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7th Australian Run

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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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Dexy5 profile image

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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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

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

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

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

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

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

cheekychipmunks profile image

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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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I don't do Xmas 🙃

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

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).

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

TailChaser profile image

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 🎄😀

Flaraflarkin profile image

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

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to Flaraflarkin

We had ham. Egg and chips next year!

mountaindreamer profile image

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

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

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

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

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to

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...🙃

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

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