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Wk2 run1

I got sick of waiting for my running partner to get up so I decided to go out alone. I really thought it would be extremely difficult but I enjoyed the alone time. At first I felt exposed but after the first run; I had missed being outside! Still jogging slowly but it means I can last so much longer. I was shocked when jo congratulated me at the end of the session as time had gone so quickly.

Thank you for all the hints and tips they have worked!

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Go for it!!

Have you read this guide to the plan healthunlocked.com/couchto5... it may be helpful.

Keep us posted.

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It was helpful- answered many questions I have. I’m going to look into some of the suggested apps.

And I can relate to the feeling of being watched. I’m starting to feel less stressed generally which is strange yet comforting.

Thanks for the help!

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Well done you! It is nice to have a mixture of solitary and social runs. I've benefited from both, and like you, sometimes my running buddy just hasn't been up for it. I do like going at my own pace, but another person running with you can spur you on a bit. You've started off on completely the right foot - not being put off by the prospect of going it alone. Keep at it!

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I agree it’s so good having someone to chat to in between but sometimes like you have said, I must go alone!

Could have easily stayed in bed this morning.

Thanks for the inspiration!

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I can't ever see myself running with other people - except perhaps for an organised event: I treasure the solitude and opportunity to just be alone with my music and/or thoughts, enjoying the feeling of movement and the interaction with the environment. Perhaps I am just a miserable old loner but I was the same with cycling and hiking.

( My family would probably be nodding furiously at the 'miserable old loner' bit).

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It’s whatever suits you and your lifestyle. I’m from one extreme to another really sometimes can no-stop talk other times I need complete silence. 👍

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