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Another 20 minutes run

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WillowandSolaGraduate10

I’m a little surprised with myself but Ido want to encourage my grandson to get out in the fresh air as teenage boys will stay inside every day if they didn’t have annoying nannies dragging them out.

After work I messaged him to say I’d be half hour, changed into running shoes and leggings and went to pick the boy up

Apparently there had been a lot of huffing and sighing before i got there, so, I offered him the choice, beach, roads or downs, he plumped for the Downs, I knew he would, hills and stones on my poor little tired legs

We set off to NRC first run, grandson seemed to be enjoying himself, it was very slow for him because his legs are at least twice as king as mine, but he kept going, When coach asked the question “why did you want to run today?” my grandson piped up “I didn’t” 😂

Ten minutes in we turned around, quick stop to take a photo and blow me it looked like miles of uphill track to go back, but the air was warm, mist denied us the view of the sea but we both agreed it’s the best place to be

Slow and steady, he only stopped to play with a poodle, but he caught me up and run over we walked the last bit back to the car .

I am thankful every day I can walk let alone run, and today was beautiful, been long and busy at work, that short run worked it’s magic

Happy days all

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CBDB profile image
CBDBGraduate10

Oh wow! So well done! (Not only the run, but much more impressive is getting a teenager out and on a run... that’s superpower strong!🦸‍♀️💪👏👍🏽) 🤣🤣

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to CBDB

Thank you, he has been heard to say “nannie is so athletic that’s where i get it from”

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AlMorrGraduate10

That's a nice photo of your grandson, I hope he enjoyed that 20 minute run as much as you, 20 minutes, that's run 3 of week 5 of C25K, has he done the C25K training program?.

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

He’s been doing c25k but not exactly following it just run a bit walk a bit, and he took a short walk break,

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Instructor57Graduate10

What a great 20 minute run with your grandson 😁👍I bet he enjoyed it really 🤣

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

I actually think he did and he’s very like me we get on so well together

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

That's great! 😁

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

You don’t expect a 16 year old lad to get all excited about a short run over the downs with his aged nannie

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Haha 🤣

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Birdlady64Graduate10

That's a lovely photo of your grandson. It's great you are encouraging him to get out and be active. I think he must be very proud of his nannie

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

For some reason he is! he took his mum fir a bike ride the other day and she wasn’t sure she’d ever walk again they went miles

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Jools2020Graduate10

That’s so lovely you went out with your grandson, how precious is that! It sounds like a fabulous run. Great photo of him, too! 👏👏👏🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️👍

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

It was very slow and tough up hills but fun to go together, we’ve missed a lot of time together this year, he’s just too old to child mind now

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Doris8Graduate10

Great phot of your grandson and well done getting out there again. Happy running to both of you 😀

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Doris8

Thank you, it’s a lovely place t go

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LottieMWGraduate10

How fab to run with your grandson! Ace photo too!

I may be running with one of mine in May...and my son and d-in-law!

Well done on another after work run, glad it worked it’s magic for you 🥰

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to LottieMW

Works ridiculous at the moment so short runs give me peace, Oh you will enjoy running with yours too

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LottieMWGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

☺️

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Delly-dotGraduate10

Oh, there’s nothing quite like a run that works its magic. Well done Sola and grandson! 😊

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

Thanks, it was good to be there although harder than round the roads on the flat but will make us stronger

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10

Fantastic Sola! What a brilliant run and with your grandson too - hopefully he’ll want to repeat it! My nephews both run but I haven’t run with them yet - they’re half my age, much fitter and both have very long legs! But they’re proud of their aged Aunty’s efforts and who knows, when parkrun starts again maybe I can go and do a tourist run at their local event!

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

That would be wonderful for you, Richard is almost 6ft now and was running really slowly with me and kept going Let’s hope we can get more back to normal over the next few months, it will be bliss the day we don’t have to change when we get to work and leave, and for some seeing friends and family will be joyful

Ah, love this. What a fabulous nannie you are and as someone with 2 of the teen boy variety I can tell he clearly loves you very much if he agreed to run with you. Grandparent goals!

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Slothgoesrunning

Thank you I think he’s just very like me and a bit nuts but the weather has been glorious so it’s easy to want to be outside and once out you might as well run eh? 😀

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59erGraduate10

Well done for having the energy let alone the inclination ! So lucky to have three choices for a run too. A run you both enjoyed and one you will both remember - memories are made of this !

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 59er

When they were little we used to run across the park and as they got bigger suddenly I wasn’t going slow so none of them were last I was going as fast as i could to keep up, wind forward a dozen years and he’s the youngest and still loves to come out with me,

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59erGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

He will treasure happy memories of running with you which will also keep him healthy!

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LiflufGraduate10

What a good opportunity to spend time with your grandson. I do hope he goes out with you again - even if he doesn't take it seriously now, he might think about it later in life. And a nice place to run even though it's stony and hard on the feet.

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Lifluf

Thank you, we always love being on the Downs, you can see for miles on a clear day, he does cycle with his dad so some running and chatting is great, don’t think he will be up early enough this morning though fir a quick run before work

Lifluf profile image
LiflufGraduate10

Haha, no, boys and early mornings don't often go together. Hopefully he'll come out with you on another occasion though.

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Hareshaw-GrannyGraduate10

Oh Sola what an amazing thing to do, I really can’t think of a more pleasurable thing to achieve. I’m still at the stage of running across the park with my grandson who’s only 7😀. That’s really something to look forward to. Great to see and read, let’s hope he has a new found sport to enjoy.👏

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

He comes out every so often, lockdown limited us but we can still be at a reasonable social distance

Run46 profile image
Run46Graduate10

That's lovely, he wouldn'tbe a teenager if he didn't complain a little bit but he came and he ran so that's a definite win...I bet he's pretty impressed with his Nannie really 😊

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Run46

I’m always surprised but he is, he tells his mum how athletic I am and that’s why he is, and he didn’t even hint he didn’t want to come with me to me

Run46 profile image
Run46Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

What a lovely relationship you have 😊

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Run46

Yes we have

Dups profile image
DupsGraduate10

Sounds like you and your grandson had a lovely time. I think you should have a medal for encouraging a teenage boy out. All the teenage boys I know don’t seem to leave their bedrooms and gaming stations! 🤣

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Dups

Apart from dog walks, cycle rides and the odd run he doesn’t often leave his lol

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RacingintheStreet60minGraduate

How lovely to run with your grandson ! 😃 great to get them out into the fresh air .Hopefully I will see a little more of mine after 26/4 and I will suggest a ‘grannie run’ , m not sure they believe I can 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

These short runs sound good , I go back 3/5 and wonder when I’ll fit everything in again 😂

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to RacingintheStreet

It’s hard work fitting everything in around work, I’m so lucky that mine are teenagers and live locally so although not seen as much of them as before we have managed to meet up outside for socially distanced dog walks and the odd run

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ComfortnotspeedGraduate10

Loved reading this. 😍

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