Fluff me that was a frosty but flipping fantastic run 🏃🏻‍♀️❄️

Fluff me that was a frosty but flipping fantastic run 🏃🏻‍♀️❄️

Despite only being 3° outside and with a frost still on the ground, I was very much looking forward to getting out there this morning.

After an Open Day at Brighton University on Saturday, which meant getting up at 5am and returning home at 7pm, and an afternoon of family fun yesterday, I was raring to get out there and run as it had felt like ages since I’d been out there.

No extra layers but I did put my running hat on and I was very glad that I did.

The ground was frosty ❄️, the air was crisp 🌬, the sun was out ☀️, the park was absolutely beautiful in its autumn colours 🌳🍂🍁 and I loved every bloody minute of this run 💕🏃🏻‍♀️

Everything felt great. My pace. My breathing. My running. My life. My inner peace.

This was the best post graduate run that I have had and it’s one that I wish I could store somewhere and play it back every now and again when I’m feeling a bit ugh 😑

Six months ago the very thought of getting up and running on a frosty morning was, well let’s face it, it wasn’t even a flicker let alone a thought but now I welcome these slightly chilly, frosty but beautiful mornings with an anticipation that children, young and old, have for Christmas Day 🎅🏼💕🤶🏼

To everyone out there that’s thinking “Can I really do this?” “Can this C25K program really get me running for 30 mins without collapsing into a heap?” “Is running for me?” then the answer is YES!! Yes, you can. Run because you want to. Run because you can. Run because of the health benefits. Run because of the freedom it gives you. Run because your mental health will improve. Run because you’ll sleep better but most of all run because sooner or later, you’ll fall in love with running and you’ll never ever look back and think “Why did I think that I couldn’t run?”

Hope you all have a great running week, whatever you’re all up to 😊😊😊

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Top post Kim! I'm definitely with you on all of that. If people can't get inspired by what you've written then they're soulless buffoons! (Or possibly too in love with their donuts to care!)

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Thanks. I was guilty of eating too many doughnuts once but since starting this running malarkey, I limit myself to 1 a week 😉

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Sounds like you had a perfect run Kim...

Lovely😊x

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Thank you and it was lovely 😊

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Lovely post ... totally agree with you.

Happy running!

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Thank you 😊

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Another amazing post, Kim! What beautiful photos - looks like the quintessential bright crisp winter morning. I totally grasp what you mean about the type of run you wish you could record and play back later, and am glad to hear you had one of those. I am sure there will be plenty more in the future.

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It’s was crisp but really refreshing 😊

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Great post and I know exactly what you mean!

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Thank you 😊

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Testify Kim!! Wonderful post. This was one of those runs that just fell together perfectly. And you recorded it here so you can come back and relive it later on whenever you like! 😀

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That’s true 😃

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Hi great post especially the last paragraph! I am starting wk 6 today, could you tell me what device you used to get the distance, duration split times etc? Thanks

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I think it might be 'map my run' - a free app you download onto your smartphone. Strava is another free one that's similar. Good luck!

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It is Map My Run. I’ve never had any problems with it and it lets me play my own music too!!

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Thank you and the app is Map My Run 😊

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Just a fabulous post Kimchoc08! It is such a wonderful feeling when you have a run like that! I share your pleasure!

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Thank you 😊

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Gorgeous, just gorgeous 🤗 You can store runs like these. I store mine and go to them when I need my happy escape or just to fall asleep!

This weather is just THE best for running. Perfect temperatures, stunning colours, fresh air, life affirming bliss 🏃🏃🏃

Perfick 🤗

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Thank you 😊

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Looks brilliant and a nice pace there too Kim. I am going out tomorrow, in the grime of London but with my new buff, recently gifted by Mr JCR... I don’t suppose I will have the views you did, but an enjoyable run is an enjoyable run to paraphrase/bastardise Irish-John favourite and most useful saying!

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😝

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Thanks. An enjoyable is an enjoyable run 😊

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What a great, breathtaking run Kim, you must have been in your element. Hope you have many more of them too. Way to go 😊👍

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It was amazing 😊

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What an inspirational post!

Wish I could print it to remind me why I’m doing this!!

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Feel free to pop back and read it anytime you need reminding!

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Beautiful... everything...photo. post and run too ! Positivity is the name of your game :)

Well done:)

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You do store it.....in your head.. on a small shelf..in a small bottle and you can take it down and open it on grey dark days:)

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Thank you. I’ve put it on a shelf marked ‘The best runs’ 😊😊

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What a lovely post!! I’m looking forward to my runs this week so much!! 😀

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Thank you. I’m looking forward to Wednesday’s run already 😊

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Lovely stuff! :)

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It was indeed 😊

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Sounds like you had a great run. Well done

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It was. Thank you 😊

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This is my first post. I’ve been lurking in the background but have been so motivated by all the great achievements of everyone here. Just completed week 4 run 2 in the dark at 5 degrees with only the hugest orange moon to keep me company. I too love the solitude and have completed each of the runs in the evenings. I’m definitely not a morning person. I am concerned though that things could get a bit hairy if it gets frosty. Any tips out there?

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Welcome to this wonderful forum. A good base layer, gloves, a hat and a running buff. Get these things and you can’t go wrong plus they’ll keep you warm.

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Wow wow wow lovely pics and amazing pace!

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Thank you 😊

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Love, love, love this 💕

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Thank you

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