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1st post-grad run. Cheers MJ!!! πŸ˜³πŸ˜…

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
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I’m very relieved this wasn’t my actual graduation run. I’d decided to use W9 to help me along on my first run β€˜going solo’ and set it up as I’d done for the past 27 runs, all without problem.

β€˜Off you go’ said MJ, so off I went. MapMyRun also kicked in so I knew all was good. Except MJ obviously didn’t think I needed his help any more and that’s the last I heard from him! I did think, crikey that was a long 10 minutes, but MMR gave me a split time so I knew MJ had taken leave. Obviously got sick of me and went off to help someone else - which is fine! Except I’d have been gutted if it had been a run which counted. It wouldn’t have felt right!

Anyway all good, almost identical in time to my last run, except pretty windy and quite damp this morning. I’m still the colour of a πŸ… even though it’s way cooler!!

Happy Sunday everyone! πŸ˜€

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Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate

Well done!! Especially after MJ ditched! πŸ™„Celebs ey!

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Dee_N

Yeah. Who’s MJ anyway?!!!! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Haha!! Don’t let him hear you!! Shhhhh we love you MJ really!! πŸ™ˆπŸ˜¬πŸ™ŠπŸ˜‚

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Dee_N

Oh I know, I’ve been watching him on the European Champs, and thinking to myself β€˜that’s my personal trainer’ πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Jo Whiley left me really quickly for another runner. It’s the app’s way of cutting the apron strings I reckon. Keep on running!

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Fickle celebs! Never mind, I’ll fly solo from now on if he doesn’t want me! πŸ˜…

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Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

That floozy!

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Dee_N

Totally! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Happy running happy runner! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Always happy running, Flara! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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MVBrown
MVBrownGraduate

Your post made me πŸ˜€, well done you have indeed moved on from MJ. Luckily you had MMR to keep tabs on you.

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to MVBrown

Yes, I’d hate to have had to guess my 30 minutes! At least MMR likes me! πŸ˜…

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Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

You're doing great on your own!!

Enjoy the freedom of running for pure pleasure.....whilst consolidating!!!

You've got this, hun!!!πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Hotheels

Good advice Hotheels, I will! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

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Crawlhome
CrawlhomeGraduate

Good going cheekychipmunks especially with the weather being less great.

Have you seen the stepping stone options on the couchto5k app? I'm going to try out the interval training one.

Have a fabulous Sunday. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Crawlhome

Ooooo no, must check those out, thanks for the heads-up CH! I still smile to myself when I think of how far we’ve all come! πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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PaulaGullett
PaulaGullettGraduate

MJ is a busy man! He’s got a lot on this week with the Europeans. I have 2 more runs left and don’t want to say goodbye to SM 😩

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to PaulaGullett

He is busy, you’re right, I shouldn’t complain! It did feel odd not having him pipe up every now and then, but I’ll get used to it! Good luck with the rest of your runs! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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PaulaGullett
PaulaGullettGraduate
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks πŸ™.... 2 more left x

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to PaulaGullett

Go you! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate

Well done cheeky. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘. I was planning to stay on week 9 for a while to consolidate as it were so let’s see if he makes me fly solo tomorrow πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Beanjo

Good luck Beanjo, both with your run and with securing MJ! Hopefully he’ll show up for you! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜…

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JoPo48
JoPo48Graduate

Massive well done to you!! Feels great doesn't it?

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to JoPo48

Thank you! And yes it feels amazing. Still on a high! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

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Uppertolhurst

Did my first post-grad run today. SM did accompany me rather than desert me for the Edinburgh Fringe; I just went back to Wk9r1, and she was quite happy. I ignored her at the end, however, and managed to get to 5.4K in about 40 minutes, so yay me!!!

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Uppertolhurst

Yay you indeed! Amazing distance and time!

It’s ok, I’m over MJ deserting me, really (😩😩😭😭) πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Uppertolhurst
UppertolhurstGraduate
in reply to cheekychipmunks

He was very busy this weekend. I was a little afraid of him TBH which is why I chose Sarah.

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Uppertolhurst

Probably a wise move! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»

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Jundal
JundalGraduate

I had Sarah all the way through, and the swear words I threw her way! πŸ˜‚

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Jundal

She’ll be fine though, she’s already moved on! πŸ˜…

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