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Balmy weather for the middle of November 🍁☀️🍂

Balmy weather for the middle of November 🍁☀️🍂

So before I head off to a 3 day residential with the school, at which I will not be able to run due to time and staffing constraints, I thought I’d get out there today as I won’t be able to run till Sunday!!

It was unseasonably warm, I mean 12°C and not a frost or chilly wind anywhere in sight. Just a pleasant warm breeze coming off the lake and it felt like the beginning of spring!!

Headed round the lake, singing loudly to myself, I passed the ASBO swan,(he really doesn’t like anyone going near his wife and children), a new ‘Caution, wasps nest’ sign has been erected and I’m thinking to myself ‘Don’t you come buzzing round me as I’ll have to do my ninja moves on you’. Wasp crisis averted as I just put my foot down, I headed on towards the cows 🐮 only to find they weren’t there!! That threw me for a bit as I’ve always said a polite good morning/afternoon to the cows and I felt that I had missed out on something today.

The running was good, solid, peaceful, beautiful and head clearing and to my surprise when I had reached 5K, I discovered that I’d completed it in my fastest time to date!! 34mins 41secs. Wow 😲 I couldn’t believe it!! My goal was to try and get under 35mins before December and I’ve achieved it with 2 weeks to spare!!

So, as I go off to pack for my residential, (which is at a water sports centre so I will be getting plenty of exercise), spare a thought for me. 3 days with 40 children who are aged ten and eleven with only 3 other teachers to keep me sane!! Let’s hope they’re worn out from the activities so they sleep well......I can only dream 💭💭

See you on the other side......Hopefully 🤞🏼🤞🏼

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Nicely done, and in a fab place too. Well done you there’s something very satisfying about beating your own personal milestones. A quite sense of achievement.

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Good luck you. Three days with 40 Year 6s is enough exercise for any woman. My friends are away at Graffham Water with Year 5s this week, and part of me is wishing I was still teaching, and part of me relieved I’m not on the residential.

Fun times. Enjoy. 🤓

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Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire? If so that’s where I’m heading!!

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Not sure whether to say well done or good luck!! What the heck - both!!

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I’ll take the good luck!!

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You don’t teach in my neck of the woods do you?

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Depends where your neck of the woods is? I work as a TA in a primary school in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire x

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Lovely post as always! Good luck with that.... you'll need a good run when you get back to get it all out of your system! :)

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I’ve got another bloody Open Day on Saturday so can’t run till Sunday. I’ll need it by then 🤯

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Perhaps you can sneak one in when all the 'little lambs' are asleep?! Gone are the days of teachers sneaking out for a crafty fag... now it's a crafty run!! :)

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Well done Kim, brilliant time for 5k, have fun with the kids, see you soon. XxX

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Thanks 😊

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Oh miles away. We’re in Luton. Maybe you’ll see some of my colleagues and pupils while you’re there. Small world 🌍...

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Well done on a fabulous run..!!

Good luck with all those little darlings... rather you than me 😱

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I’ve got plenty of chocolate to help me through!

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Ah, good plan..!! 😉 Can you smuggle a crate of wine in too..?? 😂

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You've beaten your time Kim, that's such a feeling of happiness within. Good for you lovely. Plus, you'll still be in action on your residential wk end. I wish you luck with all the kids, it should be fun though 😁😁

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