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Little park - Post Grad Run 6 - Hot runner coming through!!! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
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Hey Runners

This great photo says it all! And of course whatever does make you feel good, do lots and lots of it, again and again!! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

Due to too much faffing (faffing is inevitable, but I had an extra dose๐Ÿ˜Š), I have just got back from my run! I did contemplate a drive to one of the big parks for the benefit of shade, but getting in the car wasnโ€™t so appealing either. So, I decide itโ€™s time to go back to my little park close by. It was an oven on my last run there, so mentally, I decided that I would stop today if the heat was just too much and I would respect the elements and my body by not pushing too hard. The heat was very challenging indeed. After the warm up walk, I really thought Iโ€™d have to give up pretty soon after I started, but my legs seemed to carry on, on auto-pilot (thank you legs!๐Ÿ˜˜)!!

I had to divert to run under the trees to give me moments of shade along the route. I was so grateful for those trees. There was just not enough of them for the heat today ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ.

Iโ€™m so pleased that I had the stamina to do it, but Iโ€™m really not sure if this is the week to take on a Parkrun. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I think I might just go out much earlier on my own. But, Iโ€™m also ruling nothing out! Iโ€™ll see how I feel when the day comes. After what is now 15 weeks of running, I still donโ€™t always wake up saying yaaay time for a run, itโ€™s still a challenge, but I still enjoy getting out there and most importantly Iโ€™m having fun!

Happy running, Runners! โค๏ธ

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done for getting out there in this heat.

Iโ€™ve now got to that point where Iโ€™m really looking forward to each run. I donโ€™t know how/when that happened but I think around the time regular 5ks felt comfortable.

Keep on being fabulous!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Thatโ€™s good to know Jay! Youโ€™re doing so brilliantly too! Regular 5ks!! You runner you!! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Slow and steady...๐Ÿ˜‰

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

๐Ÿ˜

Zutter
ZutterGraduate

If it's any consolation, not sure where you are, but our weather forecast for the southeast this morning said the weekend was going to be cooler - a chilly 22 degrees ;)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Zutter

Iโ€™ll have it Zutter! ๐Ÿ˜ Thatโ€™s actually pretty good! Iโ€™ll have a look! Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate

Wow- well done for running in this heat. I found it warmer than usual at 7am so not sure I could have managed a couple of hours later. I keep thinking the running might seem easier in the Autumn when itโ€™s cooler, but I think it may be wishful thinking ๐Ÿค” Not that Iโ€™m wishing summer away of course ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Beanjo

Thanks Beanjo. I think it will be easier too! Itโ€™s a challenge to go out there in this heat, but I do think it will stand me in good stead for cooler runs. I might just feel like a bionic woman (and not the slow motion one that a couple of the pensioners have performed on some of my previous runs! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ)โค๏ธ

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Well done for running in this heat. I'm hoping to get out tonigjt but won't be breaking any speed or distance records. If you decide to Park Run good luck!! If not, I dont blame you!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Ang33333

Thanks Ang! I just figure thereโ€™ll be more Parkruns. I donโ€™t want it to feel like torture. Itโ€™s definetly would be my longest ever run, so it doesnโ€™t really stack up as sensible yet really. โค๏ธ

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Wow! Thatโ€™s amazing to run in this heat! Well done ๐Ÿ”ฅ โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜… and just seen your previous post in shorts .. looking fabulous ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ we are going to cool down tomorrow to 28 degrees in Berkshire ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… so might find some shade to run in ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Bridget007

Hi Bridget! It kind of just happened! I took too long to wake up fully really. But the travelling does get a bit tiring. So, Iโ€™m going to rest tomorrow and just gauge it for Saturday. โค๏ธ

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Well done! I have PG run 6 tomorrow - dreading it!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to telford_mike

Great Mike! If you can get out earlier than I did. Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll be fine!! Go smash it!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Huge well done you!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Oh thank you Oldfloss!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

Ouching
OuchingGraduate

Well done in this heat.

I need to go tonight but it is still hot.

I am week 3 post grad and still have to talk myself into running. I read Jay's posts and want his enthusiasm..i am working towards it.

Hope you do the park run. Think the weather is suppose to break ๐Ÿคž. I really enjoy them

Run safe

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Ouching

Thanks Ouching! I know Jay66UK is a star!! ๐Ÿ˜ I know he wonโ€™t see it that way, but I think heโ€™s so inspirational and encouraging too! I love that we are always routing for each other! Thatโ€™s pretty awesome!

If the weather is suitably cooler, Iโ€™ll probably give a go on Saturday. But if it looks like itโ€™s going to be a big challenge for me, Iโ€™ll just carry on as I am for now! Iโ€™m registered for a Charity 5k in September and hope to be able to run all the way by then. โค๏ธ

Ouching
OuchingGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

The park run I run is hilly so I end up walking the up hills! I say walking I think I mean crawling. ๐Ÿ˜‚

You will get there. You are positive and strong. I have faith xxxx

I will also be nagging if there is no post to tell me you have done it

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Ouching

Ouching!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ! Ok! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ

Ouching
OuchingGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Just done my run for today

Sweating so much I offend myself

๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Ouching

Wooh hoo! Go you Ouching! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ! Hot runner, but itโ€™s complete!! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ

Flyingred
FlyingredGraduate

Well done for keeping going. That's the main thing in this weather. I was chatting with a friend who has done over 100 park runs and she said that she really suffers if she takes a couple of weeks off running. So I think getting out there and doing your best, slow and steady is what counts without getting hung up on distance or speed targets.

I'm surprised you don't wake up looking forward to your runs โ€“ I can't wait to do my next one and would run every day if I didn't know that's not recommended. :)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Flyingred

Nope, I didnโ€™t this morning Flyingred! Not disliking the idea though, just feeling tired. It still feels good Flyingred, so no danger of losing the desire to run! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ

Jelon
JelonGraduate

Youโ€™re amazing and fabulous and sensible ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Š

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Jelon

Thanks so much Jelon!! โค๏ธ

Eiralas
EiralasGraduate

Well done for running in the heat! That must have taken some doing. Looking at the temperatures you have down there makes me appreciate that is it not as hot up here. Still warm though.

Don't blame you for seeing what you feel like doing on Saturday - though it is supposed to be a little cooler.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Eiralas

Thanks Eiralas! Yes, Iโ€™m definitely going to be seeing how it goes. Iโ€™m in no hurry and I really do just enjoy doing what I can do for now! Itโ€™s a self made programme now, but as long as Iโ€™m doing it, Iโ€™ll be a very happy lady indeed! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

Well done Fabulous for getting out there, despite this heat, it is such an added challenge at the moment. It's not as if us new runners have enough to deal with at the moment! The forecast may be a bit more favourable this weekend, so you may get to do your park run after all, although it could be a damp one!

If you decide to do it...wishing you all the best of luck for tomorrow. ๐Ÿ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Little-runner

Aah thank you Little-runner! Iโ€™m sure thereโ€™s going to be plenty of new running experiences to come, so Iโ€™m just going with the flow and will do what feels like itโ€™s going to be fun now!! So nice just to have a where and when to run โ€œdilemmaโ€! ๐Ÿคฃโค๏ธ.

Soniabrown
SoniabrownGraduate

Well done you!! The heat is definitely my biggest challenge at the moment........contemplating my running shoes at 5am when the thunder woke me up today!......hubby goes "get back into bed woman, its not even daytime yet!!"๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜„ ...............if I'm awake at that time tomorrow, and it's not thundering, I'm going for it, I've decided!!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Soniabrown

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜! Thatโ€™s the way Sonia!! I have been out at 5:30am myself, more than once! It seems a bit ๐Ÿคช to others but when youโ€™re determined to move around the obstacles, you find a way!! Good for you too!! Enjoy! Itโ€™s actually quite nice being out when itโ€™s nice and quiet!! Lovely!! โค๏ธ

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