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Feeling good😊 Felt like sharing 😊

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I have been on the ic since February (frozen shoulder) not running related, and only managed a couple of intermittent runs as I felt rubbish.

BUT last week, having still been keeping up with the goings on of the forum, I donned my kit and with a plan in mind ran Stepping Stones on Mon. Wed and Fri. (Thats a steady 30 min run) I ran on a flat route and took it slowly, and was pleased to still be able to keep going for 30 mins.

This week I did Wk9 (30 mins) but on my old route up the hill and back through the college. On Monday, I had given myself permission to walk up the hill if need be, but I didn't need to and ran the whole thing.

Today, I have done the same run, phew that hill was soo tough (its actually after the hill you feel your lungs bursting) butI kept going and recovered and 20 mins in started to enjoy it. My robot legs (someone mentioned this feeling) took over, I thought about how lucky I am to be able to do this and of Irish-John's friend.😐

Before I knew it Laura was saying 'thats it, slow down to a walk'. I felt fantastic. The feeling when you are done is priceless isn't it. Whether you have done W2 W5 W9 10k or indeed a HM like our Pops and co.

We are all doing very well.😊

Happy running everyone.

Thanks to Rignold for the advice to drink more water on non-run days. I did and no cramp in my calf. Not managed as much as you suggested if course! πŸ˜†πŸ˜Š...

*wearing your running buff as a headband helps keep you cool.

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Aw lovely post Jan, thank you xxx

I am so pleased for you , its been a long road back , but you must be so happy it went well.

Really Well done to you and yes, we are so lucky that we can get out there and do it.

It doesn't matter how far we go or how fast we go , running for the sheer joy of it , it just the best .

Welcome Back ! :-) xxx

BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to poppypug

Thanks Poppy. Yes, it feels like I'm back in the game.

This forum is so supportive and inspiring. Our best is good enough. xxx😊


Well done, Jan! So glad you can get out there again. Hope the shoulder is getting better. Your joy of running shines through!

BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to JaySeeSkinny

Thank you Jaysee, it feels like I'm back to regular running again. The physio seems to be helping a bit now. xx


Slow, steady... but you got there.... I am so glad to have you back x

You are right.. what a joy it is, to be able to run. I ran this morning, thinking of Irish-John 's friend.

We are, all of us doing really well. Happy running, friend x

BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Hi Floss, thank you, I have been watching from the sidelines, but have jumped in at last.

I always think of you when I'm running, looking around and imagining how you would describe things in your special way. Will look out for your next 'ramble' and hope your training plan is going well.

Happy running to you. xx


Great that you are back Jan!

BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Thanks Jacs.. XX


Stepping stones, week 9 AND hills! The time on the IC hasn't dampened your ability or your enthusiasm then!😊Lovely to see your post and great to hear the shoulder is on the mend Jan.

BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to McFitty

Only baby steps at the moment, having fun trying to think of ways to push myself while still getting some stamina back...😊

I loved what you wrote on Irish Johns post about the ripple this morning. True about John, but many others have that effect on this forum too. We do all run together. xxx

That's great news Jan and a big well done to you for getting back to running after a lengthy absence. Sometimes it's not easy returning but your patience and persistence have paid off. Welcome back πŸ€—

BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you Ip,

there was no way I wasn't going to get back out there. We all put in a lot of work to get to graduation don't we, and being able to enjoy runs like today is the payoff.😊

Happy running to you.xx


You are a Trooper Jan :) Great to have you running with us again :)

BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Thank you John. I did think of you and your friend today. We are so lucky to be able to run, and supporting others to do the same is a very kind gesture. xx


Welcome back -I've got for the first time to W8. Please stop swearing on the forum, I heard you using the word "Hills"

BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to davidhwynn

Thanks David. Still looking out for your progress with Week 8.😊Good luck..

On the other side of a hill is a downward slope...πŸ˜†πŸ˜‰

Well done Jan,It's remarkable how running can change the way we look at our lives; it helps us to aim for better things.Stevy.

BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to stevy

Very true Stevy. Hope things improve for you soon, you have a lot to deal with.

Best wishes to you and your wife. x

stevy in reply to Bluebirdrunner



What a lovely positive post, Jan! So good to hear that you are able to get out running again and doing so well :) All the best to you

BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to skysue16

Thank you Sue...enjoying my running again. Hope you are doing well. x

skysue16Graduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Very busy with B&B and work too so mostly jogging with the doggie! Finding it hard to keep up with posts hence I have only just read your lovely post this evening!

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