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In bed with Heathcliff but spurred on by you guys!

Dark, blustery, wet mornings. So much better to stay in bed rereading Wuthering Heights than running. But my legs were shouting at me and then Fishypieface posted about her pavement crushing run to Bronski Beat and I knew I'd have to ditch Heathcliff and just get on with it.

Well I certainly felt like Cathy being blown about on the N. York moors down the leafy lanes of Gloucestershire. But it was a very liberating experience as I ran with just a key & my new Garmin watch. No faffy phone or music, just the wind and a little vibration at every km (5km today). It reminded me that I love running with the elements and even if they make the run harder, it makes you feel all the more alive. So thanks for getting me out for the first run of the year!

As for Heathcliff, we have parted company. It was my mum's favourite book & I was reading it to her this time last year. She died on 5/1 when we were on chapter 9. I couldn't continue for ages but finally picked it up again at Christmas and now I can move on.

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A wonderful post... well done you.. and what a glorious tribute to your Mum!!

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Thanks! I'll read something light & fluffy next hoping it might induce more clement weather!

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Thank you for your post -funny & moving rolled together. Well done for that run in the elements and a lovely way to remember your mum at this time. 😀

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That sounds a great run for all sorts of reasons. Good for you.

I always thought Heathcliff was too moody. Could you imagine actually living with him??!!! 😩

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Brontë male characters aren't the nicest! If you lived with Heathcliff, you'd want to run away over those rugged moors in your little boots & voluminous skirts!

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See, running can be SO useful 🙂

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Just think how different things could have been for Cathy if only she'd been able to scarper off in proper running shoes and a breathable windcheater.

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So glad to have actually motivated someone else to get out there!! :) I often worry that I'm putting people off! Sounds like my kind of run. I think I am heading towards getting a watch, phone is a faff and every app I try keeps conking out half way through a run which is v annoying to say the least (now that I'm a 'proper' runner!).

Well done for getting through WH, that must have been hard. I have a lump in my throat just reading your post x. I am sure that your mum would have been immensely proud of your running and everything that you've achieved.

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Aw, thanks. For me, something amazing (running) came out of something sad and the only way is forwards. Your posts are certainly not off-putting. That's the great thing about this forum isn't it? Life and running intertwined. As for the watch, it's a Garmin Forerunner 35 - not the latest whizzy model but I didn't want too many bells & whistles. I had the same trouble with apps cutting out & find armband pouches a bit annoying. Treat yourself! X

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Oh that's it then - I'll have to get one! When I get paid next!! I only want something simple too - can't cope with modern technology (obviously, being an 80s teenager!) just want to get out there and get on with it! x

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Ah dear, that’s sad but we move on. You can run with thoughts of your ma every time you go out. She’ll,be pleased to know,you,finished the book. I too read my mum’s copy. Ditto Jamaica Inn. Having your mum’s books is reassuring and comforting I think Heathcliff was a pig! You’re well shot of him 😃

I’ve been out in some wild weather lately. It certainly wakes a gal up. On that note I am off again having just got back in from walking the dog 🐕

Enjoy your running! 👍

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Thanks misswobble. Haven't read any Daphne in a long while - Rebecca is one of my faves. I'm half way through reading the Poldark novels as well - being in bed with Ross Poldark could possibly stop me running though!! Don't forget your windcheater...

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Windcheater! 😁✔️👍🏃‍♀️

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I love Daph! I got a book from the library of her short stories. It’s a belter! There was one story in it which amazed me! She was an amazing writer for a young woman ! The short story was science fiction and it so surprised me I got my husband and son to read it. Short, weird, but excellent page turner. I bought a kindle copy 🙂

It’s called The Breakthrough. The collection is called Don’t look now

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Ooh, I'll pop into the library for it - haven't read any of her short stories.

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Well done for responding to the call of the wild! It was pretty 'blowy' here today too when I took to my local roads for an 'after work pavement pounder'.

Lovely that you were able to pick up 'Wuthering Heights' again too. I am another who would definately be in my runners heading off on to the moors alone!🙂

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Love this post!

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