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week 7, really ! (run 1)

I really didn't want to do it, I had to force myself out the door today. My wife was going shopping so I arranged to meet her post run to get a lift back. The section from the village in to town are badly over grown which isn't ideal, a few times I ended up having to go on the road. I kept to the podcast, Laura seems to have got some new tunes for this week so it wasn't too bad. The last 5 minutes seemed to go on forever again, I didn't feel tired or out of breath I just wanted it to end!!!

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Which did you want to end more, the run or Laura's music??

I found week 7 really tough mentally and could easily have given up. Keep plodding on, your so near to graduating and somehow, week 8 is much easier, then week 9 you'll be so pumped up thinking about graduating, it will go in a flash....then freedom to do as you like.

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Fantastic to hear you did it even when you didn't want to! It takes a lot of willpower to force yourself out there, so hope you gave yourself a pat on the back :)

Just about to start week 7 myself and you've given me a bit of a boost so thank you. Good luck for the next few runs.

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I just change my profile picture, coincidence?

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Haha! maybe ;)

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But I bet you feel great for having done it!

Quite often the pleasure is not in the running ( or not in the last few minutes anyway) but in that afterglow of achievement and virtue!

You're doing really well.

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Laura's music has that effect on most of us 😂 Respect to you on getting out there 👍

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Give yourself a pat on the back for going despite feeling that way before (and during)... I'm sure there will always be odd days like that, but forgot those ones and remember the feeling the good runs gave you instead... You're on Week 7 and running 25 mins!!!!!!

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My Other Half had some good advice when I felt like that - just give it a go, and if you really, genuinely can't physically make it, then stop. Otherwise just keep going! I did W7R1 today too (very hot and sticky weather here) but I confess I've jettisoned Laura for carefully timed favourite tracks and detailed instructions ("Stop running after 7 tracks and the first half-chorus of "500 Miles" for 25 minute run" - for goodness' sake, and what a ridiculous choice of music!) I do have to say I found it so much easier with music that I actually want to listen to. Sorry Laura!

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