Slow...slow...slow...but out we go!! πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈβ€οΈ - Bridge to 10K

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Slow...slow...slow...but out we go!! πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
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Well Runners!

I know I’ve done a bit of a disappearing act and it’s been in more ways than one. But after some serious contemplating over the weekend, I grabbed fear in one 🀚🏽 and hope in the other 🀚🏽 and took action. There was no better way to free my mind than to go out for a run. A β€œThank You Run”!

I wasn’t feeling that thankful, I have to admit, but I reminded myself that there’s always something to be thankful for. I was at the very least, thankful that I went out in my lightweight jacket with vest underneath and not the hoodie and long top I had set out last night. The jacket was tied around the waist within 5 minutes! πŸ˜‚ What a beautiful day.

I feel ok (not the usual high) but I am proud of myself all the same. I will try my best to get back out there after a rest day. ❀️

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Yayayayay Fab! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŠπŸ˜€πŸ’ͺ Sooo glad to hear you got back out there - and have more running planned too! Spring is here, summer is on the way! Enjoy yourself and remember we’re all here to cheer you on! ❀️❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you so much Cheeky!! It’s nice to hear from my lovely VRBs! πŸ€—β€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

And we love hearing from you too! 😍😍😍

Dowat
DowatGraduate10

Good on you. Glad you enjoyed your run and are looking forward to next one. They do free the mind in quite a unique way. Happy running.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Dowat

Thanks so much Dowat! πŸ€—β€οΈ

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10

Well done Fab!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Visionon

Hey Visionon πŸ‘‹πŸ½!! Thanks so much! ❀️

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Glad to see you are still running, I know its tough to keep the motivation, I have just suffered a month of injury and lack of motivation, but back at it now!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Visionon

Good for you too Visionon! We might have to keep adjusting every now and then, but we are runners! πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

Hiya Fab450! Great to see you are back out and about! You should be proud! It'll come back to you and especially as the summer gets going again. XXX

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Equi-geek

Hi Equi!! Yes I was in Lydiard Park today. Nice quiet day with the sunshine on my back. A bit hot in those open bits, but I wasn’t in any hurry. Just taking it one step at a time. πŸ€—β€οΈ

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Am heading out there with the dog in a short while. No running for me at the moment after irritating the arthritic hip. So I am dieting like mad instead and either volunteering or walking at the back at Parkrun, and hoping the weight loss will make up for the reducing fitness 🀣. I’m allowed to do the triathlon on the 12th if I don’t run before the actual race. Knocked me back a bit, I can’t really get into cycling with the same discipline as running, and it’s scarier πŸ˜³πŸ€— Think I should stick with slow and steady from now on anyway πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Equi-geek

Ah Equi, I haven't been around much and didn't realise. The triathlon sounds amazing and many of us (me) would like to lose a few pounds πŸ˜‰.

Hey Equi, one thing for sure is that there can be one or two obstacles that come along in life that we don't plan for and definitely do not want, but big kudos to you and everyone, who keeps finding the will and adjust so we can carry on doing what we love to do! The 12th is not too far way. Maybe I will see you at my next Parkrun too. πŸ€—β€οΈ

Hi Fab! I've been back on the road again (after a few months) and was thinking about posting and then I got a notification of your post :D It's good to hear from you again! Hope work isn't too horrible?

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to southlundon

Hi Southlundon!! 😁! Oh do come back and post with me. πŸ€— It would be great to boost each other up again. I did hesitate a little before posting, but I thought sharing that it’s been difficult might also help someone too. πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10

Missed you Babe. Glad to see you're back.

❀

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—! Ah that’s made my day OF!! Really! Thank you! ❀️

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

yaaaay... welcome back!!

well done

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Deals1

Thanks so much Deals1! πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate10

πŸ‘‹ nice to see you back again πŸ‘

I think (and obviously this may not be possible for you) that it really helps to have a timetable; stuck on the fridge or in your mobile (depending on your Luddite tendencies), to run x number of times a week at y time, and to stick to it religiously! No excuses, running is number one priority (for those set times).

Chores can wait. Kids can sometimes do without a home cooked meal, colleagues can sometimes be told to wait, and friends can sometimes be seen in groups.

This is your time and Fab; it’s time to take itπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to helenwheels

πŸ‘‹πŸ½πŸ‘‹πŸ½πŸ‘‹πŸ½! I totally agree. Thank you so much!

I signed up for a Move for Mind Challenge 13-19th May yesterday. You can do any kind of movement, but that’s a run every day that week for me. And I’ll get a bit of bling for completing! 🀩🀩🀩

It’s coming up to my graduation runniversary (and birthday in July) and I’m going to be out on my birthday run, no matter what. That would be my original mission complete and I’m doing it!! πŸ’ͺ🏽❀️❀️

Fabulous 450 that’s just fabulous. So happy you got out and a thankful run sounds perfect. I often forget to be thankful. The weather is weird. Think it’s cold then it’s boiling hot πŸ₯΅

Looking forward to the next Fearless Fabulous post πŸ˜€

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Wimborne

Aah thanks Wimborne! Everyone is so lovely. Feels like coming home after too long away! Thank you!! πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Lovely to hear you again. Well done F450!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thanks so much BTP, it's lovely to have such a warm welcome. I didn't feel worthy of posting after my spell away, but I thought it might just help others and you've all helped me so much more than you can imagine. Thank you. ❀️

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to Fabulous450

Not worthy? Gosh, the shadows really have crept up on you! Please don't let that thought take up any headspace, kick it to the kerb with the rest of those crabby little gremlins! πŸ•Š

Good to see you back here and out there. Keep smiling, if nothing else, it makes everyone else wonder what you're up to! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Ah JoJo, such lovely kind words πŸ€—. Yes the gremlins sure did move in (the squatters! 😐). But they're not welcome to stay. I'm finding my feet, but I'm keeping a very important promise to myself. Graduation anniversary is so close now. I can't wait for what I'm sure will be an epic run. ❀️

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate10

Well well well my little 10k twin πŸ€— How spooky is that ~ after also going AWOL on and off for the past couple of months, I too shoved myself out there today ... perhaps there was something in the air πŸ€— kudos to you for doing a 5k stretch Fabz πŸ‘Š I feel so unconditioned I'm like I was in the very early days of C25K ~ really struggling physically and mentally - fingers crossed I don't pay for it too much in the hip department 😳 Well done Fabz, good to see you back πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ¦‹

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Flaraflarkin

Hi Flaraflarkin πŸ‘‹ πŸ‘‹. Missed you too! 😍

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Hello lovely πŸ€—

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Flaraflarkin

Ah we sure are twins Flar! β€οΈπŸ¦‹ I am so, so pleased you are back out there too 😁. I did a timed run on my App and stopped twice to tie my shoelaces, which provided a big temptation to stop twice, but it was a "thank you run" that was for the benefit of letting go of what was not right, but celebrating what is. If I felt I had got to that place at any time during the run, I would have felt ok to stop. At the start, I certainly didn't think I would make it to the 45 minutes, but liked the sound of the run. Coincidentally it was 5k by the time the 45 minutes was up. I felt pretty heavy today, but I did find enough of my "out there don't care"! I hope we continue to do that too. We know we can do this! πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Welcome back Fab. Lovely to hear from you. Sorry you have been having a tough time, so well done on going out and being thankful πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ·

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Thank you so much Sandie. I guess you know things are not right when everything you love to do is not being done. I've loved running so much and slowly but surely it was feeling like something I once did. So today I was taking my life back in more ways than one and hoping to be feeling absolutely fabulous again soon. ❀️

Hey, well done! So pleased you got back out there. Try and remember the highs and positives from when you started this time last year. It seriously is (for me) mind over matter and being strict with my 3 runs a week, no excuses (except injury which is legit). I always come back feeling physically and mentally better than before I went out. Just keep running (aka Dory) πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ πŸ˜˜

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Dralimc

Aaah Dralimc, thank you so much πŸ€—. I have felt exhausted, but I do feel as though I've now cleared the way to prioritise me again and intend to do much more of what I love to do. ❀️

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Lovely to see you back again Fabulous, we do miss our VRBs when they disappear but understand that people have lives outside running and sometimes other things take priority. Do take care and let us know how you are getting on.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thank you so much Dexy! It's lovely to be back and I haven't forgotten my VRBs. It's difficult to feel that you have a contribution to make when you're not running and the longer it goes on, the more of a challenge it seems to be to get back out there. So I'm every so grateful for the warm welcome and understanding. πŸ€—β€οΈ

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Glad you're back out there - it was always waiting for you! πŸ˜€

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks so much JonathanP! πŸ€— Yes and the sun came out for me too today. That was brilliant. It reminded me of last years heatwave 😁, but definetly nowhere near as hot! ❀️

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate10

Well done for running! Yes it was a beautiful day!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Ang33333

Thanks so much Ang! A perfect day for the comeback run. 😁❀️

Shakywakey
ShakywakeyGraduate10

Welcome back. You’ll love running in the spring and summer. It’s so much better than running with loads of layers on 😁

Keep smiling and happy running 😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Shakywakey

Thanks Shakeywakey. I think so too. I will have to prepare my mind for the winter gremlins. That was when I started to go off track πŸ₯΄, so when the challenges came around too, I just wasn't quite strong enough to keep going out regularly. But it's history and its time to keep looking forward! πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Any run is better than no run. Thank you for still posting! 😁😁😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Katnap

πŸ‘‹πŸ½πŸ‘‹πŸ½ Katnap! Yes, I can definitely vouch for that one! Thank you so much! ❀️

Yaaay you’re back! You should be proud 😊 you can do it you’ve just had a blip and you’ve come back with over 5k! go you πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ I’ll look out for Wednesdays post πŸ˜ƒ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Bridget007

πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—aah, thanks so much Bridget! 😯! Ooh you’re right, I really didn’t think about it that way. I just knew I would need some time to get out of my head. Another positive! I do so love my VRBs! Thank you!! ❀️

Great to have you back Fab! You are such an inspiration! We all look forward to reading your ups and downs of your journey to your goal! You have the backing of many so when you are ready and able you go girl! β˜”οΈπŸƒπŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to chelsea007

Thank you Blue!! My graduation VRB!! Uphill or not, I’m sticking to the promise! πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ β˜‚ β˜‚οΈ

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10

Just glad to see you back Fab!! Hope things get back on track as we miss your positivity. Think you lost it for a bit too ☹️ but 🀞🏻 it’s back to stay. We missed you.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sybilw

Thanks Sybilw πŸ€—! Working on it one day at a time! 😁😁😁❀️

AllyS
AllySGraduate10

Well done Fabulous450! πŸ˜™πŸ‘πŸ»

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to AllyS

Thank you AllyS!! πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

Well done for getting back out there and running a 5km!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

Thank you so much πŸ€—. I didn’t think about the 5k so much, so posting has been a bit of an eye opener for me too. Really, after so many months of not running, a 45 min run was quite optimistic (maybe even foolish 😊), but I’m feeling completely fine today and I’m just so glad I did it!! There’s still a runner in me! 😁❀️

definitely! I always run longer when I have no expectation. Probably take an extra day's rest and off you go again... singing off course!

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