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 😉
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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. 👏🏃
Keep up the good work. Your body and mental health will thank you forever! 😀👍
Thank you so much 😊 and I felt great on my run the only person I was keeping up with was myself 😉🏃🏻♂️👍🏁
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%.
Wow, still fantastic Al! 👏👏 So glad you enjoyed your run. 😀🏃😀
Well done Alan keep up the great work and you feel great when doing it 😉 I know I did and I could of done another lap 😉
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.
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 👍🏽
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 😉🏃🏻♂️👍
The more runs you do..slow and steady..every single thing evolves!! That includes meant as well as physical well being!
Thank you old floss and I loved it today nice calm and relaxing and I’m finding the hills are getting easier 😉
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
Ha ha that made me smile on our Parkrun I call them hills they say slight incline
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. 🏃♂️👏👏
Glad to hear you enjoyed your Parkrun today Kevtrev😀👍
You turned up and ran 5k...fantastic. You are strong and capable, remember that when you go back to work💪😊xxx
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
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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