Week 5 Run 2

Yes!!!... I just ran for two lots of 8 minutes in daylight in a public place! I decided to get a change of scene and run along the river at a town several miles away. I was in the middle of the second run, shuffling along in my usual style, when an extremely loud child's voice blasted out "Hello Miss, what are you doing?" Everyone looked to see me (ex-teacher of said child), and you know, I actually felt quite proud. I even managed a sort of sprint for the last half minute!

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  • Well done!

    Sounds like a lovely run - and great that you're happy being recognised! It surprises me how positive people always seem to be to you when you're running.

    I think we are all a bit self-conscious to start (I began running in the dead of night in January and I wasn't sorry that there was nobody about) but you pretty soon realise nobody is criticising you - they either can't run, in which case they are impressed, or the can run, in which case they wish they were running with you!

    Keep up that great running!


  • Thanks for that. I do often run at night too. I don't think I could run with 'a real runner'...I'm so slow, but decided to work on that when I can run 30 minutes.

  • Yay well done!

  • Whenever you run in a public place, you inspire people. Maybe not everyone, but don't forget that you're busy publicly displaying that you are a practitioner of The Impossible. You are Running! And the right kind of people are thinking to themselves, "You know, maybe I could do that, too. Looks like fun. Silly twisted fun, to paraphrase the Goons, but fun."

    Don't be ashamed to be inspiring like that. :-)

  • Thanks, you're always so encouraging.

  • I did w5 r2 yesterday. Last couple of minutes were hard I thought. When Laura said 60 seconds left it gave me a bit of a spur on and i went faster for the last minute. How are you feeling about r3? I'm doing it tmrw...

  • It's a bit daunting! I'm doing it on Friday. I'll be interested to hear how you get on today. Good luck!

  • Well done. I was a TA at the school my children used to go to, which was literally just up the road. At first I was mortified to see any of the kids I knew whilst I was puffing about. Now, I don't mind. I love Gary_Bart's advice.

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