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W9R1- with a little procrastination on the side

LoungeLizaard
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Morning gang, my scheduled running day was actually yesterday - but this was also my sons 17th birthday. So in amongst wfh, surprise driving lessons, afternoon conference calls that overran, surprise visit from the plumber who i’d thought had forgotten me and a planned family birthday meal - I just didn’t get the time to run.... I was thinking of doing a park run this morning, just to get a time. But I’m glad I didn’t.... I snoozed instead!

Quality snoozes are rare for me, but when I get them, I’m going to bloody well enjoy it! Snooze completed, I get up at 8.30 (half the day gone already!). It’s the party / gathering of the 17yr old tonight, so I need to go out soon or I’m gonna get taken over again (the joy of 4 kids in the house - 3 of which are teenagers!)

So I drink a coffee, pair some socks, out some washing on..... hang on.... wtf are you doing man!? Get out there and run!

I don’t know! Everything’s become more important, it’s like doing my exams all over again!!

Eventually get my backside into gear and get in the car, back to my wooded circuit @ danish camp. Driving there I’m actually nervous.... my heart beating fast, dry mouth.... what’s going on? Then I connect the dots - it’s Week 9...... this is what it’s all about.

I arrive, stretch and start the app and to walk. Today I want to know how far I run in 30 minutes. So I don’t start Strava until the warm up walk is done and stop it immediately..... results in the photo. 30mins = 4.2km (Not including the 10 min walk)

2 of you were so fast on Strava you’ve given kudos before I even managed to finish the write up! (You know who you are 💋)

So, managed the 30 minutes but not the 5k running..... but who cares! The knee is fine, I am fine and I didn’t need to be nervous at all...... but it was bloody roasting out there!

Keep running people! 🏃‍♂️

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Saartjie
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Sounds like it was definitely too busy for a run yesterday! Sounds like you had a good run. Im also doing about the same distance on a good run. Didn't quite manage it on the last one though...way too hot! Was going to go this morning but procrastinated so much I ran out of time. So will have to go later when it's cooled down a bit. 😓

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LoungeLizaard
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in reply to Saartjie

Thanks Sarah, hope it goes well tonight. 😎💪

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

A good run.. well done.. despite all the fun and games... stay hydrated and stay safe :)

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LoungeLizaard
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in reply to Oldfloss

Thx Floss

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sallenson
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Well done, tiger!!

I know I'm going to have Strava issues. Forgetting to turn on my HRM at the right time. not turning it off at the right time. I'll have a go, but can't make any promises.

I'm not sure there are going to be enough hours in the day for my journalism job on here and dealing with kudos and comments on Strava. I need another 24hrs a day.

Spare some change, guv'nor? :-)

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LoungeLizaard
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in reply to sallenson

Always have some spare EJBs for you mate👍👍

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Crittermad
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Great time! It was hot - hope the rest of your busy day was as fruitful

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LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
in reply to Crittermad

Thanks Critter. It involved being accosted by said 17yr old as soon as I got home to ‘help’ put his tent up.... by help he meant “can you do it pls?”

Then shower and a run to saino’s for lunch etc and few bits for myself and Mrs Lizaard..... currently in a hammock in the garden while more and more of “them” arrive!

I’m staying here until it’s time for me to cook the chilli prawn linguine 😂

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Crittermad
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in reply to LoungeLizaard

That sounds nice! Hammock and the linguine 🥂 - I’m sure ‘they’ will appreciate your efforts!

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LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
in reply to Crittermad

I’m not that mad! The pasta is for two!! Lol

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Crittermad
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in reply to LoungeLizaard

😂 😂 not that I have much experience in that area but I did think ‘they’ve got pretty sophisticated teenagers ‘round that neck of the woods’ hope you managed some peace to eat it 😂🙄

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amanda2463

Great run, four teenagers 😬 good luck this evening !!!

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LoungeLizaard
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in reply to amanda2463

Cheers Amanda - I’m staying well out of it!!

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DeeRunning
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Well done! Great to hear knee is holding up like the champion it is, as are you! Yay for week 9!! Isn't is amazing how much we can get done around the house when a run is looming! :o

Hope your teen had a great time celebrating his birthday and you survived it :)

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LoungeLizaard
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in reply to DeeRunning

Thx Dee - a few sore heads this morning but otherwise everyone in tact!

Yes, knee still fine (I think that’s what I was nervous about!)

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Ripcurlrana71

Fantastic work LoungeLizaard!! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

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LoungeLizaard
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in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thx ❤️ - getting there slowly

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Ripcurlrana71

In this heat slow is our only option. 😉

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_SimonT_
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What a great post LL! So lovely to have joyous occasions like a 17th birthday! That’s a really important one isn’t it? Your son must have been over the moon with driving lessons.

Massive congrats on the run and knee holding up. You are running a decent pace so don’t worry about that! I did much less yesterday on the treadmill.

Only 2 left until 2nd graduation! That is really exciting! 👏🏻👏🏻😁

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LoungeLizaard
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in reply to _SimonT_

Cheers Simon - I’m planning on Monday & Wednesday then 2 days rest before (possibly) a park run on Saturday!.... (famous last words! Lol)

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_SimonT_
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Terrific! Good luck to you for tomorrow! My schedule is so busy I’ll be lucky if I do anything before next Sunday. It should all quieten down after that though.

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