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Fabulous 450 is Back out on the run!! The adventures are back too! ❤️


Hi Runners

I’m keeping up with the mission and out I went today. I found a new park in town a bit small, but nice. Found a parking spot beside the park and started on the path. Gremlins kind of weighing on my legs, the brutes. 🤨! I have a mental check and nothing is painful. 😉 I just keep going.

Then after a few laps, I decide a change of scenery is needed and run around the outside of the park. Get close to my car and what do I see, tickets on two cars! 😱! As much as I wanted and needed a win today, that’s not going to make it so. So much for the parking lines, there’s double yellows all along too. 🤦🏽‍♀️! So, I decide to save myself a very expensive run indeed and I’m heading home without a ticket! That’s sort of a win too! 😁 Running is such an adventure! 😂

Happy running Runners. ❤️

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Well, now I have to walk back from the park! 🤣

Nice running with you today... must do it again some time.

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Ah so sorry UNM but your inspiration got me out there today! 🤩 And yes...we must do it again. Unfortunate and fortunate that I feel I’ve outgrown little Park at the end of the road. As I’m clearly better off walking! 😂❤️

UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Fabulous450

I only got short runs left this week now... we could benchmark 😂.

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

I’m not sure why I’ve liked that comment, but I like that you’re always motivating! 😂😂❤️


Phew! Glad you happened by before you got a ticket and avoided the ticket. It's worth shortening the run to not have to pay that! Always an adventure, isn't it 😂

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

I know, it sure is SaskAlliecat! However, it still feels good to be writing about the adventures again! It makes me laugh at myself too! 😂❤️


Ah Fab450 - I love reading your posts! Well done on avoiding the ticket! I have parked up at Eldene centre before now and used Google Maps to find cycle track routes around East Swindon. Was looking for a 5k for Parkrun within the rules :) So there is also Covingham shops and running around the park behind and down Dorcan way and through Eldene to Shaftsbury Avenue. The Eastern Flyer cycle path is a lovely route too - you could park at Sainsburys and run over the footbridge that soars above that busy roundabout, I think. Lots of options! Would be happy to join you but hip still preventing running - but interestingly I can ride a horse again now (with short stirrups) thanks to running :D

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Equi-geek

Ah Equi, I would love to run with you again. 😁 It's great news that your riding again. Proof you're closer to being able to run again too. 🤩

Thank you for some more options. Its good to have more to explore! 😍 I do prefer to run off road. These days even Supermarkets are putting up cameras and limiting parking time now, so just have to be a bit careful of that.

Wishing you continued and speedy recovery. ❤️


Glad to see you back out there and glad you missed a ticket! 👍😉

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks so much JoJo! 🙌🏽🙌🏽! Short run, but a run and no ticket! 😁❤️


I think that’s pretty much a win-win Fab, you got a run in and you avoided a ticket therefore getting a free parking space! Well done getting out there again 👍👍👍

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Thank you TailChaser 🤗, I'm still smiling at possibly being close to what could have been a rubbish outcome, but escaping! Yes, I agree....a win, win! ❤️


The close escapes are the sweetest Fab! You still ran, and even though it was shorter than you’d planned, it was a free run! Bonus. 👊

Good to see you’re still out and about! Yay. 👏👏👏

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

😁! Thank you Cheeky! Endless possibilities for reasons to smile!! 😂😂❤️

cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Running is basically smiley - even the not such great ones, as you get to smile when they’re over! 👍😀


Lucky escape! Gremlins AND traffic wardens beaten. Definitely a win win!!

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sybilw

Oh yes Sybilw!! Both conquered today! Thank you! 😁😁❤️


Well done for spotting those tickets Fab, it could have been a very expensive run 🏃‍♀️ 💷 💰

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Ooh tell me about it Dexy! That would have been extremely expensive, but I have escaped and able to run free another day! Lesson learned! Not there! 😂😂 Thank you!! ❤️


Yikes! Close call!

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

Yes!! 😂😂! How fortunate I was seeking a bit more variety. 🤩❤️


A lucky escape even if it shortened your run! 😀

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Oh yes!! 😂 I was getting a bit bored and hey presto....🥴 time to go anyway! But it did make me laugh too. I know you get some headspace by running, but perhaps I need a bit more beforehand. 😉❤️


That would have been an expensive run!! We need to drive for most runs to avoid roads. The Common where parkrun is, is only 5 mins away but long runs on there are dull! I've got to 8k on there.... Thank goodness for music ha ha. Well done for your run!

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Ang33333

Thanks Ang!! Yes, the common is a little lacking in scenery. 😁 8k is a brilliant achievement to run anywhere, but on the common....🤩 its more than fantastic. 😉! I love running with music too. It’s amazing how the music affects the pace too. As long as I keep going out, I’ll be a very happy lady! ❤️

Ooh, close call there Fab, top marks for observation!🤓 And nifty footwork too 😊

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

😂! Thank you!! Yes the footwork got extra nifty after I saw that ticket. 😉 Back out tomorrow for my next ‘careful’ adventure.❤️


I love reading about your adventures. You bring everything to life.

Great to see that you are back out there again 👏👏

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