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Weekly chat 15th to the 21st of January :)

Hello everybody. I hope you are having a good new year?

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If youre a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week,

Juju, Realfoodieclub, Oldfloss, Millsie-J and Jan-now-runs

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Hi all, I did my first run for eight weeks last night, very happy to get out there. I'm very determined to get back to running three times a week. Good luck everyone.

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Hi ju-ju- and all - my post-grad running life is still slightly unsatisfactory. Still hard to recreate last summer’s sense of achievement with graduation and park run so am trying to learn contentment with ‘what is’ - average two runs a week, average not much more than 3.5k per outing. I battle with backache and posture, particularly when sitting, and an inability to do anything more than a micro-jog pace when running (which I know some speedy people aspire to!). I suddenly had this thought yesterday that my capacity to breathe deeply is affected by posture and vice versa. So my plan is to practise breathing well - at all times! Oxygen flow probably fairly important for running😉. Have a good week runners. Run with the wind behind you is my advice!!!

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Hello and happy new year. I've just discovered that forum. I'm at week 6 but have been stuck for a while. Run 3 tomorrow so wish me luck! I'm doing the R.E.D. (run every day) challenge to raise money for the mental health charity Mind, to keep me motivated - I want to be able to run for 30 minutes this year and hopefully within the next 3 months! You all seem a lovely lot 😀

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Hi all, I need to find the time this week to do my graduation run! Cannot really believe that I am now able to run for 30 min and almost 5km! This program really works :)

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Hello! I am a lurker.

I done w5r3 last night, it did feel pretty great to do those 20 minutes. Slightly heavy legs in the last 5 mins but soon recovered.

Onwards 🙌🏼

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Well done. W5R3 is quite a milestone, isn’t it. I put it off for so long (well, there was ice all over the ground too) I ended up repeating week 5 from the beginning. 😄

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I have just joined and have never run before. I’m 54 and have just done week 2 run 2. I’m surprising myself and actually do feel fitter this week. I have no idea whether I’ll ever reach 5 k or not though. I can’t imagine running that far.

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That's the beauty of the programme...it just leads you on a little bit every week and then by the end you look back down and realise how far you've come.

I've just finished W9 and like you started out as a 50-something old non-runner, so you will definitely finish the programme.

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I did run 1 week 8 with my work friend today. She said she would have stopped and walked if I hadn't been running with her for encouragement. Teamwork got her through! She's doing great, I'm so proud of her.

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Hi! Trying to fit 3 runs in a week! Sometimes it’s just 2 but still enjoying it!

Run on a Monday evening with 5 others . (It’s just a few of us from a jog Scotland group that got abandoned last year.) We all go at our own pace and I have proved to myself I can run without music !!

Anyway what I’m most proud of is that my 22 year old son who lives away from home has started the programme! He’s just completed first week! Think he’s finding it hard going! He’s a big lad! 6 feet 6 but it’s so good for him to get active! 😀🏃‍♀️🏃

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