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Soggy parkrun today!

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It was a rainy one today but I really enjoyed it. I am excitedly waiting for the results to come through because I *think* I might have got a new pb! We'll see...

This week we had a volunteer acting as a pacer. He runs 5km in 25 minutes - too fast for me but perfect for my son. Fingers crossed for new pbs for both of us today. ๐Ÿคž Happy running all!

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Waiting to see that new Pb post, fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ happy running ๐Ÿค—

DebstonGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

No pb for me (waaahhh!) but my son got one - 25:01! I shall bask in the reflected glory! ๐Ÿ˜‚

GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Debston

Good for him. Maybe just a bit too soggy for you today. Next week.๐Ÿค—


Great running Debston ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคžfor a pb๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

DebstonGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy34, it wasn't to be, stupid fitbit got my hopes up ! Will try again next week. My son got one though and is delighted - 25:01, I can only dream of such speed. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Debston

Tell him congratulations ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ


Well done to your son on his pb, what a time ๐Ÿ‘. Well done to you for getting close to your Pb.

Looks like a lovely spot for a run too.

DebstonGraduate10 in reply to MartinKH

It's at Bedgebury Pinetum which is beautiful. The parkrun course is away from the lake up in the forest but there's a nice 3k trail that goes round the lake in my pic. And just out of shot is the cafe!


That does look wet but beautiful, hope you got your PB both you and your son

DebstonGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Not me but my son is very chuffed! I will try again next week... ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hope your feet are settling down a bit now?

WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Debston

Actually a bit better thanks maybe a short run after work tomorrow, i have to run soon or will be rolling, i donโ€™t feel iโ€™m eating more but slowly expanding since i stopped smoking i need to run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

DebstonGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Glad to hear that they're feeling a bit better. I just bought a vape thing today, determined to quit smoking finally in 2020!

Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to Debston

I was able to quit after forty years and trying everything else.

I bought a pocket size kitchen timer and a big roll of serious Duct Tape.

I used the whole roll to tape the cigar box firmly shut. Then cut a slit into it.

I now had my "economic motivator" aka piggy bank :)

Then, I set the timer to count down for there minutes anytime I hit "start".

Wrote the date one year and one day away on my piggy bank - and haven't smoked in the seven years since.

See, the MENTAL craving for a biggie only actually lasts two minutes in the brain. The "torture episode" lol. After that - it's simply "sheer motor habit" Literally, the physical action of abstracting a cig, lighting it, inhaling and so forth...the "action period".

So, when the craving - mental - hit, I'd start the timer. I'd genuinely tell myself if I REALLY wanted to smoke when it beeped in three minutes, I would. However, knowing that when it would berp that I didn't "have to" - I wouldn't.

That flipping thing was beeping like a Dalek the first few weeks - but I never lit up :)

And what also helped was the piggy bank.

Every night if put in what I would have spent that day on ciggies, after a few weeks I had no clue how much was in it, and the sense of anticipation of how much WOULD be in it in a years time kept me motivated to not smoke.

So, between quenching the "present moment" of wanting to light up, and having a "tangible future payoff" to look forward to - success. The tape job stopped me from "dipping in in emergencys" and the fun anticipation of seeing how much would be in it at the end of the year was a lot of fun, much more fun than smoking.

So, not only did I quit smoking, I had almost two thousand dollars when I did get to count it all up. :)

Hope this might be of help to you, smoking is great when your lungs are going..but the Spectre of lung cancer or having to drag an oxygen tank around for emphysema is all to real as time goes by.

Best wishes for you :)

DebstonGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Love the timer idea, I will give that a go when the cravings strike.

WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Debston

Patches are amazing, i used vape for 3 years in the past but went back, i use patches and the odd bit of gum, itโ€™s not always easy but i no longer sound like a steam train when i run and i can run lots further than Willow ๐Ÿ˜€ good luck


Well done on your run Debston hope you get a PB looks a lovely place to run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

DebstonGraduate10 in reply to pete1212

Thanks pete1212, it's a lovely place to run though the parkrun route is up in the forest rather than by the lake.

Well done and ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผfor the PB

Wenderwoo in reply to Wenderwoo

Oh dear, Iโ€™ve just seen your other post.......hopefully next time ๐Ÿ˜

DebstonGraduate10 in reply to Wenderwoo

I just got over excited because my fitbit said I had run 2 minutes in the cardio zone and 35 minutes in the peak zone. So I thought that added up to 37 minutes which would have been a pb. But official parkrun time was 38:33, exactly one minute slower than my pb. Dagnammit! ๐Ÿ˜‚

ktsok in reply to Debston

Oh noooo! Ah well, next time ๐Ÿ™‚


Congratulations on your 5K parkrun today Debston and congratulations to your son on getting that PB 25.01, perhaps you might get that some day in the future

Today was my 17th parkrun, I managed to keep my 100% sub 35 minute 5K time (33.58) , I have given up for ever thinking of a sub 30 minute 5k at parkrun.

Lovely photo, it looks a little like one of the parkruns I attend, however, not the one I was at this morning.

pete1212Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done on your 17 th park run AlMorr๐Ÿ‘

AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to pete1212



That is a great record AlMorr, 100% of your parkruns sub 35 mins. That's my target for this year, to get a sub 35.

Sparkey500060minGraduate in reply to Debston

Me too thatโ€™s my challenge!

Spike75 in reply to Debston

Me too. My buddy who ran her first for IWD got 34:07 last week, so that is my goal time by end of June when I (am supposed to) go on holiday to Lanzarote. Current PB is 36:29, which I also got last week. Yesterdayโ€™s was 37:23 I think, but I worked hard and the last km was my fastest ever. Shame the 4th km was my slowest ever!!!!


Well done, and it does look very pretty. Running through the forest? Reminds me of school PE when they used to make us run around the border of the school, which was wooded.

Oh blimmin technology, sorry you missed your pb, but that boy of yours is speedy! Well done him.

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