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Fun in the sun...

Fun in the sun...

Still on track with the HM plan...slow and steady, after a glorious sunshine 10K on Sunday, and into Week 2.... Yesterday, glorious sunshine and some Strides on a totally deserted beach.

Mr OF taking piks and me realising, what a weird old thing I am.... and the way I run !!!!!! Oh my goodness!

But, the point of the exercise....lots of lessons learned from the photographs and the videos he took.. and I did try to remember those on a sneaky 3K this morning!

A sunny spot for lunch after a coastal path walk.. it does not get much better than this:)

Happy running folks x

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Looking good 😊

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Hahahhaha ! :) x

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You look great - happy and moving and sublimely part of nature!!

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Thanks you.I was..and am very happy..just to be running😊

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You look fantastic! Look at those pins!!

Who cares how you run, so long as you are comfortable and it works for you. You look very relaxed to me, like you know what you are doing :) Glad you are enjoying your training. :)

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Thank you...you are lovely.... it always shocks me, when I see myself...and when I realise how old I am!!!

I am happy with my running, but realised I do tend to, round-shoulder ..run... a tad....

I tried today to run tall .. and it did feel okay:) The training suits me now.. I have devised the plan for myself and at the moment it seems to be working! x

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You look great - both feet off the ground and very relaxed. Lovely beach.

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It was a terrific beach... no one else for miles... and yes, the best bit was, there were lots of images of me with both feet off the ground.. flying!!! I loved it...(that is probably why I decided to post the pikkie..I would not normally do this)... I was so happy :)

Thanks you x

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I know, I look absolutely mad in the recent picture I posted but I was happy and flying.

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All that matters isn't it :) x And the picture of you is one of my favourites :)

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Looking good, and shorts too! And why not when you have the legs for them xx

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Thanks Flick... a skort is the most forgiving garment :) Hides any bulgy bits! :)

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Looks great to me. I read you should picture your chest being pulled by a rope 45 degrees to the road. I always try for this, and relax my shoulders and don't clench my hands. You seem to have that all going on perfectly.

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Thank you ..... I try to image the way it should be, but on a couple of shots, I do look like a round shouldered..... snail :) !

Once I get into the run... everything just gels together!

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There's always photoshop :) hehe

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True..hey.. I think I may give myself a healthy tan :)

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Lovely to see a proper photo of you my friend!looking happy there and having fun 😊

Our run club leader had as her tip of the week last time to remember BIBO "Bum In,Boobs Out" when applied to running form!!

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I like that advice... :) I think my bum was in... boobs ..hmmm :) Thanks!

We had a lot of fun and giggles... we pretended we were taking photos for a Running Magazine!!!! I did though realise so many things about how I run and yesterday , I thought about certain things whilst running and it did make a difference:) xxx

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You should send one in!! 😆xxx have a happy Wednesday!

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Funny running shots!!! Hahahahha..

You have a good day too, Ali.. small runner in training due at 7.. so core strength work out day!!! xxxx

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Not even remotely round shouldered. Put your glasses on woman and take another look!!!

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Ha ha..the joy of old age:)

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Gorgeous beach. Gorgeous you. No socks ? And stoney surface ? Brave 😉👍

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I had low trainer socks on and the run was a short burst only... the rest of the time I was on a hard sandy stretch... taking it gently! My Physio would be really angry if I did otherwise:)

I may be daft...but I am not stupid :)

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You already have the physique of a marathon runner Floss, so you're halfway there! Looking good 😃

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Yeayayayayya... I do hope so.... my daughter says I have sparrow legs !!! :) Thanks you x

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Wow, looking fab and half marathon training going well by the sounds of things xx

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Looking great Flossie! Oh so neatly coordinated and both feet off the ground - “Hoverfloss”! 😀

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Thanks you... ha ha.. Once I start to move in a relaxed way, it seems fine... and I was quite over pleased when i saw the photos with my flying feet.. I love that phrase..Hoverfloss. wonderful !

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Hoverfloss. I love it! 😂

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Woo Hoo ! Look at you ! Flippin’ gorgeous AND Flying feet too !

Great pic Floss ! :-) xxx

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POPS!!!! Hi there... how are you :) xxx

Hahahahah Gorgeous... I don't think so... weird thing.. yes... and YES.. why was I so thrilled with my flying feet????

Maybe I am a runner.... ? xxxx Thank you!!!

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Hello Floss , yes I am fine thank you ! :-) xxx

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xx

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Hi Poppy 👋👋Great to see you xxx

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Hello Your Maj !

It is lovely to see you too !

I can imagine you are very busy what with the Wedding coming up :-) :-) xxx

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What wedding?!! I hate weddings at the best of times (all that hanging around before food, nah not for me) and I didn't get an invite anyway so I'll be off to a village open garden festival instead. Much nicer and I can eat when I want 🤗😋 Haven't you got a marathon coming up this month? xxx

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Oh I love a nice wedding . Ive bought my hat for Saturday , I am just looking for a dress to go with my velveteen slippers :-)

The marathon was last month , I had to sack it . I had missed lots of training with illness and I was booked in for 3 teeth out on the Friday before :-( I'm definitely going for it though next year . Who dares wins n' all that ! :-) xxx

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Enjoy the wedding! Oh what a shame about the race but, as you say, you'll go for it again. Whoop whoop!

Three teeth out 😩 eeeeeek 😭 xxx

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No I ouch!

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What a wonderful place to run - and looking good to me too, Oldfloss.x

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It was... and until we were just about to leave, not a soul except us... just the sand and sea.. :)

I was unsure whether to post a pikkie of me, seems a bit odd...but I was so disproportionally happy with the flying feet ???

And I think it may help some of our more seasoned members to know , yes, you can run when you are older and also, that by seeing yourself run, it can be really useful!! x

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You have inspired me. You look absolutely amazing, so fit and healthy. I want to look like you as I age, so, if I keep up my running, maybe I will...So, posting the picture was important!

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Thanks for that..I am a bit funny about posting pikkies of myself..😉

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I’m the same! (I also avoid looking at myself in mirrors, but that’s a whole other level of crazy). x

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Our brilliant, lovely Floss captured in motion running on a beach!

That's a super photo Floss, you look very relaxed and happy. You ran a 10k the day before this was taken too!

Sounds like you had fun, and a lovely coastal walk yesterday. It doesn't get much better than perfect!

Happy HM training running 😊xxx

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It was so lovely....( the beach,not me) and with just us there, even better!!!

We had a super day and I have taken so much on boards since I watched the videos J took.... I never realised that I do have a slight tendency to lean forward in the first few minutes of a run???

Your day sounded lovely too... it would be great if it could be the same coastal path xxxx

Lunch was good too... overlooking one of our favourite little bays... :)

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Look at you go! Your style looks good to me, nice and upright!

Must be warmer where you are than here, if you ran dressed like that here you'd get pnuemonia!

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Hey you..it was such fun😊

And..19 degrees..just a breeze from the sea..I really enjoyed it😊

I have lots to ponder on after looking at the photo results..!

Hope it warms up for you soon!

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Flying feet, Floss!!! Fantastic! The goal of all running photos :)

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I know..how ridiculous..I was absolutely delighted and quite ridiculously happy 😊xx

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Looking good OF but Ninja running gear 😉!

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Thanks xx yes..it was hot and I thought..undercover, Floss😉

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You look fabulous Floss! Great posture and do I see both feet off the ground? The holy grail of photos 🤗 I'm a bit frightened to ask hubby to video me but it's a really great idea.

Enjoy your running 🏃🏃🏃xxx

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You do... how silly is that!!! It was a very useful exercise.. and showed me so much...I am glad I did it... and have got things to think about... it was a really happy day :) xxx

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And it shows 🙂 xxx

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Thats our Floss, looking great and just flying🌸

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Thanks.. you x..Yes.. away with the fairies :) xx

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🧚‍♀️ Magic xxxx

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What a fabulous pic you look amazing... and awww the sea..... perfect running :)

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Not as amazing and gorgeous as you.. and much, much older:)

But it was a brilliant hour or so... and looking at the photos and videos after... really useful... i can see all the areas to work on.. scrawny legs for one thing!!!

Running by the sea.. even for just awhile is o invigorating and just wow!!! xx

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Lovely running posture there, dear Flossie! You look like an athlete, beautifully upright! That looks like a stunning place to run, all that lovely ozone from the sea...sigh. I have yet to run by the sea. One day...

Happy training my dear. x

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Thanks so much... I am trying.. determined to age with attitude!!! The beach was one we have not visited for years..on the far side of The Lleyn Peninsula.... and no one there...the access to it is a very narrow lanes and a bit of a walk, which puts folk off... The Wales Coastal path runs past it and when the tide is out, some walkers do come across the beach.. but it was simply wonderful...

I am enjoying this new adventure :)x

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Q What do you want to be when you grow up?

A I wanna be a runner

Q How fast do you want to be?

A don’t care man, I just put one foot in front of da other

Q ha! no way in hell are you ready for a run

In your dreams babe you think a half marathon? -

My advice to you - yo! yo! is, you sure gonna fail

cos you’re nuffink but a slow friggin snail.

Well I got news for you f***in a**hole snail I may be

Ya’ll hear that Muhammad Ali float like a butterfly sting like a bee

Well on here everyone knows Old Floss mantra is slow and steadyeeeee.

A crap rap from Lexi. Awesome OF you rock big time xx

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Well... thank you... I have never had a rap rapped for me :)

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You look absolutely fantastic Oldfloss .... would you want to look like a 20 year old running? I think not.....your pic is inspiring, you are built for running I can tell....I hope to be just like you, body & mind xxx

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You are so lovely...and so kind.. I am happy with me, ( or most of me)... :)

I have the most difficulty accepting that sometimes my body simply won't do what my mind says I can...( It is usually when moving really heavy objects !!!

I have loads to think about after watching the vid's and looking at the photos.... some are hilarious!!!

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Lookin' good! What a gorgeous place to run!

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It was really fantastic...no one around on the Lleyn Peninsula in the week.. it is like having a small part of Wales just to yourself!

It was a very useful hour or so... and lots of fun... :) I have one pikkie, that Mr OF took that looks like I am ready to sprint!!!

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You are looking great Floss. Looks like a lovely place for a run. Its good to hear your plan is on track still too!

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Well my oh my aren't you looking pretty damned amazing my dear!! I wish looked that good on the move.

Hope you're well xx

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