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2 beers 🍻, cake 🍰, and a 5k run

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My youngest boy’s 14th birthday yesterday, hence two beers and some birthday cake last night (for me, not him 🀣) .

Considering it was a lockdown birthday, he had a pretty good day. School work from home during the day, and he was quizmaster last night for an online zoom quiz with extended family that he organised. The cake in question was extremely chocolatey and delicious πŸ˜‹, not as healthy as the truffles made by Mum22boys the other day.

Anyway I set off this morning, lovely conditions outside with a nice breeze and a little rain now and again. Since getting off the IC a few weeks ago, I’ve been gradually building up by 500m increments and today I managed my first 5k since exactly two months ago. I didn’t go too mad, and felt great at the end.

When on the IC for 7 weeks from 01 May, my eating and drinking habits were not quite as healthy as normal. It does make a big difference to running and general health, so I am going to be good again and go back to healthy habits. Apart from family birthdays 🎈 of course.

Happy running all πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

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Roxy71 profile image

well done on your 5km after beer and cake you are doing really well. Keep safe and stay running.



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MartinKHGraduate10 in reply to Roxy71

Thank you very much Roxy, you stay safe and well too.

Smiles back to you :-)

AlMorr profile image

At least he had the cake but not the two beers, good 5K run and time for you today after that 7 week break on the IC.

Now that you are back from your run you could if there is any birthday πŸŽ‚ cake left have another little bite of it but from now on, eat healthily. 😊

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MartinKHGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I like the way you think there Al, I might investigate a little later to see if there is any more of the birthday cake left. Would be a shame to waste it.

Thank you and happy running.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to MartinKH


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Love love love it!

Great time, great pacing and great achievement!

You've done so well getting back and taking it steadily. Now you can keep going in this vein until you feel strong and then experiment and challenge. A night well done my friend. You must feel great!

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MartinKHGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

Thanks very much my friend, much appreciated.

Yes, for sure I feel good after this one.

I'm thinking another few weeks or start of Aug and perhaps I'll start ju-ju- magic 10k plan.

My return has been gradual, just want to get the right balance now of building steadily and definitely want to stay off that IC.

Happy running.

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ju-ju-Graduate10 in reply to MartinKH

Yay good plan... and good plan to take things gradually...

cheekychipmunks profile image

What a happy day yesterday - you do realise it’s the actual law to eat cake and drink beer (or gin) at your own kids’ birthday parties don’t you? You did everything right Martin! πŸ‘Š

Happy birthday to your son. Sounds like his day was so much fun. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

And yay to your 5k! Fantastic return. Well done! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Keep staying safe, enjoying your running and finishing off any remaining πŸŽ‚! πŸ˜…

MartinKH profile image

Why thank you so much Cheeky πŸ™, yes we had a nice day yesterday and I’m happy to do my bit complying with the laws of the land on food πŸŽ‚ and drink 🍻 πŸ˜‡

The gin was also there, my other half enjoys a G n T 🍸

Hope all good with you, and you’re enjoying the intervals still.

I defo take your advice on any remaining πŸŽ‚πŸ‘

Happy running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜Ž

Sandraj39 profile image

Well, birthday cake should always be chocolately, delicious and not at all healthy imo! πŸŽ‚ Sounds delicious and great that your son had a good day! (We love a family Zoom quiz in this house too!)

Well done on getting back up to 5k - sounds as though you have been very wise building up gradually. πŸ™‚

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MartinKHGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Yes Zoom quizzes are part of the new norm at the moment. They are good fun aren’t they.

That cake was so chocolatey πŸ«πŸ‘

Definitely great to gradually build up the running again. I’m trying to be careful and avoid the dreaded IC again.

Happy running.

Buddy34 profile image

Well done on getting back up to 5k and happy birthday to your son for yesterday. Healthy habits are good but chocolate cake and beer is necessary once in a while πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯³

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MartinKHGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thank you Buddy. My son had a lovely birthday, and I was really glad to get back to a 5k run today.

You have hit the nail on the head there with your comment on chocolate cake and beer.

Hope your arm is doing alright.

Happy running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

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Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to MartinKH

Yes my arm is great what a difference on 2 days of antibiotics. πŸ‘πŸ‘

Irishprincess profile image

Brilliant! That first 5K after injury is always special and a bit scary too but once it’s done, faith is restored. Well done πŸ™‚

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MartinKHGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

You’re spot on there Irishprincess, really glad to get back to a 5k again.

I’ve been very cautious building up, and really want to avoid that IC again.

Hope you’re all good, and happy running πŸ‘

Grannyhugs profile image

Great recovery 5k today - I'm sure the birthday bear and cake contributed to your achievement, very king of you drinking the bear for your son 🀣🀣 happy running πŸ€—

MartinKH profile image
MartinKHGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you very much Grannyhugs. Always happy to help family out 🀣

Happy running to you too πŸ‘

Well I think B Cake and Beer is a good treat which means you will enjoy the extra energy as you make your way along your running πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ routes . 5K is good and I’m sure you will be increasing this distance weekly as time passes. Mmmm , just keep an eye out for that current bun ......& heat - its best friend !

I look forward to your next post 🐾

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MartinKHGraduate10 in reply to Bracken2018

Thank you so much Bracken, I'll keep you posted on my progress :-)

Happy running to you.

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Bracken2018 in reply to MartinKH

I went out at 7am this morning albeit already 14 C errrr

Could only 5K - bummer - as Saturday I made 7K - however , it was cooler and raining ( my favourite).

So , let’s just keep plodding along - cause , we will be having a positive impacted on our health 🐾

Evol profile image

It all sounds balanced to me!

Pleased to hear that you are feeling better and getting back out there.

Happy running πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

MartinKH profile image
MartinKHGraduate10 in reply to Evol

Thank you very much Evol, I'm all for balance :-)

Yes, it's great to be out again and I'm just being a bit careful to not do too much too soon.

Happy running.

ju-ju- profile image

Well done for getting out there, and sounds like your 14 year old had a great birthday... and cake sounds delicious.

Mum22boys profile image

Mmmm chocolate cake πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ hope you enjoyed another piece the day after! Hope he had a lovely birthday.

Great to see you're back at 5k.. keep going with the slow and steady... it's working πŸ‘

WillowandSola profile image

That’s amazing speed post injury, and you are so right about the not so healthy eating impacting on our runs, i’ve put on 12 pounds since giving up smoking in january and although i don’t puff and wheeze so much my legs feel every ounce

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