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Fat and red and huffing and puffing, the man in Pasadena goes joffling

GingerBohemian profile image

Well not quite the girl from Ipanema but you get the point.

But get this people.....I just ran for 20 minutes!!!!!

And it's the first time I have down 'city running' as at home we live in the middle of nowhere and its fields and forests and last week it was a specially built running track / road in Brea, California.

So it was with some trepidation that I had to do W5R3 in a city.

But it was great.

I changed the playlist to my playlist I sometimes have on the motorbike and to the sounds of cheesy rock anthems off I went.

A bit of a struggle getting into my rhythm but then it was great.

It was a 5.30am start so the place was empty and loads to look and be nosy at.

I even started enjoying it and wasn't even thinking about the breathing or anything. It was sort of just 'happening'.

And then that was it. 20 minutes. I even felt as if I could keep going.

And on the 5 min cool down I had to walk past Pasadena City Hall. That was it.

A quick shuffle through the playlist and on came the Rocky theme tune.

I was happy, smiling, laughing. All sorts. But I ran up the steps in a Rocky-esque style.

So that's it.

The big jump is done.

9 Replies
sheps profile image

That's no Little Old Lady from Pasadena, either:


Kimchoc08 profile image

Well done 👍🏼 what a wonderful post. I shall take all the positives from this and channel them into me for my WK5R3 tomorrow 😊😊

GingerBohemian profile image
GingerBohemianGraduate in reply to Kimchoc08

Slow and easy. Just find your pace.

And listen to your 6 songs

Fab post! Congrats on the big one - it's not exactly all plain sailing from here on in, but that's definitely the biggest jump psychologically.

Thats a perfect Week 5 R3 by the sound of it.😎 Great stuff...Onwards and upwards you have got this nailed.

Still slow and steady of course 😆x

HeleneCorsa profile image

Brilliant! Well done on your joffling!

ejvcruns profile image

Great job, GingerB! Hope to set you up for a great day! You are over the hump, keep up week 6 and once into week 7 it's plain sailing.

IannodaTruffe profile image

You're a natural!!!

Great progress.

Enjoy the grin for the rest of the week.

Polly2810 profile image

Well done!! 🎉🎉🎉

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