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W9R2 - Penultimate Run!

MrsH1969
MrsH1969Graduate

Neither the heavy rain or the gales were going to stop me doing this run earlier today. I donned my high vis waterproof, baseball cap and off I trotted. Did a completely new route as I knew my park/trail path would be sodden and dark. I surprised myself how far I'd run and I actually felt like I was running, my feet seemed higher off the ground, I even had to tell myself to slow down as I may not make tbe 30 mins. I even ran up an inclined road which was early in the run luckily as not sure I would have managed it 10 or 15 mins later! The 'I'm a runner' feeling didn't last too long, I was soon back to my usual 'how much longer' phase so started counting Christmas trees as a distraction. It worked and I did it! It feels a bit surreal that there is just one run left till graduation - I don't think anyone who knows me will believe it as I can't myself!

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ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

Course they’ll believe it ! You’re doing great, so relish that victory lap when it comes. Hope you get better weather for it !

Best of luck on your next run enjoy it , I had a slow one tonight but enjoyed it mind you dry and mild , only had leggings and t-shirt

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Onwards and upwards to your graduation 🎓 run 🏃, good luck, you have come this far, just take run 3 slow and steady. 😊

Ooo you’re so close Big50! And very well done trying out a new route. 👏👏 I love the counting Christmas trees distraction! Anything to take your mind off the task in hand - and it clearly worked for you! 🎄🎄🎄😀

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Great job... distraction is always good, I love thinking of other things while I run. Your friends may not believe it, but over tome they’ll have no choice but to, they’re bound to all see you sometime!

Love that last run.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate

Exciting stuff! We're ready to cheer you when you graduate! 😸

MrsH1969
MrsH1969Graduate
in reply to Katnap

Thank you!

Hedghog
HedghogGraduate

I never got in the rhythym of my run this morning eithet, felt like my feet were made of concrete, i did the counting christmas tree thing too (otherwise called gawping into folks houses 😂😂😂)

MrsH1969
MrsH1969Graduate
in reply to Hedghog

I must admit I only glanced at the Christmas trees I was more interested in the colours and furnishings as I'm looking to redecorate in the New Year! 😉

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