Aargh schoolgirl error 😱 in Wk8

Treated myself to actual running shoes - lovely bright orange Nike ones. Set off today, loving the trainers, the running, the time of day - all is good. Suddenly, I realised I was much further round in my route than usual, then Sarah cut in to say I had run for 10 minutes...no way 10 minutes, only 10 minutes?? I had been going way faster than usual and until Sarah spoke I was OK, but psychologically realising I had another 18 to go really upset the apple cart!!!

I had to add a loop onto to my usual route, muddying my lovely trainers ☹️, my legs ached and I struggled - the last 5 minutes was really really hard. Usually I can really go for it in the last minute, but my tank was empty. Lesson learnt!


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  • But you made it anyway, right? Well done!

    Thanks for the lesson though, I start week 8 tomorrow, so I shall remember the mantra, slow and steady!!

  • I did make it, but it wasn't pretty!

  • I did a similar thing last night on W7R1, I thought I was crawling round, oh no, had put a loop onto my run too. I think we just get a bit giddy ... πŸ˜‚

    Important things ... we realised our mistake and now try to correct it, and we finished anyway ...

    Well done ...

  • I did this exact same thing on my W7R1 yesterday. In my head I was going really slowly but in reality, not so much. Had to add a bit on to my route and ended up doing the last two minutes of the warm-down walk round and round my garden patio.

  • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, I'm pleased I got mine done before I reached home my rear garden is only 20' square!!! Would have looked like a dog chasing its tail !!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 🐢

  • Ha! That is exactly what I must have looked like as mine is about the same size. Ah well, the neighbours think I’m odd anyway. *shrugs*

  • Are we bothered though? I love surprising folk with my weirdness:)

  • Nah, not at all. I’d rather people remember me for my weirdness than forget me due to me being boring. 😊

  • I say that all the time.. anything but boring :)

  • We did, Christene, well done us!

    "Giddy" haven't heard that in years. My nan used to say "Oh my giddy aunt"πŸ˜€

  • So did my mum! xx

  • But you did it!!! Just goes to show how much is a psychological element too. Trainers sound nice!

  • I did,but boy oh boy it was a struggle. My new trainers are LUSH though!

  • Oh no, hope those trainers have cleaned up nicely. Well done for completing 28 mins of running. That’s fantastic πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜Š

  • Okay.. well done then :)

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