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Now THATS what it’s all about!

SandieF
SandieFGraduate

So I had my new hat & new shorts so thought I’d try a new route and a new sort of run. No headphones, no podcasts, no music. I was going to run through the woods and just enjoy it with no particular goal in mind. Running through the woods with my ears ‘open’, I heard the birds, omg the birdsong! I heard squirrels jumping out of trees, 2 of them ran in front of me. Some sort of hawk flew towards me then veered off. Rustling in the undergrowth 😳😂. None of this would I have normally heard. I ran through the woods towards the river and my watch dinged for 2k so headed back. When it dinged for 4K I didn’t really want to stop (I’ve NEVER not wanted to stop before!!😳). But heeding all the advice about not pushing it too quick too soon, I did stop.

I got home and wanted to do it again!! 😂

This is why I wanted to run

This, to me, is what running is all about

This was my best run ever!

This is a happy Sandie 😀

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sallenson
sallensonGraduate

Hey babe!! Top job!! Lovely run, lovely view, lovely wildlife.

Them nature sounds are pretty good, eh? What a good invention nature was.

And you're another of us coves wot is smitten with this daft runnin thingy :-) xxx

SandieF
SandieFGraduate
in reply to sallenson

Thank you. I don’t know if it was the new route, the lack of tech or the cooler weather but all the planets seemed to align for me today and I just simply enjoyed the run 😁

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

How lovely SandieF ...sounds like the perfect route....running ‘naked’ depending where you’re running is the best...the woods sound just lovely 😊

SandieF
SandieFGraduate
in reply to Mummycav

Thank you x. They absolutely were. I was worried about getting bored with no tunes or podcasts running but it was so much better 👍

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Woo hoo!

I’ve had a word with Russell and he promises to stay out of the undergrowth now you are running “naked”.

I’m clearly going to have to up my pace - you are hot on my heels over 4k!

And you run in the same place my ex’s BFF lives. Small world.

SandieF
SandieFGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Haha you threw me a bit there, I wondered how you knew where I ran, then realised it’s on the photo 😂. I wonder if I know her, Ferriby is not a huge place. I was very happy with my time too considering I was making sure to stay slow and not listening to anyone telling me how far I’d gone etc. Just ‘a natural’ run. Loved it 👍

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Ahh...such a lovely post Sandie (although disappointed with lack of photos of new gear 😉) I think I might try a 'naked' run. I think I have used music as a distraction and motivator to keep going but not sure I actually need it now as I don't need to be motivated to keep running! You've obviously found your happy pace/place x

SandieF
SandieFGraduate
in reply to Saartjie

You should try it, pick somewhere nice & new, that was enough of a distraction for me. 😁x

JennyH10
JennyH10Graduate

Fabulous post Sandie, I can feel the positivity from here, love it, that’s what this running malarkey should be all about. Enjoy 😊

SandieF
SandieFGraduate
in reply to JennyH10

Thank you. I felt that for the first time really. And for the first time ever I didn’t really want to stop. What’s all that about then 🤷‍♀️😂x

JennyH10
JennyH10Graduate
in reply to SandieF

Weird innit? I bet you never thought you’d feel like this about running before you started, I know I didn’t 😁

SandieF
SandieFGraduate
in reply to JennyH10

Absolutely not! Haha. It’s wonderfully wierd yes 😂

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Aah brilliant post SandieF! That sounds like an amazing run! ❤️

Forestgrump
ForestgrumpGraduate

Superb. Lovely to read , maybe I’ll try the au natural run and see how it goes.

By that I mean no headphones not no kit! 😳

SandieF
SandieFGraduate
in reply to Forestgrump

😂😂. Although 🤔

🤣

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

A lovely place to run on a hot day! Glad it went well! ☺☺

Brilliant! The freedom! The sense of well being! The inner peace! That's what it's all about!

SandieF
SandieFGraduate
in reply to Liliuk

Couldn’t have put it better! 👍x

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