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Goodbye week 7, well hello week 8!

Sadie-runs
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Hello fellow running folk!

This morning I did the last run of week 7. I struggled a little bit, but never for a moment did I think I would have to stop and completed the run fine. Had to slow the heck right down when I got an attack of heart burn half way through – that was not pleasant! But plodded along okay after that (at a VERY SLOW pace), but I managed a slight sprint for the last 1 minute at the suggestion of the lovely Jo. Lord only knows how I mustered that!

Had a lovely stretching session when I got home, and did some additional knee strengthening exercises too, as I want my knees to hold up. Boiled egg on toast post-run treat and the best hot shower ever. Worth running in the morning for the rewards of breakfast and a hot shower alone!

Added bonus: as I staggered in wearing my nicest run tights and a vest, my boyfriend said the nicest thing. He told me my body looked really athletic now! I have not lost one pound in weight, but I do feel more toned all over. Given that he (unwittingly) upset me a few weeks back by saying that maybe running wasn't for me (after I moaned that my legs were aching), he has redeemed himself. :-) He also praised me for running for 25 minutes; I think he is genuinely impressed now.

Hope you all have a lovely run today, if it is your run day, and if not – rest up and look forward to your next run!

Sadie-runs x

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Jancanrun

Nicely done, nicely said boyf, nicely run...

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Sadie-runs
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Thanks JCR. :-)

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misswobble
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Yeah but you're doing it for you. Don't forget that! 😃

Keep going nice and slowly. No hurry 😃👍✔️ Running in new duds is always a booster 😃

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Sadie-runs
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Oh lord yes, misswobble, I am definitely doing this for me! And it has never been about improving my body, that's for sure. I am doing this for heart and lung health and to address some mild depression I had been having. It has really helped with my mood, which is so much more chipper and even now. :-) Thank you for your support! I love this running community. x

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Oldfloss
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in reply to misswobble

Well said :)

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misswobble
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It sounds like you have it all going on! Woohoo! Running is fun, well maybe not at first 😎

Running can take you out of yourself. You can go for a run and get completely lost in it. You come to and find you've been running without even thinking about it 🙂 It makes you sleep better, tone up, have more strength. Your puff gets better and better the more you run. Just go steady though, which the great thing about the programme 😃

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Sadie-runs
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in reply to misswobble

Absolutely, Miss W, I agree with you on all counts! And I am of the Oldfloss school of running – slow and steady. :-)

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Oldfloss
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Go you.. your journey... your way, and if BF thinks you are looking good, what a bonus for him, having such a beautiful girlfriend..lucky man!

Go you!

Steady and slow... and enjoy those lovely long runs.. find and keep your happy pace:)

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Sadie-runs
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in reply to Oldfloss

Blushing now, Oldfloss, you are too kind! I think BF has finally spotted my running glow. :-) I am SO enjoying those longer runs. Still very hard, but it is interesting – and part of that is observing my pace, finding that rhythm, appreciating my body for what it can do – thanks to C25K! x

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Mummycav
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Nice Sadie-runs , 👍🏼....good on yer boyfriend too!! And you sound like me....I have boiled egg on toast & a hot shower too!!! 🤔😘

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Sadie-runs
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in reply to Mummycav

Thanks MC! I love a boiled egg on toast – best thing for refuelling after a run. Hope you are doing well and enjoying your runs again. You were one of my earliest inspirations on this journey! x

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Mummycav
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in reply to Sadie-runs

Wow?!! Really??!! It’s so strange when you have an effect on someone & you don’t even know!!! I hope you’ve enjoyed the ups & downs??!!! 🎢

Mmmm...eggs, I love ‘em!!! xx

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Oldfloss
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in reply to Sadie-runs

Yummy although.. I am, like LeeU an avocado on toast with a poached egg on top fan :)

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Mummycav
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in reply to Oldfloss

I might try that....😉

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Oldfloss
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Blooming yummy and very good for you.. especially on my lovely homemade loaf.. courtesy of Jamie..

jamieoliver.com/recipes/bre...

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nickylt
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Great work - I just finished the same run! I thought I'd have to stop too as I was getting a stitch but it went away - hurrah!

I've lost precisely 1lb which is rather underwhelming but I guess things take a while to shift for some of us! (bah!) Things are firming up so something good is happening!

Good luck with Week 8!

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Sadie-runs
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in reply to nickylt

Well done, Nicky! Never mind about losing weight, think about how strong you are getting! STRONG. :-)

Stitches = ugh! I was genuinely upset when mine came on, as I really did not want to stop. Had to slow to almost walking pace until it abated. Wonder if the blueberries I had before running caused it?

Good luck to you too for week 8! I plan to do the first run on Sunday. x

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nickylt
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in reply to Sadie-runs

Slow still counts!onward and upward to week 8! Right behind you on Monday :)

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