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Boogie on down to week 7 of the 10 is the Magic Number 10k Plan πŸ•ΊπŸ½

How are you all doing? .... For me I’ve had a full on tough week and I’ve been thinking a lot about the tricky life stuff lately.... gosh the running helps, but then that can be hard too!! Today’s vid is more of a ramble of stuff I’ve been thinking about but I hope you find it helpful.

So the plan this week is for a:

4k

5k

9k

Please feel free to join at any time in the plan, the runs are all listed for you to follow.

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Happy Panthering XX

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Brilliant.

Sorry about the tough week.

Go you πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ†πŸ’₯ and all on your magic10.

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Thankyou so much.... πŸ€—

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Always love your videos ju-ju-

I think one of the reasons running is so important to me is because I choose the goals - they don't 'matter' but they don't 'not matter' because... all fitness, all investment and because it offers me a bit of control when there is so much else I can't.

Enjoy being so close to your 10K now you can almost taste the achievement folks!

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Thankyou so much, this one was a collection of random thoughts. Exactly I get that, I love the way you described your running goals, that’s how I feel too. Xx

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It came across as perfectly coherent and not at all random... so you can dump *that* gremlin.

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awww thankyou... yes its so easy to listen to them isnt it... I really must read that Chimp book..

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570 and onwards.πŸ‘πŸ‘

5 going 6πŸ€”πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ Loving it.

πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ†πŸ’₯πŸ”₯

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Hope its going OK and expecting a full hedge report too :)

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πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

Oh no hiding place.πŸ™ˆ

You will be my wife’s best friend.

I better stop dragging the chain.πŸ™ˆ

You will get a shock when this techie πŸ¦•submits pics and relive, etc in this forthcoming report.

Meantime keep leading the charge , woman of steel and our Panther leaderπŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ†πŸ’₯

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I look forward to the hedge report!!!!

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Absolutely relate to your vid this week, so it was really nice to hear perspective. The human condition ...hmm. Profound rambling that's the difference. Thanks ju-ju- and hope next week is a better one :) :)

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Thankyou and I really hope you have a better week too :)

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Sorry you've had a bad week ju-ju. You're so right about those gremlins! Having to rethink my runs to accommodate encouraging my son has really opened up a whole lot of new possibilities to me xx

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Thankyou, I hope the running with your son is going well, such a fab thing to do :)

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Thanks for posting, but sorry you’ve had a difficult week, ju-ju- . I hope next week is better. ❀️❀️ As you say, all we can do is ignore those gremlins and keep on going regardless. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

One reason I’m so keen to start the 10k plan now is that C25k saw me through a tough time. Having watched both elderly parents deteriorate massively at the end of last year (requiring me to leave home for 2 months) / held my Mum dying in my arms in agony in January / then continued to watch my poor Dad’s health further deteriorating each day, life feels like a sad and exhausting rollercoaster. With so many of my own plans still on hold for now (as I need to go to my Dad each day) C25k allowed me to feel something was still making progress, and the 10K plan continues to give me that sense of hope.

So my last week was spent with 2 nights sitting by my Dad to the early hours in his nursing home or hospital bed, thinking he’d not make it through the night and just holding his hand and trying to comfort him. I may not be able to fix things for him or make him feel better, but whatever happens it feels so good to get out and run! 😊❀️

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How pathetic am I, feeling sorry for myself as the heat finally defeated me, leaving me depleted and unable to run. You have been through so much and still have your very poorly father to contend with. I hope you continue to find strength to keep going in life. Keep us all posted.

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We all have life’s ups and downs at different points, Maybe58, and struggling on through the heat can feel as soul destroying as anything else. (Hopefully that’s improving now if you’re getting the rain we are!) Whatever happens, getting out and running or doing some form of exercise in the gym is great for feel good endorphins! 😊❀️

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Thanks, got out for a 4K run this evening as part of Ju Ju’s plan. Felt better for it. I’ve bit the bullet and signed up for a 19K on 26th August. I’m up to 7K on my longest run so in a few weeks I’ll be ready. I’ll now have to do strengthening & stamina exercises between runs. At least those endorphins will get a boost. Keep up your running πŸ‘

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Oh my goodness, huge hugs that is so tough. I am so glad the running is helping, its a great outlet and will help you get through xxx

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Thanks Juju. Running is definitely keeping me sane at the moment. Endorphins are great little chemicals! 😊❀️

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Your Mum and your Dad are so very proud of you.

These words are a comfort to me at least.

I hope some of them may also comfort and strengthen you through this extremely challenging time.

Death you are not my end,

Nor may I a-voice you and I do not pretend,

But when this body,in which my soul exists,

Has become worn crumpled, broken,is too tired to resist, your invitation to walk with you,

To take your hand and to pass through,

That oh so feared and darkened door,

Leading to heaven and to life evermore,

For Death, you have and are nothing for any to fear,

You are but an angel sent to guide me, to there from here.✨

Running is the life’s blood of our soul and I am so pleased mountaindreamer that it gives you comfort and release from life’s challenges and your very trying times.

πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯

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Thanks Tbae, those words are lovely - thank you for sharing them.

My Dad seems to be fighting back yet again at the moment, so I shall continue supporting him and rooting for him.

I’m thinking a bit of Dylan Thomas probably covers his current endless medical battles quite well...

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

❀️

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You are a wonderful daughter.

Beautful profound words.

Take good care of you and peace everlasting and strength for your lovely Dad.πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯

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Last Monday my gremlins told me I’d set the bar too high in aiming for 9k, whatever the weather. By 3k I was too lethargic to continue so left my trainers on the beach (Reggie Perrin style) and walked out into the sea.

The water was blissfully cool, clear and revitalising. The whinging voices in my head disappeared and I realised that a year ago I would never have imagined running to the middle of nowhere and/or popping into the sea for a fully-clothed swim!

Gremlin-free I set off again, running into a glorious sunset, and clocked up 10.5k. A potential β€˜failure’ turned into my most enjoyable run- and my first 10k!

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wonderful, and it shows how taking time out to do something different.. in life... during a run... can make so much difference.Well done on the 10k too :)

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Aah Julia. Sorry you have had a rough week, and yet it's pretty inspiring the way that you use it to help us with your videos. You are generous with your experiences and advice.

Didn't run for a week here, but did my week 6 5K on Friday morning and 4K this morning. Hoping to fit in the 9 soon...

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Thankyou so much..... and well done on your progress, you will get there, one run at a time :)

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Hi Ju-Ju. I hope you have a better week this week! I have finally decided after much debate and chatting to others doing your programme to join in. I have been consolidating the 5k runs since graduating in June and last week did 5.5k for one run. So I think I am ready! Did a 3k this morning as wk2r1. I look forward to joining everyone on the next phase of my running journey πŸ™‚

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Yay I am so very pleased, shall I add you on the list or did you want to join on the 10th of August? :)

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I wasn't sure how it worked tbh. Whatever you think is best πŸ™‚

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I should think you want on the next list for 10th, but just start early add it doesn't really matter that you start with week 1 with everyone else, new people are joining throughout the 8 weeks. This way you'll feel all nice and confident when the bus starts filling up!

You'll absolutely smash this Saartjie, you've got this 😘😘

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Thanks Sharron x

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So the 10th then!

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Yay, Saartjie, welcome aboard! πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Hi juju, I’m sorry to hear about your challenging week and I hope this week brings an improvement for things for you.

I haven’t run since last Wednesday when I completed week 5 as we’ve been away at the Kendal Calling festival so I’m now a full week behind. I’m hoping I won’t have lost much momentum or fitness as we have walked for miles and danced for hours over the last four days so I think I might miss the repeat week and go straight to week 7 with everyone else.

Happy panthering everyone 🀟

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Gremlins come in so many guises and all they do is rob us of the potential joy of any situation. πŸ˜•

Seems to be a week for tough times. I'm blaming the blood moon.

Wishing you all strength over adversity, patience to get through and joy at the end of it all. 🌈🌞

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I hope things are improving this week Ju-Ju. Nice video, thanks. I find that other gremlins can be banished by squashing the running gremlins and going out and just doing a run. I always feel better after, particularly after a run in the pouring rain. I did 7km yesterday and I'm moving onto Week 4 part 1 this week i.e. 7.5km will be my long run. But it'll be hot in France!

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Hi, I've had my two weeks to mend. Getting back in those shoes tomorrow for a slow slow 4k for week 4.....nice and easy does it.....it's going to feel weird I think!

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Hi ju-ju- I’m still here...well I’m here in France...I haven’t run since Thursday due to travelling but I am at this first part of the holiday for 3 weeks & I am hoping to do my first tourist run early in the morning as it’s 30 degrees in the shade here so a run after 8am would be disasterous and you know me, running & heat are a complete no no...I would’ve run this morning but it was the welcome bbq last night so I had a glass of wine too many so again running would have been a disaster...it should be my last 8k run as I’m at the end of W5 so I am now way behind everyone else but I am still plodding...and am still aiming for the BIG 10!!! I’m still following everyone on here & I will post when I’ve done my first ever tourist run xx

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Don’t worry, Mummycav, you’re still miles ahead of me. I only just did my week 2 / 6km this morning! 😊❀️

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I'm still looking at the Big 10 too from a distance of having two weeks not running and from week 4 where I left off. Being 'behind' I think is the incorrect way to look at it.... let's say we're just taking the time we need, having a glass of wine or two and still loving the challenge!...

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Bad weeks are definitely a reason to run I guess. This has inspired me to get back out there. Thanks Juju for the power you emit from the woods through thick and thin...

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Absolutely Empem ....I repeated weeks in C25k but I still did it...circumstances take over sometimes...x

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But we are still doing it right mountaindreamer ?? Clink....holidays are fab but I feel like I cannot wait to do some tourist running x

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