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My Coffee Reward Run Club!! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ½β˜•οΈ ❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
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Hi Runners

I’m so pleased and excited about my 3rd run of the week! I woke up and of course it’s dark, πŸ₯΄, but I think about taking it on with my head torch. I decide I’ve got to face it. Older son tells me I’ll be ok, πŸ₯°, just wrap up warm it’s cold out there! πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ So we debate, hoody, no hoody! Debate too long, as I’m getting a little side tracked. Eventually, I decide on a warm zippy, not a hoody, so I don’t have to conduct any amateur dramatics like I did a few days ago on New Years Day, πŸ₯΅!!.....Heeeelp! 🀣!

For the first time, I was so wishing I wasn’t going out there on my own! I wanted to ask one of them to come with me, but I didn’t! I knew they would, but I just feel as though I have to do this. I don’t want to depend on them running too! It will be amazing to run with them every once in a while, but it’s me and winter that need the closeness right now! πŸ€— I need to know I can do it!

Well an ingenious thought comes to me! πŸ€“πŸ€© I like to have a coffee in the morning on my travels, but I often get stuck indoors all day when I’m working from home. I’ve discovered that it’s not the best remedy for a great day. I always feel a little cheated and frustrated by the end of the non stop day! Coffee β˜•οΈ πŸ’‘, I’m going to run to McDonalds for my morning coffee! It’s less than Β£2 a cup, cheaper than many gyms and it’s not as if I wouldn’t buy the coffee too. And guess what?πŸ€“....... I have my own self made reward chart! 7th cup is free! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜

It’s a 30 min guided headspace run, so I figure a run/walk might be in order! And yes, I stopped to cross the road once (mandatory & wise! πŸ€“πŸ€£) and again to tie my shoe laces, 😱! And the sky didn’t fall down! (βœ… Note to self)! I just expected to ache a bit more for some reason! But apart from a little early slight tightness in the thighs, it was great!! I have my coffee as I write, I’m sat in McDonalds having my reward and then I’m going to WALK back! After 6 weeks of no running at all, I can run for 30-45 mins. How can that be? πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ I’m not sure, but I’m loving it, as McD’s would say! πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ₯°

P.S. I’m not even a little tempted to have a muffin or anything else! I just feel fantastic! Now runners, it’s time for my celebratory walk back! If it gets a little nippy, I might run a little, but I’m well wrapped up! I’m declaring today, a great day!! Not bad for 9am in the morning!

Happy running, runners!! ❀️

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator

Cool. The only problem I see is when you get to the stage that the McD’s is in the middle of your run it’s gonna be hard to do the second half with a hot coffee in hand... if only they had lots of restaurants all over the place πŸ˜‚. My dad spent years having coffee there with his laptop, saying it was cheaper than broadband, but has now taken the plunge and his home is finally online... I hope this isn’t due to a change of browsing type 😱

Nice to see you back running... I’ve missed the alerts! Keep on doing it your way and getting out there.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to UnfitNoMore

πŸ˜‚ I thought about that too, but I’ve discovered there’s a little park and tennis courts near by, so I did a slight divert around there for a few minutes to make sure the run was done before the coffee!! In these early getting back to it running days, even if I just run there, it’s a win!! πŸ˜‚!

And thank you!!😍 I love doing it my imperfectly perfect way! Though I do want to get organised with the attire and the tech from the night before! Some imperfections can be improved! 🀣🀣❀️

Woop woop!β˜”οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to chelsea007

I see that purple rain Blue!! πŸ˜‰ Well done to you too!! 😍❀️

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10

Sitting here, drinking my coffee, dressed to run, and waiting until I think it's light enough (in truth it's been light enough for an hour, but it's good coffee). But now you have inspired me to get 'off butt', and face the run.

❀

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to theoldfellow

Go for it OF!! 🀩 It was the same for me and by the time I got out it was light! And I was nice and warm’ ❀️

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10
in reply to Fabulous450

I did, not far, just a 3Km run, but I did some intervals to get the heart rate up to 150. I'm trying to change my running form to be more forefoot-strike to protect my OA-knees.

Thanks for the get-out-now! Fab!

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Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to theoldfellow

Brilliant and you’re welcome! You all do the same for me too! ❀️

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Great plan Fab! πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Thank you!! Creating new incentives! 🀣❀️

Great stuff Fabulous- sounds like a plan πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘. I’m just re- booting my three times a week running after a couple of months of not managing much more than once a week so perfect or imperfect, running is running and it feels great πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Beanjo

Sure does feel great Beanjo!! Here’s to the reboot crew! 😁🀩❀️

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

What a great plan Fabulous! Brilliant to see you're out there again XXX

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Equi-geek

Thank you Equi!! I’m feeling very achieved, prioritising for me a bit more. ❀️

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

Sounds a good plan and a good morning! πŸ˜β˜•

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Deals1

Thank you!! A nice treat to celebrate is definitely the way to go! I had a lovely chat with the lady serving me today, which was nice too! It’s much better than being home all day! ❀️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Fabulous Fab! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ You got out and did it your way and it worked. Way to go. πŸ˜€πŸ‘

I’m currently sitting in the car with my dog at Reading Services on my way back to Bristol. I dropped my daughter back to London armed with her parkrun barcode and I’ve asked to try out her local, Hampstead Heath! I’m running tomorrow. Can’t wait for a quick little 4k.

Happy running! We are clever aren’t we? πŸ‘πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you so much! Hey!! Arming your daughter too! β€œA quick little 4Kβ€πŸ€©.....That sounds brilliant!! And yes, we are pretty clever! ❀️

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10

Glad to know you’re back on form Fab. I’m thinking of joining the runners at the running club tonight as I’m now back on Grandparent duty Monday to Friday and have to fit my naps around a one year old (still the age to take naps thankfully!). Means I can do one run with the club, one while she’s napping and a weekend one too. They’ve opened a McDonald’s near me but too near to run to unfortunately. Would have to take the scenic route 😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Sybilw

Thanks so much Sybil and thanks for checking in too!! Much appreciated!! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—!

I think the running club is a great idea! That’s the great thing about running, you get to try out so many different ways to see what works for you!! Possibilities are endless really! Have fun!! 😍😍❀️

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Ha fabulous, Fabulous...a great and (c)running plan!

Having a purpose and reward is a great idea..be careful that those muffins don't start tempting you though!πŸ˜„...

I've run today too, and just enjoyed a lovely coffee after my stretch and shower!

Keep on running!😊xx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks so much!! I’ll definitely watch out for the Muffin temptation! The coffee is perfect time for embracing the feel good after the run isn’t it? πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ½β€οΈ

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Lovely morning fabulous!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I did a 10k in 1C this morning. What kept me going?; the thought of my long run reward, my flat white at the walkway cafe. Nothing else tastes as good. New Year hugs too! The world feels like a better place. 😊😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Beachcomber66

Brilliant!! 🀩🀩🀩! The power of a coffee eh? 🀣❀️

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Excellent! Finding the right motivation - it's the key to success! πŸ˜€

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to JonathanP

Thank you Jonathan!! I definitely prefer a morning run too! ❀️

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