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W8R1 - Can it really only be 8 weeks?

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Hi Runners

I enjoyed my run this morning. Steady, no pressure, just enjoyed the run in the park nearby and what scenery? Lovely! What a beautiful place Guernsey is.

I did see a group of ladies who were out for a morning run, doing the stretches that I forgot to do this morning (oh...yeah 😳)! I didn’t see them again, so it’s obviously just the meeting point.

Two absolutely massive dogs were not too pleased to see me, but luckily they were on a lead. The owner was very nice and smiled, said “good morning” and gave them a yank and said “leave”!....Yeah “leave”! What is it with the dogs? I’m quite a nice person really. A bit of an incline which required a bit of dig in and a reward of a bunch of flies at the top of that, but no other obstacles to tackle today. I’m getting to the point where I just run without too much thinking about how to run. I just enjoyed it! Run 2 back at home on Thursday!

If I have an extra rest day and no hiccups, I will graduate on my birthday. I’m not counting any chickens, but I’m loving that idea!

Keep running, runners! ❤️

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done - sounds like an idyllic run (apart from the canines). Drum roll coming for graduation and birthday 😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Thank you Jay! Mmm...those canines were big and hairy!! 😱! Looking forward to the next run! Will just take it one run at a time, as I know how varied the runs can be. But graduation on my birthday would be so nice!! 🎁 😁❤️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

As you set yourself up for this based on the big birthday I hope it works out. You deserve it x

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

It’s the big 50 next year and I thought it would take a while in preparation, hence the mission! Although I didn’t think I’d take a year to do this, I certainly didn’t think it would be 9 weeks! How wrong I was. So how far will I be running by the 50th? Who knows.....possibilities! Love it! ❤️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Ah! Wowsers. A year early? You have run fast 🤣🤣🤣

sallenson
sallensonGraduate

Only 5 runs until the 5th decade. Another lovely run. You really are loving this and we're all loving that you're loving it too! ❤❤

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to sallenson

Thank you Sallenson! Love the love that everyone gives too! It’s really appreciated and I’m not sure if I would have carried on under my own silent steam! The experience has been one of the greatest! I’m 49 on my next birthday, but the mission is to be fabulous for 50! Figured it might take me a while! 🤣❤️

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Well done! Sounds great apart from the dogs, the hills and a mouthful of flies! You will be fabulous for 49 when you graduate and even more fabulous for 50 next year 😃 xx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Bridget007

Thanks Bridget! The dogs did make me pick up the pace for a second or two! I'm kind of excited now! 😁❤️

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Well done Fabulous. Sounds like an enjoyable run. Getting close now, we will start cleaning the red carpet in preparation. :) :)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Lorijay

LOL that would be lovely Lorijay! Thank you so much! ❤️

Visionon
VisiononGraduate

Looks like a lovely setting, glad you enjoyed your run today. I had a dog chase me this morning, called Ralph, luckily he was friendly though and soon gave up!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Visionon

There was no catching you Visionon! Go you! 😁❤️

Yayyyyyyy!! Well done 👍. My turn this evening! Will be a late one after the football, but it should be a little cooler by then 🤞🏻

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to BlondeAmbition72

Thanks Blonde! Guernsey isn't as hot as the UK. We've even had a little bit of drizzle, so it's been quite fortunate for me! Enjoy your run later too! ❤️

BlondeAmbition72
BlondeAmbition72Graduate
in reply to Fabulous450

I like the sound of drizzle while running! How refreshing! 😉 I don’t think I’m going to get that this evening? 🤔😂

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to BlondeAmbition72

Probably not, but you can do it! ❤️

QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate

Great going, Fabulous. Looks like a lovely place for a run and glad the dogs left you alone!

Enjoy the rest of your time on Guernsey☺

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to QueenTea

Thank you QueenTea! I'll be flying back home tomorrow evening and out for my next run Thursday. It's getting close....yaaay!

How is the walking? I hope that's going well and you're feeling much less soreness. ❤️

QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Walking is going well, thanks. Leg is still sore so I’m trying to rest - didn’t go to salsa today! Desperate to run again but being sensible - never thought I’d miss it so much😉. Safe journey home & will keep an eye out for your graduation run. 😘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to QueenTea

Aah thanks QueenTea! Sending you a hug with some healing attached! Look after yourself! ❤️

southlundon
southlundonGraduate

Morning Fab! What a lovely park to run in 😎 How was the move from 25 to 28 minutes?

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to southlundon

It was doable southlundon. I didn't really recognise the jump that much this time. I did check in with MJ a couple of times, but he was still there thankfully. Hope your runs are going well too. ❤️

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

I wish I was in Guernsey....one of my favourite places. Well done, you are doing so Well!! 😊😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Ang33333

Thank you so much Ang. I'm really enjoying the variety here too. The park was beautiful and quite big. So, it was the perfect place to run! ❤️

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate

Just finished this run too - see you at graduation. Well done (are you as surprised as me?)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Sybilw

Just a lot Sybilw! Very surprised! Well done you! We are so close to graduation now. Exciting! ❤️

Hidden
Hidden

Love the idea that you run without to much thinking about how to run and just enjoy it! Well done for getting to this - you really are a proper runner now!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Thank you Deborah! Today I stopped thinking about performance and getting it right. If the legs are moving, it will do. Best wishes for your next run too! 😁❤️

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

Lovely photo. Guernsey sounds so lovely! If you stay off fizzy pop and don’t laugh too much there shouldn’t be any hiccups. 😅

Well done and good luck on your birthday graduation!

Btw how many chickens have you got? Oh - I forgot - you can’t tell me! 😂

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to _SimonT_

Thank you Simon. No.....if I tell you how many chickens, one might just run off where I can't find it. Not risking it! 😳 I will stay off the fizzy pop and I'll try to reduce the laughter. Hopefully, that will do the trick! 😁❤️

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate
in reply to Fabulous450

If you stay off the pop, the laughing should be fine! 😂

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to _SimonT_

Lol...got it! 😁❤️

Teddly22
Teddly22Graduate

Well done on your run! I hope you make it to your birthday graduation! You are doing so well. 🎂🏃🏆👏

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Teddly22

Thank you so much Teddly. Fingers crossed....no....everything's crossed. Best wishes for your runs too! ❤️

Peet999
Peet999Graduate

Well done you!!! You make it sound like a breeze....love your stories. I’m going tomorrow to do my wk6 r 1. Fingers crossed had a break since Friday!!!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Peet999

Thanks Peet! It’s definitely not a breeze, but I’m always looking forward to going. You kind of know you should be ok, but you’re not sure, so when you come out the other side, it just feels amazing! Enjoy the run tomorrow! You can do it! ❤️

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