The Run Rabbit Run Quest week 3..... Feel free to join 🐰

Hi how is everyone doing on this easter quest?

I've named the Quest the,' Run Rabbit Run Easter Quest,' because I think its about time the Easter bunny got fit!!!! That way he can eat more chocolate, so its a win win for him!!

What the quest is:-

The quest takes six weeks.

You can join any time within that six weeks.

The main aim of the quest is to help you find a focus or goal that you would like to achieve by the end of the Quest period.

I ask that you are a graduate . The main reason I ask this is that while you are doing the program your plan is very structured so I wouldn't want the quest to interfere with that.

Most popular goals are:-

To run three times a week

To slowly increase distance

To train for a specific race

To add In Stretch and strength exercises

As you can see they are personal to yourself and it's totally your own choice.

Every week I will pin a new post where all the members of the quest can talk about how things are going.

So if you wanted to join all you have to do is put

I would like to join the quest, or count me in and then I would like to. ..............

Your name will be added for the duration of the Quest.

Good Luck everybody !

Real Foodie Club, Ju-ju and Pops xxx






















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  • Well, I didn't stick to MyAsics plan ☹️ as I started to feel my old knee injury flare up again. I think it was because there were so many fast runs on the plan and so I scaled back and didn't run at all for 5 days. But I did run twice last week so that's ok and am doing loads of exercise/stretching.

    Confession here - the ache probably got worse because I massaged a golf ball right into the pain thinking it was a tight muscle πŸ˜– ouchy ouch serves me right.

    Have a great week fellow questers and to everyone on the IC or unable to run, keep the faith, always πŸ™‚

  • I found a foam roller great for the loosening the quads which in turn helped my knee pain. Might be worth a try your Maj. Im sharing the roller pain around πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜€

  • I have three foam rollers plus three massage balls and a hand held roller Jacs, so plenty of pain to play around with! But you're right, a foam roller really helps with tight muscles. My knee pain is ITB related and so I have to work on my glutes more ☹️

    Honestly, it's never ending, this *keeping-my-body-loose-and-supple-in-readiness-for-running* thing 😊

  • oooooohhh those ITB stretches are painful arn't they . Nearly as bad as those rollers!

  • Oh-oh - hope the knee feels better soon x

  • Ouch I hope you feel better soon....

  • Reasonably pleased this week.

    Two days of 10,000 steps ticked off.

    Did a 60 minute run as preparation for running with Anniemurph (so many of my runs lately have been little 'uns) Still recovering from earlier exertions so was very pleased with this one, lovely evening run on our lovely new cycle path.

    Little bit cheat-y on the Things To Do list as the things I did were additions to the list, but entirely in the spirit of the thing (counting as one down) - Holme Moss (I confidently predict our ju-ju- is going to run up that one day), taking the family to Our Cow Molly (oh my, Sheffield Honey Ripple ice cream...) and viewing some of the Sheffield reservoirs (more ideas for walks and runs from that)

    Plenty to be doing this week... good luck everyone!

  • Ooh, where's your new cycle path? Anywhere interesting?

  • Matlock to Rowsley. Part of the 'White Peak Loop' - ultimately I think they are hoping to join it up with the Monsal Trail, but they have to speak nicely to some bats in a disused rail tunnel (your favourite!) and other stuff first, so not holding my breath on that one. There's still some daft business with getting on at the Matlock end over Peak Rail and the decent access has been locked up (all the really fit runners just vault the gate... I am not one of them)

  • Sounds like a good week and oooooo I am going to have to look that one up!!!

  • I had another good week with 4 runs and over 20k (that's 8 weeks in a row). I got in a nice easy run in a new city, but didn't manage a really long run. The longest was 7k, it was just too hot at the weekend and I was tired. Yesterday I hiked 17k in the Alps, about 700m elevation - I'm really feeling it today. But since it was a running day I made my stiff old legs do a runkeeper challenge; 4 mins fast, 3 mins recovery run and repeat 3 times. Total 21 mins. Four minutes is a very long time and I was glad when the 21 mins were over. Haven't decided on my plan for this week. I only know that tomorrow will be a well-earned rest day and I need a good long run at the weekend if I'm going to meet my target of 15k on this quest.

  • Sounds like you are on track, well done!!

  • Hello! I ran 4 times last week for the first time and it felt good :) I wanted to get to 4.5 k during my last run again but it was too warm and I was feeling dizzy after 4.2 k so I stopped. It's a good thing my city is known for it's rainy, windy weather because I really prefer it for running ;)

    I only went to the gym once because I was out of town for 3 days and too lazy at the weekend :D But I will go again today and check their opening times for easter.

    Going running later too. It' raining already :D

  • Well done, and where do you live, it sounds very wet!!?

  • Hamburg, North Germany. Had another run in the rain just now :D

  • Lovely, and well done you πŸ’ͺ🏻

  • Only ran twice last week :( as everything is aching because I am now out all day every day gardening!!! Thinking about going out running today, but man oh man my poor aching bod...xx

  • I sometimes find that going for a gentle run is really good for pain, loosens things up a bit.

    And it sounds like yoga/pilates/stretches are much needed for you just now!

  • Gardening is very good for you tho 😎

  • I had a pretty good week, I think...

    1. Run at least twice - yes, Tuesday and Thursday

    2. Increase distance on my long run - ummmm, no long run happened! I have done several long walks though. I know it's not the same at all, but with walking, mowing the lawn, and the heat at the weekend, I just didn't manage to run then, never mind make it a long one...

    3. Increase my daily steps - yes, I've managed at least 12,000 every day!

  • Brilliant, well done 😎

  • Good evening, I think I'll join you if that's ok?😁

    I intend to run 3 times a week ( boring I know) but I need the support and countability 😳πŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€πŸŒΆ

    I've done the first one today, not a happy run ☹️, but I'm going to keep going πŸ‘β€πŸ’ͺπŸƒβœ‹οΈπŸŒΆ

  • Yes of course I will add you 😎I think your goals are very doable, so well done πŸ’ͺ🏻

  • Hello all, late commenting here but at least I have something to add :) I ran an 8k new route and then an unexpected 10k last week, so I'm quite pleased with myself, even though I wimped out of the Hill and the self-defence class last Friday.

    I'm going to try a new exercise class tonight - help!

  • How was it???

  • Didn't go :( - I had an urgent conference call to deal with instead. I'm trying to rebook though!

  • So I have changed it up, I think my simple plan was going to bore me so I've started actives 5-10K app. 2 sessions done and I'm really enjoying it. Tomorrow is a steady 30 minute run. I think I need the structure of a programme especially as I'm treadmill bound. After my run tomorrow I will be out and about for the Thai songkran festival which is basically a massive water fight in the streets so fun times! Hope everyone else is doing well and enjoying the long Easter weekend πŸ’¦πŸ’¦

  • Wow that sounds so exciting, I hope it was fun??

  • Thanks ju-Ji, it was awesome and now for a few days in Koh Samui before back to earth!!

  • Good week last week. 2 x 5k runs - a nice little pootle around Windsor and up to the castle, and Bushy parkrun. Rude not to when we were moored at Hampton Court.

    Also walked 43 miles -it was lovely weather, so a shame to sit indoors.

    This week will not be as good - have to get home to go back to work, so will mainly be travelling.

  • Wow that's a huge walk well done!!!

  • Count me in.

    My goal is to run 3 x 30 mins a week.

  • Good goal 😎

  • I'm here in France, had a glorious run in Spain along the coast road en route, done a coupe of runs in France. It's hard! It always is when I get back, not really sure why, it's a bit undulating where as Cambridge is flat as a pancake, different road surface, and the journey itself takes a lot out of me. Still, I'm getting back into it...

    There is a race here in a months time, a 10 K "Trail Urbaine" which means they try and make it more difficult by using stairs and bridges and any bits of Off-road they can find etc. It has 260 MTs of elevation, which sounded quite ambitious, until I read JuJu's post...not sure if I'll enter, there probably isn't a medal, and will be quite expensive as I have to get a certificate from the doc, which I'm not sure I would get as I'm still hobbling around with Plantar Fasciitis. I'm planning on trying the route on my own first, then I'll decide...

  • Sounds like a fun race to do, you could walk up the steep bits so it's doable??

  • It's all steep, up and down! Nothing flat around here....

  • Managed 46 1/2 minute run today and luckily between a couple of showers. Close to 7K now. Will plot route to extend to 7K instead of running back on myself. Can sneak in an incline similar to last hill home which will put me up to 7K and avoid doing 1/2K climb to finish which think will be better.

    Having to think about that final 500 metre climb at end prevents me putting in so much effort. So slotting in a bit of a climb in middle and having a flat finish makes it easier.

    My right heel was aching after run today. Felt a bit bruised. will look on here for some advice and see how it goes between now and my run on Sunday. May need to look into if I need to have a drink on runs as they get longer as I get towards 5 Mile.

  • Ouch... I hope that feels better soon , and yes taking a drink sounds like a very good idea....

  • Quick update, gardening (digging my veggie bed) did for me yesterday 😩 We had to go to pick up wedding rings ( trip into town, 😀😫☹️) so that's all the excuses I can think ofπŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ˜‰.

    Soz for being useless, I will run tomorrow πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ˜³πŸŒΆ

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