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Note to self

Must remember not to repeat what I did on Tuesday - in the morning I did 45 mins in the gym, followed by an hour of Pilates. Light lunch then 3 hours later I went for a run. Big mistake. I felt tired right from the start, legs leaden. However, I was doing w2r1 of the bridge to 10k so wanted to increase my distance. I ended up running (slowly) for 6.2k though I felt it almost kill't me.

Today I treated myself to a birthday run - not something I've ever said or done before! I guess I should change my forum name to Joy58.... no I won't as 57 was the awesome age that I started c25k!

Started off going downhill - always a mood booster! Then through the next village, quiet on a weekday morning. Cows were right up against the fence next to the pavement. Up a farm road until the first outbuildings, turn round, downhill again, to the river where there's a stretch of boardwalk, always a nice part of the run. Back through the village to the canal. Met a group of schoolchildren out for a country walk on the towpath, in crocodile, bookended by their teachers. Couple of parent swans with 4 fluffy cygnets - just 4 this year? Then came across a group of seniors (age 75+) just disembarked from a canal boat, off to look at local landmarks. Many, many more people than I usually encounter! And these days I just run past with head high, a quick 'good morning'. No slowing to a walk to pretend I'd been walking all along... That's progress I guess!

So today I did 6.4k, again not my fastest pace, but aiming just to gradually increase my distance, week on week.

Happy running to all who are out there, and a speedy recovery to those on the IC!

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Happy birthday Joy 🍾🎈🎉 Who'd have thought running on such a day would be so welcome 😏 This programme has a lot to answer for 🙂

And no wonder you were tired! Doing all that lot on the same day must be knackering. But well done on the run. Sounds fab.

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Thanks! The busy day was Tuesday though - I've learnt that lesson now! Yesterday's run was great - one of my best.

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My, you've had a busy day ! :-)

Happy Birthday to you , hope you've got your feet up now ! :-) xxx

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Thanks - yes, I did when I read your reply, unfortunately my tablet wouldn't let me post a reply at the time!

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Happy Birthday! I love that so many over 55 women are doing this - it's totally life changing.

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Happy birthday! Isn't it great that our birthday presents to ourselves are runs! And any other presents tend to be running-related!

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Yes - although no running-related presents as I am replete at the moment having had a few of them at Christmas!

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Happy Birthday!!!!! :) The run fantastic... the day...tiring ... phew !!!

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Well Floss, the really busy day was Tuesday but the fantastic run was yesterday - definitely one to remember. What a lovely way to spend a sunny morning - especially as it has rained ever since!

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Missed this post, sorry, so a belated Happy Birthday! Sounded like a lovely birthday run. I am thinking of entering a race on my birthday in October!

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