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Early morning run still 🥵

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Twas a rare early morning jaunt this morning, after simply not wanting to risk running in this heat, I opted to do that dad taxi thing and deliver the eldest to work for her summer job.

So a tad later than hoped I got out about 7am, stretches and water drank. Suncream applied 👍, I took the new brooks ghost 14's for a little run, clinging to the shade wherever the towpath offered it. The trusty Aonijie soft flask topped up with good ol H20 for hydration ( even a short run needs fluids given the heat!)

It was a warm one and some 🥵🥵🔥🔥, the new runners felt just like new runners should, they had that bounce and did a grand job.

Weather forecast mentions 🌦️🌧️🌩️for the weekend ohhhh hurrah 🥳. I shall be out in it with out a doubt, the rains far kinder to my delicate complexion 🙃.

Keep safe in this heat people, if it's too hot then hey, leave that run until cooler, and definitely remember that water, your cap and all the other bits👍

Happy running from Costa del Wales


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Tasha99 profile image

Well done on your run and getting out nice and early! Lovely new shoes 😍

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Tasha99

Cheers Tasha99 I hope Ive not jeopardized your Hola commission, but errrrrr I tried I even left the shop with a pair of Hola Rincon super bright in orangey-red, but I wore them around the house etc and I just couldn't get comfy in them, they were so narrow in the toe-box area. So after the sales assistant (an actual real runner as well 🤣) said I really didn't require a stability shoe. I plumped for the new ghost ohhhhhhhhhh 🥰. Now I just need to make the sun out 😳

Brooks ghost 14
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Tasha99Graduate in reply to Imc50

A lot of people love brooks ghost! 👌🏽

Jools2020 profile image

Nice shoes, Imc! Well done for your early (ish) run. 👏👏👏👍😊

Imc50 profile image

Ta Julia, not quite as early as yourself, taxi duty compromised an earlier run 🤪

Instructor57 profile image

Well done on getting out there in the heat! 👍Even 7am is hot 🥵

I'm certainly looking forward to a cooler weekend

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Instructor57

It's definitely a tough call Ian, roll-on Sunday 🥳

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Instructor57Moderator in reply to Imc50

Bring it on 👍😁

Beautiful scenic route! Well done you for running in this heat! I haven’t been brave enough to run outside yet and sticking to the treadmill for now but you’ve inspired me as this looks so scenic and peaceful!

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Imc50Moderator in reply to MaCherie112

Brilliant thank you MaCherie112 now the last time I looked I'm sure that treadmill of yours is powered by electric 🤓, save yourself a fortune, unplug it grab some water and get yourself out there!

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MaCherie112 in reply to Imc50

I definitely need to!!! 😂

nowster profile image

Costa del Cymru? You're about as inland as you can get!

From the real coast of Wales (last day today).

Mummycav profile image

Well done Imc50…like the sound of your flask…and yes, hydration in this heat is an absolute must…something I often forget. 🤪 It should be run day for me tomorrow so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some rain later in the day & then I’m at a wedding on Saturday so if I don’t get to run tomorrow I’ll make up for it on the dance floor on Sat night 💃🏼

Happy new shoe day 😀

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Mummycav

Cheers Bev, I'm a sucker for a new pair of brooks....... That's the flask btw very impressive it's only about 400ml but it's got a great bite valve, and the outer case will hold a phone as well

Soft flask
nowster profile image

Are those long socks or leggings you're wearing in the middle photo in the collage?

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Imc50Moderator in reply to nowster


Good advice and I’m so late seeing this that we’ve had the rain 🌧 ☔️ and she ☀️ has come back 😀but it’s not so hot Love the Brooks 14’s

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