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A bit of a challenge

amanda2463
amanda2463

PGR4

Ive always wanted to run around Queens Valley reservoir having pram pushed and walked with friends, around it for years so today I bit the bullet and did it.

I had genuinely forgotten how up and down it was , it challenged me and I realised there is no shame in pausing to catch a breath! What I didn’t anticipate was how hairy skidding down the other side of a gravel slope can be!!

It was such a great run a lovely breeze, shade, birds and butterflies everywhere (I sound like snow white now sorry). I don’t know how far I ran as run keep sulked on a bench and said 1.1K in 23 mins 😂 but I didn’t care, I ran for thirty mins tackled the inclines ,smiled at dog walkers and a man in a big wooly jumper (weird).

So happy I am running in public (sort of) .

😀😀😀😀

17 Replies
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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well run.

Beware men in woolly jumpers. The only thing worse is men not in woolly jumpers 🤣

amanda2463
amanda2463
in reply to Jay66UK

It was so bizarre I was just pleased there were other walkers around 😀

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to amanda2463

I bet. Stay safe x

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Be honest, Jay - you put that string vest on given any opportunity! 😂

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to _SimonT_

I prefer to run in the buff. (See other thread for explanation!)

amanda2463
amanda2463
in reply to _SimonT_

Interesting tan with a string vest 🤭

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Brilliant Amanda! Challenges overcome in true runners style! Birds and butterflies sounds beautiful. Man in wooly jumper....no comment! 😁 Well done PGR4! Nice ❤️❤️

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate

Nice run and lovely pics :)

Thanks I enjoyed it 😀

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Lovely pics & well done. TBF it was a bit cooler today - maybe he thought it was colder than it actually was & just got caught out! 😉.

MadDave
MadDaveGraduate

Great idea to throw some hills in there - makes it more ‘interesting’!

amanda2463
amanda2463
in reply to MadDave

I sounded like I was about to expire when I got to the top of each one my legs will ache tomorrow !

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Looks lovely there! Love running by water! 😎

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

Looks idyllic Amanda and sounds like a lovely run apart from the gravel surfing! Glad you enjoyed it!

amanda2463
amanda2463
in reply to _SimonT_

New experience 😆Im going back on Thursday with my new shoes 👠 how’s your running going ?

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate
in reply to amanda2463

Hi Amanda! So sorry for late reply. Been so busy hardly had time for running or the forum. Running going ok thanks. Not done much but will tonight. Back to slow and steady. So far only 3 PH runs - 1 treadmill and 2 outdoors. All easy pace and no probs. Will aim for a park run when I’ve broken up and am not away on hols.

I would really like somewhere nice to run around. My housing estate getting a bit boring. It’s just easy to step outside front door and run.

amanda2463
amanda2463
in reply to _SimonT_

Glad you’re well 😀, I was like that with the grave yard we share a wall thats how close I am I was just getting a bit bored.

Enjoy the holidays 😘

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