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Back from holiday! Scared to get back on track 😢

Well, I had a lovely week long holiday in Menorca. I took my running stuff and promised myself that I would eat fruit everyday and not overindulge at all. Of course, this plan backfired on day one and I've done no running for almost two weeks! The last run I completed was week 6, run 1. I was enjoying running so much before I went away but I now feel back to square one in relation to feeling self conscious and scared that I won't be able to run anymore. I just wondered if anyone else had experienced simular feelings after a break and wondered if there were any tips for getting back off the couch! Thanks in advance. Kerri x

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You know what? just try week 6 run 2 and see how you go. My tip for getting back off the couch is just...to get back off the couch. Get out your running gear and go.

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I know you're right, I just need to get on with it!

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As ejvcruns says go out and try it. Don't overthink it.

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Running is like an old friend from school, you may not see them for a while but it's good to meet up again.

In life you have to have treats, that includes a holiday, a lot of runners will take a week or two off of running and then come back, it re-invigorates them, so I'm told.

Stop worrying about it, the program doesn't stipulate that the weeks are consecutive, give W6R2 a go, there's nothing wrong with a practice run should things not go the way you want them to.

I seriously doubt you'll have done that much damage in 2 weeks.

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Thank you! I'm working from home this morning so I'm in my running gear planning to go out at 10. Actually, I'm a bit more relaxed since reading the responses on here. Think I'd convinced myself that having two weeks off had ruined everything I'd achieved so far. Thanks again!

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Don't think about it, just do it. I don't see what's scary about it. Just one foot in front of the other, and go ..... 👍🏃‍♀️✔️

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Don't worry, just put the trainers on and go. Then you'll know for sure how far you can go. Take it slow and steady and you'll be fine Im sure.

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Thank you for this. I did exactly that earlier on today and feel amazing now! I was just nervous I think. I took it very slow but completed week 6 run 2 and am looking forward to run 3! Thanks again to everyone for the encouragment 🖒

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