Couch to 5K

Boxing Day run with my son...and so happy to be running again!

Out this morning for my first run in weeks following THREE viruses 😩 in a row including bronchitis and a horrible flu-like cold. I have really missed my running and set off today slightly apprehensively, not knowing how all that time off would leave me. Pleased that I ran a fairly comfortable 5k but had dropped my pace and took things very slowly! Also lovely to have my son running with me for some of the run ( he is keen to do more running this year) and just lovely to be out on my beautiful trails again!🙂🍂🏃🏽‍♀️🍁 I was running up to 10 miles at the end of October but this dropped with lack of daylight and then illness. I feel as though I have a lot of work to do to get back to where I was, let alone up that distance another 3miles for a HM in March! Will just go steady and enjoy being back out there and if I'm ready for the HM then great. If not, that's ok too! Happy running everyone!🙂

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Brilliant that you have had a run, and lovely your son joined you!

Good idea to see how it goes, enjoy😀🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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Three viruses is just plain greedy you know.

That's great news that you're back up and at it. So pleased. x

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It is great that you've knocked all those bugs on the head. Look forwards now, you've always managed to prepare well for your big runs, so I think the HM will work out. Glad to hear you had a run today.

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Thanks Bop🙂 - onwards and upwards!

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Great the hear you are bug free and back on the run :)

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Good to hear you're back out there again. Take it steady and give yourself time. Your fitness will soon continue me back. Good luck :)

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Thank you AncientMum!🙂

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Lovely run with your son.. and back on form? Well done sweetie... :)

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I guess the form will return with time - just so lovely to run again!!😀

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Just take it steady Sandra, your stamina and speed will come back, it's must have been lovely to run with your son, I know the feeling I've been out a couple of times with my grandson and it was brilliant. Good to hear your feeling better, keep up the good work. 😊

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It was lovely to share the run and was a gorgeous day too, Frank. Thank you! 🙂

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You'll be ready Sandra, top runner you are! glad you're feeling better and back out there, lovely day for it! :)

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Love your faith in me Ali!! I will certainly do all I can to be ready (but I have a sensible, listen to my body approach too!) Yes, it was a beautiful day here too. x

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My goodness you have had a rough time, you poor thing! Taking things steadily sounds a good idea - best of luck to you.

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That first run back must have been even more special Sandra as your son was with you 🙂

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Oh Sandra, you must have felt great getting back out there, and running with your son too, just fabulous. Take it steady, don't want you to be poorly again. 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Definitely taking it easy at the moment Flossie! Thanks☺

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