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MuddledGardenerGraduate
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Hello, peeps! I seem to have been away for some time. I put this down to the fact that my hubby has finally come home, after nearly twelve years away in the Middle East. Although I’m still running regularly, I have got out of the habit of coming on here; something I used to do, to while away the hours of solitude.

A little while back, I had become exhausted and stale, so, following some excellent advice on here, I took a short break. I only missed one Parkrun, as our running club staged a takeover of the volunteer duties one week, which was on an EXTREMELY hot day. I was so glad I wasn’t running that day! My buddy and I stood at Jelly Baby Corner, and clapped and cheered all the runners. We had a great time, and I didn’t even steal any sweeties... well, not until the Tail Walker had gone by! πŸ˜‚ I made a point of targeting those who seemed to be struggling, as I always find the Marshal’s encouragement so important when I’m fading. It was actually a very moving morning. My friend said the same.

When I started back, I decided to do gentle short runs of 2 or 3 k, before doing Parkrun each week. This worked well for a few weeks, and now I am using the Stepping Stone podcasts to develop my running. This seems to be paying off, as my time for Parkrun is getting shorter each outing. One week, my eldest daughter, a very keen hill walker, joined me, which was lovely! She now runs a couple of times a week. 😊

Last month, I completed the 15 mile challenge for Race At Your Pace, and this month, I am over half way through the 25 mile challenge. On Friday, my running buddy and I will be running at night in a race in Thetford Forest, which I am really looking forward to. πŸ˜ƒ

So, that’s me in a nutshell! How about you? What have you all been up to? Do tell! πŸ˜€

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Annieapple profile image
AnnieappleGraduate

A lovely read!

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MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Annieapple

Thank you! 😊

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Delly-dotGraduate

Hi. Good to hear from you! Glad to hear you’ve kept up the running. I’m launching a C25k comeback after stopping just short of graduation after W9R1 because of injury in June. I’m back at the beginning so my troublesome foot gets back into things gradually. It would be nice to get right through to the end this time though! I ran W1R1 yesterday and it felt so good to be back!

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MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Delly-dot

How frustrating for you to be denied graduation, after all your hard work! Good luck second time around! At least you know how to approach it all now. Just take it gently! Xx

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backintimeGraduate

Did you recognise your husband after 12 years away ? :p

only joking

great to have you back!

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MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to backintime

🀣🀣🀣 Only just! 🀣

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Buddy34Graduate in reply to backintime

I was thinking the same πŸ˜‚

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MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Buddy34

🀣🀣🀣

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Welcome back... and well done maintaining that parkrun streak.

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MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you! It’s great to be back! πŸ˜€

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AlMorrGraduate

Good post from you MuddledGardener, you ask what we have been up to?

Well I have had a PB 5K time of 32.01 at my last parkrun, I now have ran 2/10K's, the best time being 70.20, next Wednesday I intend to run my 3rd 10K, this Saturday will be my 6th parkrun. 😊 πŸƒ

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MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Wow! You are doing brilliantly! They are some impressive times! πŸ™Œ

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to MuddledGardener

πŸ‘ πŸƒ

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Buddy34Graduate

Great that you out and running after your short break . Hope you enjoy your night run . Let us know how it went. Good luck 😊

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MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you, I will! πŸ˜€

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Elisabeth3Graduate

Nice to see you back MG!

I was wondering where you were...

Good news the family is 'round'.

Well done on the runnings and races.

Hah, will be difficult to keep up with you. πŸ˜πŸƒ

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MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Elisabeth3

Thank you! I’m still one of the slowest of the pack, so don’t worry! πŸ˜‚

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Elisabeth3Graduate in reply to MuddledGardener

In the same club...

Started Bridge to 10 k. πŸƒ

It will take me longer to complete that.

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MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Elisabeth3

There’s no hurry. 😁

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