Starry starry night... w6r2: Yes, that's right... - Couch to 5K

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Starry starry night... w6r2

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Yes, that's right - I made it out for my second run of the week and decided I could stop being a wuss and just move on. My knee seems to be holding up well, and I'd really like to finish the plan within a year of starting it - especially since it's never taken me more than 12 weeks before! 😳

Tea was just about ready when I got in from work, so that put paid to my tentative plan to go out straight away. So instead I let it settle for a couple of hours, nagged the girls to bed, and eventually escaped at 9.30. Mentally and emotionally exhausted before I even started, but knowing that a run would do me good, would make me feel better, and would generally improve everything.

So kit on and off I went. First 10 mins was all good - easier than I expected, even. And I judged it just right to avoid having to run up my nemesis incline! πŸ˜‚ That bit got covered in the walk, then off I trotted again. The first few minutes went quickly, round the highly decorated cul-de-sac - and since that takes around 3 mins I decided to go round it a second time! Then along the main road, past my road, last minute real burst of speed as I go down the incline, just enjoying the running and having FUN! Walk down to the bottom of the village and realise just how many stars are visible. Orion was shining down on me, and I would have stopped and seen what else I could spot but for the fact I'd have got very cold - and of course Laura hadn't yet told me to stop! ;)

But yes, that's the next run successfully done. I think I need to pull myself together and just get on with this now. Enough excuses; I've got to keep going! So... Thursday?

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That is a great thing to see in a post...

FUN in big letters :) even following mental and emotional exhaustion. Way to go!


Beautiful post... thank you. The stars shining down on a star!

Well done for doing that is so hard when you are tired, but you did it and enjoyed it. My next run is Thursday too... :)

Keep going :)


Oh well done you! Fabulous post and you got to see the stars! You could not want for more, could you? On to w6r3 on Thursday and you're getting ever closer. Great news! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻


O so close... & well done keeping going & after an exhaustive day😊 you will be keen till get out there on Thursday now & then on to another week! Happy running & keep up the good workπŸƒπŸƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸƒ

Well done for managing to get out there - especially so late - bet you felt better for it too!


Well done, it's great to see the F word in your post :) I love it when I go out in the morning and it's clear enough to see the stars.


Oh I do love Orion, he's quite a friendly chap. You might have been able to see The Plough as well?

Well done for getting out there, I'm always impressed by people who are willing to go out after 8pm!

RainbowCGraduate in reply to Maddee_6333

I can see the Plough if I stand and look towards the end of our close - I know how to find it from there! Didn't stop and notice it last night; Orion was just so obviously standing watching me from over the park as I finished, it was lovely. Not just his belt, but the outer four, and his sword, and all! I love living in the countryside! :)

Maddee_6333Graduate in reply to RainbowC

Orion was once so low in the sky - like super moon - that it was like he was standing in my back garden. 🌌


Sounds like you really enjoyed your run last night! :)

I was out as it got dark last night, so only saw a few stars. but I'm also planning to go out on Thursday (as the weather forecast is much better for Thursday than it is for Friday!!!). We can do it!!


Great post. Sometimes it's the runs we least feel like doing that turn out to be the most satisfying and most joyful.

I've just posted a moany post about winter but you remind me there's a glass-half-full way I could look at it!

RainbowCGraduate in reply to AnneDroid

Really got to hope that applies to the next one. I'm dreading leaving my lovely intervals behind and going on to non-stop running the rest of the way! :/ I mean, I know I can do it - I've graduated two or three times in the past - and I know I'll enjoy it too, but it feels like a bit of a leap from where I am at the moment. And I've been doing intervals since April, so this is comfortable for me now. Ish. It just gets serious from here on in... ;)

Great post, look forward to more

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