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Little tiny slow 5k, but wow did it feel good? 🤸‍♀️🏃‍♀️🥰🐾

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Just a quickie (promise!) 😅 I wouldn’t normally post about an everyday run, but I’ve just completed my first one for nearly 2 weeks. No walks allowed either due to self isolating, so I took today’s run super slow and took W1R1 and my beloved MJ along for company. I jogged/jogged a bit faster!

Result? An “effortless” 5k run at an average pace of 8:17, and I could have gone on and on. But I’m good, so I didn’t! 😇

I realise I’ve been very very fortunate with my case of covid, and many aren’t as lucky. I’m hoping my running fitness helped. Who knows? I’d like to think it did. ❤️

Happy healthy running everyone. 🥰

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Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Great news CC, you had us all worried! I am sure that the underlying fitness was a big help. Being a cautious old buffer I would still take things easy for a while! Not a time for pb runs! 🧙🏻

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Beachcomber66

Thanks so much BC. You know me, I need no excuse to revert to bimbling snail mode, so yes I’ll take your advice and do just that for a week or so! Come on snails, you’re needed ....... 🐌 🐌 🐌

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles

Whoop whoop! So glad that you are allowed out In the big wide world again cheeky. And so lovely to share the first run Back with MJ and Flossie.

I am sure that 2 weeks wouldn’t have had a detrimental effect on your fitness cheeky, and it sounds like Covid hasn’t affected it either.

I bet you will be making up for lost time now.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Dexy5

It was so lovely grabbing my car keys and telling Flossie yes, we really were going out Dexy! It was a lovely morning too, although I’d have gone out whatever the weather!

I had no idea what to expect, as since starting C25K I’ve had virtually no break and have run 3+ times per week almost without fail. I’m happy with how it went, and yes, covid doesn’t appeared to have affected me. 🥰

Hidden
Hidden

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How lovely! This will bring a glow to many today. Very well done on this run because you've deserved to experience this feeling once again. Great experience at the end in keeping it where you did. Longer runs will come and this is a brilliant, brilliant marker 🙂🙂🙂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Hidden

Thanks GTFC. I’m happy to share my experience, hoping it will give anyone else unlucky enough to test positive a bit of positivity. 😀

I’ll continue taking it easy for a few more runs, as I don’t want to assume anything though.

Katnap
KatnapMetric Marathon

I'm sure your fitness helped! And possibly so did the break from running! 👏👏👏

ğŸŽ„ğŸ± Xmas Katnap ğŸ±ğŸŽ„

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Katnap

I suspect the enforced break did help Katnap. Not that I fancy another! I am going to take it easy for another week or two as I certainly don’t consider myself invincible! 😀

JonathanP
JonathanP10 Miles

Fantastic news Cheeky!👍How's the taste/smell issue going?

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to JonathanP

Thanks Jonathan. Ummmm , well yesterday I thought they were returning, but they deminished as the day went on and they’re not great today. However guidance says to expect it to take a while to return, so I’m going to continue eating tasty food and imagining it! 😅

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

So pleased that you are much better and you enjoyed your run today, as you say 'your running fitness helped', lovely photo of Flossie your dog on a misty morning.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al. Oh yes it was wonderful, and Flossie loved it too! 🐾🥰

Phew, a great relief for you to be back outside doing something you love🏃‍♀️❤same for Flossie of course🐕🐾

So glad your symptoms were mild, and you are almost back to normal.

Stay well and Happy running🤗🏃‍♀️🐕xxx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks so much BBR. I think I was remarkably fortunate and I’m not taking that for granted. I’ll continue slow runs for a while yet (any excuse!) 🤣

linda9389
linda9389Administrator

Aaaannnndddd she's back!!!! Excellent!!!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Hahaha, thanks Linda! I’m still grinning. 🥰

I think your running fitness must have helped. Well done, glad you had a good run and that you’re back out there.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to BaddieThePirate

I’m sure it did Baddie. What a huge relief. 🥰

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

That’s great Munks! That run must have felt wonderful 🥰

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Irishprincess

Ohhhh yes it certainly did IP. Like being set free! 🥰

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Welcome back to the happy world of running Cheekychipmunks! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ Glad you’re able to get out there again🙂👍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to David_G

Thanks David, yes it felt great for us both to be able to stretch our legs today! 🏃‍♀️🐾

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon

Welcome back Cheeky! I'm so glad your case of Covid wasn't too severe. Now to just wait for that sense of smell to return!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thanks Sask, I absolutely can’t wait for my senses of taste and smell to return! I thought they had yesterday - but today they’re awol again. 🤷‍♀️

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ugh, to not taste would be tough. I hope it doesn't take too long, but it sounds like in some, it can take months. Fingers crossed for you to have a quick return. Given you've had some improvement (fleeting as it may have been) hopefully it will be back sooner rather than later ğŸ¤ž

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to SaskAlliecat

The fact that I’m aware of more than nothingness means it’s getting ready to return! I love my food too much for it to taste of air! 😩

PurpleFish59
PurpleFish59Half Marathon

Great to see you back out there Cheeky, I can’t imagine being cooped up that long!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to PurpleFish59

Thanks PF, no I don’t recommend it! It was so wonderful being set free this morning. 🥰

Over62
Over62Half Marathon

Great news that you are up and out and about. Take it easy and take care too.

Happy gentle running 👏👍😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Over62

Thanks Over, oh yes, I intend to take the next couple of weeks of running really gently. My favourite kind of running! 🥰

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I’m absolutely sure it did! Better lungs I shd think 😀. That’s my medical opinion 😁

Well done 👍😀🏃‍♀️ Sounds perfect 😀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to misswobble

That’s what I thought too MW! Yes, it was a lovely lovely run! 🥰

So pleased to read this cheekychipmunks. Excellent! ğŸŽ‰ğŸ‘ğŸŒ¸ğŸƒâ€â™€ï¸ğŸ• Well excellent as far as the running goes. Here's to your sense of taste and smell returning for part two of the excellence. How good will food taste after a period of no taste?

I'm beginning to long for my first post fall run. Next physio appointment on November 23rd, so no running until at least then, that will be 3½ months since my fall. I am thinking of ringing in and asking if I could cycle as it isn't so high impact and might be allowed.

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles in reply to over61andstilltrying

It’s worth checking over61. My physio said it would help to cycle after my injury, albeit different to yours. 🚴‍♀️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to over61andstilltrying

Oh wow you have no idea how much I’m looking forward to tasting real food again over61. So far the most success has come from the faint taste of a chicken cuppa soup! Yes, I stooped that low. 😩😅

You’ve been out for a long time haven’t you? I have no idea how that must feel, and I can imagine you going a bit stir crazy. Hopefully your physio will ok cycling. Surely that’ll be ok as it’s definitely no impact. ğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž for a good appointment on the 23rd. 🥰

Hi again and Dexy5 , decided to ring in and leave a message for my physio and I was delighted to receive a phone call not long afterwards. Yes to cycling but no to hills. Oh dear! It is all hilly here. I shall push my bike up the hills. Hooray! For something to build a bit of stamina back up. 🚴‍♀️ Here I come!😂 Oh boo! Rain forecast all day tomorrow!🌧

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to over61andstilltrying

Ahh that’s fantastic news over61! You’ll get fit pushing your bike up your hills! At least you can get out and about. Shame about the rainy forecast though - think you’ll still go anyway? 🚲 😀 💦

No plans to cycle in the rain. I cycled to school when teaching whatever the weather, but for now, I shall choose dry times and enjoy it more. 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to over61andstilltrying

I can’t say I blame you. Running in the rain I find fun, but I can imagine cycling would be miserable. 💦

Lovely to see you back out.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Shake-and-run

Thanks Shakey, it felt incredible! 🥰

SmilingTortoise1
SmilingTortoise1Half Marathon

So glad to hear you've recovered and had such an enjoyable run today 🥰 Gorgeous picture of Flossie. Hope your family all well too 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to SmilingTortoise1

Aww thanks ST, all good now, just waiting for my senses to come back. That will be amazing! The run felt great though and I’m looking forward to the next one on Sunday. 🥰

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

Woohoo, welcome back Cheeky 😃😃 So glad to hear that you have come through it so well. A very happy Flossie too no doubt. A slow (not) parkrun to follow?

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Sandie1961

Thanks Sandie! Yes, both Flossie and I had a blast! She’d missed it too. 🐾❤️

I’m counting today’s as (Not) PR I think. It wasn’t the same course as usual as I incorporated some of the hills. I’d like to log a time this week and I don’t think I should run tomorrow. Hey at least I should get a better time next weekend! 😀

I believe your running fitness really did help, it sounds a lovely run and fantastic picture

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to WillowandSola

Thanks W&S, yes I’m hoping that’s the case because it bodes well for all us runners hopefully. It was such a lovely morning and the mist was magical. It then lifted and there was bright sunshine. 😍 ☀️

Just the perfect time for a run, don’t push too hard for a week or so but enjoy running, we have a colleague with covid and he’s not too bad and feeling guilty being off work but he can’t come near us now until he gets a negative test so i left him some tests on his doorstep today

Decker
DeckerModerator

Great to have you back Cheeky!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Decker

Thanks so much Decker! 👍

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Great to see this post...very well done you! Steady as you go !

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks OF, I don’t find it hard going steady! 🤣

triumph-tiger
triumph-tigerHalf Marathon

Very well done; agree makes sense to take it easy to get back into it 😀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to triumph-tiger

Thanks t-t, yes I think I’d be foolish to push for too much too soon. 🥰

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon

Great news Cheeky, welcome back :-)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to UpTheStanley

Thanks UTS! 😀😀

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoMarathon

Great to hear 👍🏻😁

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks GGJJ, looking forward to the next one now. 😀

Time_Lord
Time_Lord10 Miles

That's brilliant Cheeky, well done x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Time_Lord

Thanks T_L, never has a 5k been so appreciated! 😍

Well done that's great. What a releif . I'm sure being a runner has helped. Take it steady though !

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Tillybeach

Thanks so much Tillybeach, yes I really do believe running must have played some part in it being so mild. 🙏🏻

aliboo70
aliboo70Half Marathon

That's brilliant great that you are feeling well xxx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to aliboo70

I really am, thanks aliboo. I just did a trial perfume spray and I can definitely smell it today. Not very strong, but I’ll take that as a win! 🙏🏻🥰

Woo hoo! Great news and a lovely relaxed run.

Sounds like the senses are returning too ğŸ¤ž

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Birdlady64

Thanks Birdlady, it was so relaxed and I could have continued on. 🥰

Senses are returning, but slowly. They’re coming and going, but right now I’ll take anything! 😅

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon

Hi CC. Very pleased to know that you are getting better. Hope you feel good and strong again. That’s a lovely picture. Makes me want to run somewhere scenic too.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Stephen_UK

Thanks Stephen, I am lucky with the common near me, although it’s starting to be pretty squelchy. Trail shoes all the way now. 🏃‍♀️💦

Cmoi
CmoiHalf Marathon

Great news that you're back and recovering cheekychipmunks, and I love the photo too :)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Cmoi

Thanks Cmoi, yes the mist had just started lifting and part way through my run the sun came out. Lucky I had my sunglasses on my head just in case! ğŸ˜Ž

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon

Brilliant news cheekychipmunks and I also would like to believe being fitter helps us through whatever comes our way. 😊😊🐕

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Buddy34

I can’t help but think that must go some way towards helping us recover quicker Buddy. It was certainly a relief for me. 🙏🏻😀

Well done👍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Megbird

Thanks Megbird. 👍😀

Yay well done, that's fantastic news! It's great to have you back 😊 I bet you and Flossie are even happier! 🏃‍♀️🐕

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Beatlesforever

Aww thanks BF! Yes we’re both very very happy to be back out and about again. Did my 3rd run this morning, a lovely 7k. It was meant to be 5 or 6k at the most, but all felt good! 😈 😅

Brilliant, a good 7k is the best indicator that you're well on the mend! I'm also slowly getting back out there after a couple of weeks on the IC. Only 3k for me yesterday but it did feel good, just hoping my foot holds up ğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Beatlesforever

Well done! Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when you step out tentatively and realise we’re ok? 😀🥰

Oh yes, it's the best feeling 🥰😁 and long may it continue!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Beatlesforever

Absolutely! 👊 💪 🥰

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