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It was all going so well...πŸ™

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10
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Well I have reached Week 7 and completed the 4K and 5K - planning to do the 9K tomorrow. Have now been struck down by a filthy cold. (Just saying the other day "I never get colds...." πŸ˜•)

So I won't be doing the 9K tomorrow - can't breathe! And am going on holiday for a week (WITH A COLD) and so won't be running for a while.

Will be interested to see if I can pick up again where I left off in a week's time.

In the meantime, I hope all of your running is going well. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ˜€

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JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

As someone who's just recovering from a chesty cold, very frustrating JoP61! The run will be waiting for you when you return and a week isn't long enough to lose performance πŸ˜€

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks JonathanP - it is frustrating but to be honest I've started to feel a tad weary running every other day with these longer distances. So perhaps a week off is a good thing. I hope you recover quickly from your chesty cold. Looking forward to hearing about your next challenge! Will report back when I run again next week. πŸ‘πŸ˜€

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to JoP61

Thanks - on the mend and (just) managed 5k today

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Well done! Hope you continue to recover. I have had a restless night due to bunged up nose and sore throat, so running is definitely off the agenda! πŸ™

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to JoP61

Hope you enjoy your holiday nevertheless - I'm sure some of that French wine will help! πŸ˜€

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Medicinal purposes only, of course! πŸ₯‚πŸ˜‚

AllyS
AllySGraduate10

Get well soon Jo 🀧

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to AllyS

Thank you! Much appreciated. xx

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Rest. I hope you have a good holiday despite the cold. I picked straight back up after a week in the IC. I think you’ll be fine. If the cold doesn’t ravage you too much you might even find you come back stronger. I’ve found that after a test before too. Week 9 will be waiting for you when you get back so enjoy the break πŸ‘

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thanks! I am definitely resting. I think you're right about the benefits of having a break - I have found before that a week off did no harm and I actually ran more strongly when I started again. Hope your running is going well. πŸ‘πŸ˜€

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Rest not test!

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate10

Well that’s terrible timing when you’re just about to go on holiday! I hope you feel better really soon so you can enjoy your holiday and then when you get back you can really enjoy your run πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to Bridget007

Terrible timing! 🀧🀧

Thanks for your good wishes - I shall console myself with the thought of the lovely French food and wine that is waiting for me! πŸ₯‚πŸ₯

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

You’ll be fine Jo a rest will do you and your legs good. I had a week off running recently with only managing one 4km run of ju-ju’s plan and came back and did the 10k, relaxed and very snail like. 🐌 Have a great holiday. πŸ‘

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to lexi6

Thanks lexi! I think a rest will help. Your 10K sounded great - well done! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to JoP61

Thanks Jo and I forgot to say feel better soon. Cheers πŸ₯‚

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to lexi6

πŸ‘πŸ₯‚πŸ˜€

Wimborne
WimborneGraduate10

Rest well JoP and hope you feel better soon.

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to Wimborne

Thank you! Definitely going to rest and recuperate and hopefully will be raring to go on my return! Happy running. πŸ‘πŸ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Oh no, join the club JoP61. 🀧

I was planning on running intervals today, but came over all achy yesterday with an annoying tickly throat. I posted about it too (where would we be without our helpful VRBs? ❀️)

I’m not sure about you, but getting a cold is way more inconvenient than it used to be. I don’t blame you for not attempting your 9k though - that’s a long way to be feeling under the weather.

Rest up, and I hope you feel better soon. 🀞

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks for your good wishes. Must be something going about! As you say, the VRBs are great for keeping one's pecker up, if you know what I mean! Not being able to run is a pain - never thought I would ever find myself saying that, but what a difference a year makes. Hope you manage to get some running in despite your cold. Get well soon! πŸ€§πŸ˜€πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JoP61

Thanks Jo, yes our good old VRBs give such fabulous advice. 😍

I know what you mean about the difference between this year and last. I didn’t start running until June, so getting a cold was just a slight annoyance - nothing to impede plans! This year though ..... !

I intend to do parkrun. This cold isn’t going to floor me for that one. πŸ’ͺ I hope your few days’ rest help and you’re back on your feet again soon. πŸ€žπŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheeky! Being a runner gives you different priorities, doesn't it? Best of luck with your parkrun - I'm sure you'll beat that cold! πŸ‘πŸ€žπŸ€žπŸ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JoP61

Thanks, I’ll give it my best. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Rest up and stay warm. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

πŸ‘πŸ˜€

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I’m sorry if I passed my cold on to all my VRBs. 🀭

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Virtual colds being passed throughout the Bridge! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€§πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€§πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€§πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€§

Agelesslass
AgelesslassGraduate10

You need to rest and can pick up where you left off, or redo the last week, easy peasy.

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to Agelesslass

Thank you! What sensible and clear advice! Happy running. πŸ‘πŸ˜€

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

I know just how you feel Jop61. Exactly the same thing happened to me before my holiday too, and I never get colds either. I didn’t run (running with a box of tissues, runny nose and sneezing, forget it!). I got straight onto medication and slayed it). A running break and holiday will have you refreshed for that 9k. Hope you feel better soon. πŸ€§πŸ˜·πŸ€’

JoP61
JoP61Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5! Good advice. Will report back after my break. Enjoy your running! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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