The Snail is on the road again....

The Snail is on the road again....

Thanks to the excellent plan of our awesome ju-ju- , and the support of so, so many forum friends .

I have to just say a huge, huge, and heartfelt thank you to Jan-now-runs who has really , really, boosted me, bolstered me, encouraged and organised me over the last few weeks, ( I could not remember what I should be running each week)..... to help me to get back to running to 10K; where I was before my calf tear in September.

It was so wet this morning, but there was no way I was not going out there, after the icy conditions of the last few days...it was, as ever, with me, slow and steady..but I did the 10K that I wanted to do.

I have to confess..I did a jump from the 8K and did not do the 9K in the penultimate week..but this was not my first 10 K and I was steady this morning:)

There have been quite a few of us doing this particular plan, most finished last week.. I am joining them now and count myself so lucky to be in such good company! Thank you folks!

So grateful to be back on track...finally :)

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well done old floss

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Thank you... I am happy:)

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oooh thats great news floss :) that does look a tad wet! brilliant stuff, i shall have to take a look on strava now to see! :) big weekend hugs xxx

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Back at last.... thanks Ali.... not speedy but very satisfying :) Big hugs back xxxx

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Fabulous Floss! That calf tear will hopefully soon be a dim and distant memory. I can start following the hallowed snail trail again☺Love that you're mended😘

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Finally, McFitty... it has taken a while... but it has been worth it.. thank you..Hoping to get back to my rambling again now:)

Hope you are doing okay too? xxx

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Take me with you on your next outing to Rookery Wood Floss. I'll do it for real someday! ☺ I've done some lovely runs with the doglets and I'm still finding new trails and bits of woods I didnt know about, in an area I've lived in for over 50 years!

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Well done, Floss! You've been having a tough time of it recently, but you're back out there. 10k is a great distance; when you walk it, it seems so long, but it flies by when you run it and it is a real achievement. I am looking forward to your poetical posts and am cheering from over the water.

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I can hear you ...:)

Thanks..yes..I was feeling a tad bowed down... but the run this morning has cheered me up enormously!

I shall write a ramble for the C25Kers..there have been a few worried posts about injuries and losing fitness..this may cheer them :) xxx

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Yay, Floss! This is wonderful news; very happy for you. 😀👏😘

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Thanks you! It was wet, but so worth it :)

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Whoop de doop..😁 10k✔

So thrilled for you Floss..You have run your 10k... and with so many pb's as well, you have proved that you really are back on top form.💪

Ju ju's program is excellent and it has been fun doing it with the help and encouragement of our little group, thank you for your kind words Floss, you have helped me so much this year, boosting my confidence and I could easily have drifted away had you not encouraged and believed in me... and now you have finished the program too so group hug up on the podium...

Hope you are not too worn out and can enjoy your celebrations..no badge, you have that already...but you deserve a lovely treat and I'm sure Mr Floss and your family will spoil you a bit...

It feels great to have run that far doesn't it, and I'm sure each one is still as sweet...

WELL DONE Floss...mission accomplished😊😎xxx

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I am a tad tired...legs mainly :) But, it was really good to finally get it done:)

Planning to rest a little this afternoon...:) Mr OF is very happy for me:)

The glow I got at the finish, was badge enough for me :) Now I know I am strong again.. I can relax a little...:)

We had fun didn't we? Now for the next adventure !

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Well done! The podium is getting crowded which is great news. In a few weeks will have some more as they finish the plan that just started.

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It is... I already had my badge, so I will sit at the side and cheer everyone:)

Thank you!

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So happy for you Floss! Glad you were able to miss the ice and get out there. It really looks like a soggy one from your pic! You are back in business, and business is GOOD!

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Thank you my friend... it was, very, very wet, and I dunked my foot in a deep puddle within the first 1/2 K!!! Mind, it had dried out a bit by the end of the run.

It is indeed great to be back in business! x

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Haha! Yes, from what you’ve mentioned in past posts, the puddles are a given hazard where you are! Looking forward to your next report! Woohoo! 😊

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Whoop whoop, Floss is back where she belongs 🎉🎈🍾🏃🏃🏃

I'm so pleased for you. All is good 😊 xxx

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Thank you IP xxxxx

It has taken long enough... I thought I was in a time warp..and when we had the ice over last week.. talk about frustrating!!

Hope all is well with you my friend x

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Sometimes it seems as if the running gods are working against us ☹️ but you've beaten them Floss 🙂

Life is good xxx

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I'm soooo please, and huge well done on getting out in that icy looking rain. I bet you felt so much better for it? So good to be back on track too. This forum rocks thanks to the people in it 😎

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Thanks to you Ju! The other folk doing this one with me finished ages ago! :)

It took a while, but back on track now and it felt so, so good!

It was horrid.. the rain was not forecast, I went out later, hoping it would have cleared..Ha!

I started, all off togged up and stripped off as I ran... in the end... I was just wearing my t shirt and my leggings... had to tie my jacket round my waist . hat stuffed in pocket... what a sight!

You are so right....the forum rocks!!!

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It is sunny .... NOW!😎😎

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Go you! 🐌🐌🐌🐌

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Super snail :) Thanks xxxx

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Well done Old Floss

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Thank you..nice to be back on form :)

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Whoohoo!!! I'm so glad you're back on track after your stint on the IC! It really was a great plan, with great structure! Soon, we shall see a lot more graduates with the start of a Ju- ju's new plan. It'll be nice to be on the sidelines cheering everyone on, knowing it is as doable as C25k was!

Yay for a crowded podium!

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Thanks!!! Great running with you, on this bit of our running journey! :)

The plan is fabulous... and it is great to see folk doing it successfully! I love a party... especially if there is bubbly :) x

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Brilliant stuff Oldfloss! Really glad you made it. Hope that injury is now a distant memory.

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Thank you!

It is really better now..but I am very careful with the warming up. and after run stretch and roll.. I really did not enjoy the IC:) x

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Fabulous news old floss. Mind you it looks a bit wet there but it didn't dampen your enthusiasm so very well done!

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It was... and no rain forecast at all!!! I was drenched... but I so enjoyed it :)

Thanks you xx

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Well done Floss - keep it up - I can imagine it must have been frustrating for you.

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I get the grumplies when i cannot run... much happier snail now:) Thanks x

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Wahey ! Absolutely fantastic Floss , I am so so pleased for you xxx

You are the heart and soul of this forum , I am so happy to read that you’re back out there .

Well done to you :-) xxx

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You are lovely..thank you xx The legs still work :)

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Some may disagree but that photo is so subtle. And l agree with you, ql would also go out and run. And l do.

Nothing wrong with rain and some cold. We sweat anyway and warm up when run.

Welcome back!

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Thank you..my friend:)

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Well done , that's really good news. Nice weather for ducks there!!

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Excellent weather.. I swear i saw one swimming, in one of the puddles:) Thanks ...!

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Wonderful news Oldfloss - we never doubted! 😀

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Thanks.. I wish I didn't doubt.....luckily. all you friends that run with me were there by my side:) x

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So pleased for you Oldfloss you have done so well. I am actually just in my first week of the Bridge to 10K so my first increased distance will be on Wednesday to 5.5K. Seeing what you have done and are doing is an inspiration to me.

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Thanks... it has been a slow journey back off the IC, but, as you know, from all my posts..patience works...:)

You will enjoy the journey to 10K... ju-ju- s plan is excellent:)

PS

Go get your C25K Graduate badge!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Graduate badge?

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Click on the link and see what happens:)

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That's brill old floss, your calf tear must have been agony. You're so good to get going again and glad you got out there despite the weather. There are some lovely people on here, so pleased myself to have you old floss and everyone else as my friends too. ❤️ xx

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Yes, was very painful initially, and then when it kept recurring..the main issue was the slow build up back to running again! Nearly drove me loopy!

My legs were a bit tired last night but I am so gad I got out there... thank you my friend xxx

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Aww, I can imagine Oldfloss

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I've tried to reply a few times and it's gone crazy, lol. Glad you made it back out thete though, Oldfloss xxx

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I did..got a quick 1K in on Tuesday, before the small runner in training arrived... and hoping to get a 3K in before the snow arrives tomorrow!

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Thank youxxx

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Brilliant Oldfloss ...and brilliant support from Jan-now-runs ...that’s what we’re all here for...support & encouragement..& it works because it’s all genuinely given x

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It is so good to be really running again:) And yes, the support is invaluable... it gets us through so many things !

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It certainly does...I wouldn’t be without it xx

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Wonderful! Great news :)

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At last... I am fit to run properly, just in time for the wonderful weather :) xx

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It is great running in the winter :)

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It is :) I graduated in the winter of 2015..perfect :)

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And I had JUST started - December 2015! So great to still be running regularly - it seems amazing when I think about it :)

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Woohoo! Well done, Floss! x

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Thanks you... getting back to it:)

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Welcome home Hilary xxx

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