Panther hunt: I made the decision to run after... - Couch to 5K

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Panther hunt

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

I made the decision to run after home from work today at 2...so I did!!!!!

I had all my usual paraphanalia to take so I borrowed husbands cycling gore to put it in ( which ended up round my waist the whole way!)...

I said to myself, just run home, stop if you want, go slow, easy running...It was just the best run ever...I felt happy and free and wild....proper panthering and so so fun. I think people must have thought I was nuts running along grinning!! I also did some dancing, sang along to my music ( I dread to think what that sounded like as i can't sing and I couldn't hear myself)

Got to 5k...all good, allowed myself a random...10k still good, another random and some vaseline for the lips.

I got to 14k and started feeling tired, so some full on music, mantra chanting and I imagined I was being chased by my hunter as I am a panther after all.....sadly my hunter didn't catch me...and I just zoned in on my running...

At 18k I got my husband to deliver an energy drink which was done relay race stylie as the car went past!!! I tell you that really boosted me, I felt the sugar rushing into my blood and pumping me right up...I got home and completed a half marathon in 2 hours and 18 mins...and I could have carried on a bit more so thats for next week!!! Very happy and just fuelling up on panther treats and having home made kebabs with chilli sauce tonight...yummy!

The pic is a selfie pre run...please note my 'carribean nightlife' new Brooks ( I'm v proud)

Thankyou those who came with me ( virtually), knowing you were there meant the world and made me so happy :)

HAPPY PANTHERING

Juicyju

xxx

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Twizzle53
Twizzle53Graduate

WOW!!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Twizzle53

Thank you!!

Lovely pic. Sounds like a great run and what a lovely OH you have, he sounds really supportive. I'm glad you managed to get that HM in again, now onwards and upwards to you full marathon training. Well done. Happy panthering.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Realfoodieclub

Thank you RFC...I can see a way to get there now!!

Aftabs
AftabsGraduate

Well done on your great run!

I have a belt which has two small bottle slots in it. I put my energy drinks in them when going on long runs. The only problem is since buying the belt last summer I have lost a bit if weight around my waist and the belt keeps twisting around when I run. It's very annoying! I might just stop half way through my run and buy a drink next time.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Aftabs

Thank you.. That sounds perfect.. Could you take it in??!!

Aftabs
AftabsGraduate
in reply to ju-ju-

I just got bk from an 18km run. I figured out how to tighten the belt so no annoying readjustments needed whilst running. I finished in 1:48.

I'm very impressed! thats a great photo, wish i looked that good in my running gear! Sounds like a fantastic run and done in a great time too, enjoy your panther treats!!!!! :)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to aliboo70

Awwww thank you and yes my panther treats were fab. And a nice box of choccies from the kids today too :)

MarionSky
MarionSkyGraduate

Well done Juicyju, great post. Sounds like a great run and -You look fab!

:)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to MarionSky

Thank you!

Not even got to 5k, and certainly don't look even half that good in my get up, but I know what you mean about getting in the zone.

Well done for keeping going though.

And always wondered what a panther treat was, now I know.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Run_Rob

Thank you and yes panther treats are recommended post panthering :). And you will get there no problem!

Trizzy37
Trizzy37Graduate

Awesome pic, I'm with Aliboo and wish I looked that good in my running gear lol, great run too!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Trizzy37

Thank you..

danzargo
danzargoGraduate

Juju - WOWZA! What a pic and what an amazing run. Well done you. You are the benchmark to which we all measure.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to danzargo

Thank you.. No pressure then Mr DF!!

Oldgirl
OldgirlGraduate

You are amazing, 1/2M just like that and straight after work too. :)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Oldgirl

Thanks Oldgirl...

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Totally stunning, brilliant run, amazing achievement, and now we all know what the inside of you loos look like now too. Oh yes there was a panther in the photo too.

You really are the very best you know that don't you.

Unfortunately no panthers here in west Yorkshire this weekend, but on the up side, at least my brooks are no longer covered in 4 months of dust!

Happy Running looks like YOU.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Hidden

Awww thank you and I'm so pleased you got out there too.. and keep at it, it only gets better :)

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Wonderful post. Thank you. I've just finished reading eat & run by Scott Jurek, and he says the same about needing to running free & for the sheer joy of moving

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Hidden

Ooo that sounds good.. I must try and read more about running.. Thanks for the suggestion! And thank you!

deb54
deb54Graduate

Brilliant run JJ. Inspiring!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to deb54

Thankyou

ZoomZoom
ZoomZoomGraduate

Wow, you are in inspiration !!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to ZoomZoom

Thank you!

caj62
caj62Graduate

Well done Juicy. After last week's disappointments it must have felt good! You definitely look like a slinky panther in your running kit too. Fab stuff.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to caj62

Thank you for remembering and yes it felt great!!

OldNed
OldNedGraduate

Sock it to us. Oh, you just did!! Well done matey (as ever)

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