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Wk2 Run2 - it was ok!

Up and out early for my 5th run and what a gorgeous morning it is! Run went well, each 90 minute run seemed to get easier, but my face seems to be getting redder and redder with each run!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I'm starting a new job today.... late shift till 9pm. My next run is due Thursday, and I won't manage an early run that day as I have to leave home at 6.15am... so it'll be my first afternoon / after work run.... ummmm that'll be interesting as I think I'll just be knackered! Not sure how shifts will fit in with running schedule but I really want to make this work.

Any how enough waffle... happy running folks πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Good job! I hope your new job goes well, and keep running :) πŸ‘πŸ‘

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ThanksπŸ‘

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Good luck in the new job !!! ...

Be strict with yourself ... it's 30 mins somehow in the day it's achievable !!

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Thanks, I really want to make this work!

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I was like you, switched from early morning runs to afternoons when I started back at work, and was a bit concerned. I get energy from my runs, I find, and they are perfect to help me wind down after work. Hope you find the same.

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That sounds encouraging thanks! I like the idea of it being a wind down after work! I'm thinking of taking run stuff to work and running before I do school pick up 4.30... I should just about have time to squeeze it in....I hope I have energy and motivation to do it πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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I was very surprised to find I was looking forward to it. It wasn't a matter of thinking "Here comes another chore, can I get out of it," but rather "Look! I can finally do this fun thing!" That's why I don't worry so much about finding time now, it's a thing I like and if I get the chance I'll do it.

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Brilliant! It's wonderful when you start to feel improvements, isn't it? Good for you for getting out there. I prefer morning running, but I think evening running has it's benefits - like your body is totally warmed up. Also, running is great stress relief, so if you've had a heavy day, there is nothing like a run to loosen up and clear the mind! Good luck in your new job, and keep running...😘

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Thanks that sounds great... apart from wanting to get fit and lose weight, one of the other reasons for starting this program was for stress relief... so far I'm finding I do get a real buzz after each run, so I'm hoping that continues! Thanks again πŸ‘

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It does continue! I am almost at the end of wk3 and still buzzing. 🐝 Funny, just 5 mins ago I was reflecting on how calm I have been feeling. I have a fairly stressful job and my managers are behaving, well, I'll be polite here, in a less than desirable way at the moment (unreasonable demands etc). Yet I feel totally calm. Normally I would react with anger / tears / panic resulting in feeling exhausted and a flare up of IBS. But I feel calm. Sharper. Balanced. This must be a result of the running! Bonus side effect. πŸ˜€ I daydream about my next run and all is good in my world!

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Just off to work now.... feeling very nervous!!!! But have felt calm most of the morning whilst waiting to go! Feel like I need to run right now... in the opposite direction lol πŸ˜„.

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Ho ho ho! Am sure it will all go fine (though understand starting a new job can be a bit scary). I have an interview on Friday that I am totally avoiding thinking about! Hope all goes well on your first day, Buddie!

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Bright buddie red a new colour for the runner's colour chart....

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