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7th Australian Run

Back to running in the great outdoors. A little later than hoped, in my new Capri length leggings. My friends took me to the beach for a run along the path following the shoreline. Plenty of other runners and walkers, in fact some jogging on the spot required until it was clear to get through the human traffic jam.

Beautiful day, less humid than it has been. I had Xmas and Boxing Day off, so expected to do better (I always seem to after a longer recovery period). I put on the C25K+ podcast where they play music at 150bpm, then gradually up the pace. It really works for me. Despite the heat I felt strong as I reached 5km and could have gone further. I wasn't breathing particularly hard either. However my friends and their elderly dogs had done their walk so we went back home via the French Patisserie and had fruit tarts for a breakfast treat. Maybe not quite as full of protein as optimal, but very nice all the same.

My heart rate was 120bpm on finishing my run. Is that good? My resting heart rate (lying in bed) is slightly lower than 60 bpm. I know this because it is slightly slower than the clock ticking.

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Lovely Baddie, I can just smell the gumtrees in the heat looking at that picture. I’m sure those fruit tarts count as 1 of your 5 a day. 😂

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I’ll second that, Dexy. I’ll count anything with the word ‘fruit’ in it! 😅

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What about the chocolate covered almonds? Do they count as healthy?

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well cocoa trees provide chocolate and nuts are good for roughage and protein so they must be.

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Looks idyllic Baddie, and it sounds like a fabulous run! Bet the capris helped too. 🏃‍♀️ ☀️ 🏃‍♀️

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. 😀

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I don't do Xmas 🙃

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I love these Capris, they are 'high rise' which holds all the middle aged spread in. (I always hoped Middle Aged Spread was a type of chocolate spread you could have on toast, I was so disappointed when I got some).

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Looks lovely, and fruit tarts for a post run reward sounds wonderful. 😀

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120bpm sounds good to me. My resting heart rate is about the same too. Sounds a lovely place to run Baddie, and sun...I remember that thing..!

And Cheeky is definitely right about the fruit thing 😂

Happy Christmas 🎄😀

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Looks like a great place to run, with great weather too! Hope you had a good egg & chip day 🤗

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We had ham. Egg and chips next year!

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Wow - what a cool place to run Baddie! Looks amazing! 😊❤️

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The highlights of this trip have been Xmas carol singing in 33.5 deg C and my runs in lovely places 🙃

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Oh nice run Baddie and yummy tarts too. Sunshine - sigh... I'm jealous

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Every time I go for a run the sun comes out full force. Every time I try to do highly controlled sunbathing covered in sunscreen, the sun goes in! I just wanted some vitamin D and some sun on my pasty white legs...🙃

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Capri stripes! Bit like welly marks I imagine. But more pleasant in the making

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