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A run of "indeterminate length"...and sheep!πŸ™‚πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ‘

Sandraj39
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Conversation with my eldest son before leaving for this mornings run:

Son: "So, how far are you going today?"

Me: "Well, I was going to do a 7, but I'm not really feeling it - maybe I'll just do a 5? ...but then I plan to go easy, so maybe longer..?

Son: "OK - so you're going on a run ... of indeterminate length?"

Me: "Yes.."

Son: "Enjoy!"

So, a very undecided beginning to my run today. I pushed it a little on shorter weekday runs and the legs were feeling it a little yesterday, not helped by a day of decorating during which I always find myself squashed in to odd and often uncomfortable positions!

The first couple of kilometres were, as ever, the hardest.However, slowly but surely the sheer beauty of the bridleways and footpaths where I ran today lifted my spirits and my "indeterminate" run rolled on to become a very rewarding and comfortable 10k. There are so many paths and routes to choose on this run that I was able to mix it up and choose my route as I ran, picking a shady trail here and a sunny farm track there...feeling good, so up the hill to the field of sheep - sensibly seeking their own shelter from the sun. Back down the old railway line to the recreation ground and finally home with a big smile on my face. This was a lovely run on a beautiful morning and has set me up for the rest of the day! We are so lucky to have this thing called 'running' in our lives and it constantly amazes me how good it makes me feel when you get one of the special runs, especially on a day when you don't expect it! Happy running, everyone.πŸ™‚

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FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Your sun sounds lovely. Love your descriptions - and well done for pushing on to 10k xx.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Or even your run lol

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Beautiful run my friend...and what a super post, as ever.

I smiled when I read this... a similar sort of conversation occurred with Mr OF and I this morning....11 K later! :)

Your route sounds blissful too... happy, happy running :)

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Oldfloss

Well done Oldfloss - HM preparation under way! Go you!πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Nwrkpak
NwrkpakGraduate10

Well said. It’s amazing how much beauty you see when you just get out there xx

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Nwrkpak

Thank you - and yes, it is!πŸ™‚

ancientrunner
ancientrunnerGraduate10

That sounds and looks wonderful.

Rhodalewis
RhodalewisGraduate10

What a lovely post. I could see the beauty of your run. Glad it was a good one..so rewarding

HeleneCorsa
HeleneCorsaGraduate10

Sounds wonderful and the photos are beautiful - what a great place for running. I agree with Flick, your son sounds lovely too. It's great when family members show an interest in our running.

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to HeleneCorsa

My family have seen me become a happier (and less anxious) person since I took up running, so they are always happy to see me head out the door! I am lucky to have two lovely boys who despite being teenagers are just the best!!😁

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