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So glad I ran today ๐Ÿ˜

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10
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I talked myself out of running yesterday morning... woke too early... then dozed till too late... donโ€™t like to run when too many people about... too windy... not after Iโ€™ve eaten etc

And then sulked with myself all day because I hadnโ€™t so today I just rolled out of bed, into my gear, grabbed a banana and headphones and off I went. And Iโ€™m so glad I did. It was just a really nice run - breathing felt good all the way.

I didnโ€™t really even notice my surroundings that much ( except to sidestep a few other runners and dog walkers) I was just โ€œ in the zoneโ€ enjoying the fact I COULD and WAS running. My feet felt bouncy and light, nothing was hurting and I could breathe easily. Itโ€™s the first time Iโ€™ve felt like that since I was running 10ks easily last summer. I began to think maybe, just maybe I WILL get back there again. So that is week 2 of B210k done and Iโ€™m looking forward to week 3!!!!

Came home and showered and still felt so good that I did 30 mins of Pilates - Hip Flexor Release and Spine Mobility and now Iโ€™m attempting to make bread. I think it over-rose if anything so il have a wide flat round loaf instead of a nice dome but who cares. It will go down the same hole as if it was perfectly shaped. If anyone says anything itโ€™s โ€œartisanโ€. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ก

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Ha ha, this is fabulous, well done!! And a nice bit of 'artisan' baking there ๐Ÿ˜‚

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to roseabi

Thank you. It tastes great!!

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate10

Busy busy limberlou! Good luck with B210K!

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you - canโ€™t wait to get back there again ๐Ÿ˜

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

Great running limberlou and it set you up to do lots more ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Yup Iโ€™ve done loads today, cleaned right through the house, ironed and polished ( and I hate housework) . Gonna be a complete slob tomorrow. Actually I might put the gazebo up...๐Ÿค”

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Lots and lots of brownie points for today Lou!๐Ÿ‘Œโญโญ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒทxxx

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Just the way running should be LL! Well done you. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Itโ€™s great when it feels like that. Iโ€™d forgotten what it felt like ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

Great run there, you definitely sound like you were in the zone. Enjoy your artisan bread, it's the best kind. Happy running ๐Ÿค—

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

It was!! Really tasty!!

skysue16
skysue16Graduate10

So glad you managed to get out, sounds a great run ๐Ÿ˜€

Comfortnotspeed
ComfortnotspeedGraduate10

Sounds like a great run. ๐Ÿ˜€

No flour in these parts to bake anything ๐Ÿ™€Itโ€™s one of the empty parts of the supermarket!

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Comfortnotspeed

No flour here but I had a couple of bags of bread mix squirrelled away at back of cupboard. My kids always laughed at me and my โ€œ siege cupboards and freezeโ€. Not laughing now are they??

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10

Don't you just love runs and days like that!!! And topped off with freshly baked bread ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Mum22boys

Yes indeed!!!

Roxdog
Roxdog60minGraduate

Sounds great! Envious of the bread making- I can't get any yeast!

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10 in reply to Roxdog

Of all places we managed to get some on amazon...

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Roxdog

I had a couple of bags of bread Mix in back of cupboard- โ€œ just in caseโ€. We canโ€™t get flour here

Sounds lovely. I walked a running route yesterday and that felt very strange but there was more time to appreciate the flowers and blossoms. What a beautiful time of year!

Lucky you, having bread flour! Wherever did you get it? We make bread regularly under normal circumstances but haven't been able to for a couple of months due to lack of flour. Really missed it.

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Runawaytrainer

No flour but had a couple of packs of bread mix in back of cupboard ( dated BBE Dec 2019!! Who cares!!)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Well done, thatโ€™s a great feeling and achievement.

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10

Thanks

Looking forward to a time when I can do 10k and think of it as โ€˜easyโ€™. Have done about 5 and still feel like I am dying for about a hour. However I then have a burst of energy which lasts all day. On non-run days I am bad tempered, hungry all the time and generally a bit miserable!

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Sarahdalston

I only got to that stage after about 18 months of running every other day and then coming back from injury I was so determined. Iโ€™m nearly back to 10k again ( well I tell myself that but 6.5 is as far as Iโ€™ve got again at the moment ....but I know if my life depended on it I would do it).

It is so worth the effort it's just getting on and doing it. I was the same today but made myself go and felt so much better for it. Well done us !

You have inspired me to get of my but and start again haven't run for such a long time put weight back on confidence levels so low I'm very conscious of other people ,thinking look at that fat get so I have always run over rough ground were most folk wont go ,but now corna is about everyman women and dog are , about which makes it even harder ,and I find myself making excuses not to go so I totally empathise with you good on ya please carry on u are a star x

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to guruevo

Thank you. I used to worry about what people thought when I larrupped by but now I just donโ€™t care... I am running for me ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Well done on the run. Iโ€™ve been using similar excuses, desperately trying to get my mojo back.

limberlou
limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Sparkle53

Just drag yourself out there and donโ€™t worry about pace -just run and enjoy your surroundings

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