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WK 7 : RUN 3 - HOW TOUGH CAN IT BE? 🤔

WK 7 : RUN 3 - HOW TOUGH CAN IT BE? 🤔

Hey my little joggers 😂

Well, it was a statutory holiday with work for the August bank holiday, so after a painful visit to the dentist, chores carried out in town, visit my Mum and then home, I had a few pieces of chicken and tomatoes and thought I'd better get out there and run.

Wasn't feeling the best upon waking, giddy and a nagging head, but it was even worse after arriving home. But I took a couple of tablets and within half an hour or so, I did a quick wonder woman change 😂😂 into my gear and set off, sporting another of my new Tees! MarkyD 😘😂 It may look like a plain tee from the front, but it has a super cut out shape at the back haha 😄

Well, five minutes into my run, I felt quite exhausted and the thought of running for another 20 minutes filled me with dread. I just felt completely heavy. How I did it, I do not know, but I just kept focusing on putting one foot in front of the other and aiming for the halfway mark and hearing Laura's voice.

I kept on moving and finally had the last 5 minutes to run. I seemed to pick up from there and put in all my effort until the 25 minutes was done. My pace today must have been my quickest at 13'10" (it was definitely 13' anyway). I gather this is still very slow haha, but quicker than Sunday's reading of 18'. Hoping this will improve, as I feel a bit of a slow slug 😂😂🐌

Either way, keep pushing folks even if you feel you can't. Somehow, you seem to get through. Only God knows how I did it today, but I did. Thinking of changing my route if I can, though it may entail coming back up a hill and I'm a tad dubious about that at this crucial point, as I don't want the extra energy put in to put me off. I must have a think ready for WK 8!! 🤔😊 x

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Well done on keeping going, MJ keeps telling me if I keep going when it gets tough that's where my stamina come from:)!!!

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He is right... :)

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That's lovely.....true words said 😊

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Well done.. still smiling, even after Dental work! Great!

Some runs are tricky.. whatever the reason.. , especially if we wake up a but under par...dentist visits always make me a bit head-achy anyway. But you did it... and don't even think of the time or speed... Just keep going along gently.

After you Graduate ( :)) You can work on whatever you wish to, and as your running legs continue growing and as your stamina and core strength improve also.

We do sometimes underestimate how much we need to work on strength and stamina, and a regime of exercise, worked out to suit ourselves can be very useful on rest days..:) I know that I have had to up my exercise in that area... although on the days I walk miles and miles with the small one.. I do ease up a bit!

Work out a good route for Week 8 if you are able and as ever.. slow and steady! :)

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Thanks do much Oldfloss.

It was a bit of a struggle yesterday. I also had the fact that I upgraded early with my phone yesterday and was thinking about setting it up and charging it, transferring data (I'm sad as I get excited over stuff like that, haha). But I was also thinking that I will finally have a working selfie camera, as mine was intermittent over the past 6 months, and that was not on when out with friends 😂😂 or for taking after run flushed face selfie pics 😁😄 So my thoughts were distracted, but it kept me going, lol.

Oh no, you all say, there will be even more selfie pics now, haha 🙄😆

So, is my pace super super slow then? I'm not focusing on that though, I've picked up on it only because it was 5' quicker than Sunday's figure. I can only go at this pace or I think I'll end up with a heart attack if I go quicker 😃

Wk 8 Thursday 😎

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Possibly your thick head was effecting you, did one of my runs with a headache (thought it would clear) and it was not at all good and it's not something I'll do again

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Big well done quirky bee we are both at the same stage congratulations on pushing through

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Well done Beth, you are sooo near to graduating, I can't wait for your next run/ pic, your happy smiling face makes my day. XxX

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Brilliant, it was a toughie but you kept going. Just keep the pace slow and steady. Not long now before you get your biggest grin when you graduate. Looking forward to seeing that selfie! 🤣

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Well said!

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