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Struggling with motivation

Today I wanted to do my 3rd run. I feel a little under the weather. I am worried to get more ill, as in 1 month I am starting new job and I want to be on my finest.

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Take a break till you feel better again! Going running when you're ill can be quite dangerous for your heart. I'm sure the motivation will come back once you feel well :)

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I think it depends on what you mean by a little under the weather. Chest infection coughing up phlegm I wouldn't go; head cold with runny nose, then I would.

What ever you decide, hope you feel better soon - and good luck with the new job!

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Thanks. I am not ill, not yet. I have some pain in sinuses and throat. I think I will just dress up warm and go for a very slow run. I am still gathering my motivation by reading your posts and the forum ;)

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That sounds like a good plan, test out how you feel after the warm up, try the first run and if you quit then at least you have got some fresh air and a little gentle exercise. More likely you'll find yourself thinking "I'm OK" and carry on.

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I will have a walk anyway, as I need to take my dog for a walk. Usually it is not leisure walk, but quite brisk with some sniffing stops ;)

But going out for run and at least trying it without forcing myself to finish is a great advice. Thank you.

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Relax... you had a busy week.. guests and running your last run in the bad weather. Maybe slightly overtired and the normal stress factors of a new job looming.

So. be kind to yourself... take it easy. Have an extra day's rest and then steady and low when you head out for your next run.. :) Make yourself the priority :)

Use the run, to free your mind,a new job, anew adventure.,bit like this running lark really :) x

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Thank you for your kind words, Oldfloss. I want to run, as I know it will make me feel better, about myself and less stressed. I think I will go for a very slow run without my dog to keep it as easy as possible.

I just need to push myself to dress, ut those nice running shoes and step out the door.

Tomorrow I will have lazy rest day only with some stretching ;)

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Enjoy...keep it simple and fun :)

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Just go out!😊

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I went for 20 min walk and pley fetch with my dog, to tire her a little. Back home to change clothes and we went running :) I couldn't leave her, those eyes... I am glad I took her, she made me run a little faster. She is learning how to run with me and doesn't pull so much anymore :) or at least today

Weather doesn' like me, it started spitting. We concuire the wind and finished the run :D

Thank you guys for motivation. I wouldn't do it without you!

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Well done Iga....I think it was that push from Davelinks😆😉

Now you can relax and feel smug...you runned..😄xxx

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It was combination of messages ;)

Now, I am just keeping myself warm and hoping I sweat out infection leaving myself healthy.

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Well done Iga! I hope you feel lots better very soon x

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