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Another Sunday morning run

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I have only been managing one run per week over the Christmas / New Year break and really feeling it today! Photo is me looking pretty shattered as I head home. πŸ… I did a 4km local route which is a straight forward out and back with just one uphill stretch. Well, I really enjoyed the feeling of being "out there" but it felt quite tough at times. My fitbit heart rate thing says that I was running 90% at peak heart rate! (On this particular route, it's usually just at "Cardio" or "Fat Burn" for me.) So, I feel like I have had quite a workout, despite the "easy" route - I obviously need to get back into my routine and also get back to my local, very hilly Parkrun. I haven't been able to get to parkrun recently as I crashed my car shortly before Christmas. But yesterday, my new car arrived so I am hoping to get there on Saturday and face those hills again! Happy new year to all, may 2020 be full of happy runs for us all. ☺

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RuthMargaret profile image

Well done for getting back out there again. I think most of us struggle a bit over the festive season with the routine all out of kilter and so many commitments. The only reason I managed to keep at it was that I was off work, and I have a very keen friend who motivated me! It is frustrating when you don't have the transport to get to more interesting running locations it is nice to have a change now and then.

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DebstonGraduate10 in reply to RuthMargaret

I need a keen friend! My running buddy that started C25K with me has decided that running isn't for her!

Sandraj39 profile image

Well done for getting out there - it's all miles in the legs!πŸ‘πŸ™‚

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DebstonGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks Sandraj39 - yes, every run counts!

Buddy34 profile image

Glad you're ok after the car crash Debston. You're still out and running and that's the main thing and you can look forward to building up those running legs. 😊😊

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DebstonGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thanks, Buddy34 - it was after I'd run my second ever 10K, I was driving home feeling pretty pleased with myself when WHAM!

Grannyhugs profile image

Great run , sorry to hear about your car eek at least you weren't injured. Enjoy getting back to normality. Happy running

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DebstonGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Yes, I was very lucky. End of Christmas / New Year always feels a bit sad but actually I'm looking forward to getting back to the usual routine.

damienair profile image

Gosh, glad you were not injured in your car accident. I’ve been running a lot over Christmas and New Year, but have also been eating way too much of the wrong food. I managed to gain 10 lbs in weight in a month.

But I’m back on the healthy bus again. You’ll be back to full fitness again soon. Enjoy getting back to your hilly parkrun next week.


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DebstonGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Oh, I have piled on the lbs over Christmas and New Year - you're not alone, Damien! It'll all come off soon enough.

Annieapple profile image

Debston are we glad to hear you are not hurt & are taking delivery of a new car! Most of cut some slack over the festivities with both our diets & our runs but now we can angelically slip back into our run routines πŸ˜‡

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DebstonGraduate10 in reply to Annieapple

Thanks, Annieapple! Really pleased to have new car sorted (it's almost identical to my old one - same colour even) and will be VERY careful driving it. I really need to get back into my routine, I LOVE Christmas and new year's but I m ready to be back to normality...

Time_Lord profile image

Well done. At least you’re getting back out there. X

Elfe5 profile image

Oh goodness, I’m sorry about the car crash- very glad you are ok. πŸ˜„

Good for you getting out & persevering over Christmas, even if it’s less than you wanted, - it can be such a busy time as well as all the eating fest!

Like you, I am ready to get back on the healthy eating track! πŸ˜„

ju-ju- profile image

Well done and I hope you find your happy routine zone soon :)

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