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Hello from my bed 😕

Good Afternoon...hope everybody had a lovely day yesterday & got lots of shiny new running gear for christmas 😊

I am stuck in bed...sinus infection plus a nasty flu lurgy on top 😢 its a beautiful day outside...the sun is shining & i would love to get out there & go for a run!!!i havnt run for 3 weeks now & goodness knows when i am going to get back to it!!!where on earth do i start back in the programme when i do?i have already had to start again once...i feel totally lost now & have no idea at what point i should start again or whether to start the whole thing again!!!(i had got to wk5 run 1 but that was a huge struggle as i was unwell so lets say week 4 run 3)

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Claire you seem to be having a had time of late. Nightmare for you. I'm now in Spain, started up the running from Week 1 even though I got to week 5! Weeks of no running I thought best for me to start from scratch , and I was right! Everyone is different I guess. . All the best

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Thats good to know...i do feel.like the only way i can do it is to start again 😕xx

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I guess it won't do any harm. 😀

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Its very frustrating though!!!

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Really sorry Claire. how horrid. Get better soon xx

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Thankyou very much 😊

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I really feel for you. Hope you get better soon.

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Ah thankyou 😊 i really want to get back to normal.every time i find my feet & settle into c25k i get poorly & have to stop & start again!!!

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Oh Claire, you’ve had such a horrible time lately 😔 I do hope you feel better soon.

Take time to really get yourself well before heading out there again.

How about start from the beginning..?? Try W1R1 and see how you feel. If it’s a good run, perhaps head straight to W2R1 and see how that goes. If that’s ok, go straight to W3R1 ... yeah, you know where this is going 😆

As usual, take it really slow and steady and I’m sure you’ll get back into it in no time.

Take care and get well soon ☺️

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Yes...the thought had crossed my mind...thankyou 😊

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Oh bless you! - huge cyber hug! You will get better and running will be there for you when you are ready.

If it was me... after such a grotty time I would make sure that I could walk briskly for 30 mins & feel good, before getting going running. Then I would start running gently, - listen to your body- it will tell you what you can manage. 😃

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Thankyou 😊 i wont be going anywhere for a while thats for sure!!!

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You poor thing 😕 bad enough you can’t run but being ill over Christmas too you must be so peed off! I don’t really know where you should start again as I’m at the same level as you so still new to it all. I hope you feel better really, really soon xxx

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Thankyou very much...yes its been awful!!!

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Just get better first... Last winter...the dreaded lurgy hit loads of us and it was ages before some of us got going again...

Snug up. take care of you and plan some routes in your head.. then when you are better... you head out and see how it goes, before you decide where you will start from :)

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Will do.thankyou 😊

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Get well soon Claire. The running WILL wait for you, and as soon as you are well, you will build back up again, no doubt about that. Starting again is not the end of the world, I have considered it myself lately, whilst recovering from injury....

You have a lifetime of running ahead of you. Chin up. x

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Thankyou 😊 it seems like the best solution...just a bit frustrating 😕

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Get better, have a few walks and then into the programme where you left off at a very very gentle pace. My hunch is that carrying on is more likely to see you setting out at a sensible pace than the challenges of Week 1s short intervals.

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Thankyou for your advice 😊

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Oh, Claire. What are to do with you? I’m still waiting to rejoin the programme. I know it’s frustrating, but I guess we’re all fitter than when we started 😎

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Its super frustrating!!!at this rate a 9 week programme is going to end up taking 9 months to complete 😣

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But fitter is good though 😉

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