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I know that WK7R1 was exactly the same as WK6R3 but why did it feel so much harder?! I know that I can run it because I've done it already but boy, did it feel rough this morning. I guess some runs are like that!!

The first 5 minutes I always find comfortable and today was no exception but for some unknown reason today the running gremlins appeared at the 5 min mark and they didn't bugger off till Mr Smooth told me I had been running for 12.5 mins!! I've never had these little creatures appear before and quite frankly they can disappear again!!

Can't put my finger on it but after the gremlin incident I thought to myself that there is no way that I am giving in to them so I ran. I continued to run. Singing in my hard. Breathing steadily. Good pace.

Mr Smooth popped up again to tell me that I only had 5 mins to go and this is where I started to talk to myself. Out loud. In the park. With the morning dog walkers and joggers.

I replied to his "You only have 5 mins left" with "I am a single mother who has raised 4 children, all of which have turned into hardworking young ladies. If I can do that then I can bloody well run for 5 more mins!!"" Suffice to say the dog walkers nodded their acknowledgment with a smirk on their faces and the joggers just smiled, I'm sure they'd all said things like that in their running journey!!

Anyway, WK7R1 has been bagged and I've now started to map just the running part of my journey, although I went a little over today at the end as I was still laughing about the joggers and dog walkers and their faces!!

Oh and I've signed up for my local Parkrun πŸ˜¬πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Enjoy your Sunday, whatever you're up to and lets hope that we can all keep on running!! 😊😊😊

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Great, great post... go you !!!!

I was out too.... it was a beautiful morning... you are doing amazingly and now, these lovely longer runs give us time to relax and enjoy and let out newly-found running legs take us onward!

Well done you :)

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😊 I followed your 3 words of wisdom and felt great afterwards 😁


Yay well done Kim. Looks a lovely run route. I always find the first 5 mins hard. You beat those gremlins off so fair play to you and the fact that you can talk whilst running and be understood is amazing. Enjoy the rest of your day. Be proud :0)

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to J9_54

Ha ha, that has made me chuckle!! I think I can be understood however that might explain the strange looks as maybe I'm talking in gobbledegook!!

J9_54Graduate in reply to Kimchoc08

Yep that's be it ;0)


Very well done Kim, great post, great run and great YOU. XXX

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to Martin_Rose

Thank you 😊 Today I feel great!!


Kim, that's a great result, W7R1 leaves you 8 runs left! Cast you mind back 18 runs ago, when did the gremlins kick in then? I bet wasn't after the first 5 minutes?

You are doing brilliantly, that Graduate badge is calling you, go get it.

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to LeeU

At the beginning the gremlins were there from the moment I woke up but with each run they're disappearing 😊

LeeUGraduate in reply to Kimchoc08

I like to think of them as my old self, the one that didn't run, the one that was 'happy' watching others, with each run that part of me dies, it's still there inside me and will always be there but it is becoming a memory, a part of me, like the me from school or the part of me that used to party around London, etc.

You've proved you can run for 20 minutes and you've proved you can run for 25 minutes;

If you can run for 25 minutes then you can run for 28 minutes.

If you can run for 28 minutes then you can run for 30 minutes.


Love it!! Not the gremlins but the way you dealt with them! Too right, kick 'em into touch, go you!! :)

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to Fishypieface

I kicked them out of the park today!! 😊

It must be a W7R1 thing as I had exactly the same. But we both got through it.

You are going to love W7R2 as it's also 25mins but for for some reason you just breeze through it.

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to GingerBohemian

Thank you 😊 I never thought that I would look forward to a run day and be sad on a rest day!!


Well done and lovely pictures ... πŸ‘πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸΆ

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to Vixen67

Thank you 😊

I love your 'chat' with Mr Smooth, mine was always a tad more aggressive...

Oh and my horror movie chanting at one stage ' I can do it if I go slow, go slower'....

We runners do what we have to do to get us through!

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to Jancanrun

We do indeed. I'll miss my chats with him once I'm finished 😒


Well done, think of all the wonderful things you've seen on your run today and how worth while it was. Some runs are tough and some feel easier. Today was tough for me too so you are not alone.

Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to Geord68

I swear these tough runs are sent to us to test our strength of character, our resilience and out sheer bloody mindedness!! It sure does feel good when I've finished!!


Well done!

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