Faced the cliffs 😬 and feeling great! 🤩❤️ - Bridge to 10K

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Faced the cliffs 😬 and feeling great! 🤩❤️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

Hey Runners

I’m back from a great run! I arrived in Guernsey on Tuesday and noticed from my hotel room 2/3 people in running gear heading down what I thought must be a path at the back of the hotel and disappearing. So I think, “bingo, a run route”! 🤓 So, with my next run to do while I’m here (today), I decide to walk out and explore! Weeeelll....(and that’s not a spelling mistake!) as I get to the steps of the Bermuda Triangle, I suddenly feel quite queezy! It’s cliff side and although there is plenty of side, I double back very quickly! 😮 I am not great with the combination of heights and open spaces. I decide I’ll stick to the road I’ve run down on a previous trip.

Talking to the taxi driver on the way home about where else I might run, he only says by the cliff? 🤭 Errrr....no! He’s lovely and calls me a “wuss”! He simply doesn’t understand the fear factor. He’s pointing out where I could run (not down the precipice) and come out on the same road to run back. 🤨 Ears mainly closed after what I’ve seen, I confirm I’m not doing it. 🤓

But, this morning, I have a change of heart. I wait until it’s light enough and tell myself if it’s as bad as the Bermuda Triangle, I’ll just turn back. 6:50, I get my kit on and I’m off! It’s time to face that fear. He was right 😂, it was ok and enough distance from the edge to feel safe. I ran on some lovely trails too. So my planned 2.5k recovery run was 3k in 26 minutes, as I enjoyed it so much. I’ve noticed it’s quite hard to run slow sometimes and that’s the intention, so I use headspace runs for that.

I also fully enjoyed the fact that I was dripping rather unattractively, but oh so satisfyingly when I got back. 💦 💧So, a nice shower 🚿 and I’m raring to go today and feeling achieved now!! 💪🏽 The Bermuda Triangle is still a no go zone for me though! 😬

Oh yeah..... 💡 got to go and stretch!

Happy running Runners!! ❤️

28 Replies
Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

Nice photo! Glad you got a great run in there! I love that 3k feels like a short run these days 🤣👍

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Equi-geek

I know Equi! 3k as a recovery run. It’s totally amazing! 😁❤️

One day soon I'll be doing that too! 😄

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Triolette

Yes of course you will and more!! 😉❤️

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to Equi-geek

Yes isn't that the weirdest thing? Feels amazing to go zooming past previous landmarks that used to be goals and now they're at the beginning of a run 😁

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10

Running on holiday is great isn't it! You get to see things you'd normally miss :)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to MikeJones68

Sure is!! New places to run has been a big part of my new found love!! 😁❤️

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

Great enjoy the rest of your day. 😀. Headspace runs?

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Deals1

They’re guided runs on Nike+! A kind of running meditation. Love them. 😍❤️

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Wow! You are my hero! Well done for facing your fears. The reward was a life-affirming run by the sound of it. I love your joy of running. I could learn a lot from you I think!

I tried my first Headspace run yesterday and really enjoyed it. Do you get the from the Nike Run + app?

Sadie xxx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie!! 😍😍! Yes I do the ones on Nike+ App! I feel it offers me a variety of options and I can pick the runs to suit how I feel in the day. I’ve even done the “Dont Wanna Run”! run. 😂 It works well for me! Glad you enjoyed it too! ❤️

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10

You crease me up Fab. You couldn't write a boring run report to safe your life.

(I'm stuck on the IC, so you cheering me up is great!!)

❤👣❤👣❤👣❤👣

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

Aaah thanks OF!! I didn’t know you were on the IC! Hope you’re recovering well and will be back out there soon! Big hugs! 🤗 ❤️

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10

Cliff edges not my thing either...but you did it, the things we do just to run 🙃! Enjoy 😎

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Gran4z

Exactly!! Thank you! 😍❤️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate10

How big is this Cliff fella?

Good run... another amusing report... must run with you one day, I get too many uneventful runs.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Oh they’re eventful alright! But that’s why it’s so much fun too! 😁❤️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

P.S. Cliff is far too big for my liking! 🤣❤️

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Lovely picture Fabulous, and as always a great post. You make me want to return to Guernsey to run . Go girl 🏃‍♀️👏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy!! 🤗 It’s all beautiful, waiting here for you, that’s for sure. 😉❤️

Running on a cliff edge in beautiful Guernsey sounds brilliant 😍 well done for getting the better of your fear xxx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Bridget007

Thanks Bridget! It's another first and I feel quite proud of myself for doing it. ❤️

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

I'm so glad you tackled your fear, that looks gorgeous! What a great way to start the day 💪👏

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thank you so much! All the way through this journey its been about feeling uncertain, but going for it anyway. So, I figured why not just see how it goes and it's still working out just fine in the end! 😁❤️

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Great to overcome a fear. Well done on your run. Aren't hot showers just the best!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

It sure is Baddie! I can very easily recall, I used to fear running full stop, but I've had so many great experiences, because I've just said "blow it", "let's just see what happens"! 😁❤️

Richard7
Richard7Graduate10

Well done Fab .. it's a great buzz when you do manage to do something out of your comfort zone

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Richard7

Thanks Richard! It really is. Especially when you’ve actually seen it before you do it. 😯❤️

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