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Lalee
Lalee
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After my treadmill mishap decided it might be safer running outside after all so ran up through the farm. A chap running the other way raised a hand in greeting and I was ridiculously pleased. He thought I was another runner.... Who'd have thought ?!

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

You are a runner... well done!

Onwards and upwards... getting outside is amazing... so much happening out there!

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Lalee
Lalee
in reply to Oldfloss

I'm really loving running through the farm, it changes every time, the animals, the view, even the path. Thank you for the encouragement.

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Bundoodle
BundoodleGraduate

I know Laura hasn't said you are a runner yet but you are. You are outside, in running shoes, propelling yourself along using your own energy. Sounds like a runner to me! Keep going 👍

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Lalee
Lalee
in reply to Bundoodle

Thank you, sometimes I even enjoy it!

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Well done Lalee! That's the spirit. Those country runs, where something new is always happening - usually with the wildlife - are lovely and invigorating. Enjoy yourself

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GoogleMe
GoogleMeGraduate

That's lovely and very encouraging.

I was deeply unimpressed yesterday to be ignored by one runner and the other I don't think would have acknowledged me without my "Hello" I passed the first one on the return leg and did get at least a twitch of the eyebrows by way of recognition, so perhaps he recognised he'd been an up himself arse earlier. All the walkers and cyclists I passed going in the opposite direction said hello (less so if they were overtaking me or I them, so face contact seems to be relevant)

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Runon
RunonGraduate

Runners run and you're running so you're a runner :) It's great when people aknowledge you - makes you feel part of the club - but don't worry if they don't acknowledge you - sometimes they just don't have the energy to form the words :)

Well done getting so far - keep at it.

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Slowstart
SlowstartGraduate

A friendly smile, or a wave does wonders for your morale especially when you feel a fraud for being out in sports gear, but it won't be long till you see yourself as a runner, the same as others see you now.

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Monkey25
Monkey25Graduate

Well done. I usually run on the treadmill but decided to run outside for the first time last week, don't know about you but I found the time seemed to go quicker and I enjoyed it more.

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Lalee
Lalee
in reply to Monkey25

I'm totally with you there. I needed to use the treadmill to start with for building some confidence but now I find I don't actually like it. It's the timer... I get fixated on how long to go and then the little voice of doom starts up.... When I'm outside I just run and enjoy the scenery and time does seem to pass more swiftly. Add to all that that I fell off it....which was somewhat embarrassing!

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Slowstart
SlowstartGraduate
in reply to Lalee

Next time you're using a treadmill, try Shivani05 trick, put a towel over the display so you can't see the display! It works for her.

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Lalee
Lalee
in reply to Slowstart

Yep, did that with my jumper which slid off onto said treadmill and got tangled around my feet... Leading to my unceremonious deposit onto the floor!!

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