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A crisp and sunny bonus 4k - with a little extra twist at the end! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
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Today is my usual treadmill day as I have less time on a Thursday. But I simply didn’t fancy it today knowing that the weather was ok. Treadmills are useful for lashing rain, gale force winds or ice/snow in my opinion. Otherwise πŸ˜–

So my dog and I headed for the local common and I’m mighty pleased I did (so was she!) What bonus weather - I didn’t expect it to be so beautiful. Winter sun, slightly frosty and downright perfect for a little trot. I was unsure whether to do 3k or 4k, so off I went, nothing fancy. Clocked up 4k in the end and walked around for a while to enjoy the weather and let my dog have a little extra sniffing time (great smells on the common!) πŸ•β€οΈπŸ•

I then approached a hill. And off I sprinted! Not very far, but it was exhilarating and my breathing felt great! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ I approached another and did it again. Next week I’m off up there again to get some more of that malarkey! Who knew this little 🐌 could sprint, let alone up a hill! πŸ˜…

Happy running lovely VRBs. ❀️

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linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Ooh. Sounds fabulous. I'm very jealous πŸ˜€ Go you!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda, it was fabulous. Such a lovely surprise. ❀️

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Sounds great cheeky, and your dog must have loved it. I’m just out on my quick 2.5 k. Chilly but dry is good with me. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ„οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Definitely better than wet, warm and windy Dexy! Not sure we’ll be as lucky next week ...... πŸ™„πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

🀞

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Brilliant CC. No hill is safe!! Planning my next assault soon. Sounds like a lovely morning πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Oh I know BC, I find myself scoping out hills nowadays wondering what they’d be like to run up! There’s one near my regular route which looks like a killer - and it’s my goal some day to conquer it! πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Sprinting up a hill. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈGo you cheeky 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Beanjo

I know Beanjo, check me out! πŸ˜…πŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Jell6
Jell6Graduate10

Running uphill?, you are shedding snails rapidly. 🐌🐌.

Sounds like you had a great run.🀩

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Jell6

No snail shedding yet Jell. They’re still firmly by my side (or ahead of me) on my longer runs! But I must admit I enjoyed my little sprints and can’t wait to try again! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Nice run... I’m guessing the dog isn’t a treadmill fan either πŸ˜‚. Hill sprints are great for pushing muscle development... well done choosing to do some. Have a great next run.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you UNM, I’m definitely going to do more of the same as I strangely enjoyed it. My dog was quite surprised at my turn of speed and began jumping around in excitement! πŸ˜…πŸ•πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Win! Win! Win! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•πŸž Well done you! How's the watch?

Thanks 61! Oh I love my watch. So many stats to pore over when I get home. Unfortunately as the sprints weren’t part of my 4K, I didn’t record them, but I will next time. πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate10

Yay! Hills are the new errrrrm..... flat?πŸ€” Well done Cheeks! I've just added Chariots of Fire and Black Beauty to my playlist, not even joking!! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ¦‹

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Flaraflarkin

Awesome tunes Flara! The kind of tunes that make you run in slow mo towards a beautiful sunset! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

I know, check me out being a hill fan all of a sudden! πŸ€“πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜…

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Sounds fab. The cold has defeated me today - still debating whether to go out πŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯Ά

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

It’s not so nice now, a bit dull and dingy, but I’m sure you’d feel great once you got going Flick. Why not have a go and see what transpires? Bet you won’t regret it! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Runsome
RunsomeGraduate10

Your addicted to these hills. now you can’t leave them alone. You beat them and now your loving it well done. Sounds like a lovely run πŸ˜€πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Runsome

Bizarre eh Runsome?! Bristol is a very hilly city and most runs have them, so I thought I’d better grow to love them ..... maybe love’s a bit of a strong word, but I don’t dread them as much now! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

The hills have enlisted you Cheeky! πŸ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

I know Jonathan, I’ve made a rod for my own back now! πŸ™„πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10

What a strange world we live in, where previously sane people are choosing to sprint up hills. And not only sprinting, but enjoying it!

I'm seriously impressed Cheeky, and I bet that beats being stuck in a gym! 😁😁

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Tartancat

Oh too right TC. I knew I didn’t fancy the gym this morning and I’m so glad I went to the common instead. And the hills were beckoning to me ...... yep, how strange is that! πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Brilliant Cheeky! Hills now in your repertoire and more of the world opening up to you. I did a 5k this morning, but, after a good fast start, hit a metaphorical wall and borrowed a few of your 🐌🐌🐌 to slowly jog home!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I’m so glad the 🐌🐌🐌 were able to assist you today Sandie! I find them very useful and they always turn a run around if it’s not going as planned. πŸ‘

Yes, I’m already looking to next week’s sprint session up the hills. I just hope it doesn’t rain much in the meantime as I don’t have trail shoes. Ooooo - shopping opportunity! 😈

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Gorgeous..these unexpected runs are a real delight..well done you..Lovely...and a hill too...I had a hill today...crawled up mine..sprinted down it though..:) xx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks OF, yes it was a real surprise and the impromptu hill sprints added to the delightful run! I do love running! 😍😍

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Me too..lucky aren't we? xx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

Fantastic Cheeky! Sprinting up hills! 🀩🀩🀩 Go you! Sounds like a brilliant run! Go you! The weather has been pretty amazing for January! 😍😍😍! ❀️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fab! Loved it. 😍

Yes we’ve been lucky so far .... I’m hoping we don’t get snow and ice like last year. Keeping everything crossed! 🀞 🀞

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Me too!! I have made the most of the great weather so far! It’s so nice to see the sun shining even when it’s a bit nippy out! πŸ₯°πŸ˜

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

I think us runners embrace nippy! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ ❄️ πŸƒ ❄️ πŸ‘

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