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Pete Tong.....again?

Well nearly! After a bit of a hoo-hah with W8R2 I thought I'd keep W8R3 nice and simple, straight up straight back, a route I know. Great.

So, I always wear a watch and start the timing just to so I know how long I've gone/go to go, as well as Laura telling me.....forgot my watch this morning. Okay, so no big deal, still had Laura.

Then after 10mins...disaster....no Laura! Arg! Podcast problems...unrecoverable podcast problems. No watch no podcast no Laura to keep me right.....but, kept running! Didn't stop once. Went to where I though I would have got to after 14 mins, turned round and came back.

So I don't know how long I ran for.....but just checked the distance...4.88km. Very precise I know...but that's nearly my 5k! Wo-hoo. Not sure if was the 28mins it should have been, but...I really don;t think it matters. Come on!

Still hurts, still want to walk, but then I think I chuffed I will feel with myself when I keep going to the end. still don't think I'm a runner! Onward.

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So I see your right it does matter if you did more you did you may not think you are a runner but you are a winner take a long rest now as next week is week 9 but it will only be as hard as you make it

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That's fantastic, sometimes it's a blessing when all our gadgetry fails.... Well done 😎

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You are definitely a runner big-fella. Well done 😄😄😄

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but it stile hurts....and does't get easier? normal?

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Keep on running......... Right into week nine. well done you. 💫💫💫 It's all good!

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Ha! None of us thinks we're runners do we. But Laura says you ARE and no one argues with Saint Laura! Well done you. Graduation week now. Weeeeeeeeeeeeee :)

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woo,, easy ow tiger! yes nearly there, but don't feel like it!

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You are a runner and almost a 5k runner to boot.😊

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I guess I'm struggling with the fact that it still feels hard. But maybe thats the reality of it?

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Definitely a runner big-fella, especially when you keep going in the face of a technology failure! Nearly up to that magic 5k!

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thank you!

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Aye, but it still hurts...normal then?

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Is there anywhere in particular it hurts ? It's very hard to establish I think in the early days what's a "new runner niggle " and what could be a potiential injury . Unless it's a definite "Ouch I'm crocked " type of pain I would go for the niggle . Sorry does that make sense ?

It doesn't get "easier " as such , I would say it gets more comfortable as you get stronger . Running legs need to be built , it'll come Big Fella . It's all stamina building :-) xxx

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there's no particular bit that hurts, It would just easier if I walked! I guess thats normal though. I've gone from no running to 28mins, so I guess pains inevitable?

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It is hard - especially while you are trying to do more every week. For a long time, the sense of achievement was the enjoyable bit, but as you consolidate and get stronger you will find enjoyment in the actual running, I promise!

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Think you might be... (a runner 😉)

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Doesn't feel like...still v hard!

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easy now....I'm not so sure.

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Well done Big Fella, triumphant in the face of adversity ! :-) xxx

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The tech is more difficult than the running! Well done Big Man, you're nearly there.

Oops I called you Big Man. That's what I call my Basset. Soz

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I thought you were going to write " that's what I call my hubby ! " :-) xxx

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I can live that . I'll take inna a er of endearment!

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oh FFS autocorrect..... tem of enderment

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Ha ha. He is too!

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