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Running In the Rain Quest week 2 - please feel free to join. πŸ³β˜‚οΈπŸŒ‚πŸ•Ά

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Well here we are at week 2 of the new Quest πŸ•ΊπŸ½. How are you all doing?

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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Silly me I missed this last week, please can I join. My Quest is to keep with the plan I have settled in now regarding my exercise days. Two runs, one swim, one long walk and one big weights session. Then core work and a free extra day for anything I fancy. It seems to be working because I can wiggle stuf around to fit in.

ju-ju- profile image
ju-ju-Graduate in reply to Realfoodieclub

Yes- just added, apple I thought I did this last week! Your plan sounds very doable and it's so great you are really getting there now 😎

Curlygurly2 profile image

All seems to be going well for me at the moment, getting a few longer runs in again.

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ju-ju-Graduate in reply to Curlygurly2

That's fab well done !

So far so good for week 2 of our quest. No more soggy runs yet but aiming for first park run on Saturday- poor tired little legs permitting! Breathing is now so noisy (no excuses, no asthma or anything) it's becoming mildly embarrassing though!

Millsie-J profile image
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to

Try running slower until you are more relaxed with your breathing maybe, it may help.

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ju-ju-Graduate in reply to

I think most people have noisy breathing, I know I do, I just listen to loud music to drown it out!!!!

Fitsticks profile image

I did a treadmill run on Monday during my lunch break at work. Just got back from a lovely 3.3 miles out and about with the hound, had to drag my behind out of bed this morning to do it but so glad I did!

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ju-ju-Graduate in reply to Fitsticks

Well done that sounds fab...

KimLoulou profile image

Despite umpteen visitors and working too long to get everything done before my holiday next week(yay!) I have managed my 3 runs. Only getting a little faster last parkrun was 35:21.

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GoogleMeGraduate in reply to KimLoulou

Well done!

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ju-ju-Graduate in reply to KimLoulou

Brilliant, well done you 😎

TkdMum profile image

Disaster for me. Have an injury on my knee (prob IT band). Seeing physio Friday so off for a walk later and might get some swimming in as well. Really missing the running and I never thought I'd say that!! 😱

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ju-ju-Graduate in reply to TkdMum

Oh yikes, what did they say?

GoogleMe profile image

I didn't manage to get a run in before going away for a family do, and didn't take running kit with me (although those who know me will appreciate that's not actually an obstacle to running as I'll go out in more or less anything... but I had enough to be doing as it was) I did get one yoga session in whilst away, and generally survived the whole thing well (surviving seeing myself in the official photographs is another matter... clearly more toning and weight loss to go!)

Hoping that after some 'aggressive rest therapy' I'll be good to get out a couple of times this week.

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ju-ju-Graduate in reply to GoogleMe

Brilliant, I love the sound of aggressive rest therapy!!!!!!

CookieM profile image

Managed to miss the start of this quest last week - never mind - can I join please?

My goals for this quest are:

To run 2 or 3 times each week (restarting c25k at week 5 to give me some structure and get me back up to 30 minutes running).

To do at least 2 more Parkruns

To do my physio exercises + yoga on 2 or 3 rest days each week

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ju-ju-Graduate in reply to CookieM

I have added you, great goals πŸ’ͺ🏻

Anniemurph profile image

Sorry I'm late for posting but I will post anyway for the record. Not very exciting but I got some running tourism in :)

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ju-ju-Graduate in reply to Anniemurph

Sounds good to me 😎

River_runner profile image

I've just graduated (hurrah!) and will join the Quest to keep me honest.

My goals are:

to keep running 2 or 3 times a week

to do the Strength and Flex programme with my daughter on the days in between

to increase my running speed (4K in 30 mins would be my goal for starters)

to exercise while on holiday next week, instead of my usual putting on several kilos by eating my bodyweight in cheese and rarely moving

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ju-ju-Graduate in reply to River_runner

Great goals and I have added you 😎

ju-ju- profile image

I am doing well, I am increasing my mileage too much but that's because I'm on holiday at mums and I love running in the beach here.... I'm also on day 223 on my run streak so that is going well too βœ”

TkdMum profile image

Yes it's IT band on one side caused by a misaligned patella on the other which is the bigger concern. So it's strapped up, physio exercises to do, no running but I can do brisk walks. I'll be back running soon fingers crossed!!!!! πŸ˜ƒ. I am just so tempted to try a little run but need self control and do as I have been told to do. πŸ˜‡ πŸƒ

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