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Let me apologise.....

Mummycav profile image

Good morning everybody...and what a flippin good morning it is!!!!

I want to apologise for the blip in confidence on Monday....I apologise to everyone who has been reading my posts & running by my side right from the beginning, my heros....& to the newbies on here that are just starting their journey. I AM NOT A FRAUD......I AM A RUNNER!!!!!! I know you all keep telling me ...even screaming it!!! (JCR!)....I am not going to doubt myself anymore, I promise. I have just done the last 28 min run of the programme & yes, I was flagging at the end but I could've run another coupla minutes, so I am not worried about week 9.

I have just had 'one of them runs' that cements the fact that I can run...in my own time...at my own pace, with my own goals, playing my made up games & singing my own songs....I couldn't wait to tell you all after Mondays post!! When I started running this morning I was back on the main road & I realised today how hard it had once been to reach MacDonalds...& then passed the carwash & then even further onto the plumbers merchants & further still onto the pharmacy where my friend waves from the window...but today, it wasn't hard...when I pass the pharmacy I cross the road & start back down the other side, homeward bound...& at that side of the road, about 23 minutes in, I have to pass a gym that's just opened with some proper beefcakes coming out, well, I thought, I cant run passed them looking like a deflated helium balloon, so I dug in deep & quickened my pace a bit, the parked cars were half up on the pavement so it was a bit tight but the beefcakes all stepped aside to let me run passed...I was quite pleased with myself as they all gave me a knowing smile...I turned the corner to head down to the rear entrance to the park where I started this journey & the gardeners were there and they held open the gate for me, "thanks" I actually managed to speak whilst running!! I'd about 5 minutes left when I started on my usual, familiar track, I knew roughly where 5 minutes would take me so I kept on running....when I finished I punched the air with a big "YES!!!!!"

Thankyou everyone for your comments on Monday & yesterday & the virtual 'kick up the bum' that I needed.



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Indigogirl profile image

Hooray Hooray Hooray! Good to have you back 😁

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Indigogirl

Thanks Indigogirl....I feel amazed at myself!!!

Wannabefit19 profile image

Horraaaayyyyy your confidence is back .... awesome run and iv learnt a new name ... beefcakes .... ha ha ha😂😂😂 love it , I can visualise them .

You are a most definitely a runner and a good one at that .😀😀.

Wk 9 !!!!!!!! Can you chuffing believe it ...... I'm now 1 wk behind you but on your heels -- I can't wait for next run again .


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MummycavModerator in reply to Wannabefit19

I cant believe it Wannabefit no!!! When I think about week 1 & how I thought everyone in the park could see my lungs its unbelievable that I've got to week 9....I can't even believe I'm saying that!!!! I'm glad I've taught you a new word too....is there no end to my talents??!!!! ha ha ha

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Wannabefit19Graduate in reply to Mummycav


SC1472 profile image

See - we told you that you were a runner!!

Graduation looms!!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to SC1472

Ooooooooo...the excitement!!!

Thank you SC1472 x

lardofale profile image

Great stuff! I'm not sure who is looking forward to seeing that shiny Graduate badge next to your name more, you or your dedicated readers! Not long to go now, I'll probably hear the scream of triumph from my little corner of East Anglia!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to lardofale

lol....I cannot wait to share my graduation badge with my running family...I'm going to get a megaphone so everyone can hear!!!!

IgaT profile image
IgaTGraduate in reply to Mummycav

My pom-poms are ready for you! Ask Jancanrun how they look in action ;) I will be doing some summersaults and back flips, and everything! Drinks are chilling ;)

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MummycavModerator in reply to IgaT

Hee hee...I like a good Pom-Pom & gymnastic display!!! Can't wait!! 😉

Well done. I am flagging a bit at the moment due to sinus infection that is getting better but bringing my energy levels down and its taking longer to recover. Glad you are back on track. You're nearly there by the sound of it. I like the itinerary report, especially the gardeners opening the gate for you! That's great.

Martin_Rose profile image

I never doubted you Mummycav, beautiful post from a beautiful runner. XxX

IgaT profile image

Yupii!!! You are amazing! You are back with high energy, high hope, and high motivation! You are a runner that can speak during run (even if it's one word), I am impressed! You could even speed up near beefcakes - huge WOW!

Go get them Girl!

I wish you many runs like this one, and I am sire there will be plenty!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to IgaT

Sometimes 'one of those runs' is just what we need & they just come out of the blue!! Love them!!!

JulieDawnH profile image

Your 'beefcakes' comment made me laugh. Sort of similar thing happened to me on Saturday doing first run of week 8, 25 minutes in (phew) and definitely lagging. Slightly dodgy lone man appeared on footpath ahead of me. Found a surprising burst of speed to run quickly and confidently past him! Motivation comes in many forms.

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MummycavModerator in reply to JulieDawnH

It's usually the dog poo bins that have me speeding up!!!! It made a refreshing change!! 💪🏻💪🏻

Coly1 profile image
Coly1Graduate in reply to Mummycav

😂try running WITH a bag of dog poo swinging around until you can find a bloody bin 💩🐶 then the other dog does a poo! 🙄Two bags swinging round 😕 That'll improve your pace 😬🏃‍♀️

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J9_54Graduate in reply to Coly1

haha been there too lol

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Glossy profile image

Wow!!! Great post. I'm glad the mojo returned.

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Glossy

Just a lack of confidence I think...thank you

misswobble profile image

Yay! Well done! 😃👍💪🏃‍♀️

Fun int it 😁

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MummycavModerator in reply to misswobble

I LOVE it!!!

Yay! Great post, thank you! Those parts of the run that we used to find so tough are so significant aren’t they? Must hold that thought for the future 😊 Have a great final week 🎈

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to CarolineLou71

They really are...they all add up...looking forward to my final week (yikes!!)

Yayyy welcome back to sanity 😉 go you so glad you are feeling better and go for it your nearly there 😀

Well done Mummycav! You dug deep and saw it through. Congratulations! 👍🏼🏆 Not far at all now!

Qscout profile image

Wow, with a post like that I could hear the Rocky Theme in the background as you described your run past all the sights of your town, even the punching in the air at the end like the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art!

Bring on the final week, and you now know you can do it. Go out and enjoy those runs, where your smile with pride, and welcome to the wonderful world of running!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Qscout

this time next week I'll be shouting "Adrian, I DID IT!!!!"

Sadie-runs profile image

Yay! So happy for you. :-) "Those runs" – meh! You ARE a runner. Well done Mummycav. x

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Sadie-runsGraduate in reply to Sadie-runs

Oh, and definitely no need to apologise! We all have those moments, and that is when you should come here and vent! You know that we will all pitch in with some positivity to help you feel it yourself. We cannot be brilliant and "up" all the time, and for when we are not, we have our friends here to gee us back up. That's support, innit? :-)

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MummycavModerator in reply to Sadie-runs

that's so true Sadie...I've had nothing but support & encouragement on here ;-)

Whoop.....lovely to hear this Mummycav😄 ( saving the double whoop for your graduation run)

Great post, and made me laugh. I imagined you running past those Beefcakes, and the Benny Hill music starting as they ran after you into the park😄.. (sorry about that😆)

You are most definately a proper runner and I'm so pleased you 'had one of those runs'..that make you feel sooo good.

Good luck with Week 9, you will do it 😊xx

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Bluebirdrunner

well, you made me laugh out loud thinking of Benny Hill!!!

I love the feeling of 'those runs' they just make everything seem worth while :-))

Oldfloss profile image

Thank goodness... it is about time your realised it... we all knew it !!!

Runner... runner, runner, runner !!!!

Great post.. great run and........ WEEK 9!!!!!!! Yeay!!!

I have my party frock all ready and waiting :)


Slow and steady :) xxxx

Polly2810 profile image
Polly2810Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

It’s gonna have several outings in the next week!!!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Polly2810

It is!!! 🏃🏼‍♀️💪🏻👍🏻

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Oldfloss

You have helped me so much Oldfloss...you can be my star guest!!! 💃🏼⭐️⭐️

Oldfloss profile image
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Mummycav

Yeay!!!! My bestest frock it is :) Thank you!

Oldfloss profile image


Do not ever apologise again :) xxx

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Oldfloss

I won't...only for my smug face when I GRADUATE!!! x

Polly2810 profile image

Well said...Sod off gremlins, not welcome here!!! 👍🏻👍🏻

Mandygecko profile image

Well done you! No more blips you can do this xx

Whoop you go girl! 😊

Kimchoc08 profile image

Well done and yes, you are a runner 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

IannodaTruffe profile image

Big tick!

JCR screaming with joy this time around! Well done runner....

CookieM profile image

Yay!!! 😁🏃‍♀️

Fishypieface profile image

Well done you!! Our bodies know what they are doing (just about!!) it's our blooming brains that keep interfering with the process and cock it all up! Great that you've kicked your blip into touch and are back in the zone and ready for week 9. You've done all the hard graft already, next week is just the icing on the cake! Good luck :)

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Fishypieface

That's true...when I got to 20 mins yesterday it made me think of week 5 run 3...wow, that was a tough run for me!! I've had my ups & downs but I'm getting there...we all are!! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻 👍🏻

Well done you 👍 I'm 6 weeks behind you but thinking beginning of November this will be me!! You are an inspiration xx

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Sadiemac

Aww, thank you 😊 you'll graduate before you know it....enjoy your journey

mzye007 profile image

Well done! Glad to hear you're back on track (not that you were ever really off)

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to mzye007

It's just mind games with those gremlins!!

J9_54 profile image

Ah so good to hear you are back. Good luck for your graduation. No beefcakes on my route unfortunately but will try and imagine some when I start to flag later when I do my first 25 min run x

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to J9_54

Ha ha...makes you run a bit faster & hold your head up!!

AlMorr profile image

Good post and keep on running, that new gym you passed with the beefcakes in it, are you thinking of joining it?

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to AlMorr

I'm already a gym member but not that one...they're a bit too seriously beefed up in there!!! 💪🏻

Jeani profile image

Absolutely a runner- always a star!!

Maddee_6333 profile image

\o/ whoop, whoop! 😀

nikkiwabit profile image

Missed your Monday post due to my own blip. We all have them, we are both back now, lets keep going:)

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MummycavModerator in reply to nikkiwabit

Absolutely...NO MORE BLIPS FOR US!!! 💪🏻🏃🏼‍♀️

HeleneCorsa profile image

Well done MC! Loved this fabulous post and your wonderful infectious positive vibes <3

I think you need to start preparing yourself for your graduation lap of honour outside the gym (and quite seriously, get some bubbly on ice). And keep that podium warm, I'll get there in the end too!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to HeleneCorsa

You definitely will get there Helene...without a doubt 😉

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to HeleneCorsa

And I might actually run inside the gym and do the conga with the beefcakes!!!! Looking forward to my bubbly!!!! 🍾

Well done you! The champagne is already on ice!!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Slinkymalinki

I can hear the bubbles!!! 🥂

ejvcruns profile image

That's it -- that's what's going on!! "deflated helium balloon" so funny also!


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