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Beauty of Youth

Well I have missed a couple posts, that is I haven't posted after my runs to let everyone know I am still here and still going. I am still going and yes all is still going well.

The reason I haven't posted is my daughter is home from university, not only to see her old dad but also to do a couple of weeks work experience at my firm. I said her before she came that she should bring her running shoes, you know those fashion accessories that cost me so much money! I cant wait she said dad, I love running.

Ok dad, i'll go running with you, I do a bit in Sheffield but not much. Anyway there we at 5 am, just got the horses in and off we go. As soon as we get out of the gate she sets off at a sprinters rate. Steady I shout, where you going? Feet on tarmac dad she says.

Well I had to correct her, walk 5 minutes first I said. She looked at me puzzled but could see I wasn't going to run so joined me at a brisk walk. Are we there yet she kept asking. Eventually I say come on then and we're off. Well she is, like a little gazelle. In moments she is about 50metres ahead an I am think, no way.

After a little while she slows to let dad catch up and I inform her of my intentions, that I am aiming for just 6min/K, no more, no less and we settle down to a steady pace.

As we get to about 4k (according to Mapmyrun announcement) I say to her come on just two more circuits. Well, her face, what a picture, I could clearly see that youthful spirit from just 20 minutes earlier didn't seem to be quite the same.

Anyway evenly we did stop as I heard the well done in my earphones from the magic little app that keeps us all going. The following day my daughter was crumbling all day about aches and pains. I am not doing it again, I cant I hurt too much. Of course she is fine today and we are about to set off again but this time for 28 minutes as I start W8R2.

Happy days.

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Oh the impetuousness of youth that made me laugh but well done sticking with your principals and doing the programme the way you should. You maybe could of let her know what you were doing but it is a good learning curb anyhow.

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Lovely! She will be very proud of you and tell everyone her dad is a runner!

When i run with my girlie we always use a route where we can continue to see each other throughout. She can then loop back to join me occasionally. Its fun because we always act as though its the first greeting , high fives and a range of silly hand shakes etc!

My son however always turns his pace to match mine, which is quite a feat as he is soooooo fast. He wears extra layers to keep warm teehee.

Love the chance to run with each of them though. Family Parkruns are fun too, each running our own pace and hubby as team support brings along the mint tea😀🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻

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Lovely.

I enjoy my solo runs, being able to set my own pace and really push when I want to.

But also love the longer, slower runs withe my wife, the company, and feeling of doing something together. Even though there is very little conversation.

Cherished memories.

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Tortoises and hares spring to mind. I am guessing today impetuosity will be tempered just a little. Good luck for you both on the run.

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It most certainly was! However, she has made me quicken my pace. An easy sub 6m/1k and including the walk at the beginning, 5.35km in 33min 😊 She is here until the the 29th so should be here for my graduation! Can't believe I just said that, wow, time has flown and boy am I a different man now.

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So that sounds fab both of you have gained from the joint running. How great is that... and there for your graduation, now that's reverse parenting for you! 🎓👟

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