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What is your Week? January (2)

What is your Week? January (2)

Hi there and welcome to, What is your Week ? January (2)

Hopefully, lots of you will be joining in with this; it is a great support to everyone.

The idea of, "What is your Week" ?

Every week we are going to put up a post, so you can add in a little post underneath, to say what week you are planning to do this week.

Sample post (feel free to put as much or as little as you like)

“Hi I am Oldfloss, and this week, I am doing Week 1, and really looking forward to it.”

We are growing so much at the moment and Realfoodieclub wanted to have a little fun post ,so we can see who is on what week of the programme, and hopefully it will help everyone to feel more included on the forum.

It will help other runners to know they are not alone with their weeks, and help everyone feel supported.

Please remember it doesn't matter if you stay on the same week for a while, that is fine; it is a journey and it really doesn't matter how long it takes, it will be so worth it when you get to the final run.

At the end of the month there will be a Certificate for you to download and keep; just a little memento of the fact you have completed a whole month of the program. Another full month of running for you.

If you have just graduated, this will be a great place to keep you motivated, there is always the Quest on the Bridge to 10k forum as well for graduates.

I will add all the names from this week under this post. Every week for the month of January the names will roll over into another post.

Let's get a good list going so we can support each other.

(Come on you lurkers, you can do it as well. ?)

Wishing you all a happy healthy week.

Oldfloss x

cathsykes

Nora-Bone

rolysmate

IgaT

Lizzisforliving

Susieq174

Prudanced

Adams_emma

Lordi

RAnselm

lillybeth5k

Bridget007

MotherPip

ANewMe2017

salmontess

Dream-to-run

ejvcruns

Lorraine 3

MrsB55

Mimirossi

Kathh42

shakdang

DoYouRemember21

Fishypieface

elvenmagic

zobles

Newrunner88

Netty177

Dme45

Novice_

Fatflabtofitfab

yikesyikes

MrsSmig

Badrunner

MikeJones68

Suesky17

Sarakc

flergh

SarahWillRun

Catherinel14

Hels 18

KatyNewMe

Elfe5

Hephz89

Nellie257

Helenhos

Clairecandothis

buddie17

Fitter40s

Ambercan72

IgaT

Jennyef

Foralice

DeterminedBear

AndG

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Hi

I’m cathsykes

This week I’m going to go to the gym twice Run at least 9km AND have a daughter’s wedding planning day!! Woohoo

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Yeayayyaya You are on the list already:) xx

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So far this week........

Have run 9.17km

2 gym visits

Now off for a day of wedding planning with daughter

🎯 met 😊

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Very well done... have fun :)

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Hi, I'm Elfe5, I'm slowly building up beyond 30 mins in preparation for joining a Park run - this is 33 mins week! 😀

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Sounds like a plan:)

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I'm saying it in a whisper this month after the calf debacle in December - still stretching& rolling! 😃

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You will be fine xx

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Hi 👋🏻I’m Hephzibah and I’m in Week 6. Found run 1 harder than expected, especially after the 20mins of Week 5 Run 3 - but looking forward to getting Run 2 under my belt tomorrow (hopefully!)

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Well done you..keep it slow and steady:)

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Thanks! Wk6R2 down - didn’t feel remotely in the mood but knew I’d feel good after - and I do! R3 now looming at the end of the week but feeling less pressure to complete it the first time and looking forward to seeing if I can.

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Just one gentle step at a time:)

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Thank you Oldfloss! Week 6 Run 3 first thing tomorrow morning before work. Really hoping to kick the day off with a win... looking forward and nervous in equal measure... 🙈

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Week 6 completed!! 😱 Can’t believe I did it but so excited to carry on with Week 7 x

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Hello, I’m on week 2. Completed run 1 this evening. So far so good...very good.

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Keep up the great work! I'm just behind you whispering in administration :)

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Hi-I’m nellie257 and I graduated last month on holiday.

Despite a shocking viral infection at Christmas I’ve managed to continue consolidating my 5kms and have signed up to a half marathon in May (can’t believe I’ve agreed to this but a friend asked me to do it with her). I’m looking to gradually increase my distance over the next 4 weeks before I start training 👟👟👟

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Right... that is a big plan! Think about a 10K plan too.. a HM is no mean feat!

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Yip-going to a Jog Scotland event tomorrow night for people who can run 30 minutes and who want to progress to 10km.

Thanks Oldfloss-I’m going to take it one stage at a time 😘

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Hi,

I completed w8r2 today. I will only be able to go for run 3 on Saturday now. I’m thinking of a shorter run on Wednesday (20mins) before work if I can get the ok for a late start at work.

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Well done... keep on track :)

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Hi. I’m hoping to do w3 R2&R3 by next weekend

Liz x

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You will.. steady and slow:)

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Hi, I'm on week 8 this week and now have my two children on bicycles (age 4 and 7) to keep me going on these longer runs - shouts of "keep going momma" are great motivation :0)

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Super..nothing like family support :)

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Morning,

I'm on week 1 - next run W1R3. I plan to do two runs this week and start my week 2 / phase 2. Looking forward to my destress pill ;)

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Very well done you !

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Hi

I'm Helenhos

I'm on week 2, this is the fifth time I've started the program, want to complete it this time and be able to participate in my local park run.

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.. and this is the time you will do it.. we'll be right here with you. Take it steady and slow!

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Hello,

I graduated a few weeks ago and so far have managed to keep up my runs 3 times per weeks. Have also taken up yoga daily which seems to be good for stretching and strengthening. It's still too taxing right now to find relaxing however 🤣

Am working on getting my speed up so I can do 5km in under 30, but once I get there (and have proved it's not a fluke), I'm going to start working on increasing my distance, probably with Ju Ju's Magic 10 plan.

Two runs each week on the treadmill (one down this week, one to go) and one run in the great outdoors on the weekend.

Happy running everyone!

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Well done you... and ju-ju- s plan is ace!!!

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Hi I'm Claire and I've just ran week 2 run 1 today. I'm so chuffed that I was able to jog for 90 seconds! I will do the rest of week 2 and start doing the stretch exercises on my rest days too. I'm considering signing up for a fun run in April....

I'm loving this so far. 😊 x

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Very well done you..keep it slow and steady :)

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This week I'm doing Week 9/10 of 10K from the 10K runner app. Am a little daunted as w10d1 has 5 x 10 mins runs and I don't think I have ever run for this long before, but that's the point isn't it ...? Am looking at incorporating strength training after the runs as well, although this may be a bit full on.

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You can do it...just relax and find your happy pace... strength training is really useful and essential :)

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Hi I’m Buddie and I graduated last November. This week I’m running 2 x 30 mins and 1 x 35 mins.... I want to try and increase my stamina and strength with the aim of eventually reaching 5k 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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That sounds like a plan... have you tried the C25K+ podcasts.. they may help with speed and stamina:)

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I graduated in Nov too and am just trying out the C25K + podcasts for a bit of variety - they're well worth a look and you get to hang out with Laura again (if you ran with her first time around).

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Sounds good where do I find them?

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Perfect!!! Thank you 👍👍👍

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Hi I’m Ambercan and I did W1R3 today! I am determined to stick with this 😅

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You have to.. we are right here, watching you x

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I’m still aiming for 3 runs a week. First run this week I managed 8k but will do two

shorter runs next. I’m toying with the idea of signing up for a 10k in early spring 😊

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Great plan... keep running and enjoying:)

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I’m in week 1 and just completed run 2. I was worried about fitting in 3 a week but after a successful evening run I think I might be able to fit them in. 🏃🏻‍♀️😬

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Well done:)

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Morning, I am RAnselm and will start week 9 this week. I plan to run today, Friday and Sunday and hopefully life won't get in the way too much!

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Hi again.. well done you..just keep it steady and enjoy :)

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Having internet problems and a busy week at work, but I finished W8R2 yesterday and I actually enjoyed it. Won't get out again before Saturday but have my route planned and my kit in the washing machine.

Lizz x

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Very well done... remember to take your kit out and wear it:)

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Hi I'm ForAlice and would like to join this group.

I have just started C25K at week 4 as I have been running a little bit before. Have done 2 runs so far this week and enjoyed them - looking forward to building up to 5k but have some arthritis in my knee so need to find the best distance for me to run without causing pain afterwards.

Also started the strength and flex programme - started in at week 1.

Feel so much better already

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Very well done.. the strength and stamina exercises are really useful... keep it gentle and maybe try these exercises out?

nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/...

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Will do - thanks Oldfloss

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Tonight I completed week 1. 😮😁

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Very well done you!

Take it slow and steady, onward and upwards:)

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Thank you. I hope so!

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Hi I’m Suzie and I just completed my very first run! Tired but proud of myself

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Well done, keep it up!

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So..... I’m happy to say I managed to run 3 times this week! 2 x 30 mins and 1 x 35 mins. I also tried out the Stamina Podcast for the first time... it was tough but I found it really helpful 👍. My legs are tired today... but looking forward to another week of my running journey 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Well done, keep going.

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Very well done. Stamina is one of my favourites :)

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R1 week 3 another run in cold drizzle but sticking to it so far and have entered a 6.5k run in March to keep me motivated to continue. Enjoying it despite rubbish weather!

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To run in weather like this gets you so many bonus points.... well done:)

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Week 6 this week just been out on 1st in v chilly weather! Managed ok!

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Well done you.... why not head over the the February What's your week now:) You are doing wonderfully!

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