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Jools2020Graduate10
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Today was my first run of the week. Tuesday it was raining and windy; yesterday I was going out to see a friend and didnโ€™t want to be rushed. I was concerned about the drive as I hadnโ€™t been there before.

I woke early and made a cuppa. While I was drinking it downstairs I heard my brother get up. To avoid the chit chat I went into Julia stealth mode and sneaked back upstairs and put on my running clothes! Then I knew I wouldnโ€™t be distracted ๐Ÿ˜Š

It was going to be a short run today. I know a 3K route. I had to do my stretches in the middle of my warm up walk!

Off I go, trying not to set off too fast. Iโ€™m pleased to be out early. Itโ€™s a bit chilly so Iโ€™m wearing a long sleeved top and shorts. Neck buff (to double up as a mask if necessary) and sun visor.

First kilometre done round the houses and I head uphill towards the common. My route takes me along next to it. I enjoy this part, once itโ€™s flattened out and there are a number of people walking their dogs. I pass a few runners coming from the opposite direction and all acknowledge me. Through the village now and I start the last kilometre. I can smell coffee from the shop; itโ€™s just as well I donโ€™t have any money on me!

The first part of the last kilometre is uphill as I mistimed it slightly, so I shorten my stride and tell myself that hills are my friends. It seems to work! Then itโ€™s downhill all the way! I pass my brother as heโ€™s walking to the shop to get Dadโ€™s paper, but Iโ€™m too out of breath to answer him as Iโ€™m pulling out a few stops to finish strong ๐Ÿ˜Š

โ€˜Homeโ€™ for stretches and coffee! I bought a new seed mix to have with my porridge and Iโ€™m looking forward to trying it out ๐Ÿ˜Š

Photo taken during a walk in Long Crendon.

Splits: 8:08, 7:54, 6:38

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Instructor57 profile image
Instructor57Ambassador

Glad you got your first run of the week in Jools ๐Ÿ‘Bit harsh avoiding your brother like that.

And then claiming your too out of breath to talk to him when you see him going to the shop ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ (I like it really ) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you enjoyed the new seed mix ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

๐Ÿ˜‚ There will be plenty of time to chit chat later. If I start chatting to him before Iโ€™m even dressed, I often donโ€™t bother to run.

The new seed mix was delicious! It had small bits of fruit in it as well.

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10

Brilliant run, and perfect negative splits ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Very intrigued by that new seed mix, hope you enjoyed it!

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

Thanks , BF. I bought it from one of those specialist shops that sell all sorts of nuts and seeds. Itโ€™s a high protein mix and delicious!

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Yum!

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AlMorrGraduate10

That was nice short 3K run for you today Julia, ha, going up stairs to avoid your brother, I wonder if he runs, if not what does he think of you his sister running, if he doesn't run you could get him to start C25K. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

He canโ€™t believe that I started running! Iโ€™ve offered to do C25K with him, but I canโ€™t persuade him.

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Keep plugging away - you never know. I managed to persuade a friend during lockdown last year.

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Iโ€™ll keep trying!

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Birdlady64Graduate10

A good 3k run Julia - you seem to conquered that pesky incline! You were up and out early - exactly an hour before me this morning. I wonder if Instructor57 was up when I started? ๐Ÿ˜‰

And fancy avoiding your brother like that - and then just running straight past him. Shame on you!

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Haha yes, shame on me!

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to Birdlady64

I got up and 5:45, made a cuppa and took it back to bed , watched the news at 6 then fell asleep again , finally got up at 8:30 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Birdlady64 profile image
Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

ha ha! good for you. I hope you managed to drink the tea before falling asleep

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to Birdlady64

I did ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฃ

LottieMW profile image
LottieMWAmbassador

Good run! Liking the negative splits ๐Ÿ‘

...and with some hill work! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ฅโ›ฐ

Jools2020 profile image
Jools2020Graduate10

Thank you - โ€œhills are my friendsโ€ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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WillowandSolaGraduate10

Thatโ€™s a good run, I do think shorter runs are great and those splits are impressive, Iโ€™m envious of anyone trying to keep a run slow, i can plod on very slowly and have to make a real effort to speed up That photo is stunning, the light and moody sky very striking

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you, Sola. The light was gorgeous, sun shining on the oilseed rape and dark clouds behind! I spotted the shot as we passed through a gate and ran over to take the picture before the light changed.

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

You caught the perfect moment

Peter44 profile image
Peter44Graduate10

Nice one Julia, sounds another good run with your friendly hills too, and once again, that last km ๐Ÿ˜œ you'll be ready for the park run in june, and fast too!! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Peter44

I miss the flatness of the fens and running in more rural areas, but I am getting used to the slopes. I am planning on doing the park run in June and also swimming.

Iโ€™ll keep trying with my brother. Planning a trip to stay with my son in Shropshire as soon as Covid rules allow and heโ€™ll run with me ๐Ÿ˜Š

Peter44 profile image
Peter44Graduate10

Like Al says, you need to get your brother running too!!! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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9weeks2RunGraduate10

Well done you, loving Julia stealth mode and negative splits! Amazing as always. Hope you had a lovely time with your friend. Take care ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฅ“๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅฐ xxx

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Itโ€™s usually my Dad that goes into stealth mode to avoid having a shower! He waits until Iโ€™m actually in the shower, quickly dresses and nips downstairs!

I am a bit late reading and commenting on your post Jools. I hope you are feeling better after you reaction to the vaccination. I had my first Astra Zeneca jab on Friday and suffered very similar to you. Uncontrolled shivering for a few hours, nausea all night and headache and fatigue, I came good on Saturday though. I made sure I ran the morning of the vaccination and havenโ€™t yet gone again..maybe tomorrow? I looked up to see where Long Crendon is located, I browsed a photo โ€˜tourโ€™ showing some very pretty thatched cottages. Keep the posts and the inspiration coming!

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Bontobpat

Hi! Iโ€™m sorry you had similar side effects. It doesnโ€™t sound like my symptoms were as bad as yours, but theyโ€™ve lasted longer. I did sleep better last night and just feel a bit nauseous this morning, so I think the worst is behind me. I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll run before the weekend.

Long Crendon is very pretty and the drive out there was open countryside. I really enjoyed the beautiful walk through the oilseed rape fields down to the bridge over the river. My friend took me out to lunch and we sat in a garden in the sunshine, eating our bacon and avocado rolls with cows in the adjacent field and few hens gobbling around our table.

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