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Back out there, didn't get lost!

grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirl
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Took myself out to the woods again this morning after my long weekend in Wales. It was 5 days and a fair amount of eating and drinking since my last run 🍝🍴🍷, but I was feeling ok so decided to take it easy and just go. Well, I normally like to know where I'm going, but today I headed into the woods right at the start, thinking that if I did get lost, I had a few miles to sort myself out in. I turned down side trails, went down a deserted path into the trees, and, like a magic trick, popped out exactly where I wanted to be! That was 2.5 k done, then I found my usual out and back route along a mobility trail, and managed 6k in total. Even better, when walking back to my car, I bumped into a running buddy from my first c25k over a year ago, who told me about a 5 to 10 k group she's joining in September. Hmmm, food for thought! Happy running, people 😊

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

A nice easy run for you today grumpyoldgirl, at least you didn't get lost, sounds like a good πŸƒ run, 6K in total, very good. 😊 πŸƒ

grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirl in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al, it felt good but I didn't try to push it, took me 45 minutes. I was hoping to be able to run just a bit further than my 5.5 k last week, so I'm pleased.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

45 minutes is a good time for a easy 6K,well done. 😊 πŸƒ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

How lovely GOG - and you considering joining a running group too! Bonus. πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

When I did my c25k originally,I joined a group that gave all proceeds to the local hospice. It was a lovely, friendly and supportive group. Some of them moved on together, but I had to stop when I hurt my foot, so I lost touch. Also, the follow on lessons were at times I couldn't attend, and I wasn't ready for 10k. So it was lovely to see a familiar face, and I might well give that a go. I'll be checking with CP2 to see if she's interested, too 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Fantastic. We look forward to hearing you (and maybe CP2) get on! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Apparently, cafés feature strongly 😁

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Go for the 10k Grumps!, They easily balance out cafe stops, including the famous triple chocolate brownie. Good run today too. Back on song.😊

I'm sort of unofficially having a little go at it already BC, but don't tell anyone because I haven't really admitted it to myself yet πŸ˜‚ Going to take it very slowly though, and it would be lovely to run in a group again. Keep your fingers crossed for me 🀞

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Our secret🀫

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Hidden
Hidden

Yay! You'll love 10k.. do it! πŸ€—

grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirl in reply to Hidden

Shshshhhh!! You have to whisper! 😢😁

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Lovely 6k run GoG...😊you can/will do the 10k plan, bite size increases, recovery runs, take your time. I found a there and back route was good for my long run, coming back seems easier!

That running group sounds friendly and fun!

😊xx

Thanks Bluebird, that's good advice. I got to 8.5k on the magic plan, I was soo close! So I know I can get that far again, but I'm definitely going to do small increases. I was a bit shocked how much those colds I got affected my fitness. Maybe they were some badass flu type viruses, but my body feels strong again now. Still only whispering ten k though πŸ˜‰πŸ€ž (Glad it's not just me who likes a there and back, it's reassuring when you're pushing your distance somehow)

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