W3 R1 YAY! Beginning to enjoy this! - Couch to 5K

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W3 R1 YAY! Beginning to enjoy this!


I HAD to do it today because I promised Purbrookian I would yesterday! Woke up at 8.00. Decided I could get out, no problem. Next thing my husband is telling me it was 11.00. EEk. But I had been having a wonderful dream that I was competing with many other runners and feeling a sense of enjoyment. Good omen for the longer runs today? So I set off full of enthusiasm and confident that I could do it (Purbrookian told me it wasn't all that bad, and he was right)

I managed to complete all three runs and did the long walk home concentrating on my posture (string holding my head up) and a big grin! Last time I went out the long walk home was more of a VERY slow drag but today I managed to keep up a respectable pace all the way up the hill! So something must have shifted.

I am still setting off slow and steady but managing to complete all the runs. To all the newbies out there - YOU CAN DO IT TOO, it's all in the mind!

I am so pleased with myself right now - I know I can do this and all the bloggers out there were not fibbing about the feel good part!

Thanks for the encouragement Purbrookian!

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What a great post - well done, great boost for the day :-)

BeekGraduate in reply to maryannlucy

Just been to see my elderly Mother (96 yo) and now feeling very sleepy. Will not lay down though, just wait for my energy to kick in!


Lovely, lovely post. :) I can just see you striding along with that string coming out of your head, wearing beekeeping clothes! :D Great image! That sounds like a really lovely dream too - glad it's beginning to come true. :)

BeekGraduate in reply to greenlegs

Thank you greenlegs. Wish I had been wearing my bee suit - all those pesky hard black flies on the riverbank getting in my face!

Where do you find those smilie faces?


Way to rock out week 3! You are totally doing this!

BeekGraduate in reply to Sherbear1979

Never would have thought it possible. Beginning to feel a glimmer of enjoyment at having been able to keep running today! Looking forward to continuing! At last!

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