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Week 9 day 1..graduation week

Spring is almost here

That was a tough run, not because of the distance or the two extra minutes, but because my hips ached all the way through it.

It didn't help that it was very wet out. Not so much heavy rain but swirling drizzle with bits of mist, ike torn cotton wool, floating at me.

My jacket was soaked which was resting on my hips so that probably didn't help matters.

My son accompanied us today so my little dog danced with delight between us. My son runs on ahead and then back so covers twice the distance but I don't care. I just run at my pace.

We walked home to the triumphant dawn chorus of the local birds. What a joy to hear them so early.

Happy running and good luck to all beginners, those who are mid way and to my fellow, forthcoming graduates. We can do this :) x

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Well done Geo-Lesley, and thank you for another lovely post.

You evoke daybreak so beautifully that I wish I'd been with you - you've put me to shame because I'm still in my pyjamas although today is graduation day. I always thought I was a morning person but now I think I'm more of a midday person ;)

Good luck with your next two runs,

Keep running and keep writing

Love Lizz xxx

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Good luck on your graduation run Lizz 🏆 🥇 👩‍🎓

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Thanks TedG x

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Yay, Lizz.....today you will graduate and I couldn't be happier for you. I shall be virtually on the finish line with party poppers and a hot cup of tea ;) x

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Well done Lesley, you WILL do this, the podium beckons.....go girl 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️😊

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Thanks, Ted, slowly getting there . How does it feel to be a graduate? Are you planning to go on to 10k?

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It was a sense of achievement for me Lesley, especially graduating on the charity run in memory of my sister....It was a tad emotional at the finish.

I’m already training for 10K, got 8K before picking up a injury, which has set me back a bit......too much too soon me thinks 🙄 I ain’t getting any younger 😔

If you’re going to go that route, don’t increase your mileage too quickly 😊

Enjoy next two runs 😊

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Thanks, Ted. How amazing that run must have been and how proud she would have been. It must have made the day so special.

I'm postponing my run today until Wednesday as I have an exam tomorrow and don't want any accidents :)

I'm sorry to hear about the setback. I hope you recover soon and fully.

I am going to do the 10k but will gradually build up to it. I shall take your advice there.

Look after yourself and thanks for all the support

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You're almost there. Sounds like a lovely run despite the rain. Well done you. Looking forward to seeing your graduation post x

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Me, too FlickM3 - Geo-Lesley and you always write such great posts that help me want to continue running. Xxx

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Thank you Lizz, what a lovely thing to say xx

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Virtual hug sent, Lizz. Thank you very much x

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Thanks, Flick. I was glad to get home. It wasn't one I enjoyed but I'm always happy to run. x

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Well done. 🙂👍. Yes, the rain runs off the jacket and onto the hips and forelegs. I have my winter weight run tights on now and they are thicker

My new jacket is a bit longer too, which helps

You can get merino knickers to help keep your hips warm or buy a merino top from Aldi and tuck it into your tights. It keeps your back warm too

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Thank you :) I normally take my jacket off and tie it around my hips when I'm running, MissWobble. I'll have a look at the merino knickers and thicker tights. I think it was a lot to do with tension as I could barely see through my glasses and the road is in poor condition so I wasn't striding out as normal.

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Hiya I get aching hips too. May be my age and a hormone thing I think. Am hoping the running isn’t making it worse- only on W3R2 though .

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Hi Cat, I think a lot of it was tension as it was raining, I could barely see through my glasses and the road isn't in the best of conditions. Normally they aren't too bad. I couldn't stride out as I could normally.

Well done on getting to week three. You will be flying through the programme.

Slow down and concentrate on your foot placement. Land with your feet underneath you rather than landing on your heel.

Good luck with the programme :)

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Thank you ok I will try that 😀

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