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Hard 30mins slog 😱

Belated Merry Christmas to you all🎄🎅🏻🎄it is such a busy time of year & weather so unpredictable!! Today was really cold but after feeling a bit down yesterday, think its age & trying to make a decision if i am going to retire or not! I decided to get up & put my running gear on & see if that would perk me up, since last run was on the 18th! So much for me running in my holidays☹️. Well wrapped up in buff, hat & new running gloves i braved the cold & did a longer warm up just to pass a busy road & off i went, must have been the longest & slowest 30mins yet😂😂and I thought the last 5mins would never end....but hey ho with all you runners out there keeping me going i did it & was so chuffed with continuous 30mins although i could easy have stopped after first 5mins😂😂. This is the hard bit for me keeping going 3 times a week as i struggled last time . But so want to be a runner & keep my spirits up! Must keep posting to check what everyone doing & congratulations to all you new graduates at such a hard time of year with the weather! Happy running 🏃‍♂️😊 x

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Hello Pc59 And a belated Merry Christmas to you! Thing is you are a runner! You just couldn't stop yourself from togging up and getting out there, and then you couldn't stop yourself after 5 mins even though you thought you wanted to!! Makes you a runner in my eyes:) Good for you.

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Ah thanks imeviesgranny, it was hard going but worth it felt so much better after it & i glad i went when i did as a hard frost this evening!! Take care everyone. 😊

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Well done that runner for getting out there and it's great you had a good 30 minutes run too 👏

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It was good & feel better of it😊

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Well done. I find a good run lets me mull over problems and decisions in my head.

Keep posting, I find it holds me accountable if I tell the forum about my activities.

Happy running.

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So true i read the posts every day to keep me going so guess what my new year resolution is😂run 3 times a week!! & post!!👍😊

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Hello, happy 4th day of Christmas! What determination you ran with if you wanted to stop after 5 mins - you deserve a huge cheer for keeping going for another 25 mins. 😀

I had a real wobble with keeping going at week 7 and a similar but lesser experience after a couple of weeks on the IC. I help myself with a playlist of music that I really like so each track cheers me along, I change my routes, even if it's a small adaptation in a similar area. I also tried a pattern of run for 15 /walk for 2 etc to see if I would like it ( not quite decided yet ). Basically anything positive to crush gremlins because, like you, I really want to run. 😃

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We will!!!! I love thst idea of run 15walk 2 etc im going to try thst & you are so right about varying routes as when i do that i lose track of time! Onwards & upwards 😊heres to us 🏃‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️😊

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I picked up the 15/2min idea on this forum, - it's the Jeff Galloway approach (easily found online) Someone posted that they had completed a marathon using this approach. For myself I will adapt it to suit my current running pattern - so atm I am comfy for about 20 mins - I may do a 20/2 min pattern for one of my three weekly runs, - still experimenting!

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Yes i wAs same think it was irishjohn that posted about jeff & so interesting i even thought of trying that for parkrun as i am same as you comfortable at 20 mins😊we will get there😊

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Yup, agree, you're totally a runner now, no two ways about it. You're putting me to shame!

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O trust me it hasn’t been easy i need you Running buddy to keep me going 😊🏃🏻‍♀️x

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I need you too Running buddy to keep me on the straight and narrow - and running!

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Il be here for you always👍

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The body is willing but sometimes the mind lets us down. Don’t overthink it, don’t give yourself an option; the running has to be done. When you get home don’t forget to give yourself a pat on the back for your achievements 🏃‍♂️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃‍♂️

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Thanks i forget about the pat on the back so il mind that as too busy beating myself up for not going out!! 😂

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