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I am not courageous enough to show my vulnerability.

Do not wish to be boring or down beat.

The facts and truth is running and this forum is magic and good for your soul also.

In my early stages in C25k, 6 months ago, read one liners, this can be life changing , surround yourself with like minded people, etc.,

Never thought much about it, too busy progressing,learning, enjoying the magic.

The forum shares and offers support on all related topics to running.

For some and I hope they are few or none,other issues may appear from the cracks and with running there is only fact and truth and no hiding place.

I am delighted I have found running and I will embrace the challenge of how to co-habit with it and other stuff.

Cannot say it has been easy, but I am determined.

I think I have become much more focused, less tolerant when the core issue is not addressed,more enquiring of my past actions and level of tolerance.

Actually sometimes I cannot believe on reaching 75 and my self perceived kindness, neighbourliness, etc and how it is acknowledged,misunderstood.

Running has made me realise I am a naive idiot.I am grateful to Mr Running.

Not going to be Victor Meldrew,nor aggressive, but no more being tolerant with people that are economical with the truth, or having to ignore arrogance, etc.

Hey that was a rant, but running does test your whole being and will reward you also in every way.

What is not to like.Hard work maybe and briefly,but confident it can only be a win, win.

Enjoy it all.๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ

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Little rant doesn't hurt now and again.

What you've achieved so far at 75 is most impressive. More to come yet.

Tbae in reply to SlowLoris

I hope you are progressing well with your challenge.

Thanks Slow Loris I am humbled and inspired by your courage and kind words.

Take care of you ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ


Tbae, you are NOT a naive idiot, you are a very brave person to have taken up running when you were 74, that was a very good thing for you to start at that age, no harm in being grateful to Mr Running. As for me, on Wednesday I retook run 1 of week 3 and on Saturday I will retake week 4. Yesterday I was in Helensburgh and WALKED part of the route that I graduated on June 18, I thought to my self "wow, I ran all that distance and more just less than 3 months ago" Just as well I didn't run yesterday as there was a strong wind blowing.



Tbae in reply to AlMorr

Thats just brillant Alan.

You have a great attitude and you have always been active.

You are wise.Love that you were a real Gardner also.

Take care of you Alan.



It is good to have a 'rant' and what's wrong with Mr Meldrew ?.. works for me .. sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‚

You have done amazing for being 75 ..I sincerely hope I still have running in me when I reach your age..

You aren't responsible for how others may or may not perceive you. Personally I hate the 'perception' thing if they don't really know you or take time to.. their loss.

Mini rant over too ๐Ÿ˜€

Tbae in reply to Slow_Rob

Thanks Rob.

You have such clarity.Thank you.

I am more determined to get sorted.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Thank you and take care of you.



You take care too Tbae


You're 75 and running! I think you're amazing!

Oh, and when you're 75 I reckon you can be who you want to be and bu**er anyone else ๐Ÿ™‚

Tbae in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you for your wisdom.

Can never forget your contributions and links provided to the forum.Truly clever, appropriate and helpful.

Thank you Irishprincess, all the more determined to sort myself out and stay in balance.

Take care of you.๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


I am so proud of everything that you have achieved and what you bring here, in your warm, honest and insightful posts... we are all on a journey and the golden thread that holds us all together is running. Lovely post.

Tbae in reply to ju-ju-

Golden thread that holds us together is running.โค๏ธ

Thank you Julia that is truly wonderful.

Will never forget that and all your help to me personally and to the forum.

Almost forgot your birthday wishes.

Take good care of you..๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’ฅ

Thank you.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

ju-ju-Administrator in reply to Tbae

Thankyou so much and likewise please look after your lovely self too ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ’„


Big hugs from me Tbae ๐Ÿค—

Tbae in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5, that is very lovely of you.

Take care of you and UTS.๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Tbae

Will do Tbae. Parkrunning tomorrow so weโ€™ll be running our 5ks separately. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ...............๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Amazing how this running thing takes over your life.

Tbae in reply to Dexy5

Yes I thought about you both doing your park runs.

UTS has been doing them forever and his pace is just amazing.

I hope in time you will achieve what you want also.

Great example both of you to this forum.


Thank you for your kindness.๐ŸŒŸ

Youโ€™re so right about this forum being good. I havenโ€™t managed to long in much of late and my motivation has suffered. Need to sort myself out as Iโ€™m supposed to be training for a half marathon in October.

Happy running Tbae

Tbae in reply to Razouski

Thatโ€™s exactly right Mrs Raz, I need the emotional support and it always delivers that motivational magic.

Of course I have always been in awe of your accomplishments and the challenges you have overcome.

So it is lovely to hear you acknowledge your motivational need from the forum.

Always amused how you ring the changes, one day you just go off and run an HM, because it felt right and you can, next day PBS,with imaginative application of MJโ€™s C25k and speed intervals.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Just amazing.

I was sorry to hear of MJโ€™s TIA.

That HM is at your mercy. Go get it.๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


I wish I could rant as eloquently as you did. Happy running- you are doing fantastically well ๐Ÿ˜

Tbae in reply to Shakywakey

That is so kind of you.Really appreciate that.

I hope all is good for you.



At 75 you are my inspiration and my hope for the not too distant future!

Tbae in reply to FlickM3

You are a star Flick.๐ŸŒŸ

Keep inspiring us.

You have also got many talents and your new one of yesterday at Sainsburyโ€™s.

Love that.

You can come at sort out the crud here anytime.Come to think of that Flick there is a lifetimes of work in that around everywhere.๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Gone off on one again. Sorry.


FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Tbae

I've got my hands full with the crud here, but i will bear it in mind :)


I read your post with true amazement, what an inspiring person you are Dear Tbae. I always rant on here because I know the people, (not just because they are runners but real people) will read my rants and give me the support and motivation I need to carry on with my running. Iโ€™m 64 and was moaning that I was too old compared to other runners in the running club Iโ€™ve just joined. Never again will I think that. Your words of wisdom will encourage me today on my first 20k run. Thankyou Tbae and long may you and I keep running.

Tbae in reply to Agelesslass

Apologises for not replying to you sooner.

Back from the tip.Get the grass cut, lunch and then 5k.

I can empathise with all your lovely words and experience.

Hey wor lass we exist to connect and I love what you have written.

Good luck with your 20k. Wow.Looking forward to your run report.

Enjoy it and this forum is there with you.

Keep inspiring us and giving and taking the forumโ€™s motivational magic.

I need to catch up with your story.


AgelesslassGraduate10 in reply to Tbae

Apologies as it was a 10k run which I did in1hr 10mins and 9 seconds, so very pleSed with myself Tbae

Tbae in reply to Agelesslass

Yes thatโ€™s a good time.

I am a long way off your pace.

Even longer at the minute.

Way back at my first and only PARKRUN of 47 mins.๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

We are all pleased for you.


AgelesslassGraduate10 in reply to Tbae

Bless you Tbae

Tbae in reply to Agelesslass


Keep going Tbae. You're amazing. I sometimes run in place of a rant and stamp those frustrations out. I always feel better for it - running maintains my equilibrium ๐Ÿ˜.

Tbae in reply to DebJogsOn

So wise Debs.

Got it sorted if I just keep running.

Now that would be the life.โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Take care of you.๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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