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Week 6 Complete

Week 6 Complete

Down the garden path...

Run 2: Ran the first 10 minutes on the beach. The tide was too high though and I was running on soft sand. Rookie mistake. Finished up, then ran the second 10 minute run through the vast expanse of the hotel grounds. One of the stray dogs I encountered from run 1 (hereafter referred to as Baby Groot) accompanied me on both runs. He was so cute and he looked at me with those sweet brown eyes ... I want to take him home. Baby Groot and I had some good chats on our way around, it was so lovely running with a cute lil buddy. I had to leave him here 😢😢

Run 3: Up early again to beat the heat. Haha, right? The tide was high (that would make a great song title, in a different tense) so I ran through the hotel grounds and down the path along the long drive. With no Baby Groot to spur me on, I heaved and wheezed through the heavy air. I'm sure they could hear my heavy breathing back in the hotel. Again, no music, headphones, podcast, no distractions ... just me and the path, getting to know each other. It was never an option that I wouldn't run for 25 minutes; the lush jungle foliage was lovely to run along compared to my concrete jungle, but damn this was not an easy run. But I don't do easy, do I. Fresh hell, every run lol.

In keeping with the apocalyptic theme, a quote from our mad friend, Colonel Kurtz:

"I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream; that's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor... and surviving."

Yes, Kurtz, I am that snail, slow n steady. I am your nightmare. And I am surviving.

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Great Dee, you're doing so well, and who needs music when your environment is constantly changing? There's only so much mental stimulation required 🤯🤯

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Lovely holiday running. Well done; week 7 awaits (my favourite) Enjoy!

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Thanks ladies! Really looking forward to week 7. Running for some quiet time lol. Also looking forward to getting home. Boarding now, see you on the other side 😀

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Absolutely brilliant Dee! Congratulations on completing the week.

Serious respect on taking on the lung bursting air like that.

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Thanks, Rob. It's getting pretty taxing... taking a few days off! Hope you're going ok... been checking your page but no updates?

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Hi Dee.

Thanks for asking. Yes, last Saturday was W6R3, difficulty making time as well as repairing back strain has delayed the next one.

I meant to go out last night, but couldn't find a babysitter for a short while. This morning, I simply overslept and don't have time.

Today and tomorrow are highly unlikely with guests staying, so I'm looking at Tuesday.

This means I'll have missed a full week, so I hope I don't lose all momentum.

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Sounds wise Rob to give your back some rest. And then life can just get in the way. I've read in this forum that up to 2 weeks off you won't lose physical condition so if you keep your head in the game you'll be fine. We can do week 7 together this week. I haven't done run 1 yet... hoping to do it early early tomorrow if I get some sleep tonight.

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Well done Dee! Sounds lovely and tough in 2 runs!

I am worried about you, though! Promise me you’re not going to start running over razor blades (or did I not quite get the point?) 😂

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I'm betting she could. And do it with style, panache, humour, and no visible sign of injury. There's no stopping our DeeRunning xx

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Today I am merely a shell of my former self. Didn't even attempt w7 run 1. Shattered.

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A shell of your former self is still downright awesome tho. Shattered? How so?

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Frozen shoulder is agony. Had to take sleeping pills while on vacation so I could sleep (shoulder keeps me awake most nights). Pills make me feel shite. I know, sorry you asked 😀

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Aww babe. Sounds grim. Go get some white-coated professional hunk to have a look and come back to us soon. Can't imagine what we'd do if you weren't with us on here.. xx

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_SimonT_ ha no razor blades (but never say never, who knows what will happen next?!) It was a stretch with the quote, so there was really no point so you didn't miss anything! I just loved that he referred to snails and we are (some of us) running at snail's pace. Like I said, it was a stretch 😀

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At what point do you stop being being totally awesome? Brilliant achievement honey!! And thx for keeping the Apocalypse Now slightly-creepy thing going.

Young DaveB46 has prepped for W6R3 with curry and beer and will doubtless regale us with some truly scary anecdotes.

Let's keep these fresh doses of Hell going so we can pour big buckets of water on them!!

We is winnerz!!

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Today is the day I've stopped being awesome 😀 We may be winnerz but I'm taking some time out. Your lovely words of encouragement are so appreciated. You're like everyone's personal cheer leader. Awesome x

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Quote Kurtz and nail the run. There, that is a perfect day. Congratulations!!

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Ha thank you! 😀

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