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Out at 6.45 this morning for my final run of week 6. Did my stretches and warm up at home and then out for the 5 min warm up walk with Mr Smooth. He had every faith in me just like the lovely ladies and gents on here. Of course the first 5 mins was tough as my breathing was a bit erratic as always. Into the second 5 and it was calming down. Was waiting for MJ to say second 5 done and thought the app had turned off when he said I’d completed 12.5 mins! Wow, this was going well. By now I was running on air, I had forgotten about the breathing and it was like I was walking. Obviously, I was only going about as fast as my snail friends. After taking all the advice about taking it slow and steady I was so comfortable and was enjoying the world around me. My mind drifted off and thought about lots of things and the running wasn’t in my mind. At the 20 minute mark I felt so good, I knew I wasn’t going to give up now. The last minute I took the advice of MJ and picked up the pace to finish. What a run. I feel on top of the world. Can’t wait to do it all again 🙋🏻🙌🏻🏃🏻‍♀️ As MJ says, I’m officially a runner. Unbelievable!

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damienair profile image

Excellent. Well done you. Your on the home stretch now. I actually found that the plan got easier from week 7 onwards. No more walking intervals to break up your stride. Keep going runner.

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to damienair

Thank you for the support. I’m determined to reach the 30 mins, graduate and be able to increase to run 5k. I’m only doing just over 4k at the moment. It’s a great achievement for me as I thought I couldn’t run 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

Oldfloss profile image

Hi there... RUNNER!!!

Wow... well done you... and now the runs get longer and so much more fun... even more time to spend relaxing and really, as you are doing looking around.

Letting the new RUNNER'S legs take you... gently and steadily on...breathing evenly, relaxing into the runs and finding what I call, your own happy pace...:)

You are doing wonderfully!!!


Mind.. I do remember a time when Laura said on the podcast..."Finish in style..." I cannot tell you what I answered!!! :)

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you. I feel amazing. I didn’t think I would ever come this far. All the hard work to get to those 30 mins now and finish the 9 weeks. I’m feeling determined and enjoying my newfound freedom.

Brilliant!!! Well done you! Amazing feeling isn’t it?

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to DBlou

Thanks. Yes, I feel fantastic. Can’t wait for Week 7.

Sadie-runs profile image

That sounds like a beautiful run! I loved this one. And onto week 7, TJMazz! Lovely. I for one was glad to see the back of the recovery walks at this point. Good work, keep going! Week 7 is so much fun! x

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to Sadie-runs

Thank you. I’m quite excited about Week 7. Never thought I would say that 😀

Millsie-J profile image

Fantastic rub, well done runner. A terrific start to the weekend🏃🏻‍♀️

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Thanks. Feeling fabulous 😀

Kimchoc08 profile image

Well done you. You are now officially a RUNNER 🏃🏻‍♀️

Now comes the part that I enjoyed the most, the longer runs mean you can just let yourself get carried away to wherever you want, safe in the knowledge that you can run so therefore will run 😊😊

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to Kimchoc08

Thank you. I’m still in shock. Can’t believe how much I’m enjoying it. Hoping Week 7 goes well. I’d love to graduate before Christmas and ask for more running gear as presents. Can’t believe I’m saying this 😂

Fantastic well done MJ keeps me going to !!! I just love to here him day “ well done you’ve done it “ good luck with week7 .

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to Marv2312

Thanks. Such a lovely voice hasn’t he? Keeps me very relaxed and focussed 😃

You are officially a runner, Mr Smooth never lies and he bestows his favours carefully. Well done fellow smoothie

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to Jancanrun

Thank you. I’m feeling so happy. Can’t wait for Week 7 😀

Elfe5 profile image

That's great - well done you! 😀

I did the same run today- no stopping us now!

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to Elfe5

Let’s do this. Week 7 here we come 🙌🏻

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Marygord in reply to Elfe5

Whoohooo. SNAP!It took 3days to prepare myself for this one but I feel soo pleased now. So good to read similar stories. I to feel annoyingly slow but was able to do the 60sec sprint at the end.

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to Marygord

Well done. Good to end in a high 🙌🏻

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Marygord in reply to TJMazz

Hope we're not in agony on the rest day...

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Elfe5Graduate in reply to Marygord

That's great, huge well done. 😃

W7 here we come. Can't quite believe that I have made it this far. On W1R1 I thought I would be stuck at that stage for ever!!

quirkybee profile image

Hi lovely

That's brilliant news. Don't worry about a slower pace, I'm the same, mine ranges between 12 to 15 sometimes. You can only run to your ability. If I started to run faster, which I try sometimes, I start panicking, so I know at the moment that I can't do it. Slow and sure is the way to go it will improve each run, you'll see.

My pace and breathing regulates after about 15 mins into my run, I feel better then. You're doing fab, so don't change it x

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to quirkybee

Thankyou. I’m just pleased to be running. I didn’t think I could do it. I so wanted to go again this morning but have to have my rest day 😀

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quirkybeeGraduate in reply to TJMazz

Haha, I know what you mean there. I'd do a run and think, ooh I can do this one again tomorrow, then realised it was a rest day. I think I did one after the other for one day during the podcast, but won't again. Those rest days are there for a reason. Keep going lovely x

Amarigue1976 profile image

Congratulations you are doing amazing!! Your an inspiration that I can get there too. Good luck with your next run 😀

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to Amarigue1976

Thank you. Yes, you certainly can. Keep positive and enjoy your next run 🙌🏻

Surreyjelbel profile image

Wahoo, you are now a runner! 🏃🏼‍♀️ It is such an amazing feeling, isn’t it? 😁

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to Surreyjelbel

Thank you. Yes I am loving running. I feel great 👍

Fellow “official runner” as of this morning also. Doesn’t it feel great?! 😍

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TJMazzGraduate in reply to Rachelkuuk

Fabulous. Enjoy your continuous journey. 🙋🏼

Cyclelizzy profile image

Well done, I completed this run today also and yes it felt so good when MJ said “you’re officially a runner”

Oh wow well done. Cant wait till i get there. Resting after an injury ( stress fracture) nit got to the 25 mins yet..... really missing it. Well sone CONGRATULATIONS!!

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