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W9R2 Very hard work this morning but, only 1 more to go!

This morning I was wakened by the lovely golden glow of sunrise, but too early to go out. I have 2 battles to win before getting off. The first is 'Battle of the Bed' (just getting out of it!) - Bob. The second is 'Battle getting into the Bra' - Bib. Strap slipped this morning and the hook got under my finger nail making it bleed,OUCH. Wore a soft Bra camisole style top instead but as soon as I started running I realised that was a mistake - got sore neck muscles now.

Anyhow, with Bib and Bob defeated, the weather was perfect, cold with thin cloud cover and rain clouds bowling down the valley so a promise of rain to come.

Today I did stretches before setting off. I don't normally do that but I have been aware off my leg muscles since last run. Had a really good run until the last 10 minutes, when it became heavy going. Does anyone else let out moans on the out breath? I moaned all through the last 5 minutes - but I did manage to finish. YAY! it was hard work this morning so I'm really pleased I did it. Did get a sprinkle of rain at the very end.

I have a question. Are you allowed to moan in a Parkrun?

Oh!, only pestered by one collie dog this morning. When the owner finally came into view she was a very pleasant cheery young lady and I told her to get her dog back. The reason it was fussing round me is because the dog thought I had food! Still, she was a pleasant young woman so no swearing needed today!

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In answer to your question Beek - judging by some of the very peculiar vocal sounds many of the men were making during my Parkrun yesterday, no-one would pay any attention to a moan!!

Anyway, well done on defeating Bob & Bib, a successful run and warding off the dog, and all the best for W9 run 3 and graduation! :-)


Awww Beek, you're sooooooo very close now! You'll get out there and smash all gremlins, dogs, Bobs and Bibs in a day or two ... :D

Perhaps treat yourself to a new running bra upon graduation?

Lots of good wishes for the next outing :) Linda x


Well done Beek. Oh my you're nearly there now - have a good rest and then go and nail it!!! I'm looking forward to reading your graduation post. Oh and 'ouch' about the finger nail it made me shudder


Brilliant post! Haha! Made me laugh! I particularly get the 'Bob' scenario, as I struggle badly with that - in fact, Bob has won a couple of times!

You're so close to becoming a Graduate! Hurrah to you! Looking forward to read all about it :)


WTG Beek, you can do it, one more run!

my first of week 9 tomorrow, will be a club run so a good one I hope :-)


Of course the dog thought you had food; it's called "legs"!! You did better than me - I was chased by some yappy little sh*te hound this morning and felt honour bound to shout at it's owner. She didn't seem to be aware of how off-putting little Muttikins was as it yapped round my ankles. Incidentally, did you see Giles Coren's piece in yesterday's Times? He is advocating a total ban on dogs. Total. Go Giles, go!!!

And best wishes for W9R3.


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