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Back to the outdoors!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜β€οΈ

Hi Runners

Now....do you ever have one of those days when your head is so crammed full of to do’s, not to do’s and everything else swimming around the universe? 🀯 Well, that was me this morning.

There was no urgent plans or prioritisation needed, but trying to get my head to focus on doing was not going to be too successful. I think it’s called tiredness. In the past, I probably would have wanted to just go back to bed πŸ›Œ! Not that I would, but the whole day would just feel pretty shabby! πŸ˜• But I’m armed with my new pick me up....running! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ Nothing like a run to clear the fog 🌫 and start again.

So, out I went to the big park this morning. Glad to be outdoors again. It was beautiful green and quiet. Looking around as I slowly ran, I felt a sense of peace and tranquility. No demands, no form, no pace or time, just running πŸ˜ƒ. My aim was just to run for 30 minutes in good old C25K fashion! Whatever the stats at that point...... we’re done.πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ And when my 30 minutes was up, well guess what, I thought πŸ’­ β€œFabulous you may as well do 5k, because you can”. So....I did!! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜!!

I had a great fun run, back outdoors and loved each and every minute of it! It’s not a time PB by any means, but I do feel I’ve had a different kind of PB in turning around what could have been a bit of a rubbish day!! 🀺🀺🀺🀺🀣🀣🀩

Although there’s still lots to do. Nothing is urgent. No one will die and sometimes you have to acknowledge to yourself when you’re spreading yourself too thin! πŸ€“

I’ve almost done my bit for the day now. πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ I’m going to get into my PJs and have a cosy evening in!! 🀩

Happy running Runners!! ❀️

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Coincidence. I ran the same distance at around the same pace as you this morning - just a relaxing jog, and very nice too. Even popped into our local Chinese restaurant half way round to book a table for the weekend. Nice not to be chasing PBs sometimes.

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Thank you Mike!! It sure is nice to just run, no requirements!! Sounds like you’ll have a great weekend too!! 😍❀️

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Sounds a great antidote to a hectic life. Glad it did the trick πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Thanks Beanjo!! Running certainly is the best antidote. Nothing and everything changed in those 38 minutes. πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

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Brilliant post 😁. Your updates are always a great read.

It’s amazing how going for a run clears the head.

I’ve found it so useful to get out on an evening run and forget about the stresses of the day. I’m weirdly enjoying running in the cold and dark πŸ€”

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Thanks Shakey! 😍 I don't mind the cold either. It was pretty chilly at first. The dark? Well....still going to have to get used to that one. πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

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That’s what running has turned into for us hasn’t it? Pure pleasure! ❀️ So glad your run sorted your day for you. My amazing run from yesterday is still reaping happy benefits today - and tomorrow is parkrun. Life is good!

Have a lovely relaxing evening and enjoy your weekend Fab! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Thanks Cheeky! I need to catch up on all my VRBs adventures too! It sounds as though its been fun!! πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ½! ❀️

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Had my best run EVER yesterday. Still grinning in fact! ❀️❀️❀️

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Yaaay! That's just brilliant!! 🀩❀️

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I’m so pleased you turned you day around Fabulous! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€—πŸ˜ I have missed a run mental reset this week as I’m repairing. Can’t wait to have a slow trot round the park tomorrow morning and then get a few Headspace runs in for a change πŸ˜πŸ‘

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Thanks so much Equi!! And a pleasing rest should be had after your amazing achievements. 🀩 Enjoy the Parkrun tomorrow if that's where you intend to have a nice recovery run! Lydiard was certainly beautiful this morning. 😍❀️

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I will, thanks, and I walked the dog round this evening as the sun was setting - it was gorgeous!

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Yes. Although there was a bit of a chill this morning, the sun was shining on the path. Very nice indeed. 😁❀️

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Sounds like the perfect run! Running just because you can πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ lovely!

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Thanks Bridget! Yes, it was so nice to just decide....you know what πŸ€”, I think I'll just carry on! πŸ˜‰ ❀️

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Welcome back to the beautiful outdoors, it’s missed you.

Nice run... and I like that idea for a PB... and you took Coach Bennett with you and then you did some more, he will love you.

Great job.

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Thank you!! πŸ€— Ah.....Coach Bennett.......I love him too! Shame the poor man has absolutely no idea mind! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜β€οΈ

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I wouldn’t be so sure... I have a feeling he peeks! Unless you’re saying he has no idea you love him... I’ll mail him πŸ˜‚

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I might wait for him to contact me then!! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

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I’ll tell him you demand a plan that will kick your butt.

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😲.....shhhhhhhh🀫! ❀️

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Sounds like the perfect run to me, well done. 😊

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Thanks so much Jelon! I enjoyed it! πŸ‘ŒπŸ½β€οΈ

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Brilliant. I did the same today. .. Just went to practice the park run hills and had a lovely slow run in the sunshine!! Loved it. No pressure. πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ˜

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Thats exactly how my run felt too! Lovely bit of sun to warm me up and a lovely view too. Bliss! Glad you have a great run too! 😍❀️

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Well done, Fabulous450! Great that you managed to turn your day around so well. Running is a great escape from everything isn’t it! πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

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Sure is mountaindreamer! Getting away from it all for a little while makes you realise how unimportant some things we think are so important, really is. πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

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A great mental personal best. At least as important as the physical PBs. Good call, well done!

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Thanks Baddie!! That really was a nice run for me. Still tired, but it was definitely the right decision. πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

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Just nice to do a run ...with no agenda ..well done fab ..those running legs will be getting stronger ....πŸƒπŸƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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Thanks Myrar! We're doing alright here! 😁❀️

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Sounds like you made the perfect choice in going for a run with no pressure of time or distance. Just the thing we need sometimes.πŸ™‚

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Definitely Sandra! Thank you ! I totally appreciated being out on the run in the open air today! ❀️

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Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Sometimes just running is all you need 😊

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Thanks Tartancat! Yes, I was doing a lot of smiling during that run! 😁❀️

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