Nothing too brave

Nothing too brave

I went out for my first post graduation run this morning and I've been reading all the posts on here about all the exciting and experimental things everyone has been trying with their new found freedom. However, I decided I just want to consolidate my 30 minutes. Naked running, not yet headphones are still a good "do not disturb" sign for passers by. Stepping stones sounds way too scary and I'm not sure I want to be told what to do for a while. So I set off with Runkeeper keeping me informed and my favourite playlist in my ears to try a new route.

I set off through the village again, very bravely passing the industrial units this time, pleased to report there was no-one about! I actually didnt cross paths with anyone today - just a few dog walkers across the fields. I travelled in the opposite direction to normal along the sea wall and continued around the previously impassable section - now freshly cut - won't be doing that again! It is so uneven with large cracks in the clay that I was forced back to snail pace - I've been quite enjoying tortoise mode πŸ˜€

Sadly I ran out of trail so had to retrace my steps for a while then turn but the new shoes were good, I felt good and I managed to add an extra minute to the end of my run only stopping when I reached the steep hill.

I just need to find a nice circular route, the disadvantages here in a small village is that circuits tend to be too short or way too long. One day .... Enjoyed my run though which is the important bitπŸ˜€

Forgot to hit post this morning - wondered why nobody had replied!! Glad I did now though, I've had a really sh*t week at work and it's only Tuesday so much so that by the time I got home that lovely post run high had totally evaporated but then I spotted the card and remembered my lovely friends and hubby gave me this card for graduating C25KπŸ˜€ I'm smiling again now.


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  • Lovely


  • That sounded - just right, glad you enjoyed the freedom. Glad you eventually hit 'submit' it is so easy to forget.

    Love the card πŸ˜„

    How are the new shoes?

  • They feel good. One of my heels is still very vulnerable so I taped cotton padding over to cushion it a bit. No problems though so fingers crossed for this pair.

    Thought card was perfect πŸ˜€

  • Well done! Love the card :)

  • Cor, what a lovely post, well done :D

  • Cracking post and sounds a good run. I know it isn't ideal but could you hop in the car 5-10 mins and do a circular route, somewhere different?

  • I'm not aware of anywhere better that's less than 30 minutes away - we're right at the end of the line here! I just don't have the time. I have another plan in mind for Thursday though - haven't completely given up on routes yet. We're off on holiday in our caravan in a few weeks so really looking forward to somewhere new to run. We have a lovely 6k and 10k route but I'm not ready for that yet but something to work towards though πŸ˜€

  • Ooh your first post grad run - it's good isn't it! Really glad to hear the new shoes are looking like keepers this time. Sounds like a fab run :)

  • It is nice to know you can do it and however the hell you like πŸ˜€ One things for sure that bl**dy Julie is not coming running with me again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Awww, I took Julie out with me yesterday, so she's still getting the odd post-grad outingπŸ˜†

  • You are definitely braver than I am 😱

  • First of many lovely postgrad runs I hope! :)

  • I tried to move straight to a 10k programme after graduating but very soon realised just how much doing C25K had taken out of me. Then I settled into 3 X 30 minute runs and not until I felt OK, progressed to do a 5k. Be kind to yourself and keep up regular running, goals will soon come along when you are ready

  • That's my plan. I think I would like to be able to run every day if I choose. Little and often is easier to fit into my day - will also work for me when I eventually get another dog who will be my running companion πŸ˜€ No idea how to mov towards that yet though - early days.

  • I want to run every day too but having researched it, that is not for beginners. I plan to do a running streak in January 2017

  • Yep not something I'm planning any time soon. If I sneak a dog in under hobbies radar before I'm ready. Will just have to be long walks in the other days. I'm enjoying this so much I don't want to risk injury.

  • That's lovely Oldpossum πŸ˜€

  • Woo Hoo, love it !

    Well done you ! :-) xxx

  • Great run OP!

    Glad the shoes are working out, you deserve some success on that front.

    Sorry about your horrible week - running does help though doesn't it!

  • Certainly does. This week I would benefit from running twice a day - never mind every other one 😳

  • Lovely run. It's nice to be free now to choose isn't it? Glad your shoes worked out well in the end.☺

  • Yes. I still need the security of being told by Runkeeper when to run after my warm up and when to cool down but I am loving my own music. There is less pressure if I run out of route too. My biggest stress is which of my lovely new outfits to choose πŸ˜€

  • I love that dilemma too. I choose to run without music with my lidl bottoms or my long karrimor tights with pocket for phone. Then I choose between 4 tops and 2 pairs of socks! Then I have to choose route and podcast or music. . . Its a wonder we have time to run!πŸ˜ƒ

  • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ nice to know we are all as bad as each other. Mind it took me 40 minutes to get out the door for this run. Also had to make decisions about the best protection for my blistered feetπŸ˜€ Was about to do the ironing but maybe I'll go and plan tomorrow's outfit instead πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Too hot to iron and anyway running stuff needs no ironing!πŸ˜ƒ

  • Absolutely πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • Missed this! Lovely post, tho with hindsight - sending hugs...

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