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Week 5 run 2 - 10k

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10

Firstly the photo, Willow looked out the bedroom window last night and came charging into the lounge whispering “quick come and look quick sshh”

Not great photo as dark but I’ve never seen them in real life before so wanted to share

Then we couldn’t sleep and I finally put my book down at 5am so we weren’t looking forward to this run

4.83 easy run 🏃‍♀️

Blue sky white clouds green trees 🌳 and a few flowers 💐 still blooming.

Easy run it was we talked we sang, different songs because we had different music,

I don’t usually put splits but for an easy run i like these

10.15

9.07

8.32

9.00

8.38

Willow went very steady and his knee held up well and once I’d finished we walked the last bit together holding hands and grinning

I don’t know what it is about these plans but we moan that we aren’t improving and then look at the stats and it’s our fastest 4.83k so far

The badgers, mum dad and child how wonderful is that? eating the fallen plums

47 Replies
51mc
51mcGraduate10

Beautiful picture, and well done for your run, specially with so little sleep!

Hareshaw-Granny
Hareshaw-GrannyGraduate10

Fabulous pic, and so lovely to hear that you’re back out running together. Glad his knee is on the mend.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

Thank you, he was cautious and we have both decided to keep it slow for now as the distances per week are increasing on this plan

We couldn’t get over the badgers

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

3 Badgers, you don't often see them, good run for you today, well done for your fastest 4.83km so far. 😊 🏃🏾

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al, it didn’t feel fast we are aiming for steady but over the weeks it’s creeping up

💕 Love the photo of your neighbours! Really special. 😊 Glad to hear Willow’s taking it gently and his knee is appreciating it too! 👍🏃🏻‍♂️🏃‍♀️🦋

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Gannet1

Thanks, he’s really pleased that he can still run

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate

Love your posts....love how you embrace life and love that you two are in this together and support each other. Inspirational in all regards. I’m now grinning due to your infectiously happy post 😊😊 thank you!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Sparkey5000

Aww thank you 😊

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate10

Great photo - amazing to see badgers out of your window too. Great run for you both - good that the feet, toes and ankles are all behaving. Had to smile at the image of you at the finish - how very lovely!!!!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

We are a soppy pair

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10

How fantastic to see badgers 🦡. Brilliant running too. I struggle with sleeping. I find listening to a podcast works. I am quite used to sleeping wearing headphones 🎧 😂

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to MoliJ

I don’t often have trouble sleeping was just drifting off hen Willow dreamt he was being chased by a dragon and leapt across the bed shouting, took a while to settle after that

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

😂😂😂😂😂😂. Glad it’s not a long term problem x

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to MoliJ

Once he dived under a he bed because someone was shooting him, he does have funny dreams, he took the duvet with him too, one minute there i was fast asleep and warm and the next i was all bare and cold and awake and he was on the floor wrapped in the duvet

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate10

Oh wow - what a treat to see these in your garden! Glad you’re out running together again and that you’re moving faster than you thought!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

It’s all a bit of fun and the badgers were amazing

When I want to speed up a bit i push from my feet, i used to pump my arms but now my feet have spring in them and it’s all down to your strength and flex that i still do daily

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

How lovely to catch Sight of those badgers 🦡🦡 🦡 it sounds like a great run together today. I love it when a run goes well and you realise you have a big grin on your face.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy we both really enjoyed it and remembered you say speed or distance not both at the same time

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate10

Have seen many badgers here recently, but all by the roadside sadly, haven’t seen a live one for a long time up close. Having a family of them so close is a real treat.

Great easy running there. I find the same with the plans... the watch says I’m getting quicker but it’s sometimes difficult to feel it during the event.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Yes it feels like we aren’t progressing but ate stats are getting a bit quicker

dijep
dijepGraduate10

What am amazing photo and what a privilege to see them. I wouldn't care what my run was like after seeing those beauties 😊 But not only Badgers but a great run as well, despite the lack of sleep. How you get a better night's sleep tonight x

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to dijep

Thanks and me too, i have to work tomorrow so another 4 hours wouldn’t be enough

59er
59erGraduate10

You two always seem to have fun together - lovely to hear about your adventures.

Not sure what splits are but you're pleased with them so you must have done well. I have trouble sleeping and I'm sure had I woken after a bad night's sleep (as I did yesterday) I would certainly say 'no run for me today, I'm too tired' (although I did go out later in the day - which is a first) so well done to you on all counts!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 59er

I don’t know why but i’m full of energy, run was followed by a bath then weekly shop then grandchildren helping me buy and wrap presents for lucky dip at thursdays staff meeting, I bought them alcohol and they are wrapping nicely and eating pizza

59er
59erGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Nice to have well behaved grand children too I expect 😉

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 59er

I’m not sure about well behaved lol 😂 after th alcohol they are just having fun but a least the wrapping is getting done

59er
59erGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

That's what I mean! They're doing what you want them to do 😉

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate10

That sounds lovely, especially the holding hands after a shared run!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Roxdog

I know we are a soppy pair

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

You are the love interest on the forum! 😂

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Roxdog

Ha ha ha, well we’ve been together for seven and a half years now and still wondering if the newness will ever wear off

Hidden
Hidden

What a terrific picture! It's a really good shot. You are doing so well...I mean those splits and the fastest almost 5k 🥇 but the best bit by far is this;

...we walked the last bit together holding hands and grinning...

I mean, that is the winner right there!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

I know and we are so lucky to have found each other

Foxglove2
Foxglove260minGraduate

Gorgeous! And a great run

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Foxglove2

Thanks and yes it was

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

Ah, how wonderful to see the badgers!! 🥰🥰

And how wonderful is that time! You’re both getting faster without realising it of course 😂!

Well done to you both!! That’s fantastic! 😁❤️

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

I shank you Fabulous, i keep looking back at other runs on the same plan and expect to see faster times, it’s always a surprise that we are a little faster which means the plan is working we are a little stronger, cadence drills on Thursday

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

That’s brilliant WillowandSola! 😁 Well done to you both! 🤩

Cadence and ‘acceleration-glider’ drills again for me tomorrow. Attempt no.2 at mastering the Garmin controls! 😂❤️

Leosmit
LeosmitGraduate10

Great photo. Great run! Especially with little sleep and the fact you both enjoyed! Double bonus.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Leosmit

Running is part of our life now, we do enjoy being able to run

Leosmit
LeosmitGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Fantastic. Same here. I still lack confidence with running and dread it at times but it has just made me feel so much better within myself and so I’m pl as planning to stick at it!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Leosmit

We never really gave it any thought, we just go on run days

Jennypenny2
Jennypenny2Graduate10

That is a great picture,your so, lucky seeing them badgers ,glad you enjoyed run

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Jennypenny2

Thanks

Tinytears60
Tinytears60Graduate10

Well done! Sounds like you had a great run... but

I need to tell you ... how lucky you are to see those badgers! 🦡 🦡 🦡 😍

I would love to see them in real life... closest I’ve come to anything like that is I had a fox sleep in my garden... every morning I would wake up and it was there 🦊😍

💕

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Tinytears60

Thank you, we have a lot of foxes round here but never seen badgers so close before

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