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June Quest: Let’s wrap it up. 👏👏

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We made it Questers! 👊 🎉 It’s the end of June and hopefully we’ve achieved at least some of our Quest goals. 🤞

As for me, I’ve succeeded in getting back to daily yoga, having had a few months of very sporadic practicing for one reason or another. My running ticks away happily; no heroics, just having fun at PR at the weekends and dallying with Coach Bennett and his cohorts during the week. I’ve hula hooped (still can’t move around whilst doing so though!). So I’m going to stick my neck out and say I’ve done ok this month. 🙏🏻

Let’s hear how you’ve all got on. 😀 From the weekly updates I’m thinking you’ve all had a great month. I’ve enjoyed hosting the Quest too, so thanks for having me. ❤️

Onwards to July, but here’s the link to my original post if you need a last minute reminder what you hoped to achieve in June. You still have today and tomorrow after all!

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Hi cheekychipmunks and running friends. As some of you will have seen, I achieved my goal of running 10K on Sunday, after a long bout of injury.🏃‍♂️This Quest has given me the motivation to get out there again, so thanks to you all for your support!👏👏

I’m now following the official TCS London Marathon training plan, although I’m doing the ‘virtual’ version in and around Bognor Regis on 2 October rather than trundling around London 🙂👍

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to David_G

You’ve done so well David. Your dogged determination getting back to fitness after your injury has paid dividends. Brilliant month for you - well done! 👊🏃‍♂️🎉

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OldflossAdministrator

Thank you so much for hosting the Quest... as ever, it has kept me on track. It has ended quietly for me in that I have not run since last Wednesday.

Coach Bennett will be having a field day with all his other ladies!!! Gigolo?

But 7 days of antibiotics has kept me from running ( They zap me as I do not take them often... )!

Strength work and gentle exercise has been ongoing and my care day for small runner in training always counts as a 10 hour workout!! Just have to do what we are able to!

Great running for all the questers though, and you have had some real successes with your Quest too... I have never tried moving around whilst hula hooping??? Hmmmm !

Great work fellow Questers... see you next time around:)

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Oh yes, I think Coach Bennett spreads his net far and wide, and is clearly luring more unsuspecting ladies (and men I suspect!) into his web! 😅

I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed NRC OF. It’s takes the guesswork out of running, especially the intervals/fartlek based ones. I hope you’ll be able to get back to it soon, and your antibiotics are doing their thing. 🤞

I can well imagine that your Small Runner is keeping you in shape though! They’re full on aren’t they? 🥰 My grandson will be 4 next year ….. Junior PR time! 👏👏👏👏

Yes, you can choreograph hula hoop ‘dance’ routines. Well some can. I can’t!!! 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫

Happy running OF. 😀

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Okay... I need to google that... Now where did I put the hoop! x

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Go for it! 😅 💃

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

I will ... sounds like fun to me!

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Yep, I'm definitely a Coach Bennett groupie, particularly after he's responded to some of my tweets to him!! ☺️

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Hedgehogs123

Me too XX

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

☺️☺️

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

I don’t do Twitter Hedgehogs123, but I’d be tempted to sign up just for that! 🥰

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I had a lovely one after I thanked him for coaching me round my first ever 10 miles! ☺️

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Such a lovely man! 🥰

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Before I discovered running, I walked a Race 4 Life 5k, and there was a team who hula hooped all the way round. I was amazed. Very good for the waistline.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Kudos is all I can say to that team Dexy5! 👏👏👏

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

He does have a nice voice 😊.

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beth_fGraduate10

Morning cheekychipmunks

Thanks for hosting the quest this month ❤️.

It's fair to say that I've managed to get some runs in although slight scupper to my plan this weekend just gone as daughter blue lighted to A&E on Saturday with an Asthma attack after competing in the 800m.

Needless to say my head hasn't been in the right space for a run for the last couple of days but feel ready for it today. She's much better and fortunately not in hospital for long.

Looking back I've managed a few 5kms, worked on my strength and got back to regular running so that is a win in my book.

Happy running x

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to beth_f

Oh Beth that must have been awful. Your poor daughter. It sounds like she was quickly in safe hands, and is hopefully well on the way back to making a full recovery. ❤️🤞 I totally understand how running took a back seat. It’s so worrying when a loved one is in trouble isn’t it? Hugs to her and your family. ❤️

I’d say your June achievements are most definitely a win. Here’s to a less stressful July for your running! 😀

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to beth_f

Oh blimey, hope she's ok. Hope you don't have any more stressful events like that, must have been so worrying.

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Dexy5Graduate10

Hello Cheeky and all. Well I did say that June was going to be a strange month for running but I didn’t bank on getting the lurgy after returning from hols, which has still not gone away.

But I did run when I could ✅

34.4km in 7 runs, and hopefully another one today, once the tubes have cleared.

Pilates when I could ❎

There was always a reason. Too busy, too hot but this just didn’t happen more than once.

Run 2 tourist parkruns ✅

Sadly getting away for the planned 2nd parkrun wasn’t possible due to the dreaded lurgy but I did run Keswick (most northern so far and maybe highest altitude) and Portsmouth Lakeside (my 8th run at JonathanP ’s home parkrun).

Stay off the IC ❎

No running related injuries, thank goodness, but this latest cough/cold etc has knocked me quite flat. Yesterday I thought it was going away but this morning I’m coughing away like a heavy smoker.

Thanks for hosting this month my friend, and have a lovely holiday in July.

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

You've done really well, packed a lot in!👏

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Thankfully I did most of it in the first 2 weeks Hedgehogs123 . 😂

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I think it’s about time that lurgies cut us some slack now Dexy. It’s a shame this particular one sidelined you and UTS for the latter part of the month, but at least you made good headway with your Quest when you could. 😀

It’s been a pleasure to host this month. Thanks! 🥰

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Beachcomber66Graduate10

Well, not a bad month CC. Back to 12k and even VO2 max has ticked up to 40 ; top 10% for my age and gender it says 😂😂😂😂. Attributed to the quality of your inspirational leadership. There was a check-in built into this week’s HM plan, and I decided to give myself a break from runs for a few days. Plenty of walking and chilling going on today; this is supposed to be a holiday rather than an assault course. Glad I reminded myself before Mrs BC did 🙂. A boat trip to Bryher today, lunch out and a stroll around the island with binoculars at the ready. Next run on Monday probably, although that will be the big reunion with Molly; so who knows ?

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

You’ve been on 🔥 BC! Your 12k sounded strong. 💪 I also love my Superior VO2 max with fitness age of 20! I don’t think so!!!!

Smart move to have a cut back week - and what better place to have it. It sounds like you’ve been having the best time. I hope your boat trip and lunch has gone well today, and I wonder who’s more excited to see whom - you to see Molly or Molly to see you? 🐶❤️

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Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Mutual admiration society!! ❤️🐶

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️

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WillowandSolaGraduate10

Hi cheekychipmunks I think you’ve done more than ok…… I started well as usual with a HM plan and dallied with CB and others until my knee said stop! which i’ve done, but healing well and ready for a short easy run soon

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Thanks Sola! Yes it’s been a good month for me. 🙏🏻

Shame about your knee, but you listened and now it’s nearly ready to play again. Running teaches us so many things, patience being one of them. 😃

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It certainly does

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BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Hi Cheeky and fellow Questers,

I started the June quest with such good intentions. Back from a 5 day break in St. Ives, where I had practiced yoga but no running, I took up with CB and ran three times.

Since then I have let things slip, and have even been missing the odd yoga practice😔

My mind is elsewhere and I feel a bit old right now (crazy, yeah ☺) I don't feel like I have a run in me to finish the month with a flourish either.

But, I will do a daily yoga practice to try and iron out the creases ready for a fresh start in July...

Thank you for leading the Quest this month Cheeky, and well done with your Yoga, running and hula hooping!

🌹xxx

Edit * on checking I only ran 2 times 😶

I did record 63k of walking though...

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Hey, no worries BBR - I’d say 63km of walking is more than adequate. The fact you didn’t run as much as you intended, and haven’t done as much yoga is by the by. We all get those spells. I don’t think I did a yoga session more than a handful of times for a few weeks recently. But now I’m back, and you will be too! Adriene’s going nowhere! 🧘‍♀️ 🙏🏻

As for your running ….. well that’s exactly the same. You’ll soon be back in a routine. I’m sure your lovely holiday derailed you (but what a lovely reason!) ❤️

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Shake-and-runGraduate10

Thanks Cheeky for hosting the quest. I think I have only met some of my objectives. The last couple of weeks in France has been some of extremes, one week of very hot and and one week of very wet. I have been running with the lovely social running group here and I have been out on the bike, and I have done some walks, but not as frequently as I was hoping to do. As for the yoga there was always an excuse not to get started. Ah well, there is always next month!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Shake-and-run

You’re more than welcome Shakes. 😀 It does sounds like you’re enjoying the running group, it must be a lot of fun. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

So with that, your biking and your walking, I’d say you’ve done well in June. 👏👏 You’re right, yoga will always be there, and yes it’s July in a couple of days. A shiny new Quest awaits! 🧘‍♀️

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TailChaserGraduate10

Hello cheeky and thank you for getting me started on my marathon plan.

I’m definitely on my way now and ready for what is ahead (although the interval days are scaring the daylights out of me but I’ve done them all so far!). Still very, very, very excited about it all, so can’t be too bad 😁

I finish the month on a yummy recovery week. Gentle 5k on Monday, another tomorrow and just a 10k on Sunday. Next month’s recovery Sunday run is ‘just a’ 10 miler 🤣🤣

Bring it on July 💪💪💪 let’s see what we can do! Well done everyone 🥳🥳🥳

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I’m still in awe TC! You’re getting stuck right into the marathon plan - honestly, having a recovery run of 10 miles is simply bonkers! 🤪

I’m so excited for you, as you know. I’m loving hearing about your progress and seeing you develop as an awesome, amazing runner! I’ll just keep trundling along! 😅

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

😳 thank you cheeky! I do hope you get the chance one day, you have the perfect pace and attitude for it. I’ve had to teach myself to trundle but I’m really enjoying it now!

I was listening to the ‘Fordy Runs’ podcast at the gym this evening. It was about ‘Beginner Marathoners’. He says this first phase of marathon training is the exciting, ‘still want to tell everyone about it’ phase. He says the next phase is where it gets tough, where the mileage starts to ramp up and you start to hate it. But he also says you get through it. So I’ll take it a week at a time and try not to think about the later runs. Didn’t stop me going 😬 when he said it though.

Promise I’ll keep posting 👍

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I don’t think I’d talk about anything else if I got a place TC! My excitement dial would be off the charts - but I can see why it could get daunting 😳. You’ll take it all in your stride though, and I’m sure Katnap has some words of wisdom. Just don’t try to go at his pace! 💥😅

Yes please, we want to hear about every step of your journey. 😀

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

No, Katnap has to go at my pace, whether he likes it or not 😁

I shall continue to ramble on then cheeky, it might be more on the Marathon forum now though as the distances will be getting a bit sillier 😬💪

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

That’s fine by me TC. I’m a regular on the marathon forum too. 😅 Can’t wait to hear from you. 😀😀

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

You are a superstar TailChaser. The London Marathon is getting closer and you are right there on the training. This girl can.

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy…you’re all keeping me going 🤗💪

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Yesletsgo60minGraduate

Hi cheekychipmunks and all you other Questers. I still haven't run my 10k. Just as well I didn't have a sub Quest to do 50 km or run three times a week 'cos I didn't manage them either. Still, I tell myself that this is more to do with knowing my limits than any lack of ability.

Having hopped on the boat and washed up in Brighton the nearest park seems to be a good 20-25 minutes walk uphill from us so I've been running on paths. There's no way I want to do 10 km on these. Plus it was warm when I got here so that's another excuse. I'd rather wait another month and do it where I feel safe than push myself and get injured.

After all, despite what that nice Mr Garmin says I'm no spring chicken, and the great Coach Bennett says that sometimes not running is as important as running (I paraphrase, I'm sure he said something along these lines in one of my guided runs).

The journey is as important as the destination and I am sure I will get to 10k soon. I just didn't realise there would be quite so many interruptions in the service when I set off onthis particular route.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Yesletsgo

All very sensible YLG. Why make your 10k miserable - heat and hills isn’t the best combination, and you certainly don’t want to risk injury. You’ll enjoy it so much more if you wait until the time is right. 😀

Always listen to Coach B. I’m sure I’ve heard him say that the non running days are as important as the running ones. So you’re ok! 👊

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Yesletsgo60minGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you, I'm so regretting that I didn't do my 10k back in the forests in February but life sort of intervened. I'm going to do my best to make sure I enjoy the experience when I finally get around to it.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Yesletsgo

It’s what life does YLG. Some things we have no control over, some we do, but we trundle along regardless. 😀 Your 10k will be all the sweeter for your wait. 🎉

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FrencGraduate10

Hello Cheeky! Not too much to report really, just pootling along this month. I pushed myself fairly hard for me in May and early this month, so I think I needed to just chill a bit really. I had a funny leg niggle as well, which seems to be behaving now, so fingers crossed, I can finish this month strong tomorrow morning. I don’t do yoga as such, but I stretch every night and I think I was being over zealous with my evil sticky out bits roller! I think I antagonised something with it so being much more gentle now.

Thank you for holding the quest by the way. All the best! 😊😊😊

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Frenc

Sounds like your Quest to keep this month chilled has gone well Frenc. 😀 Our bodies appreciate a little down time every so often, and it makes them happy to step up to some serious work when we need them to. Yours gave you a niggly leg as a reminder! I’m glad it’s feeling better now. 🙏🏻

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nowsterGraduate10

Thanks cheekychipmunks for this month. We've just one more day left.

As I said at the beginning I wasn't sure what I'd be doing this week as I'm now on holiday. Well, my running shoes have been busy. I've been out every morning before Herself has risen (she's liking the long lie ins).

I'm enjoying exploring the local lanes and paths with no particular target in mind. Then a shower and a cooked breakfast, and I'm ready for the rest of the day. The weather has been very kind to us, too.

So far this month I've done 176km of recorded running, which has included two half marathon distances. No, I'm not tempted to do a 24km run to round off the month. That would be very very silly. I'll probably do two miles instead.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Lovely nowster. Holiday running is such fun isn’t it? And the earlier the better too, then you have the rest of the day to do holiday things, and your family doesn’t consider you antisocial!

Great mileage this month too - and yes I do think 2 miles is a lovely little trot to round the month off, not 24km! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

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Jogger22Graduate10

Thanks cheekychipmunks for hosting the quests this month and for keeping us accountable. Well done on achieving your quests! My quests for the final week have gone well1) YES - run at least 3 times a week - ran 4 times

2) YES - continued with garmin coach 10k plan for race on 10th July

3) YES - not chase a PB for any parkruns this month (although I did another sprint finish this week!!)

4) YES - cross trained at least twice if you include today

5) YES - cut back on any of the above if I feel its too much too soon. Haven't needed to as I'm pretty much fully recovered from my op.

I'm taking part in a triathlon this Friday (just doing the run leg in a relay) and I feel that achieving my quests has helped my training so thanks once again for keeping me to them.

Good luck to you and all my fellow questers for next month should you decide to continue!

🤗

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Jogger22

Amazing achievements this month Jogger! You’ve been busy. 👊🎉

Good luck with your triathlon on Friday. How exciting. I hope you’ll send us a full report of how it goes. 👏👏👏

Happy continued running in July. 😀

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10

Shame on me cheeky - not only did I miss this month’s Quest but I didn’t even realise you were Quester-in-Chief! But it sounds as though you’ve kept everyone in line, judging by the comments! So feeling suitably chastened, I wish you a great holiday and I promise I’ll do better in July!!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Ahh OGR, there you are! 😅😅 No worries, you’ll no doubt be full of Quest ideas for July! 🏃‍♀️👊

I’m hoping to get some lovely runs in on hols, and I hope to see you soon. 🥰

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Sandie1961Graduate10

Thank you for hosting the Quest this month cheekychipmunks. You’ve been so positive and encouraging, as always. I completed the Platinum Jubilee challenge and have been out twice with our French running group. The strength and stretch exercises didn’t really happen, but this week I’ve started the Garmin 14 week half marathon plan, which takes me exactly to my HM at the end of September.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Well done on your Quest goals Sandie. You’ve done the vast majority, so 👏👏👏👏

My Platinum Jubilee medal arrived yesterday. 🏅 I feel a bit of a fraud as I simply used one of my PRs as the evidence (perfectly acceptable), and I basically got bling for what I was doing anyway. But hey they had my money, so I guess I don’t feel that guilty! 🤣

Enjoy working through your HM plan. I’m about to embark on mine too, but only with the GSR 10 miles as my goal. No HMs for me in 2022 - I was too cross to find another after the Bath Half organisation shenanigans 😠

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CBDBGraduate10

Nice! Love that you got back to your daily yoga practice! I miss that, as I had done a daily practice for two years. But there is too much other stuff going on for me at the moment, which I’m actually pretty happy about!

Thanks for linking the first post of this month’s quest. It’s such a nice reminder of how far we’ve journeyed!

So in the danger of repeating myself, but for the satisfying act of listing how far I’ve come in 4 weeks:

✅ finished C25k (Zombie Version)

✅ finished RowAlongs 10k plan (cross-training)

🏅even got a medal just today (see pic) for the 10k time trial, where I hit my own personal goal of keeping it under 60 min!

❌ started and stopped again the James Dunne challenge due to time constraints. It can wait!

So now I am in that blissful time of unplanned consolidation rows and runs! And am going where my fancy takes me!

Medal
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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to CBDB

Oh look at that wonderful medal CBDB! 😍 🏅 I just showed Mr Cheeky. We’re at Henley Royal Regatta today and we’re sitting watching some early races. 🚣🏿‍♀️ He says well done on your challenge! 👊👏

I’m sure you’ll get back to yoga at some point in the near future. Adriene will always be there for you, and Benji of course. 🐶

Enjoy your al fresco runs and rows for as long as you fancy. 😀

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CBDBGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you and thank him! Henley Royal Regatta, nice!!! Ever since I’ve been introduced to rowing, I follow the sport more than I ever have done before! Coastal rowing is also increasing in popularity and it looks great!!

“Al fresco runs and rows”! Nice one! (Especially as this weekend we’ll be trying to move our indoor rower to a place where we can easily roll it onto our outside yard!!)

Thank you!

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GoogleMeGraduate10

My big success was my big run which I am sure I'd not have planned nor stuck with on the day without the accountability of cheekychipmunks Quest hosting. I'm not that happy with how little running I am doing overall.

My other Quest goals were not so much achieved as nodded in the direction of: there was decluttering, there were Ekhart yoga classes and whilst all 30 Days were not 'wild' many were.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to GoogleMe

Ahh well done GM! Your long run and your nods to your other Quest goals is a great result for June I’d say. You did what you could, and no one can ask for more than that. 👏👏👏👏👏

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