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A summer of progress

A summer of progress

Havenโ€™t posted in a while although Iโ€™ve been hovering in the background ๐Ÿ˜‚

Back to work (school) tomorrow - 6 weeks of running progress though over the summer to update๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

Firstly, I joined a fab new running group which has changed my life. Made so many friends. Done loads of hill work. Knocked a fair bit off my ParkRun time which Iโ€™d been stuck at for weeks: 11 more seconds to sub 30! Can hardly believe it. 2 weeks with a club and knocked 43 seconds off. Another week, another 40 off!

Oh and I got a virtual race at your own pace for 75 miles in August! That was hard! Previously only ever got to 50 miles ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

Then today was my sponsored 10k. (Iโ€™m on the far right of the pic in the Cancer Research top.) I ran the course in May for my very first 10k and did it in 1:18. Today I was a smidge under 1:06. Delighted. Especially as it was so hot and I know Iโ€™d have gone faster in cooler weather. Even seriously contemplating a HM next year but need massive work in core strength. However, I could only just manage running for one minute intervals in February. When I look at my progress from then to now, who knows what I can do in the future.

Oh and Iโ€™ve lost 4 stone since the end of last September ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

Now, back to work ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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Great stuff! Well done ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ Itโ€™s all coming together nicely isnโ€™t it. Good news on the weight loss front ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Thank you!

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Wow great stuff. Fantastic weightloss and speedy running. You should be so proud of yourself and you all look amazing. I need to join a running club, it sounds so much fun, I just need to get past the dislike of doing what someone else plans hehe.

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Thank you so much. Itโ€™s the second group Iโ€™ve tried - the first werenโ€™t friendly enough! But if you find the right group, itโ€™s fantastic. Massive range of abilities too ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ Itโ€™s certainly easier than running alone ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

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Wow! that's one achievement filled summer - back to school for a rest :D Well done :)

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Thank you!

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Very impressive - well done ๐Ÿ‘

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I'm so pleased for you Tasha! Sounds like you've joined a fabulous group ๐Ÿ˜ I've improved more than I ever thought possible since joining my group and like you feel I've made lots of new friends. Those are fantastic improvements in times and best of all it sounds like you're really enjoying it (no more boring runs for you ๐Ÿ˜‚)

You'd better get thinking about a new target because that sub30 parkrun is coming very soon xx

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Thanks Marie! Possibly a sub one hour 10k but that might be tricky ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m thinking about my next target with caution ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ Itโ€™s great watching us all progress!

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It's great isn't it! I think a sub 60 min 10k is perfectly possible for you - just be patient!

Do you have coaches at your club? The track coach at mine has given me some (hopefully ๐Ÿ˜‚) realistic targets for my 5k times based on how I've run in his sessions and I feel like that's given me a bit of a psychological advantage - he thinks I can do it so I should too ๐Ÿ˜

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We have leaders rather than coaches but they are good ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ one did an ultra hardmoors trail marathon for 121 miles in 28 hours non stop! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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They'll be able to point you in the right direction with targets I'm sure ๐Ÿ˜€

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Brilliant Tasha...well done. Must feel great having made so much progress! Have also been thinking about joining a running club but there's a choice of two in my small town so not sure how to decide which one is best.

Hope you can carry on enjoying your running once school starts again ๐Ÿ™‚

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Iโ€™ll have to cut down I think. Try them both!

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Wow - 4 stone!! Thatโ€™s incredible! Well done on that and all the running too! Youโ€™re doing brilliantly and you look great! ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Thank you!

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Incredible absolutely! Look I'm so impressed I've got my mords wuddled up! ๐Ÿคฃ 4 stone weight loss ๐Ÿ˜ฑWowzers!! ๐Ÿ‘Š

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Thanks!

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Well done on a brilliant run Tasha, a great end to the summer holidays and also for losing 4 stone in weight. You must feel a new woman since last year. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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I do! Thank you ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

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Hi Tasha, wow, wow and more wow! Iโ€™m super impressed - you are coming on in leaps and bounds! ๐Ÿ˜€

... and 4 stones lost - thatโ€™s life changing. Huge well done hug! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hope tomorrow goes well, - Iโ€™ll be doing the same. Xx

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Oh yes poor us! I canโ€™t cope with the stress already! Good luck and thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Go Tasha!! What a fantastic achievement!! And losing 4st!! Wow!! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Thatโ€™s brilliant! Thanks for sharing your amazing journey!! Well done you!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ

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Thank you!

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Wow! So many achievements over the course of one summer! Good work, Tasha. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Thank you!

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You've had a busy summer break! I'm glad you were able to find a compatible running group and Wow! You're doing amazing on your runs. Congrats on the great times and the phenomenal weight loss!

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Thank you!

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Wow Tasha what a fabulous positive post! Congrats on how amazingly well youโ€™ve done. It seems many progress being part of a running group!

Well done and good luck with the HM training! ๐Ÿ˜œ

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Thank you Alma! Boo auto correct! Alka โค๏ธ

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Alka ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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Oops

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What an amazing achievement and you look fantastic x

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Thanks!

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Amazing, well done ๐Ÿ˜Š such great progress!

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Wow Tasha99 ...I wondered where youโ€™d got to!!! Now I know, youโ€™ve been a busy girl!!! Talk about making the most of the summer!?!? I hope youโ€™re dead proud of your achievements, all of them...and you look AMAZING by the way xxx well done lass xx

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Thank you โค๏ธ

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fantastic!

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Fantastic pics and story - what amazing progress too!๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

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Inspiritational number 277.

So well done and all your fantastic achievements including C210k in very smart order.

Wow woman of steel.๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Every good wish on your return to your day job.Everyone is lucky to have you including this magic forum.

Keep enjoying the magic of running.Very little compares.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ

PS. Did you remember to remove your back pack with the rocks in it when you stood on the scales.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚ Is that where you had the 4 stone.Wow.โœ…

You look fab.๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ

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Thanks Tbae!

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Well done Tasha. you are SOOOO motivated!

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Thank you!

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Wow... so many achievements this is super! And what a fantastic weight loss, that really is something.....

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Thanks! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

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What a fantastic year you have had! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜€ Well done Tasha!

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Thank you!

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Wow! Wow! Wow! So good to hear how well things have been going for you on the running front and the amazing weight loss front too. Congratulations! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโญ๏ธI had looked for your posts and wondered how you were getting on. So pleased that you are enjoying your running group so much. I wonder how much time per week you run with them. I do hope that the new term has started well and expect that you have a new class who will soon be running under your guidance.

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Thanks for your lovely reply! I run twice with my group. Itโ€™s great fun! The kids will be running 2k in no time!

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Good to hear it. I expect you have a reputation as the teacher that takes her class running. I know we almost all know about the 'eat less exercise more' idea, but crumbs! I am still marvelling at your amazing weight loss! Were there any particular things that helped you!

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Slimming world for me ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

Itโ€™s fab ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

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Well done you! They must be delighted with you! ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ

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I do it on my own. Donโ€™t like the clappy circle group thing! Thank you ๐Ÿค—

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Lol! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Brilliant! Iโ€™ve not been on here for a while (app issues and Summer hols for me too ๐Ÿ˜‰) and as soon as I did I thought โ€˜I wonder if Tasha has gone under 30 mins yetโ€™!! You are so going to do that in the very near future. That 10K time is fab too! I also started in Feb so track your progress alongside my own ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I just went under 31 minutes for the first time (just!) but have been training for a half marathon and really prefer the gentle plod pace. Iโ€™ve got too comfortable with plodding in fact! Keep going (you keep me going!) x

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Awe thatโ€™s a lovely pace. Weโ€™re very similar then! Good luck and keep running Xx

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