innit? :-)

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Good luck!

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I totally failed last month, so I am going to try again.

Please count me in: I am going to do some strength training 3 times a week. And be more conscientious about stretching, especially after runs that I do with other people!

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Count me in, I would like to slowly increase distance

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Counted in, Patrick. it will be great to see your progress:)

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Big effort before Christmas, I'd like to slowly increase distance. Just getting over the horrible cough/chest infection.

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Well done you...just take it steady :)

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Morning Floss. I would like to join this Quest too please.

My aim is to keep running at least twice (three if possible) times a week. One run to be over 5k if possible.

I am thinking of going into the gym if I can persuade hubby to come too, and all sorts of equipment and running to be done inside!

Have a great December everyone. Stay safe and injury free.😊xx

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Great stuff...keeping on track .... and fun to be had in the gym :)

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I would like to participate please Floss. I am doing HM training just to get through the winter and am looking to get through some of the longer distances in December.

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And you are well on the way, young man! :)

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Thank you Floss. 🙂

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Count me in Floss. The last few weeks my running routine has fallen flat due to life and work knocking me on my backside. So my quest is to get back on track running 3 times a week of varying distances. Baby steps this month.......

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Hope you are able to get back on track soon Sask.

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Thanks Decker. It's been a tough month mentally but December will hopefully be better. One run at a time.

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Yes, you said it. One run at a time. One step at a time. You’ll be there.

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As ever, take it slow and steady and you will be back on the case:)

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can i join please floss? i've entered a 100 mile Dec challenge so need to keep focused and get out lots!!! :)

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You surely can... I would think you will certainly achieve your goal:)

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Hi Floss, I would like to join in. My quest is to prepare for and take part in my first Park Run. 😀

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Sounds like a great plan :)

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Count me in. On holiday at moment but want to get back in to the running routine. 😊

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Counted in... and we will help keep you on track :)

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Count me in please 😃

Got a 10k race next Sunday, am training for a spring HM and increasing my strength training

Three runs a week, or four here and there

Good luck fellow questers 👍💪🙂🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

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Counted in.... go for it on Sunday! 10K for me too Sunday!

Good luck!

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Go really steady Curly and you’ll nail these longer distances. Make sure you are amply clothed so,you don’t get cold round your lower back and hips

I was only doing a 7k today but felt the cold in my thighs and hips If you’re out there longer it’s nomfun if your ass is freezing 💪🏃‍♀️👍😃

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I'd like to try to extend my Saturday 10k runs up towards the Clent Hills.

There's a little corner that's only 0.5 miles, but climbs 204ft. I plan to run up the road and back down again, adding on a little bit of it each week. The route already has an elevation of 455ft, so I find it a real challenge. I just want to see how far I get. Even if I only add a tiny bit each week, it'll be progress.

Also, I tried running with a club on Wednesday for the first time. I was slow...really slow...but they were really encouraging. So I'd like to keep getting out there to run with them on a Wednesday night.

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Small steps will get you there...We shall watch how you go :)

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Update...this morning's run took me up the first 23ft of the extra 204ft.

So todays total was 478ft up, 10.6k forwards.

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My runs are all over the place... I just need to get back to three runs every week... no set distance or time.

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It's a difficult time of the year to put any kind of structure in place, but that's one of the many reasons why it makes such a good quest! I hope it goes to plan for you. ☺️

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Please count me in! Im doing my 1st ever 5 k this month and will be doing strength training 2 x a week. Thank you for being such an encourager!

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Counted in...you will build up to this and be fine :)

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Please count me in.....December is going to be busy (work, travelling, visiting family) but.....

- I am going to run at least twice a week (walk with dog on the other days)

- I am going to continue RFC's core exercise challenge

Best of luck everyone 😊

Thanks OldFloss

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Great plan there.. and in that beautiful location too:)

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Count me in please I’d like to slowly increase my distance and improve my technique, and get ready for my Christmas turkey too!

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Sounds like a plan... watch out turkey!!

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Oh yes, I'd love to sign up for this. Crazy times at Schloss GoogleMe so some careful thinking required....

End the year a healthy BMI (which means not putting anything at all on!)

Try a new run spot (or one where I've not been in a very long time) I've got in a bit of a rut.

Swim a total of 2km (if I am really honest I'd like to do a bit over 4 k and make it to Belper East Mill on my virtual Derwent swim which was my goal for the year... I was surprised to realise I'm actually so close... but it would be a stretch. However, I have just discovered going straight from taking my son to the station early so...)

Try new yoga classes aiming for a new one every week or four over the month, whichever works out best.

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Blimey.... some targets there..that should keep you out of mischief:) Counted in :)

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The first one will be a challenge - Christmas, Advent and two family birthdays, including mine.

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Hi Floss, count me in, please!

My goal for this month is to do two out of my three Asics runs every week. I'm not good at running in the winter and I have rather stupidly entered a HM in March so lots of training to be done in the cold and wet - yuck!

I also want to go swimming once a week. My battles with the local leisure centre timetables will no doubt feature on this forum again :D

Ideally I will do some other form of core work as well, but for this week, let's see if I can at least manage two runs and a swim - that will be progress!

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What you need is some seriously cool reptile goggles....

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Ha - yes, I would like to see those!

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This all sounds exciting.. we shall watch your progress..with interest, especially the leisure centre timetables:)

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Hi Floss, please count me in. I am trying to complete at least 3 runs per week - 2 x 5K and 1 shorter interval session. I am starting JuJu's 10K plan so hopefully this will keep me on track :-)

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That is a great plan...I shall count you in.. maybe go and get your C25K Graduate badge too :)

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Oh! I thought I already had my badge. Have I not?!

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You have..ignore me! :)

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Hope I’m not too late - count me in please I want to simply run three times a week!

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Nope not too late :) I think a simple straightforward aim is a great one:)

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Thanks 😀 Finding it so hard to do at the moment so feeling a bit disheartened but hope the quest will give me an extra boost.

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It is that time of year for some of us.. I was similarly placed... all mixed up runs etc etc.. being here and having support will help!

Weather and small granddaughter meant real plan changes and my three times a week went out of the window.. do.. do not feel down... we are here for each other:)

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Thank you ❤️

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