Running In the Rain Quest week 1 - please feel free to join. πŸ³β˜‚οΈπŸŒ‚πŸ•Ά

Well here we are at the start of a new Quest πŸ•ΊπŸ½

I decided to call it this as we have experienced a lot of rain in the UK this Summer....!!! Some people love to run in the rain ( me!!!) and others don't... I think running in the rain can mean so many things: Having fun, enjoying nature, running through stormy times in our lives and also the chance to embrace something different to what we are used to. So I would encourage you to use this quest to go outside of your boundaries and try something different. Or if you are struggling, use it to re- energise your running journey and refresh your goals.

Welcome to Week 1... πŸ•ΆπŸŒ‚

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.

We ask that you are a graduate . The main reason we ask this is that while you are doing the program your plan is very structured, so we 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 !

Ju-ju and Realfoodieclub xxx















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  • For me- I have had a very stormy time in my life, so I am going to use this 6 weeks to re- energise my soul by finding some new routes in the woods and using nature to restore and renew me, and also to continue my running streak ( day 210 now!!)... good luck everyone 😎

  • Happy running ju-ju- even if the rest of your life isn't so much fun. I hope it is restorative.

  • I hope the woods give you strength and peace, ju-ju- xx

  • Well, l would LOVE to run in the rain, but no such luck for another week for me. Sun is the word here :)

  • Great idea for a theme ju-ju- ... and generally getting to grips with life as it actually is and fitting being active into that rather than some ideal but unreal picture.

    In the light of that (and knowing what challenges are coming up for me in the period of the Quest) please sign me up with these goals

    5 runs

    5 yoga sessions

    3 swims

    1 cycle ride

    ... plenty ambitious enough!

  • Great goals and yes that is ambitious but I know you can do it πŸ’ͺ🏼

  • Great goals - very clear. Good luck with them.

  • Morning Ju-Ju. Wishing you happiness and health πŸ˜€

    I am going to commit to the following:

    - at least 2 park runs

    - Yoga twice a week

    - Pilaties twice a week

    - Begin another 10k training programme ready for my next 10k event

    - use roller regularly 😩

    Happy running all πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ🏻

  • Great goals I like your plan 😎

  • I really hate that roller thoughπŸ™„

  • Me too but it does work 😎

  • Hi ju-ju-β˜”

    Please may I join this quest.

    My aim is to run 3x a week and get one of these up to 5k. I am doing Strength and Flex on my rest days.

    Happy running everyone😊x

  • Perfect, good goals and realistic too 😎

  • I commit to 3 runs a week even when on holiday and will not let rain stop me! Parkrun next 2 weeks with 2 PBs

  • great plan :)

  • Hey! I'd love to join the quest.

    Mine is a fairly boring goal but with two young boys, a job, helping my husband run his business, the housework and all the forms and paperwork for my new upcoming job change my goal is just to keep running. To keep squeezing them in and getting out there.

  • Sounds like a good plan to me :)

  • Enjoyed a nice 40mins in the drizzle at 05.30am today. I'll hit the treadmill on my lunch break on Thursday

  • I like to run in the rain.

    But my quest this time is to run my 25th parkrun at Conkers on 19th August, one year after I ran my first one there.

    And after that to get myself ready for my 1st 10km run on 9th September. My friend has predicted that I will take 1 hour and 26 minutes but I am not bothered about the time, I just want to do it.

    Then I will continue my 3 runs per week, just building the speed up a bit

  • great plan and that is a fab goal to go for too :)

  • Count me in..........

    My quests over this six weeks are

    Get under 40min in a parkrun

    Do over 25miles in August and win medal in the race at your pace virtual challenge

    Stretch after a run , which I never do and wonder why it takes me 3 days to stop aching.

    Run round my block 2.1k in 15min

  • great goals :)

  • Good morning Ju-Ju

    Happy running in the β˜”οΈ.

    I'd like to join your interesting quest and for me my goals are;

    Run 3 times a week; one to increase distance beyond 5k, two to build strength and three to build speed.

    To go to as many Parkruns as possible.

    To exercise on non run days. Yoga, Pilates and cycling.

  • wow that sounds like a lot to keep you busy, great goals too :)

  • Hi ju-ju- , I'd like to join, please.

    Goals are - gulp - to run around Carsington, to get up to 16k again and to get some running tourism in, even if it's only a couple of kms.

    Also I *must* exercise other than running. I don't do this and it is causing me problems now on longer runs. I am not quite sure what stops me. Need to think about this...

    Happy running everyone, and a swift recovery to all those on the IC or who are not able to run at the moment x

  • Great goals and what other exercise do you fancy?

  • Count me in too!

    I love running in the rain - most surprising as I'm not what you'd call the outdoor type and much courage was needed to even venture outdoors at the start of C25K. About 3/4 weeks post graduation now and looking for inspiration. Some new routes, first park run and to try a slight incline as I live on the coast and have shamelessly enjoyed the flat nature of my runs to date!

  • I'm so jealous, running by the sea is fab, and I love your goals 😎

  • Count me in. In a burst of enthusiasm, I've signed up for a 10-mile in October so I really need to focus on increasing my distances and not just on having a jolly nice time, which has been the focus of most of my recent runs...

  • Fantastic, well done you!!!

  • I'm in please. I've had a rough time this summer with a bad reaction to some prescription medication, but I'm finally feeling almost 100% back to normal. It's coincided with another 30 day challenge on the Facebook group Kinetic Revolution, so I'm redoing that. On day 11 now! Getting my running strength back too, with some non-stop running as well as run/walks. I'm hoping to increase my distance a bit, but my main challenge is to do the race that I missed in April, well, do the route on my own. We're having some cooler mornings here now so soon I hope.

  • Great goals, and that all sounds terrible busy 😎😎😎

  • Hi Ju-Ju

    I would like to join your quest and as a new C25K graduate I just want to stick with running 3 times a week for 30 minutes moving up to 35 minutes by week 6 in preparation for a 5K run I have booked for October.

    Thanks for doing this, it will give me something to focus on each week. πŸ˜ƒ

  • Brilliant goals as a focus to keep you going... this will hopefully help 😎

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