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CR3 Naked but not Commando!😱 πŸ˜‚ (long post alert!)

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MinnieMoo55Graduate
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Have you ever had a day when your πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ has to fit round everyone and everything else? Well that was me yesterday for CR3.

I got out the house in good time with all running paraphernalia at the ready; clothes and shoes on πŸ‘, phone and armband πŸ‘, water bottle πŸ‘ earbuds πŸ‘ All good so far!

Plan was to drop Tween MM’s girlfriend to the ferry then Tween MM would walk the 🐢 whilst I ran.

It started well, girlfriend didn’t miss the πŸ›³ and as the 🌞 was shining it seemed a good shout to stop off at the forest 🌳 🍁

We got out the car πŸš— with excited 🐢 so Tween MM started out down the path and disappeared into the trees.

Warm up stretches done (I felt a bit silly as lots of other people were also walking their dogs!) I went to my phone for Nike Running Club and some tunes. 😱 No signal!!

For a second I was all of a dither, should I just go back to the πŸš— and wait for Tween with 🐢, should I try to find her and drag her and the mutt off to walk and run somewhere else? Could I run at all without a coach and music? Would I get lost in the forest 🌳 as I’d never run there before? It seemed as though all my πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 😈 were coming at once!

Get a grip and stop faffing girl!!! Otherwise I’d have to do another warm up πŸ˜‚

Tentatively I took my first steps running naked with just a phone stop watch for company. What a lovely πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 😁

The forest runs down to a creek so there were definitely times when I ran up fairly steep inclines and felt as though I was running backwards πŸ˜‚ and I was occasionally dodging dog walkers 🀣 but with only me, the trees and some dappled sunlight it made for a good vibe (heavy breathing not withstanding 🀣)

I really don’t know what I’d been so worried about and will definitely run naked again. Shame about the shoes! 😁

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Dexy5Graduate

So glad that you kept with it MM55. It’s great to just listen to the sounds of nature occasionally.

As an alternative , you can always download some podcasts or music on to your phone so that you don’t need the signal.

Don’t worry about the shoes - a quick rinse and stuff with newspaper and they’ll be fine.

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MinnieMoo55Graduate in reply to Dexy5

Hi Dexy5, the run made up for muddy shoes, but they were so pretty 🀣

At least when I go out now I won’t look quite so much of a newbie 🀣

Yes, I should download some podcasts and music if I don’t want to be caught out again but at least I now know that nothing but nature around you is rather nice 😊

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LottieMWGraduate

Sounds like a lovely run MM 😊

I haven’t run with a coach since graduation, but will start exploring my options soon (hoping for CR6 later if the weather clears).

I haven’t run without music since Week 5 😬 but I’m enjoying revisiting my hippy rock chick youth with various 70’s mixes πŸ˜‚

Go us! πŸ‘ŠπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸŒπŸ’πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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MinnieMoo55Graduate in reply to LottieMW

Well done for getting to CR6. I hope it is a fab one today πŸ™Œ. It’s rubbish weather on the IW but even πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ in rain doesn’t phase me now 😊

More of a rock/punk girl in the 70’s but will happily listen to most things and it was 90’s/00’s anthems that got me through graduation 😁

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LottieMWGraduate in reply to MinnieMoo55

I did CR4 in the rain last week, desperate to fit in scenic runs before Welsh Lockdown πŸ™„

If there’s a fair weather window today, I’ll be going for it!

Ohhhhh welcome to the naked Running club, it's invigorating, and brilliant, just a word of advice don't take too much off πŸ™ˆ

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MinnieMoo55Graduate in reply to

Imc50 absolutely! The rest of the Isle of Wight just wouldn’t be ready for that!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Haha the benefits of that clock adjustment and the safety of the dark 🀭

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MinnieMoo55Graduate in reply to

Hhhmmm, I think it needs more than the cover of darkness! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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CazzaWGraduate

Great post MM πŸ‘ and very entertaining πŸ˜‚ I could envisage it all... even the Red Funnel πŸ›³!

Really well done for running naked πŸ‘ and somewhere new too πŸ˜ƒ It sounds like a lovely route and guess if it’s new it’s easier to be distracted as you’re looking around more, enjoying the scenery and concentrating on an unknown path. I haven’t braved going naked yet but maybe will take a leaf out of your book and go somewhere completely different when I do.

Hope your lovely shoes clean up ok 🀞

I’m having a couple of days off now so hope to get out again tomorrow, it’s looking like it might be a few degrees warmer. Enjoy being able to run in the day whenever you like πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

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MinnieMoo55Graduate in reply to CazzaW

I’ve decided that if my shoes look too pristine then I’m not a real πŸƒβ€β™€οΈThey look as though they’ve had some miles done in them! That’s my excuse! πŸ˜‚

I’m off island tomorrow so Thursday for me with the next πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ I hope.

Did you get a chance to check out the Run Experience?

I’ve just found EXi if you’re looking to do some strength work. Part of NHS still but bit more interesting than Strength and Flex in my humble opinion πŸ˜†

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CazzaWGraduate in reply to MinnieMoo55

Haven’t had a chance to check it out yet. It sounds ridiculous to say I’ve been too busy, with not working, but it feels like that πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ don’t know where the time goes. Lots going on back home currently with parents, sister and five boys so that takes up quite a bit of time.

When I read your β€˜off island’ I had a sudden longing for Southampton John Lewis... miss it so much πŸ˜• Just off to take the car for it’s first service 😬 hate driving over here it’s terrifying πŸ™ˆ will take my Waitrose coffee cup for company 😁

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