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Blowing off the cobwebs!! ๐Ÿ•ธ ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ

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Before and since my Parkrun on Saturday Iโ€™m still experiencing stiff muscles and tenderish ankles (I know...im so technical! ๐Ÿ˜). All in all, just a bit achy. So, I put it down to running on empty and perhaps rest will put that straight. Not sure if thereโ€™s a cold brewing here! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ hope not! ๐Ÿ˜•

So, I was tempted to go out yesterday, but with some wise guidance UnfitNoMore gave, I decided not to push it. ๐Ÿค“

Today was intended to be a relaxed run to see how I felt. I aimed for 2k. I did 2.39 to get back to my door. Why not eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was relaxed, no strain but definitely not a lose run either. Hard to explain. I did have a nice turbo boost at the end, close to home. That definetly blew off some cobwebs!! The waterfall afterwards is OTT for such a short run. So Iโ€™m on the watch out for a cold, but hopefully that wonderful bit of fresh air, will have done wonders. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜! A long run wouldnโ€™t have worked for me today. I just feel good having got out there.

Now for a nice hot shower!! Happy running Runners! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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Fingers crossed youโ€™ve scared off any cold thatโ€™s brewing. Donโ€™t mess with Fab! ๐Ÿ‘

Isnโ€™t it great how something as simple as a short run can be a real tonic. It would be so easy to sloonge around and feel negative and sorry for yourself. But a run soon gets rid of all that malarkey. Good for you! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Thank you Cheeky! Youโ€™re so right. I was feeling a bit flat but thatโ€™s picked me up a lot!! Back to feeling nicely pumped! Iโ€™ll take short over zero! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

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Deffo! Agree with that Fab! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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Sounds just the ticket, dear Fab. I too had a short โ€œtonicโ€ run this morning. Short runs leave me so energised for the day ahead. ๐Ÿ‘ Hope you are not brewing a cold. Take care lovely. x

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Thanks so much Sadie! It really was a great tonic! If it is s cold, Iโ€™m glad I can still get out there for a bit! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

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I've found that a 5k Park Run takes more out of me than a 10 or 15k. I expect it's because there's a sense of competition and I know I push way harder during a Park Run. The last one I did I knocked a huge chunk off my 5k PB. My legs felt it afterwards though!

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Thanks Mike! ๐Ÿ˜ Iโ€™m a bumble along kind of runner ๐Ÿ˜Š. Thereโ€™s so many spectacular runners, I just go along for the buzz and itโ€™s great.

I started late and was already achy and I got settled in way at the back. But Sunday/Monday aches is definitely not how I normally feel. It was good to get out there today! ๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ

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Yep, looking forward to a run at lunchtime :)

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Enjoy Mike!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

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I'm the same parkrun always appears to be harder!

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Good run... hopefully youโ€™re not coming down with something... soon have you going long again ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Thanks UNM! The words push and run donโ€™t equal enjoy to me, so a short run was definitely right for today. Thanks for the encouragement as always! ๐Ÿค— Like you say, Iโ€™ll be back! Just getting out there and letting it flow! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ

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Well done for listening to your body Fabz ๐Ÿค— And it sounds like your run had a touch of the "Goldilocks" ~ not too long, not too short, just right ๐Ÿ˜Š Take care of yourself, hope you can get some rest ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฆ‹

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Aah thanks Flara! ๐Ÿฆ‹ Thatโ€™s a perfect description!! Goldilocks! Love it!! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

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This sounds like the perfect run for you today Fabulous450โ€ฆ.no pressure runs are always perfect when we're not sure whats going on....hopefully youre not coming down with anything but if you do...rest & TLC are the answer xx

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Thank you Mummycav!! Iโ€™m being mindful before going out there and that way, if Iโ€™m feeling good, I can always do more. ๐Ÿ˜‰โค๏ธ

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Well done! Take care with the muscle eh? Iโ€™m still a great advocate of stretching, and I intend to quiz my physio about the best ankle stretches for me when I see him on Friday. Still very impressed by your parkrun :D

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Oh thank you Neil! Youโ€™re right, I was thinking that Iโ€™m not doing much stretching after a run.๐Ÿงโ˜บ๏ธ I do need to sort that out! Thanks for the reminder! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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It's worth consulting a physio or something, as I have heard conflicting things. For me what works is that I now stretch before a run as well as after, because one of my issues was tightness in calf muscles etc, and my physio said that I'm less likely to injure myself if my muscles are well stretched, because their range of movement is increased, so if I do suddenly increase my stride length, or leap over a puddle or something, I'm not as likely to strain the muscles. All I can say is that it definitely worked for me, and has transformed my running recently, not to mention the dent in the wallet the physio has left lol!

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Thanks Neil! Thatโ€™s helpful. I used to stretch before and after too. Iโ€™ve just got a bit lazy! Right....time to get my stretch on! ๐Ÿ˜„! Thank you!! โค๏ธ

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Hi fab ...great you did your recovery run easily and hope your not in for the cold ๐Ÿคง. ..ive not run since last sunday ..hurt my foot whilst doing 5 k ..so waiting another week till i get back at it ...will do a short run see how i get on ....fingers crossed your ok take care ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿƒ

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Ah thanks Myrar! Iโ€™ve decided to aim for short runs this week and if I can go on longer I will. Plus get back to stretching as our VRB 316neil suggests. I hope your recovery goes well too. Rest well and Iโ€™ll see you on the VR Myrar!! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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Your runs always sound lovely and chilled I think of you when Iโ€™m struggling to do 5k and get to 4 and Iโ€™ve had enough, you make me think they are my runs for my enjoyment and thatโ€™s thanks to you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Ah thank you so much Bridget! I believe thatโ€™s my recipe for the long haul. I reckon we must get better every time we go out, even with those that seem a bit under par! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™ll have it!๐Ÿคฉ โค๏ธ

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Hope youโ€™re feeling better today ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Not too bad Bridget! Thanks! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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That sounded really nice Fabulous, especially the turbo boost at the end ๐Ÿ™Œ

I hope that funny feeling didnโ€™t amount to anything for ya - nice one you! I did a cheeky little 2.5K this evening and loved it ๐Ÿ˜โšก๏ธ๐Ÿ’›โšก๏ธ

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Thanks ThunderSloth! The cheeky ones are the best! Didnโ€™t see that one coming did ya Gremlins?!! Did it just because I can! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ

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