A morning run...a happy place!πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸŒˆ - Bridge to 10K

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A morning run...a happy place!πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸŒˆ

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Out for an early-ish run today in an attempt to find quieter trails!

I have been running over on our local Parkrun course just recently, as it is all on grass and around fields and although I come across dogwalkers and the odd runner, it is very easy to give everyone a wide berth! It also has the dubious benefit of a big hill which I run twice - very good for building up strength! πŸ’ͺπŸ˜©πŸ˜‰

But today, it was all about running my favourite route - on the local bridleways, farm roads and woodland paths that meander around fields of sheep and the beautiful Surrey countryside.

I am happy to report, Irishprincess, that the bluebells are indeed starting to flower and it really was great to be back pounding the paths I know and love so well.😍 Definately quieter for having gone a little earlier too! πŸ‘

I also found, like others on here, that those who I did pass were polite and friendly and thanked me for moving out to pass them - 'enjoy your run' said one lady!

I have been keeping my distance down a little lately and trying to work on strength and flexibility to see if this helps stabilise my slightly niggly knee! I have been loving 'Yoga with Adrienne' and am also using a fitness app discovered by my teenage son.

My other son has also taken to running regularly (having discovered the gym at Uni!) and I think we now have a third runner in the house! πŸ˜€ Yesterday he completed his first 7k run on the trails - the route I ran today! I have to say he ran his significantly quicker than me but hey, that's youth for you! πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€£

Happy running everyone - if and when you can. Stay safe and keep looking for the rainbows...πŸ™‚πŸŒˆx

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Thanks Sandraj39 sounds like a lovely run!πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Glad to hear people are maintaining distance and being courteous, I’m finding that down in Bognor tooπŸ™‚πŸ‘

It’s great to be able to get out and enjoy nature and the sunshine while we can🌞😎

Take care everyone, stay safe and look after yourselves and your loved ones😊🌈

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to David_G

They are David - on one of my other routes there is a small alleyway that leads on to our recreation ground. We all seem to now be waiting and giving way to whoever is coming in the opposite direction! All very polite and thankful here! Glad it's the same for you too - makes you smile doesn't it! Take care.πŸ™‚

Beachcomber66 profile image

Great post Sandra. Despite everything your running seems to have hit a sweet spot, and family being involved adds another dimension. Just keep your roll going πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Thanks Beachcomber, I need my running for mental wellbeing more than ever at the moment! I feel so lucky to be able to run!πŸ™

Imc50 profile image

That's a nice run Sandra πŸ‘ a run should be a happy place away from everything else around us (especially now) like yourself I've a teenager in the house that seemingly has caught that running thingy-bug (non life threatening but extremely addictive πŸ₯°)

Keep safe and healthy keep running

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Imc50

He was very definately NOT one of the sporty kids at school - I am so glad he is starting to see the magic and is setting himself goals...πŸ™‚

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Sandraj39

The influence of a running mummy πŸ₯³

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Imc50

I have waited a while for it to 'rub off'! Now, how to get (a rather lazy!) 16 year old running too...? That one could be trickier!🀣

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Sandraj39

I'd suggest googling that issue it's a mystery the mind of a 16yr old πŸ˜‚

linda9389 profile image

How wonderful! A run full of lightness and joy and appreciation, just what's needed right now 😊. You'll be able to enter a family relay team soon 😍

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to linda9389

Ha ha! πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸ»πŸ˜‰ Me and the eldest are going to run the Parkrun course together at the weekend! He's even talking about getting a Garmin! Bliss!😍🀣

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Grannyhugs profile image

Great run, and fantastic efffrom all your family. Love the photo. Happy running πŸ€—

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you Grannyhugs.πŸ™‚

Dexy5 profile image

A lovely run Sandraj39. My sister has just sent me a pic of her bluebell woods and says they are at their peak now. I miss getting out into the country but I’ll look at the invasive Spanish bluebells in my garden and pretend.

Good news on your elder son - I guess he’d have more influence on younger son than you. πŸ˜‚

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Er - no! I am hoping that our 'good example' will pay off once he's a bit older! πŸ€žπŸ™‚

Irishprincess profile image

What a gorgeous photo Sandra! And what a fab sounding run too, I’m glad the bluebells are out in your area as well, we’re so lucky to be able to enjoy them. I guess there are people who have never, ever seen a bluebell ☹️

And you’ve got a real family team going there! Well done everyone. Perhaps when this is over you could all enter a race..... xxx

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you! It would be great to all run together one day (by which I mean -my son somewhere ahead, OH in the middle and me at the rear!!🀣) . At least I'll have the support at the finish line!🀣🀣

skysue16 profile image

Love the rainbow 🌈 😊 Glad you enjoyed a run on a favourite route, which sounds delightful. It is nice to have another runner in the family who β€˜understands’ πŸ˜‰ My hubby is running regularly now after completing Couch to 5k last year. The dog is getting very fit running with us 6x a week🐢🐾 (we are both trying to run 3x a week)! Happy running πŸ˜€

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