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Week 8 run 3 done... finally.

Kertesz
Kertesz

This was one of those Not a Good Run runs... My debut after an eight day sabbatical on account of a chest infection. As bad runs are usually a result of a combination of factors, I’ve reflected: yesterday I went to a birthday event with a friend... so the pre-run evening was fuelled by 20,000 steps yomping round London; hydrated mostly by wine... and nourished mostly by small nibbles. Lesson learnt 😉. Never mind... back to sensible business this week. Meanwhile, look at the avenue of blossom that greeted me at the finish line today! 🌸😍🌸

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Jogunlikely
JogunlikelyGraduate

it cant be counted as a bad run if you ended up there. its absolutely stunning :)

Kertesz
Kertesz in reply to Jogunlikely

I know!! There are 111 flowering cherry trees there apparently! Last weekend when I ran, they were still bare twigs... so today was an absolute joy - and complete surprise 😃

Jogunlikely
JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to Kertesz

111! is it giving away any state secrets if you say where this is?

Kertesz
Kertesz in reply to Jogunlikely

No! Not all!! They’re at Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent. I’ve just googled the trees’ heritage - they were gifted to the UK by a visiting Japanese martial arts organisation in 2013!! Well worth a visit if you’re located anywhere nearby x

Jogunlikely
JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to Kertesz

Cool. Thanks

Cfc55
Cfc55Graduate

Good effort K after a break, that’s a tough run to come back to 👍! However I must take issue with your total lack of professionalism in your prep for the run 🙄! Water is the recommended hydrating liquid, not several flagons of wine 🤦‍♂️! Could just be I’m jealous tho 😜😂

Kertesz
Kertesz in reply to Cfc55

Doh! Thanks for the insider info...<now> I know where I’ve been going wrong... (If I said it was flutes of fizz, rather than flagons of wine, would that make it more professional?! 😂)

Cfc55
Cfc55Graduate in reply to Kertesz

Happy to help, as they say in a well known supermarket 😂! No that wouldn’t make it professional, just more expensive 😂

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

That’s gorgeous ! Welcome back x

Kertesz
Kertesz in reply to ButtercupKid

Thank you! For me, it’s the ‘nature-y bit’ that makes the running such a wonderful pastime! X

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Kertesz

I do love getting out there too, and seeing what nature is up to. Not always including the weather 😄

RunRunRun13
RunRunRun13Graduate

Gorgeous blossom tree but wine and nibbles take preference to running surely ! 🏃‍♀️🍷 Onwards and upwards !

Kertesz
Kertesz in reply to RunRunRun13

It’s a close call!! Have vowed to be sensible during week 9! X

SeeJillRun
SeeJillRunGraduate

Gorgeous photo! Can’t say I’m shocked it was a great run after reading your description of the night before 😂😂. But you got through it so well done!

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