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Park run enjoyed my run πŸ˜‰

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KevtrevGraduate10
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I’ve just ran my best ever at park run I took my time and I absolutely enjoyed it probably not my best time but I’m not bothered about that with my distance training it will come and over time my speed will so I’m happy and the hills are getting easier as today I was telling the guys how I was stressing myself to beat my time and they all had a word with me and said you’re speed will come with distance and they talked sense and it sank in so now I’ve got my mojo back and I’m enjoying it again as I wasn’t I was putting pressure on myself which lead me to having more heart palpitations with me being put on stronger anxiety tablets Sertraline 50mg tablets as well as antidepressants Amitriptyline 10mg tablets as well as Propranolol 80mg modified-release capsules it’s not all got worse because of that I’ve been worrying about everything going back to work will I get my old job back will I get my same hours same money etc and with all that it’s made it a lot worse so I’m trying hard to sort myself out I’ve even been worried about fitting my gym workout and running when I go back to work crazy I know but I’m driving myself mad I wish I wasn’t like this the only thing that sorts it is gym and running and the Sertraline tables no side effects yet πŸ˜‰

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cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Fantastic stuff Kev, you’re doing such a great thing for yourself. And good for you disregarding time for the moment too. Yes, it’ll definitely come the more running you do. πŸ‘πŸƒ

Keep up the good work. Your body and mental health will thank you forever! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you so much 😊 and I felt great on my run the only person I was keeping up with was myself πŸ˜‰πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸ

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Kevtrev

Which is EXACTLY the right thing to do Kev! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒ

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you think I’m getting the hang of it lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘ŠπŸ™

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Hi Cheeky, just run my second parkrun, I was 1 second SLOWER than my first parkrun 4 weeks ago, I thought I was about 1 minute slower as the heat was getting to me a bit and I could not run a final sprint as I could the last time, time today was 34.17 compared to 34.16 4 weeks ago, I was 147th out of 203 runners and my age grade was 53.52%.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Wow, still fantastic Al! πŸ‘πŸ‘ So glad you enjoyed your run. πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ˜€

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yes I did, next parkrun next week.

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done Alan keep up the great work and you feel great when doing it πŸ˜‰ I know I did and I could of done another lap πŸ˜‰

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Kevtrev

I certainly couldn't have done another lap, I was more knackered today than 4 weeks ago when I just might have been able to do another lap, nevertheless, I did enjoy the run, getting to know some of the faces at the parkrun, all very friendly people.

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

That’s good Alan yes at my parkrun they are all nice and friendly as now I’ve been 6 times and they are getting to know me some really top guys that I have been talking to very helpful πŸ˜‰

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Tasha99Graduate10

Well I’m glad you listened to us all and scrapped the time chasing! Like we said, pace will improve with distance and naturally as you’ve got more miles on your legs. I think it’s hard to realise you won’t get a PB every week when you’ve only recently started to run as at first you do get a PB each week. It doesn’t last though. But that’s normal.

I know what you mean about over thinking everything. I do too. Was also on sertraline 100mg but running has meant I’m off it now though still suffer but not so bad. Just keep running πŸ‘πŸ½

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Thank you so much and you’re advice worked wonders and the PB if I get one it’s a bonus if not no problem I’ve still run 5k more than some people do and wish they could and it helps with my mental health and I love my running the best thing ever πŸ˜‰πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

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Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Kevtrev

You will get that PB - but what’s the rush? I love it too - it’s massively helped my mental health 😍

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

No rush at all I’m just running now to enjoy and keep my mind clear πŸ˜‰πŸ‘x

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OldflossAdministrator

The more runs you do..slow and steady..every single thing evolves!! That includes meant as well as physical well being!

Go You!!!

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you old floss and I loved it today nice calm and relaxing and I’m finding the hills are getting easier πŸ˜‰

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Kevtrev

That is brilliant..I am going to post later with a photo of a bit of a run I do regularly. When I was doing C25K I thought it was a hill...ha ha...little did I realise....now, I think of it as a slight undulation!! Well done you x

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MumparkGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Ha ha that made me smile on our Parkrun I call them hills they say slight incline

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to Mumpark

Lol πŸ˜‚ yes when they say that it’s steep lol

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you oldfloss πŸ˜‰ looking forward to your pics of your run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈx

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Dexy5Graduate10

Well done Kev, some of my most enjoyable parkruns have been the ones where I have forgotten time and speed and talked to people along the route.

Running is brilliant for your mental health so you are doing well keeping it up. Go you. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thank you Dexy the running has helped a lot I’m definitely keeping it up πŸ˜‰πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸ it helps with my mental health massive x

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BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Glad to hear you enjoyed your Parkrun today KevtrevπŸ˜€πŸ‘

You turned up and ran 5k...fantastic. You are strong and capable, remember that when you go back to workπŸ’ͺ😊xxx

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

I will thank you so much yes I enjoyed it and I wasn’t exhausted like normal I would be but I forgot about the time and slowed down so I’ve done my 5k and feel great after it there isn’t a feeling like it you know what I mean xx

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JaoJaoGraduate10

I also find that enjoyable runs don’t necessarily bring us the PBs, but that is OK, sometimes a bit of quality headspace is all we need! Glad you had a good one Kevtrev

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to JaoJao

Thank you JaoJao yes a lot of advice taken and used and executed and now I feel more positive towards parkrun and now I even enjoy myself and no way in this world did I think I would be on anxiety and antidepressant tablets but I am and I’m dealing with it thank you for your support ❀️xx

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JaoJaoGraduate10 in reply to Kevtrev

Welcome.

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KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to JaoJao

πŸ‘πŸ˜‰πŸ™x thank you

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