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Three is my lucky number!!

Pact made last night with couchphoenix (AKA coach) to go for an early morning run, my first run before work.

Well as this was a day of firsts I wore my new running shorts ( lol legs didn’t look to white in the dark at 5am!!) long sleeved running top and gilet. I literally jumped out of bed when the alarm went off. I felt so motivated and it was nice to know that Geoff would be out there running as well. I stayed on the main roads where there was lots of traffic and was well lit so felt very safe. I ran up to Clapham Common past work, thought of my friends working the night shift (will be back there in an hour and a half!) More steps for my daily step count. I thought how great it felt to be running again and feeling so much stronger than I did 3 weeks ago.

On one of the 3 minute run segments I must have pressed the pause button by mistake and I think I ended up running for approximately 5 minutes.

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the early morning run, but I did, I am a convert! You were right Coach! I am so happy that I am now able to run on a work days and so incredibly excited to be starting week 4 on Saturday.

Happy running everyone x

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That’s great news, Rebecca and well done for that early morning run! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ’•

I hope you weren’t too fatigued after your shift.

Bring on Week 4! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Thank you so much Julia, I felt fine, I think I was pumped up from the excitement of running on a work day!!

Hopefully I won’t be too fatigued tomorrow.

Just catching up on posts. Well done on your run today x πŸ₯°

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Thanks, Rebecca. Tomorrow you can rest! πŸ₯° x

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Yes can’t wait I have two days off now so all good x

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Imc50Graduate10

Welcome to morning running Rebecca πŸ‘, and you'll feel that energy probably for most of the day πŸ€“ fantastic Running!

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Imc50

Thank you so much Ian, I can’t believe the difference it made to how I felt really feels like I achieved something good today. Enjoy your next run

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We did it ! Both got ourselves out there for an early morning post work run as agreed plus you got those running legs out for the first time 😎 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

So glad you enjoyed your first early morning run and it made you feel good for the rest of the day. You’re a star Rebecca ⭐️ you’re doing so well, Week 4 already !

I’m guessing those legs will be making further early morning appearances in the near future, well done!

🦡 πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ…

Take care x

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Couchphoenix

Yaay, Well Done us! You have converted me. I am already thinking about doing a early morning run tomorrow, although not 5am!!

Lol it felt good to wear them and I did not feel self conscious which I thought I would. I remember what Birdlady said to me about not carrying about what other people think and i held my head high and felt proud to be able to go out and run again.

Thank you so much. I can’t believe I am starting week 4 tomorrow. I am so glad I started C25K again it really is bringing me so much joy. It felt amazing yesterday when Sarah says you must be feeling tired now, I actually wanted to shout out No Sarah I am feeling amazing and feel I could run for longer!!

lol slept so well last night I did a total of 22,392 steps yesterday, my most to date post Covid!

Take care x

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

That's an impressive step count!

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Lol have been working really hard to increase my step count to improve my strength!!

Lol that should read caring not carrying!! Thought of you when I decided to wear my shorts!! Thank you for your support x

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Peter44Graduate10

Well done Rebecca, that's another one ticked of, it's amazing how many early morning runners i see, on my way into work, glad you stick to well lit up areas, still not sure about joining you and Couchphoenix so early πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈAnyway week 4 here we come!

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Peter44

Aww thank you so much Peter. Yes I was very aware to stick to well lit areas going out so early. It felt so great by the time I left for work at 7am had done so much. I can’t believe how early you start work, may I ask what you do?

So excited about starting week four tomorrow. It is so great to have goals.

Hope you enjoy your next run x

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Peter44Graduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

I'm a coach driver, which, at the moment, just involves taking kids to school, then taking them home in afternoon, so with schools shut for easter, no work for 12 days.Do you work for NHS?

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Peter44

Aww bless you that is so lovely. How wonderful you have 12 days off maybe you can do some early morning runs when you are off.

I work at a Hospice X

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Peter44Graduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Your work is very close to my heart, having lost 2 sisters, and my wife, all spending their last days in diff hospices, where the staff were so kind, and careing. πŸ₯°

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Peter44

Aww Peter I am so sorry for all your losses that is so sad. It really is such a privilege to be a palliative care nurse x

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Peter44Graduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

The nurses we had, were just so nice, and helped us all so much, in what was a very sad experience! πŸ₯° x

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Peter44

Aww that is lovely. X

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That was a good early morning run for you Rebecca, it's great to hear from you that you are now running early in the morning, well done πŸ˜€ πŸƒπŸΎ

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you so much Al, it wasn’t something I thought I would be doing. It really did help with my energy levels during the day. Completing week 4 will be such a big achievement for me. I am so glad I have been sensible and am doing C25K again it truly is so amazing how it works.

Hope you have a lovely day x

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That sounds amazing and I love the idea of an early morning run but my duvet says no! Well done for getting out there_onwards and upwards!

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Week7

Thank you so much Week7. Lol it is the best I have felt in a long time. Enjoy your next run

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FionamagsGraduate10

I'm with Week7 - I'm not a morning person at all. Very impressed with your dedication getting out there so early!

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

Thank you so much Fiona, I think making the pact inspired me to do it. Well done on your hills you are doing amazing I have never encountered hills on my runs have all been flat!Take care and thank you for your support

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FionamagsGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

My favourite place to run is the canal towpath - dead flat πŸ˜‰. But its crawling with people so have had to find other routes. I thought it was time to tackle a hill and this is a perfect 5k circuit - apart from the bumps, that is. 🀣🀣🀣

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Well done Rebecca, I also run on Thursday but not as early as you 🀣I gave my shorts an outing as well 😁

Wow , onto week 4 πŸ‘

Fantastic progress ! x

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Thank you Ian!!

Lol great minds and all that!

Can’t believe starting week 4 tomorrow.

Well done on your run lol no πŸ‡ 🐰

Glad your hip niggle is behaving.

Have a lovely day x lol I am slow this morning need to get moving!

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to 9weeks2Run

Yeay, week 4 !I was going to say good luck but you don't need luck !

You'll smash it (again) πŸ˜πŸ‘x

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Aw thank you so much Ian, amazing how quickly the weeks pass. Enjoy your next run as well x

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Brilliant news! Glad to hear you didn't feel too fatigued even after your shift. Aren't our bodies just wonderful things πŸ€— well done for braving the shorts, I have a tan line where my capri leggings end (I wear them in all weathers unless it's absolutely freezing) so I don't know of I'll be brave enough to wear shorts, maybe I'll just fake tan the bottom of my legs πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Week 4 next! Woohoo πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

Aw thank you so much Beatlesforever, yes they truly are I can feel such a difference already from starting C25K again.

Thank you 🩳🩳🩳 it actually felt very liberating, you should go for it. Oh I am envious of your Capri legging tan lines.

Have a lovely day and enjoy your next run πŸ’ͺβ­οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ X

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Oh what a lovely post πŸ˜€ I so admire you for getting up early to run before work it’s a slow slog after work for me or day off running xx

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you so much Sola I can’t believe how well it set me up for the day made such a difference to my energy levels. I think you are amazing being able to run after work. Take care x

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What a lovely read! (you are distracting me from working)I'm so pleased you are able to enjoy your runs again, and that you gave your shorts an outing.

You've both motivated me to get up and go out before work - I really enjoyed doing that that last summer. You get a great buzz that lasts most of they day don't you?

And I was a tad warm in my tights yesterday, so maybe it's shorts time for me too!

Week4 - bring it on!

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Aww thank you Birdlady, he he sorry for distracting you from your work!!

That is great, enjoy. Yes it is so amazing I could t get over how great I felt. I am going to continue with the early morning runs now and the running shorts πŸ˜†

Yaay has can’t wait

Take care x

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Oh fabulous!

I prefer to run in the morning, but not being a β€œmorning person”, my idea of first thing is a little (!) later than yours πŸ˜‚

So glad to hear you weren’t too tired after either. Onwards to week 4!

πŸ₯°πŸŒπŸ’πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŒ±πŸŒ·πŸŒΌ

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That you Lottie!!

lol yes felt great yesterday, tired today and slow, but I am sure once I have gone for a walk will feel so much better. Take care and have a lovely day. Got a new washing machine/tumble dryer so delighted with it especially the tumble dryer!! Amazing πŸ˜‰ what makes you happy these days! X

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FIVE am!!! Madness! 🀣 Glad you enjoyed it. We definitely won't be fighting over pavement space 🀣🀣🀣

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Lizcanrun

Lol well it was 5:11 when I went out the door he he yes had it all to myself!

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Well done Rebecca, it’s so nice that you and CP can motivate each other. Great support πŸ‘πŸ»

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Dups

Thank you so much Dups, yes was a great motivator. Love this forum the support is so wonderful. Enjoy your next run

Hope your strength continues to grow. That was so great to hear. Sounds like that run was a really good one... and possibly even a game-changer for you. πŸŒ…

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

Thank you so much GailXrunning, yes I think it was I am really hoping it continues to improve my energy levels. Enjoy your next run

That’s fantastic Rebecca! Lovely too that you and CP made a pact together, that’s a good way to spur you on ! Morning runs are a fab way to start the day.

Once I get the ok to run I will be redoing the C25K. Osteopath doesn’t want me to go back to running like I was doing before my injury. I need to build up again and so I told her I will restart C25K.

I’m going to be wishing the weeks away until I’m doing a solid 20 minutes again but your weeks seem to be flying by πŸ˜€.

I’m so pleased you are able to run again after having that horrible virus.

Have a lovely weekend x

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Indielass00

Sorry for the late response. Yes was such a motivator and I can’t believe the difference in energy levels I have experienced, so far.

That is fantastic news that you will be doing C25K again, we will all be behind you supporting you through it. Honestly it is the best thing I have done. I just didn’t know how to restart Without pushing myself too much (which I am very good at!). I really do feel such a difference in my strength it is such a fantastic plan and the weeks really do go so quickly. I can’t wait to go out and run again tomorrow.

lol you will soon get there, this is a big week for me as last time I tried to run 5 minutes on my own I got bad chest tightness but yesterday felt fine.

Thank you, I can’t believe it is nearly 3 months since I was ill, really does knock you for six.

I hope you are enjoying your walking the weather is getting so much nicer now.

Have a lovely day. Sorry for my late response catching up on posts.

Enjoy Line of Duty X

Thank you! Don’t worry about late reply. I’m trying to catch up on people’s post too ☺️.

My daughter is going to join me on the first week (she did that last year too when ai began C25K), so that will be so lovely to have her by my side πŸ₯°.

I reckon it could be a few more weeks yet until I start, will have to wait and see, but good I have a plan. I’m going to have Sarah Millican as my guide again, as I love her!

If you like podcasts, listen to Obsessed with Line of Duty on BBC sounds. Craig Parkinson ( Dot Cottan from LoD) hosts it and his first guest is Sarah Millican!!!! She is hilarious! πŸ˜‚ Definitely worth a listen.

All the best for that 5 min running week, keeping everything crossed for you 🀞🏻.

I’m sure you will ace it!

Take care x

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Indielass00

Hi Sarah,

Oh that is so lovely that your daughter is going to run with you, how special for you.

The time will soon pass and before you know it you will be back running. We will all be supporting you.

Oh me too she is brilliant I love her accent she just makes me smile associate her voice with happiness.

Oh wow thank you so much for that I will listen to it. I feel asleep last night during part of line of Duty so need to watch it again the bits I did see was sooo good! Hooked already!

Hope you have had a lovely day, so wonderful to see the sunshine.

Take care

Rebecca xxx

Oh I did my week 4 run 2 this morning all went well and energy levels have been so good helped by the beautiful sunshine too x

Yep you can’t help but smile when you hear Sarah M voice, such a warm person to get you motivated.I’m really pleased your run went well πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€.

Such good news!

I managed to stay awake last night as the clocks changed so it was like watching it 8pm. It is so good. Can’t wait for next weeks!!!! πŸ˜€

Enjoy the podcast.

I’ve been on a couple of little walks my 2yo son today enjoying the sun πŸ₯°.

Have a lovely week! xx

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Indielass00

Yes that is so true.

Thank you so much 😊

Fantastic!! I can’t wait to watch it again been really busy today.

Aw that is so lovely such a beautiful day. I went to Battersea Park this afternoon was glorious so nice to see people looking so happy the sunshine makes such a difference.

It is going to be really nice tomorrow as well, I am working but going to make sure I get out on time.

Take care x

Here you go x

Podcast
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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Indielass00

Thank you x

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