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Running on holiday

Running on holiday

I started the C25K a few weeks ago and did 4 runs and then went on holiday, poor timing on my part really! I was hoping to do more running than I have done, mostly because I’ve been in quite a humid climate and didn’t want to over exert myself and end up being disheartened. However in the last few days I’ve done the next two runs (week two runs 2 and 3) and really enjoyed them. My first one was in sunny Santiago, Chile, I ran along the river with lots of other Chileans out walking, jogging and cycling... maybe sounds daft but I really felt like a proper runner type!

Hope everyone is enjoying their running journeys... keep it up!

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For one heart stopping moment I thought you’d been running in Silicon Valley, that pic of the towers look remarkably similar to my ex employer’s HQ, and I couldn’t work out why you’d be holidaying at a tech company’s HQ! Tourist running is always fun, I don’t know why but sometimes it’s easier too. Well done for keeping going

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Haha! No definitely not in Silicon Valley :-) yeah the run in Santiago certainly felt a little easier!

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Brilliant, I'd love to go to South America. Mrs Barton-Walker and I took our running shoes on holiday as well because I didn't want to get put back by weeks when I'd just started to make progress. Had some fantastic runs. Well they are all good once you finish.

It's always easy to find an excuse not to run. Often hard to make yourself take those first few strides. Brilliant when you've done it though.

Aren't you glad you got off the treadmill last month! You can't take a treadmill on holiday. (Well you can but you need the special suitcase)

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Sooo glad I got off the treadmill!! Definitely!!

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Well done l took my kit on holiday too nice to run whilst away and change of scenery 👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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A change of scenery is great isn’t it ☺️

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Holiday runs are brilliant with the advantage that you're not going to see anyone you know! Well done on your progress 👍

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Not daft at all. One of the lovely things about this (for those who fall in love with running - and it sounds like you're well on your way) is the feeling of finding your tribe. I started 18 months ago and always run alone - and have no desire to run in a group - but love the times I connect with another runner on the way. Have fun.

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Well done and you are a proper runner type just starting the journey

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