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Fabulous conquers the darkness again! πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

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I didn’t manage to check in after my very wet Sunday run, I had to take my son to his rugby game and later a birthday meal, so getting in a run was quite a genius very early morning act!

I thought I’d make sure and catch up with all of you lovely runners today. 🀩😍

After a run in the dark with my iPhone torch last week, I ordered a head torch, which by a stroke of luck came today. I had planned to run in the morning, but work delayed my departure with a promised phone call that kept on promising! And when late afternoon came and I thought I’m going, it’s lunch time after all.....guess what? 🀨 Oh....we can speak now! 😡🀐

I didn’t really want to go out this evening so after some obligatory faffing with the head torch to find the right size batteries and figure out how to switch it on and stuff and armed with my new head gadget, I went out looking like a miner and did my run in the dark!! I was in the little park and it was a bit lonesome, so not totally comfortable, but it was enjoyable! Better than the phone torch too!! πŸ˜‚

My playlist was on point and I kept a pretty nifty pace!! My goodness, I surprised myself afterwards. 😱! I’m getting faster naturally 😯. Maybe it was the music 🎢, maybe the darkness, but I wasn’t tempted to carry on though. πŸ˜† 3k was the run in my programme and I stopped at 3k πŸ›‘ βœ‹πŸ½ and went straight on to the short walk home. I’m pleased about today’s little adventure! I’m sure they’ll be more to come! 😬 but for now, I’m ready to eat!!

Happy running Runners!! 🀩❀️

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Ooh which head torch did you get please Fab? ☺️

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I got one made by Tresspass! Bought it on ebay for Β£5 something. Does the trick nicely southlundon. Even as a bit of a warning beacon for others!! Coming through!! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈWasn’t required today though! Just me and the dark in the park! 😁❀️

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That looks a good pace Fabulous. And well done for running in the dark. Head torch or not- I’m not sure I fancy it. Good on you πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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I know what you mean Beanjo! Just experimenting and I planned to go straight home if it was a bit too unnerving. Wasn’t too bad and if I’d run on the roadside, I reckon it would have been perfect. πŸ‘ŒπŸ½β€οΈ

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6.40/km is pretty quick! Nice run πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Definetly for me Mike!! 😲 Thank you!! 😍❀️

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2 M elevation... 2 million that’s toughπŸ˜‚

Nice run with a headlight... if you’re scared of the shadows, get one of these too πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Thank you!! 😁😁!!

😱 I might fall over with that contraption on my head! I think I’ll put up with the shadows!! 🀣❀️

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I was gonna try one, but without the headlight... wonder how long I could run round in the dark before the blue flashing lights?

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Mmm....might not be worth trying that! 🀣🀣❀️

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I love your outlook. Well done once again πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Thanks BTP!! Trying to put some energy and adventure into the winter regime. A bit like starting the running experience, there’s a lot I would normally dismiss, but I’m giving it a go first. πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

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Sounds like you had fun fab...it can be a little lonesome running in the dark, I wouldn’t run in this park, I’d stick to the main road...glad you got home safe & sound...πŸ˜‰

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Hi Mummycav!! Thank you. Yes. I think you’re right! I just thought I’d look a sight with the headtorch on, but I’ll cope. β€œOut there, don’t care”! The mantra continues!! 😍❀️

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Well done fab ...amazing pace πŸ‘ ..your doing fantastic ...πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ..πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Thank you so much Myrar!! So are you!! 🀩🀩🀩😍❀️

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Well done you! I’m avoiding running in the dark and have no excuses as the dog wouldn’t care and I’m a bloomin Scout leader so we have loads of head torches!!!

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Thank you Mandi! πŸ€— Ooh you have a stash!! πŸ”¦ πŸ”¦ πŸ”¦ 😍😍

Run in the dark is definetly option B for me too!! But option A is usually sort of β€œooh don’t run now, it’s dark”. I hope an option C, lunchtime running may arise, but not holding out much hope of that. πŸ˜‚!! Option B, as required it is!!

Hey it will be summer again soon won’t it? πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½β€οΈ

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I managed a lunchtime run on Monday but it was a faf to get it done!!

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Yeah MandiV, I already faff and I’ve tried lunchtime gym sessions many many years ago when it was the new gym age. (Ok many, many, many.....think Jane Fonda, the Green Goddess and Mr Motivator 🀣) and lunchtime just didn’t work for me.

You never know, we might just get better at it. πŸ€₯😁❀️

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Thanks for sharing this- me and the running buddy went and did a dark early morning run yesterday! We went round our little park at the end of the road. She barked at everything that made a noise- she doesn’t normally bark so that was actually quite reassuring!! I couldn’t find head torch or knee support without waking DH and I hadn’t prepared as it was a spur of the moment thing! So I tiptoed about and scurried off and had a lovely run! Thanks for sharing your experience cos it got me out!!

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Ah thanks Mandi!! Sounds like you had the right and best accompanying kit anyway!! πŸ• Well done you!! 😁😁🀩❀️

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Well done Fab - looks like you are doing great. Keep it up. Work can be a real pain getting in the way sometimes πŸ€” - trying to fit my Wednesday runs in is a bit of a pain. Starting to think about doing it in the evening switching from morning.

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Thanks Richard!! Yes, definitely more challenging in the winter!! Darkness doesn’t tempt me quite so much! πŸ˜‚! But it’s a season, so I hope to get used to it......or it will pass eventually!! 😁❀️

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Hey nothing wrong with that pace, also massive kudos that you actually went out and ran in the dark. I dislike running in the dark as I'm always scared some youths are going to jump out and scare me lol!

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Thanks so much Neil. It was definitely a new experience. Maybe too quiet πŸ™ƒ. I think running by the roadside will be better in future. 😁❀️

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Kind-of distracts you from feeling tired or achy doesn’t it?

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Certainly does!! Too busy with awareness of surroundings!! πŸ‘€ πŸ”¦ I definitely wouldn’t add rain to that mix!! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

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Brilliant run Fabulous and your pace was great.πŸ‘πŸ‘ I haven’t ran in the dark yet. I think I’ll have to try that one sometime. It would have to be in darkness of the mornings as I don’t do running in the evening. I’m to snuggly and cosy indoors and too lazy to move then🀣🀣🀣

Anyway good on ya!❀️

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Thanks Peggy!! The adventures keep on coming!! It wasn’t too bad at all, just different. Enjoy!! ❀️

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