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A hop a skip and a horse fly bite! Week 8 complete ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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A busy busy day at work caused a nagging noise in my head on the way home... do you really want to run tonight?.. itโ€™s very hot... your not good in the heat... maybe just wait until tomorrow?.. your hips are sore... youโ€™ve broken a nail - blaaah blah blah...Nope! Stop the nag and just get straight out there!

Early dart from work and out to run soon after 4.

Yep it was hot... very hot but I coped better than the nag had thought. It was beautiful out there and lots of lovely sights to distract me from my achy hips.

WOAH... my calf is on fire?! What the???... panic over it was just a horse fly trying to eat my calf half way through the run ๐Ÿ˜ฑ quick hop skip and slap of the calf and of he went ๐Ÿ™„ Cheers!

Started to really feel it at 26 mins in I was spent... still 26 mins... keep going... yep still 26 mins... one leg in front of the other... power on... still 26... you canโ€™t stop this close to the end... still 26 mins...I swear it was the longest minute ever!! Then finally 27 mins... whoop whoop one minute to go ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I was literally desperate to stop at 26 but made it to 28 eventually๐Ÿ˜ฐ

Not my easiest day. Or my easiest run. But I did it๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ no excuses. Week 8 complete ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Week 9 here I come... not today though ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ

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Yay well done ... itโ€™s horrible when those minutes donโ€™t change .. at least their were no โ€œwonkyโ€ roads ๐Ÿ˜Š

Debsy2008Graduate in reply to Bridget007

Haha yes kept em flat and simple today ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ


Fantastic post Debsy! Youโ€™re on the home stretch. Brilliant views too! Well done! โค๏ธ

Debsy2008Graduate in reply to Fabulous450

Very lucky to have this lovely route on my doorstep so must make the most of it... no excuses!

Thanks hun ๐Ÿ˜Š

Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Debsy2008

You are a lucky lady!! Brilliant! โค๏ธ

Weโ€™re at the same point - congrats on getting week 8 under the belt!

Debsy2008Graduate in reply to thegirlfrommarz

Oh fantastic! Well done... letโ€™s storm that podium together ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

thegirlfrommarzGraduate in reply to Debsy2008

Definitely! We can help each other across the line like the Brownlee brothers (I will definitely be the Johnny in this scenario).


Debsy2008Graduate in reply to thegirlfrommarz

Yes ๐Ÿ˜ƒ weโ€™ve got this ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ


Well done! Looks a lovely place to run x

Debsy2008Graduate in reply to Saartjie

Thank you, Yes very lucky!


Well done Debs, Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win, my mantra. Enjoy your last week, keep at it.

Debsy2008Graduate in reply to Guesty26

I love that! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have never regretted a run yet... but pretty sure I would have regretted dodging it ๐Ÿ˜‰


Could have wrote this myself!! Same sort of run tonight & startin w9 on Friday. Iโ€™m gonna have a look at how close I am to 5k Mark been puttin it off in case Iโ€™m nowhere near- have u checked?

Debsy2008Graduate in reply to Dbbd

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ some runs just go like that!

No Iโ€™m not gonna make 5k yet just going to concentrate on doing the time then will work on doing the distance after graduating.

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