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PhoenixRiseGraduate10
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5K 🎯

Odd run today. It took a while to settle into my groove for some reason - I felt like Bambi on ice for the first 2K’s πŸ€”

I did finally feel in control around the 2.5K mark and Strava was feeding back good stats so I set my sights on the second half of my run for a sub 30 minute 5K.

Around the 4K mark I noticed a woman getting out of her car with her child and pram etc a little too late due to concentrating on my pace. I made to change my direction to avoid her but she went to leave her car for my new direction - so, I changed back to my original route on the flat kerb. Suddenly, she changed her mind and course to back to her car and we narrowly avoided each other.

Of course, this near miss was all my fault in her eyes and was followed with a barrage of abuse πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

I counted to 10 very very slowly, smiled at her and told her where to go (in my head!) and jogged off. Honestly, people’s self importance and misplaced confidence really does never cease to amaze me!

My spatial awareness is second to none, maybe she (and others) should pay more attention to the world around them as opposed to their phones! This way she would have heard me coming up behind her instead of being completely oblivious!

Grrr 😑 rant over!!!

Sub 30 5K βœ…

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

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Buddy34Graduate10

Firstly , cracking 5k PhoenixRise.

You'll sometimes meet people like this and I think you handled it perfectly πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy34 πŸ™πŸ» Pre-running me would have handled it very differently - this running malarkey has got me all Zen πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ

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Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to PhoenixRise

It really does chill us outπŸ€—

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

It’s now my medicine πŸ’ͺ πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ

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Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to PhoenixRise

yes mine tooπŸ€—

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Ping-pong60minGraduate

Hate it when that happens. People can be so rude and so ungrateful of runners attempting to give them space. I tend to give a reproachful glance and spread my arms to say "why?" so well done you for smiling before running off.

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Ping-pong

πŸ˜‚ I fear I would constantly be giving a death stare and running with my arms spread to say β€˜why?’ for all my runs 🀭

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nowsterGraduate10

I almost had a similar problem this morning with some schoolkids.

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Damn the youth of today! 🀭

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nowsterGraduate10 in reply to PhoenixRise

I suspect we were just as bad at that age.

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Not me πŸ˜‡ πŸ™Š

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nowsterGraduate10 in reply to PhoenixRise

Nor I. I was a goody two shoes.

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Me too. Except when I wasn’t 😈

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Hareshaw-GrannyGraduate10

Firstly, another great run. Secondly you should get a job in the diplomatic service, not sure I could have been so polite🀭. Well done. πŸ‘

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

Thanks Hareshaw-Granny πŸ™πŸ»

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Delly-dotGraduate10

πŸ˜‡ You get the "Saint" award today for keeping your cool when all about are losing theirs 😎.

It's unfortunate that the few unpleasant persons, like your lady today, make us forget all the lovely people we meet on our runs who give us a happy hello or cheers us on with an encouraging comment.

Well, your unpleasant lady got her knickers in a twist but you held onto yours to run a fabulous 5k, so I think you definitely win the day πŸ˜‰.

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

Thanks Delly-dot πŸ™πŸ»

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GrannyhugsAmbassador

Oh dear, some people are just in their own little bubble. You still got your sub 30min though, well done. Happy running πŸ€—

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thanks Grannyhugs πŸ™πŸ» Yep, still hit my goal - mainly the reason why I just smiled and carried on, I was focusing on the stats!

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