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I've really struggled lately with running... I've had a chest thing. Bad allergies causing wheeziness ( horsey .. And no I havent)....

So today I made myself...

My favourite bit is the suspension bridge.....amazing views over Bristol...

I did my nod to the festivities and put my red lippy on..because I'm a bit like that!!!

My dad dropped me off and it was a bit wet..

However.....I got out there

Fu(€ it was hard.... Whoever said running was easy ..

I managed ten miles but I had to dig from places I'd never fathomed... And I just kept thinking that I want to do a marathon....

You know... I will and I can.. And who said life was easy... Running is the hardest thing I ever did and ever will do....but I love it!!!!

The pic is me in my HM medal pre run today.... I know I'm eccentric with my fur but its me :)

Xxxxxx

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Eccentric is good. Sometimes not easy is good too (I nearly phrased that wrongly). Dad's are good too. Love to see a post run pic. Maybe not. Well done. Look after your health. x

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Ha ha yes post run pic = v v sweaty dirty juicyju!!!

Yes eccentric is good... Thankyou!

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Hi.

It's a real bummer when injury or illness grounds you, and then you have to get back out there. And you're right, its not easy, not by a long chalk, but then there 'aint no feeling like finishing it. :-) (I love extreme smugness)

Well done for getting out there, and just doing it, and well done for running 10 miles. I still haven't done 10K yet. (Mind you my physio has got my legs working again, so I am going for it).

Happy Christmas

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Well done that's fab... And you will get to that 10k... It's always good to remember that running is hard. Every run I've done and thought ' yeah this easy' I've crashed and burned. Running needs focus and hardcore mental training, that's why I found my panther...

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I love the way you say you "managed 10 miles"!!! I can only dream of that. Did you run in the fur?

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No the fur is pre and post run only... My panther fur ( although its more like a bear!)

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Really well done julia. Amazing distance- particularly as you said you were not feeling v motivated. It constantly infuriates me that this running lark is really mind over matter- I do win the mental battle - and I always feel better afterwards. But I don't find it easy - but maybe I find it easier. Found myself blithely saying yesterday - oh yes I could a HM tomorrow if I put my mind to it.....famous last words!

As for being unwell - I am very worried about this sort of set back- so really well done you and a deserved pat on the back.

See you on the other side of xmas.xx

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Thankyou... And you are so right it is all in our minds and about focussing etc... There are so many depths to running which is why I'm so passionately in love....

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Well done you. Hold on to the thought that it'll all be easier after Xmas. It will. It will. :)

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Thankyou... I so hope you are right, and we have passed the longest day too....

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Well done you! Still got to get to 10 miles.

Loving the coat!

Viki :-)

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Thankyou!!!

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Ooooh JuJu, you're sooooo furrrrry! Prrrrrrr......

Sorry! Don't know where that came from...

Only ten miles? You should be ashamed of yourself. How pathetic is that? If I were you I'd hang my head in shame.

JOKE!!! Amazing as usual. You are an inspiration to all us eccentrics. Where would we be without eccentricity? I bet you sweated in that fur, pounding out ten miles. Can you put it in the wash afterwards?

I bow to your Panther Greatness.

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I'm a very furry panther in my coat...in fact more of a bear!!! ... it's not real panther fur ;)

Coat is for before and after... I love being eccentric, no- one else at parkrun wears a fur, red lipstick and sweatband combo!! I think they think I'm nuts but you know, ill never be the sporty type but at least I can run a HM distance....but that's because I found my panther and its me!!!!

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