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grannyjudes
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I did it ! plucked up nerve and joined the lovely Dreckely Runners. first time out last night, I didn't let on, but I had had a mega busy day,1 poorly Great grandaughter, 1 Grand daughter for tea, an 88 year old Mum, it was my fast day and my back was hurting, but as I had the promise of a lift I was determined to go. ( on an empty stomach stupid me ) We ran around 4k, and the leaders kept doubling back, again and again and again, I was spectacularly last and the runners who did an extended run got back before me ! did I care, did I hell, never thought in a million years I would be doing this. One really important thing, their kit is a lovely green, I could never run with a group who's kit is yellow !! ( Sorry but I am in a silly mood, back killing me but sat smirking, so chuffed with me )

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You have have every right to feel great. It's sounds like you really enjoyed your running club and to come home smiling after the day you had, it must of felt like a bit of a break from everything. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

grannyjudes
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in reply to Realfoodieclub

just been, last night, for the 2nd run, loved loved loved it

loubee33
loubee33Graduate

Brilliant! Well done you!!!

grannyjudes
grannyjudesGraduate
in reply to loubee33

go on loubee, join one !

chappamaddog
chappamaddogGraduate

Congrats and well done. I still don't feel brave enough to join one

grannyjudes
grannyjudesGraduate
in reply to chappamaddog

go for, shit or die I say !

misswobble
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Great stuff GJ! I bet you were ready for a relaxing run after a hectic day. Some valuable YOU time.

I bet you can't wait for next week. It's good the way they drop back to pick you up isn't it. I found this when I ran with our local group. They were ever so good at coming back for me. They all wanted to chat with me though so I was struggling to get my answers out

grannyjudes
grannyjudesGraduate
in reply to misswobble

I was so ready to get out that night MW, but this weeks run felt better, I really enjoyed it

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

You're so brave ! You have shamed me into giving a running club a go too. I am going later in the week (they did seem a bit doubtful when I said I didn't think I could run for 5 miles) and I hope they are as nice as your lot sound.

grannyjudes
grannyjudesGraduate
in reply to Hidden

hen pen I been so lucky, this is group is perfect for me, small friendly, non competitive, we all run together and lead runners run back to check on the stragglers ( that would be just me ! )

grannyjudes
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in reply to Hidden

oh and let us know how it goes and good luck

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate

Well done GJ, I knew you'd be fab!!

grannyjudes
grannyjudesGraduate
in reply to AncientMum

think they maybe in for a shock, my sense of humour is coming to the for, hope they are ready !

mshuffnpuff
mshuffnpuffGraduate

Well done. Great that you had ciurage to go and really glad you enjoywd ir :-)

grannyjudes
grannyjudesGraduate

Its a lovely little club, no pressure, no competitiveness, just support and super friendly. Second run with them last night, it was def a better run, for me I mean. And a little longer. So glad I joined

Wow thats good running! I would have stayed home and stuffed my face so well done on the motivation :-)

I was wondering if you would be interested in sharing your experiences of the Couch to 5K program in an online survey? I am a PhD researcher evaluating the effectiveness of the program and love hearing about how users got on with it.

If so the link is surveymonkey.com/s/C2-5K

Many thanks and happy running :-)

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