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OMG - Completed Wk 1 Run 2!

quirkybee
quirkybeeGraduate
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Wow folks

My run 1 was over a week ago on a Wednesday when we had the hot spell. I did think oh I won't continue with this, lol, but I've been busy like we all are and just haven't fitted in the 2nd run.

But I did yesterday, whilst doing my 10,000+ steps for Cancer Research. It wasn't too hot, was just right.

I thought it would drag like the first run, plus I gad to hold phone and listen out loud as I gave no suitable earphones yet, so that was a pain, but nevertheless, I did it.

I had that feeling in legs as if I'm thumping the ground, they just become heavy after 30 secs of jogging (if I can call it a jog lol), I look as if I'm running face down to the winning line πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I honestly don't know what's keeping me up haha.

Anyway, aside from all of that, a little part of me felt that it wasn't that bad. If I can increase my stamina through my other walking that I do, then I may just pull through with this. The crunch comes when I have to jog for longer than 60 secs πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™„

Oh, I think it maybe the Samsung automated voice, but she kept saying to control my breathing and go a bit slower and no, I wasn't hearing things lol, at least I hope not. That sounded odd to me because how would 'it' detect my breathing?

Run 3 next......wish me luck my lovelies πŸ˜…πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜ƒ x

Ps excuse my flushed face. I made sure I was hidden by the trees lol x Hope it's the right way up, it was in my gallery.

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A really good write up πŸ˜€ quirkybee ,keep going and smiling

lol from a novice walker/jogger πŸƒ

quirkybee
quirkybeeGraduate
in reply to linney1

Aww, thank you linney1, you too 😊

KoKo30
KoKo30Graduate

Well done! every run is step closer to your goal. Strange about your voice hearing you breathing! I often wished Laura would say more as the bits she says are so encouraging when you are struggling and I often kept going because I felt I couldn't let her down! Good luck with the next run.

quirkybee
quirkybeeGraduate
in reply to KoKo30

Yes, that's true, she is encouraging, thank you KoKo.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Keep it up, you are doing great.

Head up when running.........helps with breathing and general posture.

This is an exciting journey...... enjoy it!!

Oh........and good luck.

quirkybee
quirkybeeGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks for the tip Iannoda πŸ‘greatfully received.

nikkiwabit
nikkiwabitGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

I discovered the head up bit helps yesterday :)

Good on ya girl! And massive respect for doing the cancer research steps! It's nice to put a face to the nameπŸ˜ƒ and trust me I look like a flashing red beacon when I stop 'running' πŸ˜₯ Such an embarrassmentπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Onwards to run 3 πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

quirkybee
quirkybeeGraduate
in reply to Lstace

Aww, thanks Lisa, means a lot. I don't know why pic uploaded sideways, there was no option to rotate either. X

Well done quirkybee 😊

Each run banked in your legs will help you with the next one. You are learning to run for a gradually increasing time, but its all worked out so that you can succeed. Take each run section nice and slow and steady, try to run lightly, taking shorter steps.. (no sprinting). Your breathing will settle as you get further into the programme.

Good luck, keep posting.😊

quirkybee
quirkybeeGraduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks Jan-now-runs, yes I seem to begin jogging in a quick manner, then realise I should slow down. So thankful for the tips and advice 😊

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