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Disaster strikes!!

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So this morning my phone decides to restart itself. And continues to restart itself again and again until it runs out of battery. I sigh and think it'll be fine if I recharge...I was wrong. Then I start to panic ....

It's the first day of week 7 today!!

How am I going to get through without Mr Smooth?!

The old Wingie would've said 'its fate, I'll have to wait to get a new phone and carry on then', knowing full well that she wouldn't do that because she'd get a new phone at some point then say, 'I'm too out of shape now, I won't be able to carry on'. And she'd give up.

But new Spanish Wingie says to herself ... 'I can do this!' And I get dressed. My lovely Boyf lends me his phone so I can listen to music and my trusty Fitbit smiles and prepares itself to be my Mr Smooth-like countdown. Luckily it's not hard to count the intervals in week 7 is it 😂

I did it and I felt the best I've ever felt during or after a run. There were no points I wanted to stop, even when I got a little stitch, I just breathed through it like he told me to in W3 (or whichever it was!)

But I'm kinda upset that I won't be able to graduate properly without actually completing the course since I'll have to redownload the app when I get a new phone. But I think I'll just leave him in a room and let him talk himself through the runs until I am up to date, it's not cheating if I've actually done them is it?!

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rolysmate profile image

It certainly isn't cheating you've put the work in you want/need your reward and a big well done for showing your determination today and getting out there

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WingieGraduate in reply to rolysmate

Thank you! 😊

It's definitely not cheating. And btw I think Mr Smooth would tell you if you were....

So well done fellow Smoothie for keeping going even with tech gremlins to cope with.

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WingieGraduate in reply to Jancanrun

Hehe thanks! I think you're right, he would know!

You might not need a new phone. Mine did something similar a while ago. It got itself tied up in an endless loop. I googled the problem on hubby's phone and found I needed to hold down certain buttons together to get it to sort itself out. So don't give up hope yet!

Oh and well done on doing the run regardless!

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WingieGraduate in reply to Langley-Loper

Ah it's been on it's way out for a while bless it. But I've replaced it today and am currently listening to W3R2 to catch up! 😊

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