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First 5km in a month

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

I set out for a slow run this morning to see how I do, after just 2.5km done in the last month.

I feel so lucky. I had been saving my holidays in case I got ill, so I could use them on bad days rather than go in to work, and give myself a break, but still have a pay packet at the end of the month.

I've been so well these last few months I got to the end of the year with loads of hols to take. In Dec. Hmm. So on the spur of the moment I decided...Australia!

As I am solar powered this has to be an opportunity to get back to the running. I find it hard in the UK in the dark and cold in Dec.

So first run completed. Sunrise was at 04:30 which I saw because my body clock isn't adjusted. I was out by 05:00 and slowly running round a little park in Brisbane. Really happy to have done 5km. Got back, drank water, stretched, did 12 squats, all while reading this forum coz I find stretching boring. I'll find out tomorrow how my troublesome ankle/foot responds. Plantar is no longer painful but top of foot and ankle are not 100%. If it's the disease then running should help. If it's a sprain it is time it was healed up. Nothing too painful during the run, just a niggle.

Here's hoping! Aiming for 3 runs a week, in between lots of visiting folks. Let's see..

Cello left behind in the U.K. Wouldn't fit in my back pack.

22 Replies
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Wow!!! Have a lovely time! Glad you have had a 5 km run. Not sure whether Australia is somewhere you visit much, but probably you have masses of places to explore. Hope you highest exceptions are exceeded! 😊☀️

It's a trip if a life time! Good time to try and reach some running and fitness goals 😁

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Why hello Baddie, you’re so far away! 👏👏 How wonderful for you. I hope you’re able to find some lovely warm places to run and explore! You won’t need your cello that’s for sure. 🎻

We look forward to hearing your adventures! How long are you there for? My ‘adventure’ today is 4k in the cold. It’s currently 3 degrees. 😫 I could go to the gym and roast on the treadmill instead - I think you’re in the right place! 😀 Have a blast! 🇦🇺 ❤️🏃‍♀️

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Brrrr chilly there. I wish I was here for 3 months so I could skip the winter, but I'll be home in Jan. Not looking forward to coming back to cold.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to BaddieThePirate

That’s still a nice long break. Have an amazing time! 😀 I braved the cold for my 4k. Brrrr the bitter wind! 💨 🏃‍♀️

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

I'm not good at cold and winter. I don't mind crisp sunny days but bitterly cold wet days aren't good

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Yeayayyaya... wow Go you!! Have super time..maybe learn to play the digeridoo :)

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

I can't master circular breathing.

Hidden
HiddenGraduate10

Awesome that you are back!!! That's certainly an unconventional solution to running in the cold damp dark UK mornings, and I love it!!! *contemplates booking ticket*

All the best for the rest of your recovery!

Snuffy_T
Snuffy_TGraduate10

Australia awesome ! Great to be running again

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to Snuffy_T

Really great. Can feel the muscles in my thighs now. It's been too long.

Madge50
Madge50Graduate10

Oh well done Baddie, I am a tad envious as my son has just gone over to Canberra for a months holiday, so will be enjoying the warm weather, catching up with friends etc., (despite the recent storms)

Hope you have a great time

Mx

Ps - I think , I am solar powered too......😂😎☀️

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Fantastic Baddie! I know people suggest changing your route to shake things up, but......! Congrats on your 5k and have a great time down under 😀

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Oh wow how exciting, what a wonderful place to be.... enjoy the time away :)

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

Hoping to be a Park Run tourist while I'm here too!

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10

Oh wow Baddie, what a wonderful thing to do! It’s freezing here! Parkrun tomorrow is due to be 3 degrees in driving rain, so I may have to chicken out for the first time 😫 You’re definitely doing the right thing!

Hope you have a lovely warm time and get recovered 🤗 x

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to TailChaser

I'm hoping to do a Park Run in the morning, but it is throwing it down here. They need the rain, the grass is yellow straw it's been so dry, but does it have to rain on Park Run morning!?

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to BaddieThePirate

Always! At least the rain will be warmer 😎😀

I have that plantar thingy in my feet. I just make sure to stretch my feet before getting out of bed.

Well done on your progress xxx

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to Ceri1969

Thank you. Ankle twinges as well but ok so far...

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

Enjoy the park run baddy. So glad you are back running. You must be missing the cello though

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

Can't have everything!

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