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Having really struggled to get into any new running routine since changing jobs I was determined to have a run today whatever the weather. Failed miserably to get out of bed this morning and felt so rubbish so finally turned off my works laptop and bullied myself into going for a run at lunchtime.

I had forgotten how much I love just running for the sake of it and how in tune it makes me feel with my body (took up running to recover from a heart attack and running has proved to be excellent in helping me connect and understand how exercise, food, sleep works or doesn't for me).

Snow-problem running in my trusty Brooks hybrids so went cross country. Cold but had a smile on my face for the first time in a while so absolutely worth every second. A slow run but one of the most enjoyable in a long time and I feel back connected with me again.

Wherever you are I hope the weather is good enough for a run (even if it's only a very short one) but if not remember next week is just around the corner. Have a good weekend.

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BaddieThePirate profile image

Well done, you got out there! Takes some motivation in this weather. I failed this week but am reading all the posts on here and thinking I must do better! Thanks for posting 👍

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EB43Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

No-one fails it's just sometimes they are not our conditions.

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to EB43

Your post inspired me. Went out this morning despite snow on the ground and loved it. Thank you! 🤗

Irishprincess profile image

Running for the sake of it and just for joy is one of life's gifts. Good for you for getting out.

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EB43Graduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you. After a lot of being unkind to myself it was nice today to just be.

Dexy5 profile image

That sounds like a brilliant run EB43. Well done for getting out there in the snow. It’s funny how some runs make you smile all the way. 😊🏃‍♂️

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EB43Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

There was even a little dance when one of my fav tunes came on.

JonathanP profile image

Well done EB43 - sometimes just getting out there is the hardest bit!

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EB43Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

You're so right but once I'd got over that first 1k it all got a little bit easier.😁

Lovely post , glad your run got you smiling.

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EB43Graduate10 in reply to Razouski


Those runs are just the best. I call it runners glow afterwards. 😊

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