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Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day!

Forgive me brothers and sisters it has been 2 months since my last post....

At that time I was struggling to finish Wk R3 in the program (20 minutes continuous running). I decided I wouldn't post again until I had reached that milestone and just continue to go out and run until I got there.

The temperatures have been very high and it felt like I was never going to do it. However I told myself not to obsess but to keep going running and trust I would get there in the end. I was becoming demoralized at times and I was only managing to run twice a week on average.

I decided to swap over from the iphone app to the NHS podcasts with Laura, to see if the music helped. Then I got a bad cold which went to my chest and made it very difficult to run (I managed only one run that week).

Last week I was away on holiday and I didn't run at all even though I packed my gear just in case. (We did climb Snowdon in the middle of the week and my legs have only just stopped aching...but that is a different story)

It turns out that a week resting was probably the best thing because this morning (first full day back from holiday) I got up and ran for 20 minutes non stop with Laura. I took it nice and steady and I can honestly say I could have gone on even longer when she said to stop !!!

I was never really sure this day would come and it has been frustrating seeing others who started at the same time as me zoom past on the program but I feel reassured now that we are all on our own journey and we will all get there in the end.

I am off to celebrate my big bro's 50th birthday tonight and I now have a double celebration ;0)

Happy Days!

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Well done!! That's awesome and you certainly have some determination to keep going and not let the gremlins take over. Onwards and upwards:)

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Well done you, you have beaten that demon 20 minute run...I failed my W9R1 yesterday and I am taking a week off too, Keep going you obviously needed that time off to recoup and now its onwards and upwards especially with the cooler weather coming. Routing for you Whoo Hoo "Y" 

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Sorry my thumbs up have not worked.... :(

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Good luck for next run!

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Well done- your determination has brought a great result!

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That's real perseverance ! Well done on 20 minutes non stop running, I still think that's the real turning point in the program 😀 Onwards and upwards with Laura now 😀😀

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Thanks I hope I can carry on with week 6 now and beyond

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Well done. I managed this run yesterday and it has taken me a long time to get here. Keep posting as I'd like to see how you get on as we'll be at the same stages or thereabouts. 👏

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Well done for persevering and not letting the gremlins get the better of you 🏃🏃 Have a great celebration tonight 😀🍻

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Well done! That's the challenge I'm going to face on my next run so good to see that I'm not the only one going through tough times. Keep going!

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Good luck with yours

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That's true grit. Well done and enjoy your double celebration.

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