My Last Time

Nope, this isn’t one of those posts either, although it could have been in a hotel roomπŸ˜‚. It’s been a funny old year. Last winter I trained hard, only to get one go at it and now I have to start winter training all over again. It can be so frustrating but at least I got some release last Sunday. When, eventually, I do get to perform, I can take solace in the fact, I will be well prepared. I’m talking road races here… where are you?

So last Sunday saw the running of the Haltemprice 10k. It’s pronounced Holtemprice, by the way… I dunno it’s just what I’m told… the wonders of the English language. I did wonder how 300 runners could do a 10k road race and maintain social distancing (incidentally it should be called, anti social distancing? I miss my cuddles!!)

But it was so well organised there were no distancing issues, we started in 3’s at five second intervals. Of course you need a large field/area close to the start for a holding pen. Anyaways this was my second and final chance this year and after all the setbacks with the Achilles I was fairly happy

The main point was I got to see so many old running comrades, mainly from parkrun, still cancelled after all this time. Funny but the old adage is so true, ‘You never miss it until it’s gone.’

So, a happy Sunday morning with a 5k PB at 22:23 and a second fastest 10k. A great run with Jo my adorable running partner and importantly, a lovely time with lovely friends, now that’s got to be good for your mental health? Be safe you lovely people. 😍😍xxx

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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41 Responses to My Last Time

  1. I see you’re in good shape, Charlie! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜πŸ€—

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  2. Anne says:

    Nice strong finish Charlie! (Is that you COVID-coughing next to Jo?!). I run as well, and I think the last race I did was Colorado Springs Half in September 2019. Talk about jelly-belly now!! I am trying to do the dark winter runs, but very tough.

    Great post, thank you for the inspiration!!

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  3. Laleh Chini says:

    Best way to take care is exercise, very nice.

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  4. Looks great & fun!! Especially makes one happy during this crazy covid times

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  5. Well done, so nice to get out there.. keep it up.. πŸ˜‰

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  6. Great to see you back n your tippee-toes, Charlie!

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  7. Looking good Charlie!! Well done!! It looks like it was a lot fun!
    Blessings! β™₯β™₯

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  8. Glad you were able to do it safely. Well done πŸ…

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  9. Carolyn Page says:

    I’m with you, Charlie!
    Last night we went to a Halloween themed dance – the second dance since last October!!!
    The music was fabulous, the dancing terrific. But, it was the people, the friends we hadn’t seen for (or had only seen twice in one year) that touches the heart.
    By the way. Congrats for the run. And aren’t you fortunate to have such a great running partner! Here’s hoping all turns out well this winter. You deserve it…. πŸ™‚

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  10. Well gyms ain’t what they used to be. I miss that aroma of sweat and Deep Heat πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚xx

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  11. Simona says:

    Happy Week πŸ™‚

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  12. You look sensational, mister. Proud of you and I’m complete awe of you! ❀️

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  13. The Hinoeuma says:

    Go Charlie! Go Charlie! Run for me. I’m as aerodynamic as a brick (maybe a cinder block), with bad knees.

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  14. wow…..great. Please breath fresh air for me too as here in Delhi, India we are living in toxin gas chamber.

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