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D’oh 2 (the proper one)

So....headphones in, chin up, shoulders back....I am going to the park to do Week 6...that’s what I’m doing, Week 6...a run, a walk, a run, a walk, a run, a walk...done...oh no, not as simple as that is it??? Scrolled down to Week 6...& he’s there, the man I virtually love, his gorgeous voice speaking to me reassuringly, oh how I’ve missed this fella...off we go on our warm up walk...I wanted to replay the intro again just to hear his voice for a bit longer!! Ok, 5 minutes is up, time to start running...thats all I heard...after about 5 minutes I thought ‘aren’t I supposed to be walking now?’ So I checked the app & in my excitement at being reunited with Mr Smooth I’d accidentally clicked on Week flippin 7...for gods sake...I’d set off like a chuffin whippet aswell because I actually heard Oldfloss shout “whoa Mummycav, what you doing, that is TOO fast, slow down, this is not what I’ve taught you!!!” So I stopped...out of breath...maybe I should’ve had a quick squirt of my inhaler before I set off?? Anyway, puts on Week 6...reluctantly skips the intro as I’d already ‘warmed’ up & off I went..comfortably running all the runs, although the stopping & starting makes is much harder & again, I think because you know there’s a walk coming up you’re waiting for it, whereas when it’s the longer 25/28/30 min runs, you get into the rhythm better...walk down walk...Fitbit stopped...sees a friend, starts to chat, even though I am like a marker from space to show where Yorkshire is..after saying goodbye to my friend I walk Home, eager to see my distance, time etc....but oh no?? I forgot to stop mapmyrun...so it says I did 2.82 miles in 50 minutes, that can’t be right as I was talking for at least 15 minutes!!! So I checked my Fitbit & it said I’d done 5.68 Kms in 1 hour, 2 mins & 29 seconds...Christ, I’m not that slow!!! all I wanted to do today was Week 6 & see how far I got...!!! But, I’ll never know!!! as Bluebirdrunner says, I was out there running, strengthening my legs...so attempt number two on Wednesday...!!!!

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There seems to be a technical gremlin about as second post ive read that they had a problem with fitbits etc😂still a fantastic run so well done👍its still annoying though!

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Oh god, you do make me laugh 😂😂 Well done on the run and I’m glad you’ve been reunited with Mr Smooth 💕💕

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I felt complete again when I heard his beautiful voice 😍

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Thanks for your post. Made me smile. I still haven't worked out how to put my phone in my shorts without the damn thing pausing when I'm running! Will get there eventually!

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Lol...I once put my phone down my shorts (before I got serious & bought myself a sleeve for my arm) and it slid all the way down the front & out of the leg, I only noticed because something was pulling at my earphones!!!! 🙄

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🤣🤣🤣

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I use belt like this: images.karrimor.com/images/... . It's small enough not to annoy me, and big enough to fit my mobile, keys, and Kleenex. Worth to try, as it is not so expensive either ;)

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Haha at least you weren’t chatting on about starting wk1 again!! You were out there running so all good!!

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🤦🏼‍♀️😂😂

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😂😂

You've made me laugh!

This sounds so familiar..... think I need to build up again!

Back to week 6 🤗

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Ah, doesn't that make you wanna die, lol. You were out there and you did it no matter how long it took. It's all fun and you'll soon build back up to when you ran for the 30 minutes. God I wish I could run with you, we'd definately be able to succeed...... probably..... if we didn't talk or laugh too much 😂😂🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👌👍

Maybe one day lovely, maybe one day, we'll have to have a meet up xx

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Love that quirkybee ...& something nice & cool after our run??!!! 😉

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Bl**dy Nora what a techy faff! 😂😂 I feel your pain I hate anything gadgety ...never ruddy works properly for me. You are out there trying that's what counts. Why are you back to wk 6 though have I missed something? X

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I know...blooming gadgets!!!

I’ve gone back to Week 6 to try building up a bit of stamina so I can comfortably run 30 mins every run...then, when I’ve cracked that I’ll work on distance...of none of this works I’ll look back on the advice I’ve been given, like just running naked (not literally!!!) ...there’s all sorts of tips & tricks I’m going to try 😉

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Oh.... You know what I'm gonna say don't you? You can physically run 30 mins - honestly you can, but then you know that. It's your brain that's not having any of it. But you gotta do what you gotta do to get back on track, if that means week 6 again then go for it. Wish I lived near you, I'd run with you (get me ...offering out running buddy services!), keep you running for 30 mins no probs. Might bored you to death in the process though, and so long as it was in the dark, with my cloak of invisibility! :) :) :)

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Oh dear! Technology can be a nuisance but at least you had a run, well done 😊

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You make me smile!!!

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I guess it will remain a mystery how far you actually went today. But at least you went! :)

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🤣🤣🤣

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The good thing is, you were out there running. Well done 👍

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I think you should just get out there and run - what's the worst that can happen? You know you can do 30 mins. You don't have to keep proving it - you just need to keep running and enjoy it!

(Sound advice from someone who hasn't graduated yet and can't imagine going out without Laura 😉)

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Not long though now DebJogsOn , you must beable to hear the squeaking of the cloth being used to make your badge nice & shiny from where you are??? Hope you don’t suffer separation anxiety from Laura??!! Lol 👶🏻👩🏻

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Listen to me: You can run for 30 minutes. Ok? You can. You just can do it now. You don't have to do it every time you go out if you don't want to. You could, for example, do a couple of 20 min runs during the week and then do a 30 min run at the weekend (whatever works for you).

Download a podcast of something that you'd find interesting to listen to as a change from music (or one of those excellent music progs Radio 2 has on in the evening) ... a 30 minute podcast goes just like that (*clicks fingers*).

Seriously. Try it. And you can do it. You go, girl.

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Lol...I can I know I can... Nobbywatts ....I’m sure I can...I once downloaded a podcast asking if insects will take over the world...it was really heavy & got me thinking during my run but made me have a nightmare about taxi driving ants & the people in Sainsbury’s changing into ladybirds...I won’t listen to that one again...!! I’m definitely going to shake up my routine as it seems to have become monotonous...& we can’t have that can we?? 🙄

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I know it's wrong but this made me laugh. It's the sort of thing I know will happen to me! Thanks for sharing 🤣

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Lol...I share everything on here!! Happy, sad, funny....crap...got to get it off my chest!!! Even if it makes you chuckle...😉

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Dohhhhhh — Mr S dont we all love his silky voice .. I did a run last week which sounds similar .. phone died so no music, no strava , no clue what I was doing and forgot to put my Fitbit on .... frustrating ... but we ran and we didn’t sit at home 😜😜😜

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