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Feeling good about a “bad” run!

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10

I’m hoping this will encourage others to keep positive. I’d no music today (O2 down) and as is my wont when I’ve no Sarah/Laura or music to keep me going I had a couple of walks. No real need to - despite dogs to avoid! I also met a neighbour with a dog and said I was being lazy today and she made my day as she said “you don’t look like it!!” Well that gave me a boost (actual and mental). When I’d done my 5k and eventually found the time, I was amazed - it wasn’t a really big number. I know I could have been faster but I was out there impressing non runners. Well done everyone running whether you included a walk or it wasn’t as good as you’d hoped. We’re fabulous!

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Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

As long as we're getting out there and doing something energetic then it's all good. And a 5K is still a great distance so yes I agree, we're all fabulous 💪💪

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Well done Sybil - yes, good is definitely relative! 😀

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10
in reply to JonathanP

Sometimes I’m less forgiving of myself! Today I had it in perspective. 😃

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Well done Sybil, it's so nice to get complimented, and you're right... we are fabulous even if we take a moment to catch a breath!

Happy running 😊xx

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you Bbr. Only had a hello from dog walkers up till now and you don’t know if they just think you’re bonkers! Tbf I’m not sure I was even out of breath - just not committed. Some days are like that. 🤷‍♂️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Your neighbour was right, you were out there doing something good. Well done! 👏👏 Whether our runs are good or bad (in our opinion), they’re still runs, and they’re all great! 😀🏃‍♀️

I ended up doing 4k on the treadmill yesterday, not 5k as planned. I’m volunteering at parkrun this weekend, so I’d planned on switching my runs up a bit. But no, it was far too hot, so I changed my plan on the fly and did a sweaty 4k instead. No worries. I’ll do 5k outside on Sunday. Not my plan, but I still ran! 👍👊😀🏃‍♀️

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Think I might have to try the treadmill when the weather gets too bad but I don’t feel safe - I worry I’ll not run straight and fall off!! I’m doing a birthday park run tomorrow as it’ll be 11 years before I can do it again. 😂👵🏻 Have a ‘good’ run on Sunday.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Sybilw

Happy birthday Sybilw 🏃‍♀️🎂🍰🍾🥂🎁🎈🎉

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Thank you. It’ll be my last year in the age category at park run so I’ll need to make the most of it. 👵🏻🤣

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Sybilw

Well when you get to the next one you’ll be the young thing knocking out the best times.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Word of warning about the treadmill, dress like it’s the August heatwave! 🥵 As for safety, there’s a little clip on kill cord which automatically stops it if you get too near the end of belt on ours! Not that I ever clip it on ..... maybe I should! 😅

Have a fab birthday parkrun! 🏃‍♀️ 🎉 🎂 🎈 I go up an age category myself next month! 😀

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks CC. My last year in this one! Thanks for the treadmill tips.

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