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β€œOut there, don’t care!” Running! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
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Hello Runners

It’s my Guernsey day today and I was out for 7am to do my run. No gremlins, no pressure! Put on my new shorts and I was happy to get out the door this morning. Feeling very lucky to have such a great morning routine before work begins. It definitely set me up for a positive day.

I still felt the twinge of being far from 5k at the end, but I’m being gentle with myself. In fact, if it was even possible I’d turn off the distance tracker, because the real distance travelled is very personal and so amazingly brilliant. Nothing should take away that focus. I pack my running gear in my suitcase, wherever I go! And I run wherever I happen to be! Now that’s pretty awesome! 😱

And ladies, as promised, here’s the photo in the shorts! Happy to say, I felt pretty good in them. It wasn’t as horrific as I imagined. I’ve noticed that I’m shaping up a bit too. 😎

Runners, we are out there and don’t care! We are runners! One more session on Thursday, then roll on Saturday, my first Park run! ❀️

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

You look AWESOME.... very well done you... a happy, happy RUNNER!! :)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you Oldfloss! That I am!! ❀️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Looking Fabulous. Great attitude.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks Jay!! ❀️

Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate

Looking good!

Too true, too much focus on the stats takes away from the real reason most of us run - because it just feel good, it just feels kinda right and it gives us our inner smile.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Goforitmama

Most definitely! It makes a great start and I had a great day! 😁❀️

Becky1606
Becky1606Graduate

Looking gorgeous Fabulous! I'm going to do a park run Saturday as well (my first post-grad run!)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Becky1606

Brilliant Becky! Enjoy the Parkrun and let us know how it goes! Thank you! πŸ€—β€οΈ

Ouching
OuchingGraduate

Looking awesome 😘

Enjoy your park run

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Ouching

Thank you!! 😍❀️

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate

Looking fab!! Disappointed I have yet to run on my holiday but just so unbearably hot!! Still 31c at 9pm last night πŸ™ˆ and couldn’t bear getting up extra early this morning! May wait til I’m back 😬

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Dee_N

Running will still be here when you return.

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Missed you Jay!!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Dee_N

You need to aim better next time 🀣

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

I’m on the French cider that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Dee_N

Bien sur!

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ™Œ

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Well Flara! I’m sure you understand πŸ˜‚ ....besides we’re in the middle of a busy town with little space to run. Wish there was a way of adding photos to messages without starting a new thread x

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Dee_N

I would just stick to the French cider if I was you Dee_N πŸ’

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

πŸ˜‚

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Dee_N

Ooh Dee it would be crazy to run in that heat! Don’t risk it! If it isn’t fun, that’s not going to inspire you! It will keep! ❀️

Hidden
Hidden

Great attitude you have. I'll have some of that please. Keep Smiling Fabbio. β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Thanks Gazloc! I started this to have some me time and determined to have plenty of fun too! I have no problem with laughing at myself and the audacity to say I’m going to start running and my goodness I’m doing just that! ❀️

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Brilliant! And good luck with the park run! I've got my bar code but not quite ready yet. I really don't like this heat! 😎😎

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Ang33333

Thanks Ang! 9am may be quite a challenge really, but if I have to walk a bit, I’ll do that! Hopefully it will be another surprise! I like those! 😁😁❀️

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to Fabulous450

You'll do really well! Might be there in Sept. Just too hot at the moment for me! Did 4k last night and almost melted. Aiming for just 30 mins on Thurs. Won't be getting to 5k this week!! Good luck!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Ang33333

4K is a fantastic distance and in this heat! Go you runner!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½! Would be great if you decide to do the run in September! I’ve just decided to give the Park run a go, as Saturday is my run day anyway. Again no pressure, it’s on every week, so there will be lots more opportunities later on too! Can’t believe that it will be post grad run 7... already. 😯😁❀️

Ghaghdog
GhaghdogGraduate

You look fabulous! Couldn't agree more with you 😁😁😁😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Ghaghdog

Aah...thanks Ghaghdog! ❀️

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate

Great pic Fab. Why was it only for the Ladies?

Stay happy, Stay running, Stay Fabulous!

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to theoldfellow

You're starting something now theoldfellow 🀣🀣

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to theoldfellow

Well.....we have debated a bit, courtesy of our Jay66UK about the attire that the ladies wear to run not being best suited for this weather. And unfortunately a lot of us ladies, didn’t want to show those bits we’re not so fond of. So, acutely aware of the fact that most of us discredit what others think is perfectly fine, we sort of gave each other the support to just do it! So that was me joining the β€œlady runners in shorts crew”! β€œOut there, don’t care”! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

Looking good lovely lady πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to BlondeAmbition72

Thank you Blonde!! 😁❀️

Jelon
JelonGraduate

You look fab - well done for getting out there and enjoy your first park run 😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Jelon

Thanks Jelon! Today the achievement was just running shorts! Saturday will be the Parkrun! 😁😁❀️

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Yay!! You look πŸ‘€ blooming fab!! Shorts are just the best aren't they!! And you are certainly rocking a Runners look there!! High 5 to you Fabulous450 πŸ™ŒπŸ‘ŠπŸ™Œ Go you! 😬

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

I'm seriously considering having my 3rd tattoo "Out there, don't care!" 😱😍

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

A butterfly πŸ¦‹πŸ˜‰

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Dee_N

😱😱😱 Out there, don't care! πŸ¦‹

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

🀣🀣🀣 That could be misinterpreted Flara! But it’s a good thought!! ❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜πŸ˜ Yes a lot cooler! Felt like a runner too! ❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Yaay Flara!! Shorts are the best!🀘🏽🀘🏽❀️

Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate

You look fantastic and I love your attitude about the distance 😊I’m very jealous of you running in Guernsey- love the island πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Beanjo

Thank you Beanjo! Guernsey is so beautiful! I do feel very lucky to have this experience and I’m making the most of it! 😁❀️

Fab shorts fabulous 😊 bet you felt the coolness

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Kar43

Yes it made such a difference Kar! And the best bit they were £3.50 from Primark! Perfect!! 😁😁❀️

Vix_yp
Vix_ypGraduate

You’re looking fab!!!! ...,, I love your positivity and the idea that we can all run wherever we are. I hope the Park run goes well!

πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ˜€

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Vix_yp

Thank you so much Vix!! Looking forward to the Parkrun! I’ve enjoyed my time running on my own. But, it will be nice to experience running with others too! 😁❀️

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate

Wowzer, you look as fab as your name! Runnings great isn’t it. Rest day for me and I pass by runners feeling jealous!!! Stay happy fabulous450!!! 😘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Dralimc

Thanks Dralimc! Oh I see some amazing runners out there, who just look like they’re gliding! Can’t help but smile! I’m not so graceful, but I’m working on it! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

Looking good and doing brilliantly! You are fabulous, Fabulous! πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž πŸ‘€ πŸ’ͺ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to owmeknees

Oh thank you so much! ❀️

You are fabulous

Who’s next?πŸ˜‚

I don’t have the courage I would need I’m afraid.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to l3grj

Oh you can do it! This running malarkey is for us! There just happens to be other human beings out there to see us, but that’s the don’t care bit! If you see me look away, beep beep...I’m running!! 🀣🀣❀️

l3grj
l3grj
in reply to Fabulous450

I mean to put a full length (almost)πŸ˜„photo on the forum as you have.

I’m not photogenic. A bizarre phenomenon. I like to think I scrub up well usually.

I guess you are and I just am not😎

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to l3grj

Oh, I take very few photos l3grj! I rarely like them to be honest, but it’s hopefully to join in some solidarity that we are all beautifully different. No matter our size and shape and looks, we’re runners. I’m sure you look fabulous in your shorts!❀️

l3grj
l3grj
in reply to Fabulous450

Sorry fabulous 449

Just trying to encourage those braver than me to put the message out there as you have.

❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to l3grj

Aah of course never thought anything else l3grj! 😁😁❀️

l3grj
l3grj
in reply to Fabulous450

❀️

Fabulous450 says it all 😍😍

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to pfozzie7

Thank you pfozzie! ❀️❀️

KittyW
KittyWGraduate

Yay, love the shorts! I braved wearing my running shorts for the first time today - they’re a tad snug, but who cares! Much cooler than leggings xx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to KittyW

Yaaay KittyW! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜ 3rd attempt at finding the right shorts for me! But I got there in the end! 😁❀️

QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate

You look amazing Fabulous / love the shorts 🌟

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to QueenTea

Thanks QueenTea!! I thought it’s time to enjoy the weather and just go for it! ❀️

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

Love it......!!!! You are a true inspiration!!! 😍

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Hotheels

Thanks Hotheels!! Let nothing stop us from running! Another breakthrough!! 😁😁❀️

Rua8
Rua8Graduate

Well done you! :)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Rua8

Thanks Rua!! 😁❀️❀️

Rua8
Rua8Graduate
in reply to Fabulous450

PS I missed your graduation - congrats!! πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ‰

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Rua8

Thank you so much Rua!! It’s great being a graduate!! Loving my badge and my post grad running! 😍❀️

Rua8
Rua8Graduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Yay! The badge is nice isnt it, hehe!

Hidden
Hidden

Looking fabulous, Fabulous450!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Thanks Deborah! The adventures continue!! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

That’s a great pic Fabulous! You look, well, Fabulous!

Loving the nails too! πŸ˜€

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to _SimonT_

Thanks Simon! Keeping it bright like the sun!! ❀️

Love love love this! You are totally rocking those shorts! Good luck for Saturday x

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Little-runner

Thank you Little-runner and congratulations again to you on graduating today! You’re amazing!! ❀️

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Superb! πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

"Distance travelled is very personal" I love that and indeed it is. I build "get outs" into most routes so that if I really don't feel I'm up to the initial intended distance I can easily change along the way πŸ˜‰

Keep smiling πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Me too! I love my new coaches view in that you return a better version of yourself every time you go out there. Sticking to my own mantra though, getting out there warts and all! Hey, it’s not perfect but it’s me! Loving it! ❀️

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Fabulous450

Perfection is overrated! Being comfortable with yourself is much more important πŸ‘β€πŸ˜

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Yes Jo! Wouldn’t it be boring if we all were the same! Variety needs our individual spice! 😁😁❀️

Carolinemcd
CarolinemcdGraduate

Love this!!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Carolinemcd

Thanks Caroline!! 😁😁❀️

Fab-u-Lous!!!! Good for you and well done!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to MandiV

Thank you so much MandiV! ❀️

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ loving the shorts Fabulous!!! Very excited at the prospect of seeing you Saturday πŸ€žπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Equi-geek

Thank you! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ! We have to have a pic Equi to post on Saturday! C25K Runners at large! 🀩 I mean Lydiard! 🀣❀️

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

I was thinking the same! I'll wear my 'Desert' t-shirt but leave the shorts to you :D

It's going to be so cool to meet the other forum locals - as and when they feel ready πŸ™Œ

Hidden
Hidden

o goodness!!! You are absolutely beautiful! I love your crazy wonderful smile! It's so nice to see it. I am shaping up too. I have lost a pound in a few weeks and i need to lose about three more. I feel my joints and i know i need new running shoes. I am uo at seven as well. I will share photos when i go to los Angeles. I will be running in the sand......i am on week three run three. I feel heavy sometim.es. Do you?

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Hey Tabatha!! Thank you so much!

Well done you on the weight loss!! 😁😁 Oh yes, I do feel heavy and wrote about that many times.😊 But after a couple of minutes when you ease into it, I’ve also noticed that my body wakes up and lightens up. 😁 Try not to push too hard Tabatha, I think of it as my body fine tuning to give me the strength and stamina I need for the run. It’s smart, it knows what to do, so gently allow your body to do its thing! That’s probably equivalent to the go slow mantra we all share!

I hear running on sand can be a challenge, so do go slow! You’re doing a brilliant job! Keep enjoying and well done!

Would love to see the photos too! ❀️

Eiralas
EiralasGraduate

Woo! Look at you in those shorts! You look amazing! You have now convinced me that there must be some shorts somewhere that will fit me and not look ridiculous - I just have to find them ;-)

Don't fret about the distance - as you put it so well, it is your personal distance that counts. Not too long ago I was reading Jay66UK's posts about how frustrated he was about not getting to 5k, and look at him now! The most important thing is that you are running and enjoying it - as you get fitter and fitter, you will gradually be able to run for longer or a little faster, and you will get there if it is something you want to achieve *hugs*

Enjoy the Parkrun on Saturday - I'm looking forward to hearing about it.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Eiralas

Oh thank you so much Eiralas!! Yes, we can wear shorts!! 😁😁 Those shorts were my third attempt! First one resembled something a boxer would wear, except with so much gathering looked and felt like a barrel. 😡

Second Lycra number was waaay to short for my liking! Too out there for now! 😳

Third simple, ever so cheap and perfect for my shape! Result! 😁

Distance?...definetly put that in Room 101 now! The scales needed the company! I have way too many benefits to make it an issue. I’m not even trying to compete with myself, just compliment what already is. I have this whole new community of running friends along with the ability to run! What can I say, but thank you! It’s also lovely to re-live those earlier runs alongside those coming up and know what’s ahead too! I’m kind of in running heaven!

So onwards to the Park run! Another adventure!

Glad to hear you’ve been able to do a bit of running too! Recover well! Routing for you too! 😍❀️

JanB76
JanB76Graduate

Lookin good, Fab!!

I've managed to progress from jogging pants to leggings and now capri pants ( or 3/4 leggings as my mum would have called them, lol). Don't think I'm quite ready for the 'shorts' yet, but heading in the right direction, ha, ha.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to JanB76

Thank you!! Go Jan, that describes my progression to shorts exactly too! I tried a few, so keep looking. The right ones will be out there with your name on it. I’ll still be in my leggings and capri’s, but the shorts did feel good yesterday! ❀️

Peet999
Peet999Graduate

Foxy lady!!! Look at you!!! I couldn’t do shorts but hey suit you to a β€œT”. Well done on your positive attitude. Keep on running x

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