A few firsts and a great start to the day

Just back in from a great run....this feeling is why I stick at it!! It wasn't my fastest or longest but was great all the same. :) :) :)

This morning I ran with a friend. I was slightly nervous...would she think I'm too slow etc etc. That was my first first, the second running without any music (weird) and third being able to talk as well as run. OK on some occassions I did only give one worded answers lol.

It was different route today (involved getting in the car to drive there) but was lovely...country lanes, lovely houses to look at field, fields to run around...maybe this is what has given me my boost. Or was it the massive very long hill at the end that Tosie had forgotten to mention until I saw it that has got all that blood pumping and endorphins running through my body

Timings for today were 4.83k in 39mins 48 secs. Will get all geeky later and look at the splits.

OK...on to next challenge of the day...shopping with my 2 13 year old nieces. :)

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  • Sounds like an excellent start to the day!

  • Very best of luck with challenge 2 and remember there is no shame in retreating to costa coffee

  • Think challenge 2 will probably be tougher than the run lol. Maybe they'll be happy to browse whilst I slurp coffee...i'll put that to them!

  • sounds like you had a lovely run :) as for the shopping. good luck!! did this all day thursday for summer stuff with my 12 & 13 year old girls ~ what fun :)

  • The challenge is find the rest of their outfit for their dad's 50th birthday party....so no pressure then!

    I'm getting impatient I want my graduate badge!!!!!

  • I feel that impatience too- glad you said it out loud! Especially since I think we only missed Friday's handouts by about an hour!

  • Yep, me too. Points means prizes; wanna badge now!!

  • hopefully by the time we get in from work tomorrow the badges will be there

  • So now you're running for 40 minutes and talking at the same time: that's quite a feat! have a fun weekend :)

  • Thanks TJFlute! Was glad to see your run today went ok.

  • Well done on today's run, hope your friend enjoyed it too. Having a running buddy must be so different from solo running.

    Enjoy shopping.

  • Was very different and great to have someone encouraging you.

    It has given me the confidence to make contact with the local running club...going to email them to see if I'd be OK in their begginer group...watch this space (If I say it outloud I have to do it...this counts as outloud!)

  • That's great :) my sister wants to run with me, but I'm nervous about going as she's been running for longer than me and I afraid I'll be really slow compared to her so I've been putting it off!

    Very impressed that you're making contact with the local running group!! :)

  • Go for it with your sister...really enjoyed my run this morning.

    Haven't made contact yet...but on the list for tomorrow :) Am a little scared

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