Hello, I'm still here

Just thought I'd check in as I've not posted for a while.

I graduated on holiday in the states, and then promptly took a week off when I got back (struggled with the jet lag). I've found it tougher to get back into a routine than I thought. I've not managed any early morning before-work runs yet. It's taking me a while to adjust to the freedom that I can do what I like. I've done some short runs, some longer ones, some run-walk splits. This morning I did a slow 40 mins (including some walk breaks). I went into new territory, which was fun. There's a lovely park just beyond the common, so I included a circuit of that. My aim is to get up to 5k, and then maybe a Parkrun.

But I just wanted to say hi. I hope everyone is doing great.

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  • Sounds like you are ticking over well! I'm the same in terms of routine but sticking with it! Looking for new territory too as I'm bored of the same run over and over. Good luck with the parkrun. They are great.

  • Hey Celtprof! Well, I've been slightly disappointed with myself. I should be going out more than I am (I'm averaging around two runs a week instead of three). But I really enjoyed myself this morning, the first really enjoyable one since I finished the programme, so I'm hoping that will inspire me to go out some more.

  • you'll get back into your routine soon enough! Hope your hol was good!

  • Nice to see you Viv !

    You will find a way that suits, its all a learning curve I think.

    I went out 3 times a week at first and did the C25k podcasts . I did parkrun as well. I just kept ticking over . Its a bit strange at first without Laura isn't it ? I think its very common to feel a bit " lost " .

    Keep at it, you will find a way :-) xxx

  • Hiya vivster..welcome back.. good to hear from you :)

  • Welcome back, how was the other side of the pond?

  • Hi secan! It was good thanks. Feels like a long time ago now, though. I've been home (and back at work) for over three weeks. 😕

  • Hey vivster! I haven't been on in a while so I looked you up to see how you're getting on and you graduated! So it's a bit late but congratulations!

    I'm a bit behind you (as I always have been, snapping at your heels!) but it's so good to see you've completed the programme. I've been a bit yawny at work this afternoon so I was going to sack off the run and have a night off but you've inspired me to up my game!

  • Hey hannah! Good to hear from you too! And thanks for the follow. I see you're still plugging away. I keep not managing to go out - this has been a bit of a crazy week - but I should do it tonight!

    After shilling for them like crazy, my Bluetooth headphones stopped working so I need to get a new pair. Don't like running without music very much.

  • I'm surprised I wasn't already - It's fun to follow people through at a similar stage to you. I'm very good at letting myself off runs. I have quite a busy social life and a tendency for laziness so any excuse! I haven't given up though, I've just had a couple of runs with about a week in between and a few more with a couple of days in between instead of one!

    I don't like running without music either. My breathing puts me off - it's as if I hear my breath speed up and my brain goes into overdrive about how hard I'm trying and it just gets worse. I'd rather be blissfully unaware of my panting!

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