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I had planned a lovely long run this morning without the ipod, but it was not to be. Instead my hubby led me astray last night with anniversary vino, and a big plate of cheese. I could not resist even though I knew it would knock my running ability.

So instead of getting in the car and driving to the local beauty spot this morning I ended up cramming in the Stepping Stones podcast before work. I thought it would be an utter disaster. After all I had a hangover, and really didn't feel like running. Just shows how wrong you can be.

It was great to be listening to Laura again, and I really enjoyed the music. So upbeat for a Sunday morning. I thought the pace was going to be hard as I felt out of breath in the warm up but once I got going it felt about right. In fact everything felt right, the pace, the music, my body. Dare I tempt fate and say I actually found todays run easy? Maybe it was my post graduation high, or maybe the red C25K graduation t-shrit I was sporting. Either way I wish every run was that enjoyable.

I am a bit worried though. I only have one more run before I'm away with work for a few days. It will be longest I've gone without running since July. I can't run while away and I'm scared I fall off the running wagon.

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Beads profile image

Ha ha, someone a couple of days ago said they'd had an easier time running with a hangover. Maybe we all need a touch more vino!

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AnnaDJGraduate in reply to Beads

Not sure I'd recommend it. It took all my power just to get out the door, lol

TJFlute profile image

Your hubby sounds simply the best!

And you ran with a hangover and work afterwards...you're simply the best too!

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AnnaDJGraduate in reply to TJFlute

He is, though he's supposed to helping me do this not tempting me to the dark side ;-)

swanscot profile image

Ha Anna, I too, have just written about finding today's run 'easy'. It must be catching! ;-)

Well done finding Stepping Stones easy and running with a hangover!

Pelephant profile image

Wow1 That sounds like such a good run. Well done. Something tells me you are NOT going to fall of that running wagon at all. I've got a funny feeling!

gdeann profile image

Wow! Maybe I should have me a glass or two of vino before my run today! Great news that you had a great run!

Soozz profile image

Weird isn't it? The runs you don't expect to go well (I.e. with a hangover) often seem to go fine, whereas sometimes when you set out feeling energetic and positive it goes horribly wrong.... Well done for getting out there (with a day at work ahead too). I enjoyed Stepping Stones too, was pleasantly surprised. I don't think you need worry about going away and having a break from running, your body will have a good rest and be ready for your next run after you get back (or could you take your kit with you?). I think you are hooked now, like we all are!

Deryn61 profile image

Fab post, well done!

I too am the proud owner of a red C25k t shirt but decided against wearing it on my 10k race today as my race number obscured the logo AND more to point I needed long sleeves it was so flippin cold and wet!

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AnnaDJGraduate in reply to Deryn61

I put a thin long sleeved base layer underneath it. I'm not sure if that's an acceptable running outfit but I can't wait till good weather to wear it.

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