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W5R2 Today I ENJOYED running. Never thought I would - ever!

Beek profile image
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Got up and out by 7.00 to avoid the heat. As soon as I was outside feeling the fresh cool morning air it all just felt right. 5 minutes warm up and I was off. Didn't even mind the running beside the main road - I usually hate all the commuters passing by. Then down to 'my' river bank and along under the lovely cool trees! I managed both runs comfortably and for the first time I really enjoyed it. For me that is quite a break through!

So - to you newbies - I used to really dislike the running and once even queried that the feel good factor was an urban myth! IT'S NOT A MYTH, IT IS TRUE! You do feel good doing this! W5R3 on Wednesday - and then the world is my oyster! WEIGH HAY as they say! Happy running to all you bloggers out there - it's well worth the effort!

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Mazzero profile image

It sounds like a lovely run near the river and your joy is infectious. Well done!!!

runningmam profile image

Hiya Beek, not "spoke" for a while.

Glad to see you're enjoying yourself. The continued effort was well worth it wasn't it?

I'm resting up at the moment, I've pulled something I think. Anyway I'm really missing my runs!

I certainly wouldn't have said that a few months ago. :-)

Beek profile image

Hi runningmam, I wouldn't have said that either but now I do look forward to getting out. And the cool summer mornings are gorgeous! Hope the resting sorts out your problem. Patience is a virtue in this instance. Give yourself the chance to heal properly!

albionjen profile image

Hi Beek, great blog. I'm glad to hear from someone loving the running especially at the same stage as me in the C25k. I seem to have some days when I love it and some when it is a total struggle. I hope that I'll have a good run like you tomorrow morning. I've got the same run coming up and plan to get an early start to avoid the heat and also a route with a fair bit alongside the river under the shade. It will be my first pre work run ever. I could not have imagined 5 weeks ago that I would actually get out of bed early for a run, but I already did that on Sunday! Happy running everyone :)

Beek profile image

This programme really does seen to be effective and is not too onerous really! Good luck with the pre work run. It really is fantastic first thing: clean air, cool breeze, lovely smells! Hope you enjoy it! I found little caterpillars on silken threads dropping on me from my trees today. So keep your mouth shut or you may get more protein than you bargained for!

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