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Beautiful final morning run in Tenerife. ☀️❤️🏃‍♀️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Well I clocked up 3 runs this week. I’d hoped to do 4 but I was sensible and gave myself an extra rest day yesterday as I jammed my foot walking down off a kerb I didn’t realise was there 🤦‍♀️ and it was quite tender for a while. Luckily the rest did the trick and I felt pain free and springy today! 😀👍

I set off earlier than my previous 2 runs, and the cool air felt amazing when I stepped out. I walked briskly down to the promenade - it’s a good 10 minute walk - and started running. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

What struck me was how beautifully clean everything was for a Sunday morning. (You couldn't say that in Bristol after a Saturday night’s revelry!) Shop keepers and restaurant staff were bustling away preparing their establishments for another busy day of tourists - mostly Brits - and it felt vibrant even though it was fairly early. Plenty of other walkers and runners out too. Some casually trotting along (me), some gazelles, some power walking, some meandering - it felt great to be out and (sorry) great that it wasn’t yet too hot! ☀️☀️☀️

I did an out and back along the prom, taking in 3 different beaches, again all pristine, and I clocked up 5.8k. So this holiday I’ve done 5.3k, 5.1k and 5.8k. Happy with that! 😀

Home tomorrow. ✈️ But first we have one last day on the beach. It’s been a lovely holiday, totally enhanced by my runs! 🏃‍♀️☀️🏖 We’re so very lucky to have running in our lives aren’t we? ❤️

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Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

Oh your post has brought sunshine to my day too Cheeky! Reminded me so much of the summer time runs that I absolutely loved!! Well done on clocking up those runs! You deserve to feel amazing!! 🤗🤗❤️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

It’s beautiful Fab. Reminds me of last summer doing C25K in our heatwave! It’s such a treat running in the warmth again. ❤️☀️

I’ve enjoyed incorporating running into my holiday. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️❤️

I remember that when we started! I remember running week 5 in 32 degrees Celsius heat!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Jundal

It was bonkers for all us C25Kers last summer! 🥵 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🥵

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Lovely weather and a great run for you today Cheeky, enjoy the warm weather where you are. Sunday morning in many parts of the UK 🇬🇧are seeing snow🌨️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr, it’s super warm. We’re just having a coffee then heading for the beach one last time. Preparing for the chill when we return tomorrow. Back to reality!

O505k
O505kGraduate10

Takes me back to many happy holidays in Tenerife (pre Running days), will have to return and do some running. Enjoy the last day of relaxing.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to O505k

It’s amazing O505. I’m pretty sure I could have clocked up 10k on my route if I’d felt so inclined. But 5.8k was perfect for me today. It’s a lovely place to run, and I fully recommend it if you come back here one day! I intend to! 😀🏃‍♀️☀️❤️

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

That’s brilliant, Cheeky! And glad to hear you have been having a lovely holiday. 😘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

Thank you Sadie, it’s been a lovely break enhanced by the running. 🏃‍♀️❤️☀️

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Sounds lovely cheekychipmunks ...and sounds like it's dome you the world of good...hope you packed.a raincoat for your return to Blighty, don't know where you're heading home to but it's rained none stop for 4 days in Yorkshire x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Mummycav

It really has been a tonic MC. The pesky cough I’d acquired before we left magically disappeared the moment we got here 👍

We arrive back in the UK tomorrow evening. We’re steeling ourselves! 😩😩

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

How lovely to run while on your warm spring holiday cheeky. Enjoy your last day on the beach and prepare for strong winds in the West Country. 🏃‍♀️😎🍹🏄‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️⛱

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

My poor husband was meant to be racing (rowing) at Monmouth today - it was cancelled which shows how nasty the weather has been. Back to reality for us tomorrow evening, but we’ll have fabulous memories of our girls’ week away. We’re planning next year’s already! 😀☀️🏖

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Enjoy your final day of 'rest'😁

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Katnap

Thanks Katnap. We’re lounging on the beach right now, and planning lunch shortly. It’s been lovely. ❤️

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

What a lovely post. I can feel the cool, sunny morning before the heat. Well done on your 2 runs 👍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thank you Baddie! I like running in new places and these felt great. Such a difference wearing the bare minimum of running gear. I’ll be all layered up on my next one. Oh well! 🏃‍♀️

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It’s windy here but hasn’t really been that cold, although it might be next week....

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

Yuk, wind is what I hate the most. 👎👎👎💨💨💨

Well done Cheeky. I have just been out in freezing rain and sleet, that at one point was driving horizontally into my face. Niiice :)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to helenwheels

Oh wow Helen, that must have been tough going. It’ll be me next time out, all dressed in layers again. Booo. 😩😩🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to helenwheels

Sounds terrible. Well done for going out in it. I guess I’m just nesh !

Well it was just a bit drizzly when I went out and when it got bad I was 3 miles away from home. I did think about phoning the cavalry but didn't want to give in!

Runsome
RunsomeGraduate10

What a great post, I almost felt I was there enjoying the beautiful morning too. Instead of these gale force winds. Have a good journey and come back reinvigorated for some pleasant 🤞upcoming spring runs at home😀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Runsome

Thanks Runsome, it has been a special week and whereas it’ll be a culture shock running back in multiple layers, it’ll still be fun! 🏃‍♀️ Running is always fun! 😀

Jell6
Jell6Graduate10

Please can you pack some warm weather for your return 🏝

I'm here, with a terrible cold, listening to the wind howling, and the rain and hail battering against my windows.

A good day to be ill 🤗

Glad you had a great holiday 😊🤩

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Jell6

Oh Jell, I’m sad you’re unwell, but as you say, if the weather is shocking it’s as good a time as any. I’ll pack some sunshine and warmth in my suitcase for all my VRBs! ☀️☀️☀️

Sounds like your having a sparkler of a holiday cheeky, hope the entire thing was as good as the runs sound!

And i recon you could a 16k run if you really tried...

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Jundal

Sparkling indeed Jundal! ☀️☀️ It’s been a fabulous holiday! 🏃‍♀️☀️🏖

And no! 😅😅😅😅

SANDI_runs
SANDI_runsGraduate10

Sounds like you're having a lovely holiday enhanced by your runs. Enjoy your last day and soak up as much sun as you can. Coz it's cold wet and windy back here 🌨☔🌬🌧

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to SANDI_runs

Thanks Sandi, we’ve had an amazing week, really relaxing. We’re all sporting nice tans and my runs were fantastic. 🏃‍♀️🏖☀️❤️

We’re bracing ourselves for the wind and wet tomorrow. Boooo. 💦 💨

What a fabulous week. Your girls, the Sun, sea and running 😀😀😀. And you have all the washing to look forward to too 😂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Wimborne

Oh cheers Wimborne! 😅😅😅 Not to say the state my house will be in with my not-so-domesticated husband! 😩😅😩

But it has been a wonderful week. Back to winter running next week. 💦💦💦💦💨💨💨💨🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

I have one of those too😂. Dog can look after himself better than OH. Enjoy the sun. Can you bring it back with you please.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Wimborne

What is it with some husbands? 😅😅😅

I’ll pack some sun and warmth to bring back and distribute it to all my VRBs by osmosis! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️☀️☀️☀️

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Sounds like you have had a lovely holiday cheekychipmunks😊 and tourist running has added an extra dimension😎...perfect! Enjoy your last day😊xxx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks BBR, it felt fantastic being out with fellow runners and walkers before the throngs of sunseekers emerged on a Sunday morning. Running tourism is such fun. 😀

Just enjoying a last stint on the beach before heading back to the hotel to pack. Booo!

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10

Glad you had such a lovely time. The sun really raises the spirits. Just not good for running in unless early morning or later in the evening.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

Too right Brian. When (not if!) we get a UK heatwave this summer, I’ll be out at the crack of dawn. 🏃‍♀️☀️🏃‍♂️☀️

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10

Enjoy your last evening and safe journey home tomorrow - hope you're feeling refreshed and relaxed. 🌻

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Gran4z

Thanks Gran4z. Super super hot today and I’m glad I ran early. Having a relaxing evening now! 😎 😀

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Sounds wonderful! Safe trip home 😀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks Jonathan, it’s been wonderful and the running has been the icing on the cake. 🏃‍♀️❤️☀️

That sounds like a fabulous run in the sun ☀️ 😎 and we certainly are lucky to have running in our lives. Hope you enjoyed your last day on the beach 🏖

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Bridget007

Oh yes Bridget, thanks we did! All packed now, ready to head to the airport in the morning. Running will be back to normal next week. Oh well, it’ll still be fun! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

You packed a lot into your holiday, I swear I can almost feel the sun when you describe it ☀️☀️☀️ really hope you manage to bring some back with you 😎 😁 I'm also hiding indoors with a cold, so your posts are very welcome!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

I’m going to bottle some sun and warmth up for all my VRBs! It’s been so pleasant running in the bare minimum of clothes - no layers required. I guess I’ll need to get used to it again next week though .... oh well. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10

You must be back by now, I hope the weather isn’t too much of a shock to you 🥶 🌪☄️🌊 (ok, maybe a slight exaggeration, I just wanted to be able to use the fireball 😁).

Well done getting those runs in on holiday, I could feel the warmth coming off your post 🌞

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Yes, back now TC. 😳 When’s my next holiday???!!! 😩 Loving your emojis by the way - I’m guilty of being rather extravagant with them, so anything goes as far as I’m concerned! 😅

I can hear the wind howling outside and I’m working out which day to brace myself for a run. I think it’ll end up being tomorrow as I have lots to do today (and maybe tomorrow will be less windy? 🤞🤞)

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Uh oh...I’ve heard tomorrow is worse 😳 I’m contemplating 10k on a treadmill tomorrow, or I could just watch paint dry...choices, choices 😬☄️💫🍄(🦐😁)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Crikey, if tomorrow is worse I might treat myself to another rest day. There’s plenty to keep me busy round the house (I’ll make sure of that!)

I don’t fancy treadmill running after a lovely week away. I don’t think I’d be able to stand the tedium! Hats off to you if you do 10k on it. I think I’d actually fossilize. 💤 💤 Paint drying would be light relief! 😅😅

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yeah, I know! I was going to chicken out of it but I’m inspired by Irish-John who’s done 10 miles on one 😱. They’ve got YouTube on them at the gym, so as long as the picture doesn’t bounce up and down (like it did when I did the occasional C25K run on them), I might just try to see how long I can stand it. I’m going to research what I can watch before I go, perhaps some hypnosis channel that transports you to something interesting somewhere...🤞

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I watched the TVs they had - surprised me that with all my bouncing I still had no problem watching the movie they had on.

Mind you I think they could have been a bit more sensitive than to play that oldie "The Naked Prey". Now THAT guy could run 😂

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

😂 I’ll see if there’s Marathon Man (or Half Marathon Man in your case John) 😁

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

😂🤣

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