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Hope re-ignited

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

I got out the door today!! I didn't outrun the black and grey ones Oldfloss and they stayed with me on the run but maybe they will get tired and bored with running and slink away, that's my hope anyway.

Big thank you Gran4z for "our" lovely gentle run today, very gentle 5k in the park. I replayed your description of our run in my head and it was wonderful, thank you vrb.

I know the battle isn't over but I will enjoy the sense of victory and peace this gentle run has provided me today.

Thank you for your kindness and support.

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LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10

Think I’ve missed some of the back story, hope all ok - keep it up 🥰🏃‍♂️

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to LoungeLizaard

Thanks Mitch, just a dark period, trying to climb out of it. Hope you are well, best wishes for the New Year.

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10

Well done, overjoyed for you 🌻

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Gran4z

Thanks Gran4z, great joint effort, thank you :) :)

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Gran4z

Run again Friday? :)

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Absolutely 🌻

O505k
O505kGraduate10

Big congratulations, well done.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to O505k

Thank you O505k, appreciate your wishes :)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

So happy for you Lorijay. ❤️

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you cheeky.❤️

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

Brilliant news Lorijay. Well done you for going out and doing a nice 5km. Would you like to join myself and Bluebirdrunner in our quest to find something enjoyable in every run? It's fun and positive. Big hugs

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

Thank you my friend. That sounds really good as anything positive is medicine. I am hoping to get out again on Friday with Gran4z for our vr and that in itself will be positive. Big hugs

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

We're all running together Lorijay, I'm glad your run today felt good, and well done for making it happen.

Will look for your report on Friday, and will be taking you with me on my next run. 🙋😊xxx

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you Bluebird. I look forward to being on your next run.

Kindest regards xx 🤗

Sandyscroll
SandyscrollGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

Sounds great! I try to do this on every run and rarely fail. If I look up I see birds, if I see a traffic jam I'm not stuck in it, if I see rain the grass looks so grateful, if it's a hard run it doesn't matter because I still got out the door, and whatever happens I get to run downhill on the way home... Can't lose!! Happy positive running!!

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate10
in reply to Sandyscroll

Love this!🤗

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

<Big hug> Outrun the darkness and into the light, Lorijay. So glad this lovely gentle run has brought you a sense of peace; running can be magical like that. I hope you have many more peaceful runs to come. I rely on these sorts of runs to keep my spirits up in the dark of winter. xxx

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie, I am trying very hard to run into the light and would like to think that today has started what might be a longish path. Coming back to the forum to lovely people like you feels right. Kindness can never be underestimated. Thank you xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Early days yet.. those fellas dislike running so much and they dislike relaxed runners even more and you are on the way:)

They will get tired, and fall further and further behind.... Just pat yourself on the back... accept a virtual hug and move on gently xxxx

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you Oldfloss, hug gratefully accepted and appreciated. You are right, early days and I will continue to take one day at a time which is a change from trying to manage hour by hour.

Slow and gentle progress. Thank you

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Well done Lorijay and all the best for your continuing running 😀

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to JonathanP

Thank you for your kind wishes Jonathan.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

I don’t get depressed, but I do get a massive lift from running, so I know it can work magic. I’m glad it’s helping you. Hugs xxx

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to FlickM3

Thanks Flick. I am hoping for magic and that today may have been the start. Big hugs back xx

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10
in reply to Lorijay

It can only help 😊❤️

Hi Lorijay, Ah! Now I know that it wasn't a diddy little run but a 5k-er!! Whoopee! That's great! 🎉😊🏃‍♀️Forgive me if I'm getting a little excited, just really pleased for you.

I plan to run on Friday too, so I shall be thinking of you. I am so pleased that it is currently day by day rather than hour by hour.😊 I do hope that continues.

🦋🌲🌳🏞 🦆 Just been finding some things that could bring enjoyment on our runs as mentioned by paulanoo . I think the fourth image, forgotten the name for these lovely little pictures, may be pushing the imagination a bit although I have found an ex quarry near here that provides a rock face, if not actually a mountain. All the best for Friday's run 🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏃🏾‍♀️ You see that I have added several VRBs! 😊

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Thank you 61, love the little pics and all those VRBs, very special people.

Will be trying for Friday without too much expectation.

Big hugs x

over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Big hugs to you too 🤗 🤗 🤗 I like the little pics as well and if I spot one that my computer doesn't appear to offer I copy and paste it into a document, ready to use at the appropriate time! That's how I came to have the smileys giving a hug!

jayval70
jayval70Graduate10

Well done Lorijay - it’s so hard to move when the black dog strikes - you must be a tough cookie. And well done Gran4z. What a great team you are already 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to jayval70

Thank you jayval. I do feel like it's a victory for today, definitely not a tough cookie after the last few weeks of being reduced to barely being able to move. Can only hope that meds combined with support and kindness is helping rebuild.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Hello Lorijay, I am sorry I missed your original conversation but another VRB here to support you. Running can help in so many ways and I find that I am far more observant of the beautiful things around me, as I run by the sea or in the country. And, for me, having a good night’s sleep is one of the real benefits. Enjoy running with us all on Friday; it’s almost like a parkrun now . 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy, your support is great. Today not great but hoping I'll be able to join the virtual park run x

Agelesslass
AgelesslassGraduate10

You are going to conquer this with your positivity. So proud of you Lorijay. As a fellow runner who suffers from dreadful anxiety, I know it’s hard to fasten your trainers and go out there. Well done to you.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Agelesslass

Thanks Ageless. Oh hell it's hard isn't it, anxiety is just a relentless beast but any little victory must help resilience, that's my hope anyway.

Do you have any particular strategies or ways of managing it?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

well done :)

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks ju-ju x

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