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  • Anek
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    I love autumn too, my favorite season! Lovely pics!

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  • DorothyMH
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    I love autumn!! πŸ₯°. I love Roos!! 😍. It’s so cool you get to trip over them and get fantastic pictures!!

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  • Whirly
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    Great photos!

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  • TopNotch
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    Montserrat Around here, we don't stumble upon them, we trip over them!!

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  • Montserrat
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    Wonderful pictures!

    For me in Europe, of course, kangaroos are very exotic animals. It would be amazing to stumble upon them in the wild!

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  • TopNotch
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    Day 857

    ​​​​​​​​ Better Arms Day 22
    ​​​​​​​ Splits app. Day 22 Intermediate.

    It was a lovely day today but I spent the morning and early afternoon getting stuck into a craft project (great reveal later when I'm finished ​), but I simply had to get outside. Went for a walk around the golf course and through the scrubland - in total, about 7k. Great to stretch my legs. I think Friday's hill climb wearied my legs more than I thought, which was perhaps why yesterday's running was so difficult. My legs were still sore/tired today but the walk did wonders.
    And I wonder why autumn isn't everyone's favourite time of year - where there are colour-changes, of course!
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    And some 'roos in the scrub.
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  • TopNotch
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    Day 856

    ​​​​​​ Better Arms Day 21
    ​​​​​ Splits app. Day 21 Intermediate.
    ZR5k training. Wk5, workout 1. This week's workouts go: 5min walk, 5min free-form run; 30sec walk, 1min run, 6 heel lifts x 8; then 10min run, 5min stretching, 10min run. I didn't stop for the stretching - I do my stretching after the run workout - instead I just did a slow walk until it was time to run again. Running was hard today. Not physically (well, not more so than usual!) but mentally. I was bored today. I really must put up a picture or perhaps get running video playing on YouTube again. That yellow wall is so dull! Part of me was saying that I wouldn't do all the running today - I mean, I didn't have to, it was "free-form" so I could walk some, right? Then that other part of me kicked in and said, "you what?! You just keep going until they carry you out in a box!" So I did. It wasn't so bad, just today, my mind wasn't in the right place for it.

    Did my constitutional duty today and voted. Fingers crossed.

    Been checking out more hills and mountains hereabouts. Think I'll try another one tomorrow if the weather doesn't turn sour. It isn't forecast to, but you know weather forecasters!

    Oh, and I did 10 more flights of stairs last night before bed. One extra, just in case.

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  • Anek
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    Nice tree!

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  • TopNotch
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    Lady Celerity My eldest decided on Taylor because it could be male or female and when it was a chick, we didn't know. I'm still not 100% (if I got an egg, though, I'd be pretty sure!) but going by the shape of the feathers, I'd say she's female.

    Day 855

    ​​​​​​ Better Arms Day 20
    ​​​​​ Splits app. Day 20 Intermediate.

    Decided to go for a walk up another mountain because I needed the elevation for my Climb it for Climate challenge. I had to drive a bit to get to this one, but the walk up was worth it. Unfortunately the path had been tarmac'd and occasionally there were steps. Nearer the summit, there was a longer flight of stairs but that was cool. It was quite steep at some points but otherwise a mildly challenging walk. I took it at a fairly relaxed pace because I'd not gone this route before, and I stopped to take pictures, like this scribbly gum:
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    All in all, what with the stairs at home and the elevation of this mount, I've done the equivalent of 91 flights of stairs today. Yep, going to get those last 9 flights before bed!

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  • Lady Celerity
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    I figured you had a good heart.

    What's your chicken's name?

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  • Anek
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    Cutie!

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  • PetiteSheWolf
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    Pretty birdy, whether she or he!

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  • Montserrat
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    She sure is!

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  • TopNotch
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    Day 854

    ​​​​​​ Better Arms Day 19
    ​​​​​ Splits app. Day 19 Intermediate.
    ZR5k training. Wk4, workout 3. Saved Runner 6's life.

    Taekwondo training. Just a few laps of running to start off, then 30 seconds each of pre-squats, push-ups, push-outs and "spider-pigs". A minute's rest. Then 30 seconds of squat jumps, elbow plank, mountain climbers, and glute bridge hold. When we heard what the second set was, the bloke next to me muttered that this one wasn't so bad. I agreed - we got time to rest in the second set, what with the plank and the bridge. Phew. Stretching again, with partner, against the wall. Then we grabbed two paddles and played a game. It required concentration and co-ordination. My partner and I have heard of this thing called co-ordination but we've never actually experienced it! So, when a paddle was held out low, you hit it with the hand on that side, on the outside of the paddle. When it was held high, you hit it on the inside with the opposite hand. My partner and I decided that we couldn't actually look at the paddle because then we got confused, so we just stared into each other's maniacally grinning faces. It was a hoot! Then we did kicking to those paddles - first, two front leg turning kicks (same leg); then a front leg turning kick and a back leg turning kick; then a cut kick and a back side kick. After drilling each of these combos a couple of times, we had to put them all together. So totally nailed it.

    And look what my little ball of yellow fluff has turned into. Isn't she pretty? At least, I think it's a she...
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    Thanks, everyone, for the congrats/well-wishing. It is good to get a "go away, you're good" from a medic!

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  • Silent Wolf
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    Glad your cardiologist appointment went well!

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