W8 R1: So today I ran for 28 minutes and I am... - Couch to 5K

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So today I ran for 28 minutes and I am very chuffed with myself.

I was trying out a new route though and forgot which way to go which was slightly amusing as I ran back and forth trying to remember!

Well into my run I realised that my right shoe wasn't tied tightly enough. Part of me wanted to fix it but as I couldn't do it without stopping... I wasn't gonna do it. The upshot was my right knee and hip complained but I just focused on trying to land my foot properly and get the job done.

Another lesson learned... tie em.. check em! πŸ‘πŸ˜

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Well done and your flying.

Puts me in mind of my new word patience. Thoughtful patient relaxed preparation,I am lucky l have the time , unlike some busy lives, so I only go to the park when everything is ready,The whole bowl of gruel.πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I get as much fun out of my prep as I do of trying out my runs.Cannot contain myself to get back home and post or reply.Think I can give back in appreciation for all I am being given on this jewel in the crown forum🌟

Hope your knee and hip niggles are only as a result of all the searching directional turns and they soon turn to giggles.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

in reply to Tbae

That's exactly it. I got home from work and dashed up to get ready, whipped everything on and was out the door in a flash. A few more careful minutes would have prevented the loose shoe! πŸ‘


Well done GoGo_JoJo! New route, shoe problems - Hah! She bats them all aside!


Check and double bow - good run though πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ, terrible when you have something not quite right on a run, sometimes a welcome distraction and other times a major irritant 😏


Very well done.. loose laces.. lost way and still you did it:)


Well done GoGo_JoJo you are flying πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™Œ even with a few distractions you still did it! 😊


As you should be! That's really good going πŸ˜€

Another lesson that you don’t have to learn because I did it for you - when tying laces it's generally helpful if you can still feel your foot!

I always thought I was a grown up and knew how to live life - turns out one of the most simple tasks for running floored me!!

Keep going your graduation is just around the corner..

Running back and forth going "Whoops, wrong way" (out loud obviously). Check, done that several times.

Being too stubborn to ever stop to fix something? Check. Ooooo so many times. Mainly to great comedic effect for any witnesses. :D

I spend more time faffing about with my laces before I head out on a run than anything, so I feel your pain. It baffles me as to how I *still* can't get them right first time so it's wander up and down the hallway until I'm sure they're right?! :D (I always tie them too tight, I think it must be to do with more flex of the foot than with normal walking and I just can't work out how much to loosen them up by! DOH). Drives me up the wall.

However the important thing here... TWENTY-EIGHT MINUTES!!! :) Get in. Well done you. Plus you returned with all shoes still on feet :P


Yep, I think we’ve all done the laces thing and of course, no walking breaks now to sort them! The trials of success! πŸ˜‰πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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