W9R1, great run, do ducks practise Pilates?

What fabulous weather for a midday run. Couldn't wait until Monday and I did have a rest day on Saturday, so I thought I'd go for it after my early morning row and the Remembrance Sunday parade.

I ran, carrying my poppy (didn't want it to drop off my top and litter the roads). As I ran over the first bridge, there were six mallards (three ducks and three drakes) sitting on a branch of a tree which was on the surface of the river. They went boy, girl, boy, girl . . . as if at a dinner party, though they were all in a row, as opposed to being around a table. Some were standing upon one leg, completely motionless, and I thought, hmmm, they must have a great inner core, do ducks practise Pilates?

As I set off on my warm up walk, the wind felt rather biting, but on my return, it was a very welcome refreshing wind that cooled me down nicely :) I managed to reach a second, very pretty, flint bridge, where the river was running extremely fast, sounding like yet more applause. Really happy people around this morning, smiling and walking as couples, friends or with dogs.

I am now realising that running outside makes you appreciate the weather as well as the different noises and colours and wildlife . . . That sky was such a beautiful blue today!

Very excited to have completed this run, I know I am a long way off 5km in 30 mins, but it's a start :)

Happy running everyone.


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  • The thought of ducks doing pilates made me giggle. And I know what you mean about running outside making you appreciate the flora and fauna. :-)

  • Glad I made you giggle, thank you for your comments 😊

  • Oh this is such a lovely post Flossie, I really enjoyed reading that .

    The ducks sound so sweet, what a lovely sight to behold !

    Well done , youre doing great keep going ! :-) xxx

  • Thank you for your encouragement 😊

  • Excellent.

    You know, sometimes I think I don't really like running (*whispers that confession*) but I like the great outdoors and you experience it so much better when you're out running in it.

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  • That did make me giggle! I shall never look at a duck in the same way again (unless it's on my plate of course). I just love running outdoors; I'm lucky enough to live next to a nature reserve and running with no music, just listening to the great outdoors is 'me' time, simply awesome. I do have to run on a treadmill sometimes when a 'run' day coincides with a 'need to go to the office' day (there is a gym at work) but it bores the pants off me.

  • How wonderful to live next to a nature reserve! Glad to have made you giggle. Happy Sunday and happy running 😊

  • Sounds like it's all going really well!

  • So far, so good. :)

  • Love the ducks doing pilates. I passed some today, too, but think they were more into synchronised swimming :-D There are so many lovely things to see and here running outside if you are lucky enough to have countryside or nice parks nearby.

  • Very true :) Like your ducks doing synchro :)

  • well done nearly there.... πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸƒπŸ˜ŠπŸŒŸπŸ‘ Sounded like a lovely run😊😊 wet & cold up here in Scotland & struggling to get to 3 days a week running!! 2 so far but your post is motivating so keep running & posting & ENJOY! X

  • Thank you Pc59. It is quite exciting to be at this stage, I must say :) Happy running to you!

  • It is exciting πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ& wow what an achievement & you nearly there.... Yahoo il be watching for your postsπŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒENJOY!! X

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