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Slightly losing my mojo

Well I missed my planned run yesterday as I just couldn't face it... I'm feeling very tired and stressed out at the mo. Its managing my new job shifts and general family stresses I think.

Somehow very reluctantly I shoved myself out this morning for week5 run1... and I do feel better for it to be honest. I think my heads a bit clearer.

I will try fir next run on Wednesday/Thursday.

Hope you all have a good week πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Bud

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Well done for gagging the gremlin and getting out there. As Kathrine Switzer said, "There is an expression among even the most advanced runners that getting your shoes on is the hardest part of any workout".

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Well done for getting out there.

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Massive effort needed some days don't feel like your the only one ... once those first few mins are out the way though it's normally thank goodness I did push myself .... generally helps with those stresses keep positive πŸ‘πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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Yes, I'm definitely finding it's helping the stress levels

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It’s hard when you are juggling everything- respect ✊ to you for getting out there and doing your run. We are all here motivating you - have a good week and hope you are leaping out like a gazelle on your next run πŸƒπŸ˜Š

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Thank you 😊 ... not sure I'll be like a gazelle though x

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Well done you for getting out there against the odds. Completing a run really does raise the spirits, doesn't it? And on a Monday morning too! πŸ˜„ Hope your week carries on in the same positive spirit.

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Week 5 is a good one I think (just finished it) as you feel so fantastic at the end of it that your mojo comes rushing back. It's really worth pushing through to the end of it, when you complete W5R3 you feel on top of the world!

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Seriously - the hardest part of running is getting geared up and going out the door. Once out there, the run takes care of itself.

There have been a few runs where I have stopped well before my usual place because I just did NOT want to keep running but they are just those days when I am out of sorts for reasons know not unknown. Main thing is to look at it like it's all a progression and process - not a perfectionist thing :)

With winter coming in it's going to get harder to get out of a nice warm bed - but that's when habit and muscle memory will kick in, plus the experiential knowledge that yes - we will "feel better for it"

Wishing you many happy miles in your future :)

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Thank you John.... I am really enjoying the programme, I'm hoping Sunday was a on-off for now.... but I'll know what to do next time πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Well done for getting out and on with it! You are an inspiration.

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Mojos hide out near your trainers, so you did exactly the right thing taking them out for an airing.

Overcoming the reluctance is one of the biggest battles to win. And you did, and you did it well

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I love that idea.... next time I will remember to check my trainers πŸ‘Ÿ to find that mojo!! Thank you!

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Well done for getting your trainers on and getting out there. It does make you feel so much better. I have the opposite problem from you at the mo - I was made redundant last month ( hence I started this) and finding it hard as I have always worked since I was 15.

Did Wk5R2 today as I was still in Cornwall and just lovely/different to run along and see the sea. My mojo may have waned if I was at home which is why I packed my running kit this weekend.

Think how far we have come. We are over halfway ...we can do this, my virtual running buddy 😬 x

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Well done with run 2 in lovely Cornwall! You're right, running does make you feel better.... I think I will learn from this.

Good luck for run 3.... it'll be a piece of cake πŸŽ‚ just go nice and steady x

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I agree with the others...... well done for getting out there.......but if you are feeling tired and stressed, give yourself a break and an extra rest day or two.

The runs are getting more demanding and you need to feel refreshed before each challenge, so no shame in giving yourself more recovery time. I am assuming that you are running for fun, not for some masochistic torture.

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