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Update on VeryOldPossum

Fazzical and I are off to take part in the Blindfold Run in London thus morning so will write an update later but just had to tell you all that my dear old mum run her first 30 minutes this week !!!! Ok so it was accidental, she has been having technical difficulties and keeps losing the podcast so moved onto week 9 after only one attempt at week 8 but I just wanted anyone having Sunday morning doubts about their abilities to do this to be encouraged by her progress. Her leg is aching a bit today so she is under strict orders to rest it for a few days. Think it's time we bought her a little running watch and/or iPod - her tech problems arise coz she takes her kindle with her in a shoulder bag at the moment- always makes me think of Irish-John and his kitchen timer😀 Mum would be quite at home with one of those in her pocket 😂

Will my mum be the oldest graduate at 77? Happy Sunday running everyone 😀😀

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Ah now bless her isn't she great that gives me a kick up the ass..... Best of luck with run today and there's food for thought for Xmas prezzies🌲🍀

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She sounds amazing, and I think quite possible that she will be. I think she will need an extra special badge!!!

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Wow, that's fabulous. Well done Mummy Possum.

I never cease to be amazed by my dad, who at the age of 80 took up Kayaking, and at 81 has now started going to the gym to increase his core and upper body strength, and improve his swimming to enable him to kayak better. I think he puts me to shame sometimes. 😀

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What an inspiration! Please tell her we think she is amazing!!☺ Good luck with your Blindfold run too!

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Wow, well done to her. I use a Phillips Go MP3, very simple to use. I just downloaded all the podcast from the website. She (you) could download music or an audible book (all the range in the US, I read)

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And best of luck for today. Hope you both enjoy it

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Yeay.. go Old Possum Mumxxxxxxxxxxxxx Wow.. that is amazing.. what a gal.:)

She deserves a treat...Say huge congratulations to her and tell her how much she inspires a youngster like me, at 66!!

Huge good luck to you too!!! x

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Wow! VOP is doing absolutely brilliantly - she should be our poster girl!

Good luck to you and Fazzical on the blindfold run today!

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Best of luck today for your blindfold run today, looking forward to your report later :-)

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Your mum rocks! That's brilliant and sooooo inspiring, especially for "younger" folks who complain " oh I couldn't do this or that because I'm too old".

Good luck both of you for your run today.

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Wow! Just wow! VeryOldPossum is amazing. Congratulations to her for a superb achievement and best wishes to you and Fazzical for your blindfold run. Good luck :)

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Wow well done to your mum😊what an achievement at any age but 77 deserves even bigger 👏👏. I think she deserves a running watch & she will be chuffed to bits xx

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Good luck on run too😊😊x

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Brilliant, I can just imagine her setting off with handbag over the shoulder. I'm not sure on the age thing it never seems polite to ask people. I tell you what I'll do a age poll today but I'll do it in stages so we might get some idea. Have a great day today, looking forard to reading your post.

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Well done Mum! Made me giggle to think of her carting a kindle around with her. Please take pity on her and provide something more in keeping with her new status as a runner :-)

Hope the blindfold run was a success.

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Your Mum is ace OldPossum (now we know where you get it from)! You must tell her how amazing we all think she is☺

It was fabulous to meet up with you and Fazzical today and how brilliant that we had the weather on our side! Mind you, it tipped down once we got home. A fabulous day all round (and don't forget, there were witnesses to us saying we'd do the 10k next year)😲.

Hope your bling is in pride of place ;)

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Aaagh - I really did say 10k out loud? Tipped it down here too and I'm still wearing my bling - might sleep in it tonight 😂😂. Great day 😀

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That is really wonderful, well done to your mum (I wouldn't fancy carrying a kindle!). I hope I am still running when I am 77. :)

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