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W8 R1 Outran the pesky gremlins 😊

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After my battles with the gremlins during W7 I left it until about 7:30 this evening before starting W8. It was a beautiful evening, the sun was still shining and a lovely cool breeze made it ideal.

I purposely slowed my pace to start with and felt as if I was jogging at my normal walking pace. I had none of the problems with my tracker or music, which had also plagued me on W7. So all in all a good start.

The gremlins were not sitting on my shoulders this time, they stayed a couple of paces behind me, trying hard to catch up and taunt me. They failed, they gave me the determination to keep going. Even though my legs felt heavy at times, my metal attitude was completely different, more positive, the thought of stopping didn't enter my head, even when I tired during the 3rd K.

I ran for another 2 minutes at the end, 30 in all, managed 3.95k, with my best averages pace of all the continuous runs so far.

I'm chuffed, all is good again, I can do this, and maybe one day soon I will manage 5k too! Happy days!

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Way to go Pushing60, gremlins demoilshed, personal bests shattered! :)

Pushing60Graduate in reply to 90ldfinch

Thank you. Good luck (not that you need it) with your next run of week 8. I expect you'll be up with the larks again?


That's fantastic to hear. Well done and you ran for 30minutes!! Wow πŸ‘πŸ½πŸƒ

Pushing60Graduate in reply to Shireenjoon

Thank you. I'm so happy to have got out of the doldrums. 😊

loving your post succes or failure is always a state of mind 😊

Pushing60Graduate in reply to Nick_Buddha_12

Too true, I just have to keep reminding myself of that 😊


Well done - it's great when you have a good run - makes up for the ones when it's a real struggle!

Pushing60Graduate in reply to Ullyrunner

Thank you.

I really needed a good run by this point. I was beginning to think it would never happen again 😊


Brilliant !

Well done you :-) xxx

Pushing60Graduate in reply to poppypug

Thank you 😊

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