NEXT RUN - BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD..... - Couch to 5K

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NEXT RUN - BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD.....

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59erGraduate

Awake at 4 this morning due to my dog, who's been a bit peely-wally, wanting to go out. Dog settled but try as I might I couldn't get back to sleep. So at 6 I thought I'll go for my run. I was hoping to beat the French heat. All set - but as I walked towards the door so did the dog 🙄 So off we went to the woods instead. As I drove back I saw such a beautiful view so thought I'd just run back this way and get a picture even though it wasn't my planned route. After I'd taken the snap I thought that Jo Wiley was incredibly quiet only to discover that my app had turned itself off - it wasn't me!! So, back to square one. Fiddling about I managed to kind of get myself back to where I'd left off - just an extra minutes running but I got back to the house too early so had to run past it and then walk back. What a performance!

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FrencGraduate

Well done on seizing the day! I had to look up what peely-wally meant though 😁. That is an amazing view, I’m not surprised you turned back to take a photo. Ah tech, it really has a mind of its own sometimes doesn’t it. A great run for you today 😊😊😊.

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Frenc

Peely wally:- old Scottish word for looking very sickly or pale

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FrencGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you AlMorr!

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59erGraduate in reply to AlMorr

How does that work for a black Labrador AlMorr? 🤣

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to 59er

Well dogs can also look PW 😂 lol

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59erGraduate in reply to AlMorr

He wasn't pale by any means! But definitely off colour 🤣

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59erGraduate in reply to Frenc

Done and dusted! It set me up for the day 🙂

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59erGraduate in reply to Frenc

Done and dusted! It set me up for the day 🙂

How lovely to get out so early, to feel happy that you went lasts all day. That view, just perfect

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59erGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

Yes, it gives you a feel good factor that, as you said, lasts all day 🙂

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RoxdogGraduate

Looks lively. Despite the tech failure!

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59erGraduate in reply to Roxdog

I'll get it right next time!

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HeavyFootGraduate

Hey! You were/are in Céret! My summer and autumn home. If you’re still there end of August, fancy a run? I will be doing the short Ronde Ceretane in September.

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59erGraduate in reply to HeavyFoot

You're a brave man running in that heat! For the past 5 years I've said 'next year' but what with injury then Covid I've never managed it. I thought you had to get a doctor's certificate to run the Ronde Céretan? I'm going back to Blighty on Saturday - coming back in September - not sure when though. I'll post when I'm back and then who knows?

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HeavyFootGraduate in reply to 59er

I run very early during the hot days. Things should a lot more reasonable in the second half of September.

Yes, you do need a doctor’s certificate. In France you’ll have to pay the usual consultation fee (€24?) which might include a symbolic BP test.

In the UK you might get your GP if they have a smattering of French to sign and stamp (very important) the simple form.

I ran the 10km Ronde last year and found it truly appalling. So I’m reverting to the shorter run this year.

À bientôt, peut-être.

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59erGraduate in reply to HeavyFoot

Where do you actually GET the form? My GP's wife is french so I could get it done if I felt I was fit enough. I'd like to enjoy it though. I'll maybe get a form and see nearer the time. Tout est possible!

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HeavyFootGraduate in reply to 59er

Go to the Ronde Ceretane website and follow the link to the Medical Certificate. It’s a general one and is valid for a year. All meetings websites should have a link to the certificate.

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59erGraduate in reply to HeavyFoot

Thank you. I'll give it a try when I get my internet back! 🤣🤣

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nowsterGraduate

Sometimes the camera app can squeeze out other running apps due to it taking over a lot of internal memory, especially on Android. I found this often happened to me.

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59erGraduate in reply to nowster

Well, it was a first for me. I'll be ready for it next time!! 🤣

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Birra1Graduate

Oh, how I can relate to that one. 💖

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59erGraduate in reply to Birra1

Happens to us all - sometimes not just the once 😜🤣 - only usually it's with my music!

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NilsamGraduate

Well done for motivation...and beautiful photo too.

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59erGraduate in reply to Nilsam

I was à 'wee bit' damp when I got back but glad I persevered 🥵

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Hedgehogs123Graduate

We all have days like that, but you made the most of it so that's a definite win!I thought peely- Wally meant your doggie needed to go out for a night wee!! 🤣🤣

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59erGraduate in reply to Hedgehogs123

🤣🤣 no - it's just one of the many Scottish expressions I've learnt over the years. I WAS pretty 'wabbit' by the time I got home though - that one I think, is self explanatory 🙂

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