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W5R3 Faffing

Up early, gear on. Gremlins appear: blimey it looks cold out there - perhaps you'd better stay in. What makes you think you can run for 20 minutes....

New headphones - not sure how they work - better have a play with those for a bit. Go and have a search for my woolly hat as it's so cold. Not sure the headphones will fit under the hat. Did I leave the upstairs light on......STOP FAFFING!

Out the door into the freezing cold at 6.30am. Take a deep breath and see what Sarah has to say. She says I'm ready to run for 20 minutes!? AND SHE WAS RIGHT!!!

Stupid grin.....

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Ha! That's not faffing that's just getting out the door 😂 A big well done to you, that's brilliant 👏👏👏

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Thank you, thank you! I feel as though I've passed a big hurdle! xx

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You have 🤗

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Oh well done Jo!🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Liz x

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Thank you! This programme is really amazing, but I wouldn't be doing it without all the advice and encouragement I've been getting. Really appreciate the good wishes! xxx

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Fantastic job! Isn't it funny these people who we have never met, know our bodies and capabilities far better than we know ourselves! Good luck with week 6, I'm joining you!

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Thank you - and you! They keep saying "trust in the programme", and I'm beginning to think they're right! See you in Week 6. Good running. xx

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Hi

I had my share of Gremlins too this morning and found it the most difficult to get out the house since W1R1! Mine was W5R2 today and went ok despite trying not to fall over in the light covering of snow and my phone dying half way through because it was too cold!! Had to make up the second half but probably ran further to ensure I did it 🙂

All the best with W6

RGR

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Hi RGR

I know just how you felt. Good luck with the rest of W5, and see you in W6. Happy running!

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Great run and post ;-) Enjoy week 6!

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Thank you Anthie! I can't believe I've come this far - looking forward to W6 (I think!)

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You should look forward to it! Week 6 is not easy but now you are mentally ready: it's like a Jedi's mental challenge ;-) Slow and steady!

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Fantastic... that 20 min run is such a turning point, I thought all the increments after that seemed much less daunting. Well done!

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Thanks so much - that's very heartening to hear. I have to admit that the step up to 20 minutes had me seriously worried!

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Its always the hardest step - getting out of the door.. Glad you have that grin, it’s almost compulsory on here now!

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Thank you! I probably looked like a crazy grinning person on my warm-down walk. However, I've learnt over the past 5 weeks not to worry a jot about how I look or what other people think. Big difference from when I started.

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Congratulations on getting over that milestone! What a fabulous feeling! 👍😁🌟🌟🌟

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Yes it was - slightly gobsmacked to find it was me that had done it!! Thank you so much x

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That’s me, major procrastination - but hey you made it 🙌

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Thank you - I'm always putting things off but this programme seems to make you keep running!

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I know it really does work and who cares if it takes us 20 mins of diversionary tactics until we get out there, that’s still 20 mins ahead of the 🥔 🥔 s 🤣

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