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Enjoying my running again 😁

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I’ve been struggling a bit lately ( and I know I’m not alone and it’s a sign of the times etc) so I decided to set myself a target. I always perform better with a goal so I decided to aim for 50 miles running b this month ( or 81k .. just to make sure). So a target of 20 a week or as I run alt days 40 a fortnight ( 7 runs). And I went out on Wednesday with the intention of at least 5k and ran 6.... this morning I was going to match the 6 and ended up running for an hour and running 7k.

Strangely I like to run with music and for some reason my headphones switched off just as I turned at the halfway mark to run back but I didn’t let it put me off....on the contrary I really enjoyed the second half. There was a breeze coming from the side so against my left on the way out and my tight one the way back but as I left my headphones in it wasn’t blowing in my ears. And it was quite nice as it was still pretty warm today. “ Muggy” as my old neighbour used to say.

I’d run 3k in the way and strangely on the way back I just kept going and was at 7 just as my watch has got to the hour. So I am really pleased with that. And I felt like more my old self today. Whether it lasts is yet to be seen but I think knowing Loki is well on the mend ( he has just leapt from the other settee to mine to sit onmy lap as I am typing so that’s amazing from how he was ...hobbling about crying when he put any weight on it) has allowed me to sleep better and feel better in myself. Hopefully I am past the blip now.

Still no idea what happened to my headphones though. The music just stopped and then about 5 mins later they said “ power off” yet when I looked at my phone the app was still playing..☹️😟

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ForestGrump63 profile image

Well done 👍 👏

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limberlouGraduate10 in reply to ForestGrump63

Thankyou 😁💪🏃‍♀️

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ForestGrump6360minGraduate in reply to limberlou

Me in 2 weeks I hope 🤞

Banana12 profile image

Great news on both counts limberlou! It’s great to hear you’re enjoying your runs, and, as importantly, Loki is on the mend. Happy days. 🙂

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limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Banana12

Thankyou on both counts 🤣

Grannyhugs profile image

Great run for you today. Your fairly clocking up your July miles, I like to run to monthly targets too. Glad you are getting decent weather - chucking it down here - waiting for a dry spell to pop along the road for some milk. Great news on Loki too. Happy running 🤗

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limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Just started raining here now too. But I managed to dry all my washing before it did

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GrannyhugsAmbassador in reply to limberlou

I’m just so pleased I got mine out yesterday, think this rain is set with us for the weekend 😢

Oldgirlruns profile image

So glad you’re enjoying your runs again limberlou! And good news about Loki - so all is well with the world I think! Happy running!

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Fionamags profile image

Great run and a great time! Glad Loki is doing well.

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Mummycav profile image

This sounds like good news limberlou ...don’t worry about what happened to your headphones because I think the gremlins were trying to put you off but they just weren’t going to win today..nothing was stopping you and it has reminded you how much you love running so that can only be a good thing!!! So happy that you’ve found the love again xx

limberlou profile image

Yup definitely. I think it was that I had turned off Mobile Data for some apps and it had for to the end of the already downloaded section

Buddy34 profile image

Great run limberlou and I think now that Loki is on the mend you'll relax more. Here's to many more happy runs and a very happy cat 😊🏃‍♀️🐱

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limberlouGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Yeah I hope so.he’s got at least another 2 weeks of dressings and then another week or so of house arrest. But today’s vet visit they said the wound is granulating nicely ( which is good) and carry on as I have been with him.

Before I took him to the vet he leapt from one settee, to the one I was sitting on,to get on my lap . Great improvement from when he couldn’t move without crying out. 😁💕💕😸

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Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to limberlou

brilliant news🐱

So lovely to read and hear how you are getting on. Some super distances already! You will rise to this challenge!

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limberlouGraduate10 in reply to

Thanks. I’m just trying to get back to last years fitness. I used to go out and run so much further that sometimes I’d come home and say “ oh it was JUST 10k today. “. Haha .. can’t even imagine ever saying that now

in reply to limberlou

You will get there but there is no rush. You are doing all you can 😊

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