Actually did a 20min run!!!

I don't know who is more surprised, myself or my family that I actually ran non-stop for 20mins. Only 1min in I thought I wud have to stop as my left calf was killing me but I remembered the advice that the first 10mins is always the hardest so carried on. I also remembered reading that some discomfort is to be expected and as long as it didn't feel as though anything had snapped I was most likely going to be able to just keep running. Also a cliche but I felt as though you guys on the forum were there in my head spurring me on! I normally listen to music but I felt I really needed Laura's encouraging voice on the podcast for this particular challenge! It really helped!

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  • Whoop whoop well done! Laura's voice has carried many of us further than we thought possible.

    Make sure you stretch after each run to keep the tightness at bay.

  • Thank you! Good advice!

  • I always thought of forum people egging me on when I felt I was losing the gremlin battle and it defo works 😁 well done on ur run 🏃

  • Well done you did it...with Laura's help.😊 Enjoy that feeling, you are doing brilliantly..

    Maybe up your water intake on non-running days...

  • ThAnk you, again good advice!

  • Well done!

    I can totally relate to this post as that was me yesterday. I've discovered that even when uncomfortable it doesn't actually get any worse, it just lasts a little longer 😝. Any discomfort you feel is usually replaced with a great sense of achievement when you complete the run and that last 20 min run was a whopper! 🤣

    Keep going! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  • Thanks! Well done to you too!

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