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Back to running and thrilled!

I had to take eight long days off from our program due to the heat wave. It finally broke this weekend! Today, for my first run back, I met up with a group of newbie runner friends. We are doing our first 5K together in August. It is an eclectic group, and lovely to see that I am the oldest in the group by a good 15 (nay 20) years. 🙄

The highlight for me, though, was my younger daughter joined us as she was in town for the weekend from Philadelphia. (She is the one who originally inspired me to try this program!) The trail we used is a 100-year-old trolley line converted into a lovely multipurpose trail. Fairly level, with a steady incline and a whopping hill at the beginning/end.

We did walking and running intervals. Since this is our first time together, we were all sorting it out. I got the distinction of being the fastest walker and the slowest runner LOL

Since we are a mixed group, I wasn’t able to do my next run of the program, w7r1. I was a little frustrated about that, but in hindsight, that was probably for the best. The long incline and steep hill were new terrain, and gave my heart and lungs quite the workout! (The phrase “huffing like a freight train” comes to mind)

So, the moral of the story is that I will stick with our program and start adding in some hill work to mix it up. I’m really looking forward to my “official” run of w7r1 on Tuesday.

The picture is my girl Meg running ahead of me on the trail. ❤️

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Wow well done you on the inclines! Impressive stuff! I had to take a double take at your profile pic ~ you are the splitting image of someone I went to school with!! 😱

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Thanks for the kind words! I hear that all the time!!! Not sure why - it’s an ordinary face 😂

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🤣🤣 it's actually a really uncanny likeness! And I'm assuming your first name begins with a C ~ as does hers! And she did marry (I think!) a Carter in her younger days 😱😱 But I think she still lives in U.K. 🤔

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Too funny!! I’m originally Colleen Lane. I married a Carter 30 years ago, and kept the name after we split. I grew up in New York State US, and now in Pennsylvania. 🇺🇸

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Very well done you.... and what a lovely location.... Keep it gentle and know that those inclines are all helping those new running legs:)

And a run with your girl... perfect :)

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It was! ❤️ Thanks for the support.

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What a beautiful place to run! And good run, well done! x

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Thanks!

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Really pleased that you got chance to go for a lovely run with your daughter and your new running friends. Sounds like a good workout and a lot of fun too!

hope it stays a bit cooler for you now. :) x

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Me too!

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That is stunning scenery, what a treat! And awesome to get special time with your daughter. Well done on the run and for joining a running group. Have fun in week 7 🙂🏃‍♀️

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Thanks!!

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