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Splash-pad run

Decker
DeckerModerator

Was a really hot one today. 32 feeling like 38, so to beat the heat the run group decided on running to all of the children’s splash pads in town. I think we must have hit around 5 of them. The kids had the right idea today. Was amazing getting fully soaked and 10 min later feeling bone dry. We did not do a very long stint, just around 15k in total with splash breaks every 3k or so. And there were freezies after we finished! I think I am regressing back into childhood again :)

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Good run on all fronts. Good to let the inner child out now and again 😄 (As long as it's well behaved in company!) Also, get you!😄 Not a very long run ..... 15k 😃 ..... Wasn't that long ago we could only dream of such things. Brilliant. Here's to more of those runs 👍

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to AnnieW55

Haha yes this group does get creative! I really appreciated it too after working long hours through the last few weekends. Yes the 15k seemed short because we kept stopping to cool down. :). Next week’s plan is to maybe run down to Nathan Phillip’s Square downtown to take in an art show. That is around a 15k distance. Hopefully I can swing it with the workload.

mrrun
mrrunUltramarathon

Was that after one of your brewery runs? I must admit, you guys have some cracking ideas. What next? Mob-run through supermarkets? It feels I would slot right in!

AnnieW55
AnnieW55 in reply to mrrun

Mob-run through supermarket - but only up/down and round the fridge/freezer aisles. You're right, they certainly know how to have fun while they suffer over there!

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to AnnieW55

Haha no, this was just a Saturday group run. I can only imagine how it would have gone down if there was beer involved as well 🤪 Supermarket mob runs could definitely work through the frozen section!

mrrun
mrrunUltramarathon in reply to Decker

I would need that! It’s 9am here and I’m about to do 16K and it’s already very warm. I. Love. This. Weather. 😎

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to mrrun

Maybe carry a squirt gun along with your water bottle 😎 💦

mrrun
mrrunUltramarathon in reply to Decker

You should patent that stuff, your ideas would make you prosperous! Squirt Gun, available from Decker Is Run online, at 9.99 while stocks last. ;)

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon

What a great way to get a run in despite the heat! Regress away...sounds absolutely blissful 🙃. You have the best running group around.

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Yes it really was a flash of brilliance. We got some strange looks from the grandmas when we jumped in the water with their grandkids, but the kids did not seem to care.

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon in reply to Decker

I bet the kids loved it! They seem to love it when the adults “play” . Great idea!

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Yes the kids enjoyed the antics. Reminded me of playing in the waterparks with our two when they were toddlers. 🙂

C3PO
C3POMarathon

Only 15 km... Sounds like a great way to run in the heat.

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to C3PO

Each start from a splash-pad felt like a fresh run. It was great. They need to set a marathon up with splash-pad stations!

Lavender1962
Lavender1962Half Marathon

Your running group has great ideas! Sounds like it was a lot of fun.

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to Lavender1962

Yes, it wasn’t quite a long run, but it was good fun!

Awww, that sounds fab Decker, even with the breaks 15k, whew, that’s a long way!! You have my utmost respect!! Nothing wrong with bringing the inner child out now & again 😁

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to Mummycav

Yes, it was a good laugh! File under “things you can do in a group but not alone” 😁. It is remarkable how fresh you feel after a soak. Even just some cool water to the back of the neck. I was done by the end though.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

This is hilarious! Pictures?

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to roseabi

There were some pics taken but not by me. Was busy keeping my phone dry 😁

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Marathon

I am liking this a lot, I want to do one!!

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to ju-ju-

Yes, this is right up your alley Ju!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Marathon in reply to Decker

I want to do it!!!!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Marathon in reply to Decker

I want to do it!!!!

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

We don’t have any near me ☹️ Mind you,they’d not get used 364 days of the year 😁

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to misswobble

They get used quite a bit by parents for the little ones. We used to take our two quite often when they were toddlers. And now with the runners going too, there is a whole new use for them 😊

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