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Bonjour ma famille de course

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Hello my running family....phew, after travelling for what seemed like an eternity last Friday...(the delays on the Euro tunnel were horrendous...if I’d have seen a news reporter while I was queueing I’d have given you all a shout out...!!) I have arrived in the Dordogne...and it’s beautiful...and hot..the temperature is to reach 38/40 degrees by Friday!!! (My birthday). Anyway, it’s been full on, coming back here for the fifth time we have a lot of catching up to do, welcome bbq which involves lots of food & drink...it’s all about food & drink in france!!! Well, it’s about running now too...if I’d have forgotten to pack my flip flops I wouldn’t have given a toss but if I’d forgotten my trainers well, DaddyCav’s life wouldn’t have been worth living!!! Haha...but I didn’t, they were the first thing I put in my bag, along with my running gear...I am dedicated to this running lark there is no doubt about that...

So weekend out of the way...& Monday being far too hot, this morning I knew it was to be cloudy so, I was up & off just before sunrise....my first ever tourist run. My plan was to do a short 3-5k to get a feel for running somewhere different, but my head & my legs were in total disagreement & I completed week 5 of ju-ju- ’s plan with a very lovely, very peaceful 8k...much easier than the last one..i have seen this place with runners eyes this morning & it’s even more beautiful than it was before...I will carry on the programme to the end & I know I will enjoy it because I’m in one of my favourite parts of the world so what’s not to love?? I am feeling completely blessed today xxx

Happy running everyone

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Mummycav xxx

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Bonjour Mummycav!

C'est Magnifique....tres bien! 😊 xxx

So pleased for you...look forward to hearing more of your running adventures from abroad!😎xxx

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Merci Bluebirdrunner ...I shall def be posting my adventures to come 🏃🏼‍♀️🇫🇷 ....I’m already looking forward to getting out again! x

Fishypieface
FishypiefaceGraduate10

Brilliant news MC! I am well jell!! Currently on hols too with v iffy signal but reading this has made me smile from ear to ear! 8k in that heat!! Enjoy your French running- oh la la! Xx

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Fishypieface

Thanks Fishy....where in the world are you?? How’s your running doing? I’m glad I made you smile xx

Brillant 8k and another shorter run quickly following.🤔.

Your buzzing💥🏃‍♀️💥.

I will raise a glass on the 3rd,if there is anything left from the day before.🎉💃👏👏

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10

Nice run, Bev. Looks like a nice place to stay :)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to MikeJones68

It’s really beautiful 😍

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

Well done and gorgeous place for a run. I'm off to France at the weekend and planning to do 7.5km but I'm nervous about the heat. Early morning is the only option I think as It's still warm in the evenings. Enjoy the days with the runs finished. And do try to get to a Decathlon!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to paulanoo

Thanks paulanoo ...where abouts are you going?? Definitely early mornings for running over here...before 7am if poss...the evenings aren’t cooling down much at all, and it’s to get up to 35/40 degrees by the weekend...happy tourist running. Thanks for the heads up on Decathlon 😉

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10
in reply to Mummycav

I'm going to the Nantes area and I do love to haunt Decathlon when I'm in France. My partner will not be overly impressed at my getting up before 7 on holidays. I may just have to sneak away....

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to paulanoo

Went to decathlon yesterday paulanoo .....many euros spent!! What a fab place!! 😉

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10
in reply to Mummycav

Have you had your run today yet? I'm just back. It was a bit of a disaster. It was really hilly with tree branches and i got lost loads of time. I was the slowest I've ever been but i did it. Hope you got some nice birthday goodies?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to paulanoo

No, not running today due to birthday shanannagins yesterday so my planned run will have to be in the morning, it’s too late & too warm now 🙄.

At least you did it, now you can enjoy the rest of the day & a rest day tomorrow....stamina in the bag & al that 🏃🏻‍♂️💪🏻

I got loads of birthday goodies, I’m going to treat myself when I get home too, my hubby has organised a trip in a hot air balloon & im a bit scared!! 🤔

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

Have a fantastic holiday and birthday! 🎂 Bonus points for running your 8k on holiday too. 🙌🏼🙌🏼😎

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thankyou Ripcurlrana71 xx

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

Ooh I love running tourism and exploring new places away. That sounds and looks gorgeous, well done on the 8K.

I'm so paranoid about something happening to my luggage when travelling (never mind clean knickers, it's the running shoes I worry about 🙄) that I now carry my shoes in my hand luggage!

Have a fab holiday and a big happy birthday for Friday but I'm sure you'll squeeze in another run before then 🙂

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Irishprincess

Aswww, I love that, carrying your trainers in your hand luggage!! They are precious cargo though, as we all know!! You can always buy new knickers or go commando!!?!

I’m going to squeeze a pre-birthday run in tomorrow, don’t want to ruin my next run because of birthday shannigins...then I might have an extra rest day to recover....& I don’t mean from the run!! Thank you for my birthday wishes xx

Joy57
Joy57Graduate10

That looks lovely, mind the heat though! I will be doing some running tourism myself this weekend, in lovely Cumbria! My temperatures will be a bit cooler than yours. Not sure that I could run in the Dordogne 😄

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to Joy57

Ooh I love Cumbria Joy. Around the lakes I hope not up the Fells!

Have a lovely time😊xx

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Joy57

We’ve just arrived in Grasmere for a few days Joy, but won’t be running as hiking boots will replace running shoes . I don’t care that we’ve left the sun in the south, it’s so great to be back in the Lakes. Parkrun in Lancashire on Saturday. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Joy57

ooooo, beautiful Cumbria, lovely running there I suspect? We all know now after this years heatwave that choosing the right time of day, preferably early mornings, is essential for a successful run....I’ll just have to lay off the wine & cheese the night before a planned run! 😝....life’s hard....😉

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

MC! This is such an uplifting post! And all the way from sunny France, too. :-) What a beautiful run you had – an early morning run in a beautiful place is a joyful experience. Well done on your 2nd 8k run! 9km next, and you will nail that too my lovely. I am so happy to see you progressing like this, you are doing such an amazing job!

Enjoy your holiday, and have a very, very happy birthday! Merci and au revoir and all that. xxx

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie-runs , it was a great run, very enjoyable...a bit hairy on the corners, 130kph (80mph) on these rural roads that I’m running on & obvs they don’t stick to that speed, their little renaults & fiats fly round on two wheels!! A white van whooshed passed me & almost blew my hat off!! Lunatic! I’m looking forward to ending the programme over here though, will be further south by then so still early morning running....thank you for my birthday wishes....au revoir for now mon Chéri xx

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10
in reply to Mummycav

Ooooooh Mummycav you take care on those roads darling! You know the French, they love le speed. Au revoir mon petite pan au chocolat. xxx

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Sadie-runs

😂😂😂

Sarakc
SarakcGraduate10

Have a lovely holiday! Looks beautiful!!

Happy Birthday too!! 😀

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Sarakc

Thank you Sarakc , it really is a beautiful place. Thank you too for my birthday wishes xx

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Beautiful! 👍😁

Happy birthday too 🎂👏😁

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you GoGo_JoJo 😉 x

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate

"Comment ça va?" Mummycav- I think I know the answer! 😄

Running at dawn - I’m super impressed. Happy, happy holiday and running tourism. 😃

Happy birthday for Friday. Xx

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Elfe5

You’d be right on the answer too Elfe5 ! There’s no choice but to run at dawn here, it’s soooooo hot. Still 30 degrees at 5 + 6 o’clock in the evening. Thank you for my birthday wishes xx

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

What a lovely post and a lovely run. I really enjoy watching everyone's relive. Enjoy your holiday, your birthday and your running tourism. Looks like some hot but pretty running routes.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thank you SaskAlliecat , I love relive, it’s so good watching people runs & I like it when it stops if you’ve taken a photo, so clever! I shall be either canoeing down the Dordogne on my birthday OR I have spied an email from DaddyCav enquiringly about hot air balloons which makes me a bit nervous! Think I’d rather be in a canoe!! 😝

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Mummycav

Both sound like a great way to spend your birthday. Enjoy!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Tres bien mamacav . C’est manifique. Bon vacancies.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Whoops I’ve just realised Bluebirdrunner said the same. But good on you girl 🏃‍♀️👏

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5 ...your French is perfect 👌 x

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Mummycav

Except spellchecker changed vacances to vacancies!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Dexy5

Ha ha....😂

Bonjour Mummycav, what a great run, I to like watching relive runs. Take care on those roads I hope you’re running in the correct side??!! Have a fab bday and stay cool. 😉🕶👍🌞

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Jelon

Thanks Jelon , I def see the cars before they see me! They’re barmy!! I drive like them, you have to otherwise they’re up your chuffer...they do move to the middle of the road once they’ve clocked you though thank goodness, don’t want to end up as road kill!! 🦔

Good to hear they move over for runners 🏃‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️ bonne vacance 😊

Richard7
Richard7Graduate10

Well said MC and enjoy the holiday and your birthday on Friday.

I thought I would get in trouble taking my running gear on holiday but everyone seems to be assuming I will take it 😁

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Richard7

...you’re a runner Richard7 ...it’s the law!!! 🏃‍♂️👏🏻

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Bomjoyr Mamancav :)

Lucky, lucky, lucky...jealous, jealous, jealous!!!

What a super run, and so, so beautiful....one of my favourite places too :) Getting up is the only way... when I ran there it was always well before 7...

Have a lovely, lovely time, you deserve a beautiful holiday..enjoy it and if you get chance.. some more pikkies please ? :) xx

Mummycav
MummycavModerator
in reply to Oldfloss

Aw, thank you Oldfloss , it’s so beautiful here...i shall post after all my runs, even if it’s just a few photos for you!! I hope you are recovering well, I will take you out with me so you can get a taste of the lovely French countryside 😘 x

Slinkymalinki
SlinkymalinkiGraduate10

Félicitations MC et joyeux anniversaire ! I've found it hard to adjust to the heat in Greece but managed to get out at 7am today for a very hilly 3k - not quite the 8k week of JuJu's plan that I should be doing! Still better than nothing and glorious views. Enjoy the rest of your hols. 🙂 x

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Merci mon ami 😊

3k on the hills & with the heat is admirable...we all know the heat is tough after the heatwave at home so whatever we manage is absolutely fine & a run with a view sounds beautiful...you enjoy the rest of your hols too x

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