Runs in the family πŸ˜€

Runs in the family πŸ˜€

Hi everyone,

So my Mrs did her W5R3 this morning, full of apprehension about running solidly for 20 minutes. I told her everyone feels like this and she can do it. I remember well how nervous I was before starting out for this run.

Half an hour later she is back home with an enormous grin on her face and of course she did it.

Even the dog has found her pace and seems to be running consistently now, rather than too fast/too slow, let's have a sniff!

So then it's my turn to run. It's the first run since I graduated on Friday.

I told myself I need to take it easy as yesterday was that busy, we ended up walking 11.5k's around the local reservoir and I didn't get my rowing done until 8.30 last night and I could feel my thighs aching before I set out.

It was cool ish this morning, my ideal temp I think (as I am a sweater), so it's refreshing when it's cool.

I felt OK for the first two k's then my body settled into a nice rhythm and I realised I was really enjoying my run, my thighs didn't hurt, my breathing was good, I felt like I had energy to spare so when it came to the last k I put a bit of a spurt on.

So two new pb's for me, fastest k at 6,08 (and that was the last k) and fastest 5k time of

31,56 which was an average pace of 6,22 per k.

So we both had a great run and couldn't stop smiling, talking about running and how we love it.

I think we earned our fry up at Witherspoons today πŸ˜€

Happy running


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  • Well done Bob, Mrs Bob and pooch !

    You are all doing brilliantly ! Its great that you have both found the love for running . Lots of fantastic running adventures for you to enjoy :-)

    It is quite hot here today in Manchester ( 13 degrees ! )

    Congratulations on your PB's ! xxx

  • Thank you PP πŸ˜€

    I can't wait to run together. We are going to ask my mother in law to have our nipper on Saturday morning while we go and do a park run.

    It will be the wife's W6R3 so I've said she could just run the first 25 minutes and walk the rest of the 5k as her cool down. Should be fun πŸ˜€


  • Well done the 3 of you, that's brilliant:) x

  • Thank you Vicky

  • Excellent Bob, you'll see her through. Bet it was a really nice day for both of you, having a good run makes you feel fantastic and I well remember that feeling after w5 r3. Well done MrsBob, keep going!!

  • Thanks Bop,

    I've told her to treat herself to some more running clothes as a treat.

    I've also told her she needs to go get her gait analysed now and we can treat her to some fancy shoes from the joint account πŸ˜€

  • Well done both of you! πŸ˜†and your running pooch, lovely to both be enjoying the same thing and to have someone who has gone through the same experience!enjoy your parkrun!πŸ˜†

  • Thanks Aliboo and yep it certainly is.

    It will be the first Parkrun for both of us so I hope we both enjoy it πŸ˜€

  • I'm sure you will love it! :) i got my 50 parkrun shirt through the post last week and wore it proudly yesterday!! :)

  • Go Bob Family! That's fantastic :)

  • Thank you, we were all pretty chuffed with our efforts πŸ˜€

  • Congratulations!

    Which running app are you using? I was thinking of getting one, and I like the way yours has displayed your results. Thanks.

  • Hiya,

    I have a Fitbit charge and the accompanying app has an excercise tracker with it.

    I know a lot of people here use the run tracker app.


  • Thanks. I was thinking about getting a fitbit-type-device at some point too. Perhaps I'm make it my payday treat this month.

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