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Too hot to trot

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Lottie_CGraduate
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Mr C and I have returned to where we married 10 years ago for a much needed break from the day to day hum drum in Blighty. If you'd said to me in August that I'd be packing yet to be purchased colour coordinated running gear, getting up at 6am (tbh wide awake as body is really on 10am or 11am), and setting off along the beach in 30 degrees heat, I'd have split my sides laughing. Having said that my run was only a short one. 18 minutes actually but I'm just happy to have the energy to do that. Long flight, little sleep, tropical heat and yes far too much alcohol are a combo which does not aid the running body the morning after. I just enjoyed the sound of the waves, birds and the many good mornings from those who passed me by. This was my first run without music. I didn't need any distraction to take in the breathtaking scenery. I especially appreciate even more how those of you who run in warmer climates and how you manage to run the times and distances I can only dream of. For now, I am content. C25K has changed my mindset and made me realise that running is to be loved and enjoyed like a best friend. Happy running to all you beautiful people who post on here πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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IannodaTruffe profile image
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Undoubtedly hooked for life.

You are on your running travels now and they will reward you with many glorious and happy experiences and memories that you would otherwise have missed.

Enjoy your break.

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Lottie_CGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Inspired by you and other fabulous mentors on here and yes I am hooked and so much happier for the running in my life. Thanks so much.

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Irish-JohnGraduate

OZ? :)

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Lottie_CGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Caribbean πŸ‘™πŸΉπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜

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Irish-JohnGraduate in reply to Lottie_C

Nice! Very nice :)

I've only been to Haiti there but that is not so nice lol :)

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Lottie_CGraduate in reply to Irish-John

I'm a Caribbean addict. Visited Barbados, St Lucia, Anguilla, Grenada, Martinique & Antigua. Beautiful islands and wonderful people. Fabulous beaches and you can get a decent pot of tea πŸ˜‰ though there are other beverages to choose from of course πŸ·πŸΎπŸΊπŸΉπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

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Irish-JohnGraduate in reply to Lottie_C

I was in Puerto Rico once, unfortunately didn't get to really experienced it, wasn't supposed to even have gone there but flight was diverted on way to Venuzuela. Spent a few weeks in Honduras and that is absolutely spectacular and I swear it also had views that reminded me so much of England ! :)

But Haiti - I simply cannot believe they try and entice tourists. I genuinely found out what literal terror running through you - body and soul - is twice there. It's the scariest place I have ever been under any circumstances.

Would love to go to the Dutch islands though :) What a fusion of cultures they must be :)

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Lottie_CGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Spot on. Lovely fusion of cultures. Dare I say one of the positives to have come out of colonialism. It's Independence Day this week in Antigua. Looking forward to the wonderful festivals & carnivals they organise. BBQ spicy street food & plenty of wadadli beers 😊. I'll give Haiti a miss πŸ‘

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Irish-JohnGraduate in reply to Lottie_C

I basically wish more people looked to the present and future than a the negative post mortems they tend to when it comes to Colonialism :)

Never did see the sense in shouting about others long past transgressions from the rooftops while also hoping none of my own are even whispered about ;)

Anyway, without Colonialism and Emmigration in whatever forms they take - it sure would be crowded in the Rift Valley or Mesopotamian flood plain or wherever we sprang from originally :)

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Lottie_CGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Well said πŸ‘

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SaskAlliecatGraduate

Sounds wonderful. Enjoy your holiday and your tropical runs πŸ™‚

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Lottie_CGraduate in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thankyou πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

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HeleneCorsaGraduate

Wonderful! Happy anniversary and enjoy your break (and any running you manage to fit in!).

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Maddee_6333Graduate

Enjoy your stay! Happy Anniversary. πŸ’πŸ₯‚

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Lottie_CGraduate in reply to Maddee_6333

Thank you. We are having an amazing time.

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