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That was a short break!

Thank you so much for responding so quickly to my last post & for all the encouragement....guess what? After I’d had my cry & posted my post I had a proper word with myself “Having a few days off? I don’t think so lady!!!” So I drove home, only to find my mojo on the drive!! We were late for school so I must’ve driven off at high speed (don’t mess with MummyCav on the school run!!!) & left my mojo behind so when I pulled up I posted my car keys through the letter box, my mojo handed me my Big Unisex pants (conversation on here the other day so you fellas don’t feel there are no pants for you!!) & I went over the road to the park...well, they say ‘better the devil you know’ don’t they?? That was certainly true....I feel much better....haven’t over done it coz I took it nice and steady...2 runs in one day & 10,000 steps before 10am...now that’s some going....extra egg for breakfast 😉

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That's the spirit.

Indefatigable.

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Just read your last post and then this one was up! Good for you for dealing with it right away! 👍🏼👍🏼I felt the same way yesterday and went out anyway. I now just treat those gremlin voices like whining, nagging strangers, mentally keeping them at a distance until you can run by them and leave them behind in your dust. Onwards!

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Good lass , Well done ! :-) xxx

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Nicely done runner!

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Well look at you lovely, I haven't read other post or seen it yet, having trouble for some reason. But good for you. I guess it will make sense when I read it, lol xx 👍

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Woohoo, well done you.

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well. ok then. I shall look for my big unisex pants somewhere, they seem to be very handy...

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well done MummyCav as promised I did a cheeky 5k and asked your mojo along. So I think your mo jo was working hard this morning...

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Well done you ... your body knows you can do it even if your head is saying something else.

I'm just catching up with today's posts so was too late to respond to your earlier post.

After your rest day/days set yourself a nice easy run and build up from there. ... and remember every run is better than no run.

Another thought, how about changing your route, I find a bit of variety helps.

Whatever you do, keep smiling and keep running. Good luck!

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Great to hear that you're back on board, after few days, ekhm hours (?) off ;) Go girl! You are indestructible!

We all love slow and steady :) so well done!

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Love it! Well done you for getting back out there and sorting those gremlins out!

I had loads of hard runs after graduating - to the point where I wondered if it would ever, ever get any easier... it did, phew! But my running legs were very new and growing... and still are. It was only the continued experience/time of running every other day, for 30 mins, having a few good days randomly, that's helped me cope better with a crap run (you being one of the lovely people to spur me on through the bad times!! Thank you, I will always be grateful x). It's taken me about 3 months to consolidate but then I am 45 and 2 stone overweight and was very unfit - so I am sure other people will get there quicker!

It will come to you too with time. Just keep on putting one foot in front of the other :) . It can be monotonous at times, uncomfortable, tedious, mentally painful, but never really impossible. You can absolutely do it my lovely, no need to go back to previous weeks, you are a runner, you can do it :)

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Well done you glad your feeling better great therapy 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👍😘

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Bloody well done..!! I'm so glad you found your mojo and had a happy run after your 'false start' 🤗

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Hahahah had replied to first before saw this one!! Well done, 😜

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Good lass! Nice and steady is the way to go. x

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