I did it!! I RAN for 8 minutes twice!! Euphoric I never thought I could do it. For those who said it was mind over legs you were right. I made a playlist of my favourite artist Ryan Adams and segmented my favourite songs at the second part of the 8 minutes and was even singing along ( although maybe that was in my head!). Sorry if I am rabbiting on but husband not home from swim yet and I have no one to tell!!!

Unfortunately don't believe the time/distance on strava app! Cannot be correct as I ran almost the same route as last time. So could not have done much more!!

Thanks for listening. You have got this.



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  • Fantastic ! Kimloulou you did it ! Good for you and thanks for sharing. However didn't quite understand your reply post to me but please don't feel pathetic at all because you have done amazing work! Yippee !👍😆😆

  • Just because I thought you had ran 10k in 36 mins!!! Which is definitely superwoman territory.

  • Well done! I just needed to comment as my favorite artist is also Ryan Adams! I ❤️ him. Did you not find his songs too slow to run too? I might actually copy you. :)

  • Yeah!! Someone who knows Ryan. I did Sweet Carolina and English Girls as my last tracks of 8 mins. Had a nice rhythm. If I can work out how will post on Spotify

  • And a Geordie as am I. I like you x

  • Kimloulou I'm a Geordie too....! I was born in Newcastle upon Tyne then as a new born baby went to a mining village called hazelrigg,the teenage years in seaton burn another mining village which is just before Morpeth,Alnwick .

    Where are you from ? 😄😄

  • Originally Wallsend. But left in 1988 to live in Scotland now living in London. This is the Spotify playlist.


  • Perfect! Thank you. Love me some Americana/indie/folk! :)

  • My friend just saw Ryan Adams in New Zealand, I thought she meant Bryan Adams lol. I couldn't run without my music! Prodigy gets me going!

  • Well done KimLouLou. Just read your post as I'm recovering from exactly the same run. Well done us!!!!!!!!

  • Definitely. Chomping celebratory chocolate.

  • Go girl!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🏃🏼‍♀️🐢😀

  • Very well done!!! I find myself singing along sometimes too, then laugh and then panic about it! You did great :)

  • Well done - I'm right behind you and will be doing that run tomorrow. I havent been listening to music while I run, but I think I need to start as the runs are getting longer now.....

  • I could not do it without music. Just bought some lovely headphones!!

  • New headphones are going to be my gift to myself st the end o f week 5. Which did you buy?

  • Scullcandy knockout. Fab sound. Seem to fit really snuggly will let you know how they are to run in.

  • I have also just completed W5R2! 8 minutes has never seemed so long, lol. For me, music is what gets me through but I get really frustrated if a song comes on shuffle that I don't like so must make a playlist for run 3 as that is going to feel like a marathon to me. Good music is the key! Well done, and keep going.

  • Well done. Music definitely helps!!

  • Yippee, well done. Feeling motivated by lots of lovely posts. Just off to do my W5R2!

  • just done Week 5 Run 2. I've been working from home today doing admin so it felt great to get out in the fresh air, have a break from work and get moving. Run 3 on Saturday -eek.

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