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I bought 2 pairs of running shoes within a week, a month ago, and did one run before life in all its variations kicked in and left me no time for running. Today I slept in too late for a Parkrun but got out a bit later. Did one of my favourite routes, enjoying a lovely sunny autumn morning. It was a bit chilly so I went out in T shirt, long sleeved top, jacket and gloves. A bit excessive! The gloves came off first, followed rapidly by the jacket.

It was truly lovely running along quiet lanes bordered by beautiful orange and yellow leaved trees. On the short boardwalk section I wondered if it would be slippery with lots of leaves underfoot, but as it's covered by chicken wire, it was fine. I didn't need Yaktrax, SaskAlliecat !

It was a lovely run, 5k, not my fastest, but then I haven't run for a month. It took my mind off a difficult week at work and a friend and colleague who recently had a devastating diagnosis. I'm so lucky to be able to get out and run, however infrequently πŸ˜„

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Welcome back, Joy! Your run sounds lovely - I would like to try running on some quiet lanes round here but I'm a bit nervous of maniac drivers running me off the road! Do you ever have problems?

Joy57Graduate10 in reply to MutleyShuffle

No, I keep my eyes and ears open (I run with headphones but keep the volume down). Once, ages ago, a Range Rover driver did try to run me off the road - I had to jump onto the verge. Only that once though.

MutleyShuffleGraduate10 in reply to Joy57

I like to run with music too - but yes if you keep the volume low you can hear a car coming. Must give it a try...


Your run sounds absolutely heavenly. I love how a run can help bring peace to a troubled or chaotic mind(which is usually the case for me; it helps to ground me when most needed). Yay for not needing yaktrax......yet πŸ˜‰

Joy57Graduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Grounding, yes - good word. I feel grounded πŸ˜ƒ


Welcome back joy! There’s nothing better than going for a lovely run to destress you after a very sad time at work. Hope you feel in a better frame of mind soon and a virtual hug is winging its way to youβ€οΈπŸ’

Joy57Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

Thanks Peggy, bless you πŸ˜„


Hi Joy, that sounds like a lovely run, and a chance for you to have some thinking time by yourself. Running is so good for sorting out our jumbled thoughts and emotions I find. 😊xx

Joy57Graduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Yes, so good bbr. You are right about that πŸ˜„ x


Lovely post Joy. It painted a picture of you enjoying running for what it is in beautiful surroundings, and allowing you to temporarily forget your horrible week. Hope next week isn’t quite so stressful. πŸ˜€β€οΈ


Thank you. It reminded me of what I really like about running. Unfortunately I think that this coming week won't be much better. I have a few days off in the following week though.


Sorry to hear that life has been stressful with lots of concerns on your mind. I am glad running helps. It sounded a really lovely run. Take care ☺

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