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Fighting the gremlins

Fighting the gremlins

Feeling back on track after that terrible run on Saturday. Went out this morning. No sun, so no shadow to laugh at for a start! Went much slower, much better. Even though chunky people (not as chunky as me) were overtaking with slow walking. I thought I would go back to Week 8 but somehow I ended up listening to Week 9 and suddenly Laura said well done you've done 15 minutes which is when I realised. I had a couple of little stops to catch my breath but I think these were more psychological than physical needs, and I managed the 30 minutes shuffling along. I won't count it as Run 2 though because of the stops. Running outside is WAY HARDER still and my legs are dead. But I am now looking forward to the challenge of getting better at it. For about 10 seconds I actually enjoyed it. The view was amazing! Brighton is a great place to run, no one cares what you look like. As I shuffled past a man in a mini skirt and a fur coat this morning who was clearly very comfortable with himself, I realised this!

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Ah! Cairokitten, so pleased it's going better - you sounded so despondent before and now you are on the cusp of graduation!

As you get used to the great outdoors you'll find each run gets better!

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Well done! Was at Worthing yesterday, I fancy doing the Parkrun along the front there....

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Yeah there's one in Hove as well but I am not sure I'm ready for a park run yet. Baby steps ...

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And Hastings... I did my first Parkrun at w6, just jogged & walked....with what I felt comfy with...have now done 19 Parkrun's

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Well done for getting back out there and doing the 30 minutes. What an amazing place to run! I used to live in Brighton when I was at uni and you are so right - there is no such thing as standing out in Brighton!!

Once you get used to the differences I'm sure you will enjoy it. Keep going - graduation is in sight!!

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So pleased you are more upbeat now and back out there. Keep going!

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I have been wondering how you were doing and so pleased to see this update. Well done you. Keep running.....

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It is so nice to know that people are thinking about me and wishing me well :) If it wasn't for you lot I probably would have given up after Saturday. THANKS A MILLION!

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Well done I was only thinking about you thismornin

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Oh that's brilliant news, well done.

And thank you for posting about the mini skirt/fur coat chap!

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Well done! Great to read of this success and of course your encounters on the way!

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Wow, lovely place to run, glad you got your mojo back x

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Ah well done for getting back out there, so glad this one was a little easier, you'll be flying through your graduation run 😀

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I am finding the gremlins are strong week 8 and beginning week 9- but you can beat them! Keep going :)

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