Sooooo! Last Year: Finally got round to... - Bridge to 10K

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Sooooo! Last Year

lexi6 profile image

Finally got round to putting this year’s calendar up and this is January’s picture, it really made me laugh as that was me last January.

I started week 3 of Bridge to 10k this morning and decided to do the short run, the rain and wind were heavy and strong during the night and not much better this morning, but as the rain eased off and there’s no escaping our strong southerlies anyway, it was suck it up and get on with it. Decided to head in to the wind along the uninspiring path next to the railway line, but a wave and a toot from a train driver had me grinning (they probably see my leggings from miles away) I had Otis Redding and Barry White for company, but the last couple of hundred metres it was Tina Turner’s Proud Mary, which was probably why I finished with a sprint. Loved, loved, loved that run. 7k run next a lot slower me thinks. Happy running everyone 🤓

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BaddieThePirate profile image

Yay for train drivers! A lovely train driver once did a 'bing bong announcement' for my Jamaican friend Charm's birthday. She'd never been on a train (no trains in Jamaica) so we went to the next town along to the night club and I accosted the driver as he got on the train and asked if he could organise a special 'bing bing announcement'. 'Bing bong, this train will be stopping at blah blah and happy birthday Charm'.

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lexi6Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

Aah! That’s so cool, for you to ask and the train driver to oblige. Sometimes its just the small things that mean so much. Would have made Charm’s day.

Sadie-runs profile image

Good work, lexi! I hate running in the wind, it can be such hard work. 😬 But glad to hear you loved it. Good music can be fuel for a happy run, can’t it?

That picture made me laugh! Definitely me during every exercise kick I ever went on before taking up running. I am still amazed that running is the one routine that stuck! (It’s been 17 months now!)

Enjoy your 7k run when it comes!

Sadie-runs x

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lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

Glad I went out this morning when I did Sadie, the wind is even stronger now. Wow! 17 months running, fantastic, I hope I’ll be able to say that too in another 6 months. I’d love a Grad 10 badge next to my name, so if the forecast is right it may be Thursday before I can have a go again, am picking my next playlist, can’t wait and being positive will change my glasses 😎

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Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to lexi6

Oh you will get there! 10k is well within your reach. 👍 Pesky weather though! Hope it calms down soon. Bad weather predicted for the SE of England for the end of this month, so I am getting lots of running in now while I can!

Nothing like a bit of proud Mary and tooting train drivers to make a run even more fabulous 😀. 7km here you come..... 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️

lexi6 profile image

Thanks Wimborne, he took my mind off the wind and I think I went in to turbo mode (turbo snail) after having a laugh fingers crossed for Thursday 😎

LOL that picture is so me. I can still give myself a dozen reasons not to run- the only difference is I now ignore those voices. You’re doing brilliantly xxx

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Its so funny! its from my Drama Queen Calendar which I ended up buying because I hadn’t any 2019 calendars by the end of last year, if I’d just waited - I now have five, just like blimmin buses you wait for ages and then they all come at once! This is my favourite, every month a guaranteed giggle. Thanks Flick I’m feeling so happy with my progress so far, I’m learning to try and ignore those little pests too. 🤞Xx

Dexy5 profile image

Well done Lexi6, I just love your calendar page. I bet that train-driver is a runner too, and knew that a little toot would make you smile. You will smash that 10k and then you’ll be hanging around the podium to clap every one else in. 🌬🏃‍♀️👏👏👏 🚂

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lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I like your thinking Dexy, because I’m snail like I thought I’d make a start and we’d hopefully all finish together 😂

mountaindreamer profile image

Glad you had a good run, Lexi! You’ve got my respect, as I chickened out of running due to high winds here in the UK yesterday. Running into a head wind just saps energy! Well done! 😊❤️

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lexi6Graduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Thanks MD s’cuse late response just come back from dentist yuk! Need to go for more treatment but said I had to do my 7k first. Whats happened to me? 😂

Deals1 profile image

Sounds great!! And a wave and a toot from a 🚆 driver.... What more could you want? ! 😀😀

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lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Deals1

He just made me smile as I hadn’t seen another runner, walker or biker yesterday, no one was out in the wind. 😃 😀😀 they sure lift the spirits

Fabulous450 profile image

Go Lexi!! Brilliant run! The rains not going to stop you! Well done for a great run!! And good on the train driver and Tina for providing that extra boost!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽❤️❤️

lexi6 profile image

Thanks Fab. I saw Tina when she came out to NZ many years ago, she was amazing and I reckon she’d have been a great runner with those fabulous legs of hers! Next run will be tomorrow still blowing a gale here. 🤞

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