I tried getting adventurous last run, went down to town ran by the beautiful river on the flatlands amongst humans and it all went horribly wrong. So I’ve decided I’m a predictable old thing and went back into the hills around our farm and I was back on form! I love hills, strange but I really do. I loved talking to my sheep and I cooled down amongst my cows. Don’t worry I was safe they know me well, I wouldn’t ever venture into a field of cows if they didn’t know me . This lady absolutely loves half a digestive biscuit, unfortunately it had crushed in my pocket but she still licked all the crumbs from my hand. If anyone saw me they would think I was quite crazy as I started to tell them all about my run. I explained that I always find the first 5 minutes difficult then I settle and enjoy it, Sarah keeps telling me to pick up the pace if I can .. I tried and I just can’t right now, never mind I enjoyed it and I ran the full 28 minutes
Back in my hills Wk8R2: I tried getting... - Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K
I live in a city nowadays, but totally get talking to animals. Do whatever you feel comfortable with, is the best advice, isn’t it.
And judging by that photo, who’d blame you! So, well done!
I tried to go out of my comfort zone and it didn’t work as well as I had hoped but I will try again. I’m still enjoying the running though
Good to see you back in familiar surroundings after your venture further afield! Your cows look very happy enjoying the sun Well done on the run- I haven't tried tackling hills yet. I live on a ridge so have just been running along the top of it and not dared plunge off to either side.
Ah running among green and pleasant land. Looks blissful, hills and all 👍😃🏃♀️
Cow eyes are gorgeous aren’t they. Look at those lashes 🙂. I talk to animals. Doesn’t everyone 😃
On that note, off to get the dog 🐕
They are all happy as I am too now back on my stomping ground. The cows are looking at me in funny ways 😂
In awe..... on W3R2 today and can't imagine being able to run for 28 minutes! You have smashed it, well done!!!!!!
You will get there, I didn’t think I would manage week 1. Trust you and the programme it just carries you along
Well done! You’re nearly there 👍🏽😊
Ace. The calmness just glows in your post. You have a lovely place to run, no wonder you enjoy it. Last 4 to do - well done.
😂 who would ever put running and calmness in the same sentence but yeah you are right ..I felt at home in my running shoes today
What a beautiful cow! 😍 Well done you - you’re doing amazingly well!! Look forward to hearing about your next runs. 💪🏼x
That sounds so lovely, and why would you leave those hills when you have those lovely ladies to share your cool down with.
You must be really looking forward to next week and graduation. Good luck.
I’m so happy for you and in awe of you running in those hills, nothing can stop you now. Nearly at the podium. Enjoy your last 28 minute run, you’ll not even notice the extra 2 minutes on your next runs. Go you👍
Its just so hard to believe, nearly there after all the tears and highs lol
I’ve shed a few too, but doesn’t this programme do wonders to our self esteem, I haven’t felt so proud of myself for years.
Its benefits other than the obvious of greater fitness that has astounded me the most . Im so much more confident even talking to people, sounds ridiculous but true
I agree, I’m even looking at buying “out there leggings” went to look at some today $100. Outrageous! May have to go an visit my sister in law in Sydney I think. Anyway enough of me, revel in your runs. Can’t wait to hear about your next run. I love your photos, what a beautiful place you live in.
Well done ! So glad it went well for you! 🐄🐂😁
Good for you hon!! And we'd all be delighted to lick your hand if there was a Digestive Biscuit at stake!!
Love this post 😂
Think my wife gets fed up hearing about my runs, maybe I need to find some cows on my route!
Don’t worry about the pace. We are all different and on occasions when they have said you should be settling in to a good pace I have been coughing and spluttering trying to get one foot in front of the other!
Lovely post, lovely run, lovely company,lovely hills, lovely journey all the way to your podium.
So very well done.🌟👏👏
Thank you Mr Bay, I took your advice and ran with peace and quiet, worked a treat
Keeping finding your needs and bringing your gems to the forum.
I bet your students are so pleased for you also.👍 Are they still monitoring your progress.🤔
No pressure then.🤔🙈😂 I could not handle that. 😂 Just as well you have your lovely cowgirls to chat to.🌟👏👏
My students are all very interested in my progress both in terms of heart rate and generally, poor things are sitting their physics GCSE as we speak
Well done!! Love the cows too. So pleased to hear how happy you are back running on the farm. Graduation ever so close now
Amazing views! I don’t blame you! And conversations with the cows are an added bonus! 😁
Very well done. I bet you can’t believe that you have only 4 runs to go 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏁💪
Lovely photo. So glad it's going well. I'm sure the cow completely got it! 👍👍👍
she seemed to get it! Animals are funny if you are relaxed they are relaxed, if you are upset about a run they are upset about your run too lol
Fab, fab, fab!! 😀
... and I love the biscuit lover! 😄
Well done! Fantastic work there! 💪🏽
I do love your posts and beautiful photos. Well done on W8R2. Not long to go now oldladyruns. Be proud. 🐄🐄🐄🏃♀️
Well Done! Sounds totally picturesque and relaxing running around you're farm. I hope you know how lucky you are. 😃
Yay! Well done and enjoy it. Don’t worry about where. I always run the same route and see something different every day 👌🏼
How true, everyday its different. We are incredibly remote and yet the only person I met was one other runner, he was so professional looking but very friendly
Great post and love the pic of the cows Just 4 runs to go!!!
Arrggh - scary cows!
Your run sounds great though and so close to graduation now 😊.
It’s so beautiful there, where are you??? X
You've gone awful quiet. Trust all is well??
I think you have to do what you enjoy/are comfortable with otherwise you won't do it. The more I work with humans the more I think I'd rather work with animals. Particularly after some wonderful lady I work with had me in tears last week because she was so nasty.
Im so sorry you've had an awful time in work, its very sad when someone who obviously has their own issues to deal with takes it out on someone else, reducing you to tears. Hope you are having a better week
Thank you. I don't usually let it get to me but this time it really did. Much better week coz she's on holiday for two weeks! After that I'm coming to stay with you cows! 😉
Fantastic photo- it looks beautiful. I did w7r1 this morning and tried a new route (for the first time) in our village. Unfortunately both the 5 min warm up and then the run 🏃♂️ finished outside our local pub 🍺. Good job it was closed !! Think I’ll need to avoid this route during opening hours !! Anyhow, well done getting to w8 - not long now until Graduation 👩🎓 Keep the photos coming !! Keep it up!!
Thank you, I've just posted that I haven't been able to run for a week so I think I will be joining you back in week 7. Love the idea of pub running, now thats a new sport lol
I’ve just seen your post was a week ago ! Sorry!! Great to hear you’ll be back running again. From what I’ve read you could still try the next run and see how it goes. You can always cut it short at 25mins if you need to. I’ve not been looking at what the runs ahead entail, so don’t know how much harder w8 is. I prefer to wait to find out on the day.
Pub running 🍺🏃♂️ is a great thought. Could be the new cross training exercise 🤭that people talk about 😂😂 Best wishes for your next run 🏃♀️🏃♀️I’m sure you’ll be fine 👍😉👌
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