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3 days off!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10
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I couldnโ€™t believe on Wednesday when I looked at the rota that Iโ€™d booked today as annual leave which gives me a 3 day weekend off ๐Ÿ˜€

Our run this morning was uneventful, a bit of gentle slow running, 1k pushing it a bit, a bit of jeffing for the third k and a sprint finish. Overall slightly further in 30 minutes than the last few.

The sky was grey, the air colder than weโ€™ve felt, a few dog walkers and us, everyone else wearing coats and scarves, after the first k threw my hoodie on the bonnet or my car and ran free with bare arms, it was lovely and came home smiling. Willow ran without limping, shows his knee is a lot better.

Itโ€™s a good day, we woke happy, we ran happy, we have a lot to be grateful for in these times of lock downs and worry over covid, and those gremlins seem to have moved out

Have a great weekend everyone

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Imc50
Imc50Graduate10

Wow bare arms and free of limp and the luxury of time off work ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy the weekend W&S

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Imc50

Thank you, you too

What an uplifting positive post, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜. Oh how fab for you to have 3 days off. I forget how lucky I am sometimes to be retired...so you've reminded me of the joy I felt at having even one day off...I worked as a housekeeper until January this year. Enjoy those precious days off. You ran with bare arms!! Crikey..I ran with a thermal vest on under my cosy running jacket and a woolly hat๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚. ...and no limping...and no gremlins๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. All in all, sounds like a very good run. And you're so right there is a lot to be grateful for. Enjoy a very happy weekend. ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿข๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Buddhagal

Thank you, Iโ€™ve now washed the car, got ham cooking and fruit soaking for the christmas cake, I have just over a year to retirement and not sure if iโ€™m looking forward to it or not

Yes..I was absolutely very very keen to retire. I was fortunate because my partner and I spent Jan to March traveling in our caravan. Then lockdown of course. Back on the road in the van till end September, so it's made it "easier" ?? Somehow to get used to not working. I've had a few moments when I've briefly(v briefly!) wondered about maybe taking on a "few hours" work each week. I'm more than happy not working now. Not everyone feels the same. ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿข๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Buddhagal

Itโ€™s strange knowing the time is coming but I still feel I have a lot to give Your first retirement year sounds great

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Great to have a long weekend off at any time but especially just now on what is happening.Good run for you today, nice running with bare arms, you must have began to get warm despite the weather, enjoy the rest of your long weekend off. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Itโ€™s quite chilly but after a nice gentle warm up I run in just a tiny tee shirt when i can as love the feel of the air on my arms and think of all the vitamin D i absorb

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

๐Ÿ‘ Fresh air is best, even some talk that Christmas Dinner should be taken outside this year, ha, that's OK in Australia, but in the UK ๐Ÿ˜‚

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Christmas dinner outside would get cold too quickly but you have given me an idea, a gazebo and a fire pit and social distancing time with friends outside

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

.... with cold ๐Ÿฆƒ turkey and iced ice cream ๐Ÿฆ

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Yuk and lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

I have been invited to my son in laws parents house for Christmas Day and Christmas Dinner, they have had me there for the last 7 years, so I must have behaved myself to be invited back.Incidently they live very near to the route I do all my runs, my son in laws father is the only relative who has seen me running as quite often he sees me while walking his dog.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thatโ€™s a really great plan for Christmas,

nowster
nowster60minGraduate

Do you have a constitutional right to bare arms? ๐Ÿ˜‰

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to nowster

I think i just get too hot when running lol

jorgeRuns
jorgeRunsGraduate10

Lovely post Sola, happy days, ๐Ÿ˜ definitely worth celebrating ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿค—

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to jorgeRuns

Iโ€™m having a great time thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate10

Glad you both enjoyed your run today!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Roxdog

Thanks we did

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate10

Well done Sola Iโ€™m so glad your run left you on a high. Have a lovely long weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

Thank you, weโ€™ve had a good day, most christmas shopping done too, i only have one more free weekend before christmas so need to be organised Have a great weekend

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Gosh, youโ€™re organised ๐ŸŽ! Iโ€™m impressed. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

Iโ€™m not really organised lol, Iโ€™m knitting 2 toddler cardigans for grands and for some reason thought i had 2 months left when i realised I had one month left so am frantically knitting, should have one done by monday but means my sitting reading time is now sitting knitting

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Knitting nana. Lovely ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿงถ

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate10

Ah that is so lovely that you have a 3 day weekend. Well done on your run and increased distance.

Wow you are brave I was freezing had long sleeved top and running jacket.

Glad Willowโ€™s knee is a lot better and you both had a good day.

Have a lovely weekend

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Thank you, we are on the south coast so possibly milder than a lot of other places, went out shopping later nicely wrapped up Have a good weekend too

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Oh how lovely to live on the South Coast.

Thank you, working tomorrow but off on Sunday

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Enjoy Sunday then I work alternate weekends so having a long one off is special

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Oh bless, enjoy you deserve it

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate10

Such an uplifting and happy post.Bare arms!! It felt cold here today (south Essex) but yes I get warm when running too.

Glad that Willows knee is getting better

Enjoy your long weekend. Hope the ham turned out ok and good luck with the Christmas cake!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

The ham was lovely thanks, the christmas cake has stalled as we have no eggs and neither of us wanted to go out again to buy some so the fruit is marinating in Southern comfort lol thatโ€™s the only alcohol we have in the house

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Sounds like it will be an awesome Christmas cake ๐Ÿ˜

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Hopefully ๐Ÿ˜€

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

What a lovely post Sola. You are right, we have so much to be thankful for. I am glad those gremlins have moved on, allowing you both to have a great run.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š I donโ€™t know where theyโ€™ve gone those gremlins but weโ€™ve firmly locked the door so they canโ€™t get back in again

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Good idea! Lock that door up tight!

LouiseA
LouiseAGraduate10

Sounds like a lovely run and a lovely long weekend planned! I miss running with my arms and legs out, so am feeling a bit jealous! Iโ€™ve had a few moments of real gratitude on my runs this week, itโ€™s great to reflect and be grateful for our strong legs and the magic of running. Have a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to LouiseA

Thank you, you too

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