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Flexing my running head!! Again!! 10 mins or 0 mins? πŸ€”β€οΈ

Hey Runners

Early morning start! We’re off to Guernsey!! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬ So morning run not a possibility. Delayed trains and flight! Great! But used to that now! πŸ€ͺ Arrived at work get down to business! It’s been a beautiful hot day here. 23 degrees! 🏝 (It was good during my travel too).

Rain is forecast later and I’m actually looking forward to that early evening run in the rain! 🌧 πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ 😁! But early evening becomes late evening as I leave work very late due to an unplanned meeting! So, what do I do now? I arrive at the hotel in the dark! I can try to go out and hope it’s not that bad or just give myself a break! But I’m actually feeling good, despite the long day.

So, I get my kit on and off I go! I’m doing a 10 minute (yes...10 mins) guided run in the dark using my phone torch to light up the ground as I go. I’m also carrying my portable battery charger plugged into the phone, as I only had 15% charge. Oh...don’t forget the hotel key!! I’m packing!! πŸ’Ό Is that going to stop me? H...to..the...N! πŸ˜‚

I’m using that flexibility skill that I’ve built up during this programme and improvising. πŸ€£πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½! And you know, that really does feel good! πŸ˜€ Knowing how easy it would have been not to bother, but wanting to run and doing it! πŸ’ͺ🏽

10 minutes with the phone torch πŸ”¦ is better than none!! Now it’s time to turn the torch off and get washed up for dinner! 1.39k in 10 mins is a win for me today!! And today is all that matters!! I got my running groove on for a little bit at least! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜

Happy running Runners! ❀️

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10 minutes definitely better than none πŸ˜‚ Enjoy!

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Thanks Mike!! It made my nice steak dinner very rewarding! 😁❀️

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Well done. Very motivated and good to read. Might help me get out there tomorrow!

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Great stuff BTP!! Thank you! I hope you do! Just keep on going out there and whatever the limit on the day, then I figure it’s good enough! 😁❀️

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It worked. Should have been a 9km. I wasn't up for that but went anyway and did a 4.6km. Happy with that πŸ‘Thanks for the motivation

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That’s brilliant BTP!! Wooooh! 😁 🀩 You know I truly believe the body knows what we need! If we can stay out of the head and go with the body, we’ll do 1k, 5k, 10k and whatever k we like beyond.

I know there are techniques but we weren’t taught to run....we just run. I try to remember that as much as possible! Lots more fun too!! 😍😍❀️

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Well done fab ..yes a run is a run you still got out there ..even in the dark ..go girl theres no stopping you πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸƒ

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Thanks Myrar! I’m working on it and adjusting. Every run is a new experience really! Love that! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½β€οΈ

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Another great post. Great stuff. Every little helps πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Thank you Shakeywakey!! Every little does help!! It’s actually great that I think a 10 mins run is little too! 🀣🀣😍😍❀️

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Yay πŸ˜ƒ well done! It’s your run your way! And you did it even after a full day at work! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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Thanks so much Bridget! I’m really trying to get my head around running in these dark evenings and while running away from home. So, I’m back in adventure mode!! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

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Coach Bennett speaks so highly of a 10 minute run that he’s even done a 5 minute one! A run is a run... if 30 minutes doesn’t fit, 10 will. Good job

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Thank you, as always 😍!! Great reminder! 10 did fit. 30 might have had me running into trees! 🌳 Or....flat on my face. πŸ€• Slowly, but surely, I’ll be tackling these winter runs! Head torch ordered! πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

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Yeah, and when you’re back home he also does a 90 minute run πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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🀫🀫🀫🀣❀️

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Such a motivational read! Go you! Love that a 10 minute run was enough. And as you say-today is all that matters πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ tomorrow is a different day!

Change of season-weather and darkness, we definitely need a post like this!!! Well done, sounds like such a good run too πŸ‘

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Thanks so much Marcia!! It did the trick! I felt good just getting out for a bit!! ❀️

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Well done on your torch run! You will have to get a head torch if this is too carry on, oh purple one!β˜”οΈβ€οΈ

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Thank you!! 😍 I know oh purple one!! We both will! It is not light at 7am anymore. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

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thank you so much for posting this!! I went for my run this morning knowing that so many other people are fitting in whatever they can, when they can. I managed about 15 min, I think. I haven't even checked - the important thing is that I RAN and not for a train :D

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Aah thank you icklegui!! I’m a graduate of C25K, but I’m still learning a lot about running and myself and I figure we’ve hopefully all got plenty of time to do that and let the learning flow. πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

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yep - every run teaches us something. Sometimes it's just the value of even the shortest outing, making that small time for ourselves ❀ You've got a beautiful attitude!

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Thanks icklegui! I always remember that it’s a privilege to be able to run. 😁❀️

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Totally agree Fabulous! Brace to run in the dark but good to know the phone torch worked! Although - it takes me 10 minutes to get into it these days - I say you did the hard work there and I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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Thanks Equi!! Yes, I did feel as though I had just warmed up, loosened up and got into a comfort stride, but I really had to stop as the torch didn’t do enough shining!! 🀣❀️

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That's some impressive flexibility Fabulous450! Good going 😁

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Thank you C!! I’ll be back!! πŸ˜‚πŸ€—β€οΈ

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