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Christmas run

Christmas run

Went out with the canicross group this morning, and did 7.5k by accident. At one of the check-in breaks I did have to speak up and say there was no way I would make 5 miles. Um... that makes it sound bad... let me backtrack:-

The place we were running today normally has a huge turnout of members, so at about the 2-3k mark we split up into 2 groups (the 5k peeps and the 10k peeps) and meet up farther on. A fair few people cried off today - illness/over indugence etc. - so we were all kind of making it up as we went along.

So yes, I had to speak up because I am 51 years old and I have only really been running since the beginning of this year and I know to my cost that my heart and lungs are able to run farther than my joints and tendons, so if I leave it till my achilles actually starts saying "ow" I have gone too far.

Anyway, the run is now done, the mince pies eaten, the hot chocolate drunk and I am home. The dog's paws have been washed and I am sitting with my feet up, icing my heel (which is now saying "ow") while my husband finishes the vacuuming \o/

ETA Looking at Map my Fitness, it looks like I didn't stop moving till I was just shy of the 30 minute mark, which actually sounds about right because we ran farther than I am used to. So I am going to count that as W8:R3

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Every cloud ? Husband vacuuming.. mince pies and hot chocolate,. win, win.

A super run by the sound of it, despite the 'owness' of your heel :)

Very, very well done you :)

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Thanks! To be fair, I made the mince pies so I knew I had them to look forward to 😊

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...mmmm delicious x

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Great post. The post run homemade mince pies sound great.

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They did seem to go down well with the others 😊

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Excellent post and map! Well done you! I think your route looks like someone doing an Egyptian dance, with their arm up "walk like an Egyptian" 🎤😀👏🏻👏🏻🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻😀

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Teehee! With one of those hats with a tassel (that QI has declared not to be a fez) I can see that, now.

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Brilliant ! sounds like fun 😊😆

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"did 7.5k by accident" much netter than the jokes in crackers!!! Made me smile this morning!!!

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Glad to be of service! ☺

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