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End of day Headspace Run - Fab-u-lous!! 😍❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
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Hey Runners

I’ve just got back before the darkness sets in. I’m usually a morning runner, but I was straight into work this morning and kept putting it off. 🀫

To be honest I contemplated not bothering quite a few times this evening, even with the gear on! But my awareness of faffing, also makes me give myself a boot up the hiney!! It’s time to go!! πŸ‘’

I chose the aptly named β€œEnd of Day Headspace Run” (25 mins) to substitute for a mostly unguided 2k in my programme (not feeling like free wheeling tonight πŸ˜‰). I started nice and slow, which is what Headspace is all about really. That’s why I love them! Its just about the joy of running!! And it was brilliant!! I had so much energy towards the end that I was doing quite a commendable for me 7:18, without even noticing it. 😯

Well there’s nothing like a run to mark the end of the day. Letting go of all thoughts and just moving!! Amazing!! 3.35k in 25 mins. Not bad Fabulous, not bad!! πŸ˜‚! So glad I went!! 😁😁

11 days until the Charity run!! 🌈 I’m feeling ready!

Happy running everyone!! ❀️

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Nice run for you Fabulous, yes, running takes the tension out of a workday, wish you luck for your charity run in 11 days. September is one of the main months for all those 10k, half and full marathons as it is Autumn in the UK, USA and Europe. I am looking forward to resuming my running after a short break due to a sore hip and spectating at my local 10K and watching on the TV both the Great North Run and the Great Scottish Half Marathon.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Ooh it was AlMorr! Ooh my run is only 5k! I’ve not started the journey to 10 yet, but it will be nice to watch those runs you’ve mentioned now that I’ve started running too! Never thought of that! Good shout! πŸ˜‰ I might even pick up some tips! 😁

Wishing you a good recovery and back out on the run soon! ❀️

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Usually, when I watch those events on the TV, sometimes during a short break they have mentioned and put on a short video of Laura promoting C25K for people who would like to start running and get fit.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

😁 That’s great! If I’d watched sooner maybe I’d have done this a while ago, but better late than never as they say! 😁❀️

Myrar
Myrar in reply to AlMorr

Hi allan when are they on ?

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Myrar

The Great North Run is on the 9th September and will be shown throughout the UK. The Great Scottish Run on the 30th September is usually on television as well, however, it has on the past few years been only in Scotland that you can see it, but with all the Internet and satellites, you may also be able to watch that event elsewhere in the UK

Myrar
Myrar in reply to AlMorr

Thank you allan ..hope your hip is much better and you start running soon 😊

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Myrar

Yes, it is much better thank you, no pain whatsoever, I got a brand new Smartphone on Saturday, I downloaded the C25K app on it this afternoon and chose Laura as my coach. As I have already graduated I thought as there has been about a month or more since I ran, I will recap all the runs with the app, it will be on a Wednesday, Saturday and Monday, but this time instead of 3 runs of week 1 etc I'll do each of those days with 1 week run a day, so instead of it taking 9 weeks, I should take only 4 weeks to complete all the runs, a case of C25K take 2.

Myrar
Myrar in reply to AlMorr

All the best allan 😊

Great run fab πŸƒπŸƒ....your ready for sure ...i will need to look into this headspace thing it sound good ..i am going to do a run tomorrow ..no trying to beat pb ..just a nice run. ..headspace might be good for that 😊😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Myrar

I love it Myrar!! Really relaxed running. I prefer to have the guidance and there are enough quiet moments in between when it’s just you and the music. I do listen to the playlist they recommend for the run on those. It’s more classical but really great for running relaxed!! πŸ˜‡ Though it probably isn’t for everyone, I would recommend trying it Myrar! ❀️

Myrar
Myrar in reply to Fabulous450

Hi fab ...i tried the headspace tonight ..i didnt feel like going at all but went ..i used the running on empty one ...it was so strange as i didnt have any music just the 2 guys ..going really really slowly i did the run ....isnt it strange being left alone with only your thoughts ..i have always ran with someone (music or laura ). But these guys leave you alone for a while ..definetly an experience ...thank you for your recommendation πŸƒπŸƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Myrar

I’m so glad you tried it Marion! 😁😁 I took to it straight away, but it won’t be for everyone. I do use the playlist that they recommend though. 🎢 🎧 There’s a slide button to turn that on or off. You do need to have Apple Play or Spotify to do that I think. πŸ˜‰

It’s great to try different things to see what works for you. I tend to run slower with a headspace run, but I do so enjoy it. 🐌 😁😁❀️

Myrar
Myrar in reply to Fabulous450

Yes i was definely slower ☺️...enjoyable will try with music too thanks πŸƒπŸƒ

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

oh nice. Great post. i've tried a few of those headspace runs but not that one. i'm going to try it tomorrow. thanks

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to paulanoo

It’s lovely! 😊 Go for it!! 😁❀️

Bazza1234
Bazza1234Graduate10

I take it that you are using the NIKE App for this "Headspace run" ?? Is it suitable for run/walking ??

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Bazza1234

I am using the Nike+ App Bazza. 😁 I can see it working for that. You would need to decide when to walk, but it’s very relaxing. Absolutely no pressure involved. In fact that’s what it’s all about. Just allowing your body to do what it can. ❀️

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10

Sounds lovely - just cruuuise!! Nice going Fab, great stuff as usual! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to telford_mike

Thanks Mike!! Loving your graduate 10 badge!! 😁😁❀️

Wonderful πŸ€— some of my most enjoyable runs have been the ones I've started off reluctantly.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to SendWine

Yes!! 😁😁 I cant say I will make a habit of the evening πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ, but it was a really nice end to the day!! ❀️

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Well done - sounds like a fab run! I love to run on return from work and unlike many, find my best runs are later in the day. I have used the Headspace app myself in the past but not for running - sounds great! Good luck with your charity run too btw.πŸ™‚

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Oh thank you so much Sandra!! I’m really looking forward to it! When I signed up, I wanted to run it all, but couldn’t imagine I’d be doing that, so I thought I’d at least run some! 😬Totally different now and I’m loving the thought of just running the whole race in memory of my brother, just for joy! It’s going to be epic!!πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ 😭 😁❀️

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Fabulous450

...lovely that you will run in memory of your brother - will make it feel very special. Good luck.πŸ™‚

Excuse my ignorance, but what is the " End of day head space run "? I think I need it!!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to JoPo48

Hi JoPo, Oh no problem. There’s so much to discover isn’t there? 😲 😁. It’s a guided run on the Nike+ running App. Headspace have their own App too for meditations, but they’ve teamed up with Nike to do some guided runs. 🎧 There are a few on there.

I find them so nice and relaxing. I choose one of those when my day has been a bit full on or when I’m not quite buzzing to get out there! Always works a treat too!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈ

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

You are having a fun time on your personal run plan. Go girl πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ§πŸŽΌπŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I certainly am Dexy!! It works brilliantly for me!! I do have 4 x 1000mtr sprints now after a late night though! 😳 But, I’m off to do that shortly to set myself up for the day!! πŸ’ͺ🏽 ❀️

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Good luck with that...

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

Missed this post Fabulous - sorry! I was going to come and cheer you and Ang on at the charity event but we will be away now - aaaarrrgghhh! πŸ˜” also have to let down Jnr PR on the 9th too. Darn!

Hi Fabulous450 - please can you remind me where to find Headspace ? I’m having a stressful time at the moment and badly need some help

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to KazH01

Of course Kaz! The headspace runs are on the Nike+ App. It’s free to download. I hope you find them helpful. Wishing you the very best with your current concerns. Please do know that this time too will pass! Do give it a go! Big hugs in the meantime! ❀️

KazH01
KazH01 in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you.

KazH01
KazH01 in reply to KazH01

Will give it a go after work tomorrow x

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