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Started week 8!

Started week 8!

This morning I scraped ice off my car, visited Lema Ranch and ran the beautiful trails for 28 minutes...Found it surprisingly easier than my 25 minute run 2 days ago! Now just 2 minutes off the goal of running 30 minutes non stop! Yay :)

This is such an exciting journey we're all on, incorporating regular fitness as a core value into our lives :)

NB: Photo is of me (and a friend who has already graduated c25k and sometimes runs with me) on the trails at Lema Ranch after our run today. It may look bright but it is actually freezing!

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Horray .. well done for getting out in the cold and into the countryside! Bet you felt great after.

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Yes, it did feel great! The funny thing is, it's not really the countryside (although it feels like it) coz it's a ranch with 8 miles of trails within a city! There are views of mountains all around and so you might feel you are in the countryside miles from anywhere whilst in the ranch but actually all the mainstream shops are within 5 minutes drive! Redding, California is a strange place indeed, but I do love it here! :)

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Well done Abbey !

Lovely photo too, its good that you have got your friend to share this with you :-) xxx

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Yes, she only started joining me once I started running 20+ mins because she graduated c25k two years ago and is a regular runner now! I did all the initial training on my own.

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Nice photo! You both look as though you are enjoying yourselves. Where are you?

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Ah, I've checked your profile now and see you are studying in the US!

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Lema Ranch in Redding, California. It certainly is a beautiful place!

I'm a Brit living in the USA (although this is my last year as my 3 year course finishes in the spring and my student visa will expire).

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Lucky girl!

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Well done!

I also had someone to run with sometimes while doing the programme, great for motivation..

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Yep! I like running on my own too with music but running with a friend is motivating for sure!

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Well done! I ran in the morning today since it is getting quite hot where I live, and it is 30 degrees + in the evenings. Running in the morning means the road is not so hot and sticky, and it is cooler.

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Go you.... running keeps you warm...:) Have you finished Week 9 (.. I am on Run 2 on Thursday?

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