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Worried and fed up

Haven’t run since Sunday. Saw the snow had thawed at work and got really excited for my run.

Rushed home and got changed. Got out the door and saw the sparkling pavements. Oh no.

Walked 3 steps and it was soooooo slippy.

Turned back rang the doorbell and I’m now forlorn on the sofa.

Am I going to really struggle on my next run. It’s been too long in my opinion. Due to start week 8. Annoying to have started so late in the year with the accompanying poor weather. Grrrrrr

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How frustrating for you. I'm a couple of weeks behind you but I've had several longer-than-planned gaps between runs and they havent seemed to matter at all (the longest gap was 12 days!) Hope you find the same. Think of them as extra recovery days 😊

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Thank you. I’m trying just that. Enforced miserableness. And I NEVER thought I’d be sad to not run. Crazy

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I know, it gets to you quickly doesnt it!

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Indeed. Me a runner 😂😂😂 🏃‍♀️

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😆😆😆😆😆😆me too!

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You won't have lost fitness in a few days. I had a week off during the programme (at week 6 I think) due to a cold. I was anxious about starting again but just picked up where I left off. Don't beat yourself up, you'll be fine :)

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Thank you. I appreciate your advice and experience. I certainly hope to feel the same. First time I have ever enjoyed exercise and I’ve kept this up longer than other “get fit” ideas I’ve had. Gyms love my money and lack of attendance 😂🤦🏻‍♀️

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It takes a couple of weeks before you will notice any loss of condition. Our bodies are amazing. They adapt really quickly to the increased demands, but hang onto that adaptation for a surprisingly long time.

You could do worse than find some good general exercises to do, especially core strengthening, just to keep you out of mischief.

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Thank you. I will try and not just go into default mode of bum sitting

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No, what Helenwheels says is true, you shouldn’t have lost any fitness and you might just find you come back really energised.

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Yes. I already felt that I would have run like the wind tonight had I gotten out! Thanks

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Not run since Sunday...!!! I have not run since last Tuesday! It thawed a tad this afternoon and now, is snowing again and already two inches deep!

You will be fine when you head out again...steady and slow.. is all it takes.. I graduated the week before Christmas in 2015 ... and despite the weather it was amazing!

Make sure you are doing some exercise whilst housebound and when you get out... take it gently!

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Thank you. I certainly will. Snow is only fun if you’re inside watching it or outside playing in it! ⛄️

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I find I have my best runs when I've had a break from running. I think you will surprise yourself xx

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fingers crossed. I'm itching to get out there!

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I had to have a week or so off for illness mid programme and I intended to repeat the last week I did entirely but I ended up just repeating a single run. I went to do the first run of week 5 and then just kept going and did the last! Take it steady, and see how you go. It's due to really warm up next week (11degrees even forecast where I am!!) so you'll be back out before long

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At this rate I'll be actually graduating on Christmas day - ha ha turkey under one arm and a sprout in my hair!!

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What a great Christmas present to yourself! Do it! First thing I would, then come back elated an enjoy yourself.

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I have a 7 and year old - I'll be knee deep in plastic toys and wrapping paper. My husband would not be amused if I escaped. Perhaps Christmas Eve and then I can really relax - till boxing day anyway when I can do a graduate run. Properly excited to get this finished and prove I am fit to myself a bit more.

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You'll get there, and a great way to start the New Year too

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