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Inspired by Bluebirdrunner and SaskAlliecat 's posts (which I read before setting out today) about seeking joy in every run I decided to make today's run a longer one (I had been umming and aahhring) and join together two of my more scenic Oxford routes for a dawn run.

And what joy there was - sunrise over the Thames; pink, yellow and blue skies; golden buildings, graceful swans, early morning rowers and to cap it all off a rainbow!

AND an effortless 10k pb AND the first time I've ever felt I could have pushed further at the end of a 10k.

Joyous indeed. Thanks for the inspiration ladies! 😊

Happy weekend running!

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Mummycav profile image

Wow....sounds wonderful DebJogsOn ....beautiful photos too...thank God for running eh? And this forum full of inspiring people just like you x

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DebJogsOn in reply to Mummycav

I love this forum I certainly wouldn't have set out for a longer run if I hadn't read some of the posts on here first.

And it was such a lovely run - so glad I didn't miss it! 😊

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MummycavAdministrator in reply to DebJogsOn

I'm so glad you didn't miss it too x 😊

Bluebirdrunner profile image

What a wonderful start to your weekend Deb! Such beautiful scenes, and you were running comfortably... (but quick enough for a PB!)πŸ˜†

Swans and A RAINBOW! that puts it in a different league. What a special run, that streak you have done must have played a part and how exciting knowing you were capable of running further!πŸ˜‰

Well done😊xxx

I will have to find and read SaskAlliecats post too!

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DebJogsOn in reply to Bluebirdrunner

It was beautiful and felt so good. I wish it were possible to know in advance the runs that would be like that (and bottle the feeling after!).

SaskAlliecat's post made we yearn for bright frost mornings - we definitely haven't had enough of those.

Slinkymalinki profile image

Beautiful photos and what an amazing run! Great time & achievement - you must be feeling on top of the world. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! πŸ™‚

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DebJogsOn in reply to Slinkymalinki

It was lovely and made me feel less bitter about spending much of the rest of the day working.

Couldn't quite believe the time because although it felt quite pacy - it also felt really comfortable.

Have promised myself that tomorrow is work free and just for me 😊.

Deals1 profile image

Fantastic and lovely pics!! Good time for 10k and taking pics πŸƒπŸ‘

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DebJogsOn in reply to Deals1

I know - seeing the time afterwards almost made me wish I hadn't stopped so much but couldn't have not captured that beautiful dawn.

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Deals1Graduate10 in reply to DebJogsOn

Time is great and its good to get the pics πŸ˜€

Dexy5 profile image

What beautiful photos Deb, they really capture your dawn run. Oxfordshire must be so lovely for running. An excellent time for your 10k too - what’s not to like?

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DebJogsOn in reply to Dexy5

I sometimes forget how lovely it is - familiarity breeds contempt and all that.

It was certainly beautiful this morning 😊.

SaskAlliecat profile image

Such gorgeous pictures! Hard to not find joy with scenery like that. Your run sounds absolutely magical and an effortless 10k pb. What’s not to like. That mini-streak must’ve really agreed with you.

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DebJogsOn in reply to SaskAlliecat

It's definitely made me feel fitter. Though I so nearly didn't attempt a longer run today after the slog of a 10k I dragged myself last weekend. It was all good paths and pretty flat though to be fair.

A nice hard frost was all that was missing 😊.

JonathanP profile image

Congratulations on your PB and on your evident enjoyment Deb

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DebJogsOn in reply to JonathanP

Thank you. It was the kind of run that makes all the difficult ones worthwhile.

Richard7 profile image

Well done Deb sounds like a great run with more in the tank.

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DebJogsOn in reply to Richard7

Yes - actually the first time I've really felt that after a 10k 😊. No HMs for me though I don't think!

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Richard7Graduate10 in reply to DebJogsOn

You forgot to say .. right now ... Never say never!!

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cheekychipmunks profile image

Oh wow Deb, what a fantastic run you had. Those photos! 😍😍 It makes me want to go out and do a 10k today - although it’s blowing a hooley and it’s my rest day so boo! πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

The PB must have been the icing on the cake. Amazing! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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DebJogsOn in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yes windy here today - glad I was inspired to get out of bed and do my long run yesterday 😊.

Anniemurph profile image

Oh, those photos! And what a time! A fantastic run, thank you for sharing :)

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DebJogsOn in reply to Anniemurph

You're very welcome 😊

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