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Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this Week 8 Run 1

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
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Week 8 beckons, so up early - take a peek out of the window. Oh dear! Snow and what looks suspiciously like ice. Buckle on my armour and spurs (running kit and Arctic Monkeys), and venture cautiously out. It's a bit slippery, perhaps not a good idea to think about running. Just go for a walk...

When I reach the path where I run, it is covered in soft snow, no ice, so off I go, very slowly and carefully. It's actually OK running in the snow, so I keep going, slow and steady, this feels great. I'm so happy that I can do my run! Can't quite believe that I (notorious exercise phobe) could feel like that.

Sarah says 5 minutes to go and I feel great. Finish with a (cautious) sprint, and a bit of joyful swearing (sorry!)

Things I have learned today:

1. I like running in the cold.

2. Running in the snow cleans your trainers.

3. I can run for 28 minutes!!!

Thanks as ever to everyone here for your support and good humour. Couldn't have got this far without you! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsAmbassador

Well done! You are a proper runner, going out in those conditions! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ˜ƒοΈ Keep up the good work! x

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to Sadie-runs

Thank you! Before I started C25K I would have taken one look out of the window and gone back to bed! How things have changed. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Loudrury
LoudruryGraduate

Morning, was feeling that today was going to be written off as a running day - inspired by your post so will be setting off shortly. Rather deep here so will be very slow and steady !

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to Loudrury

Be very careful, and good luck! xx

Loudrury
LoudruryGraduate
in reply to JoP61

Whoop whoop dashing through the snow......dah dah da da dah dah aaah.....took it very steady and it certainly paid off.....wk 8 here I come! Thank you for the motivation x

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to Loudrury

Ha Ha! Fantastic and well done! My pleasure. Happy running! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Mamabear5
Mamabear5Graduate

That's me at the moment - do I brave outside or use the treadmill , the thought of 28 mins on a treadmill though is daunting , well done for getting out

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to Mamabear5

Thank you! Only go out if it's safe to run. I don't have the treadmill option, unfortunately (or fortunately, perhaps). πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Lessons learned and how wonderful they are...:) Very well done you :)

You have to look into the mirror to make sure it is you who is doing this... wonderful :)

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you! It is me I think but a new me (or at least much improved)! πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to JoP61

Brilliant....

Your post has inspired me to go out - despite the snow - well done. I am a week 10 er so not sure what the support will be like without Laura in my ear ( am downloading the 5k+)

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to run4life

Thank you! Go carefully. Hopefully I will carry on after C25K like you are doing - good luck and happy running!πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Another mile stone Jo61 well done you

You will soon be on that podium πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to Jen58

Thank you! Hard to believe but I think I can see the podium in the distance. Musn't get ahead of myself, though - pride comes before a fall etc! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

πŸ‘πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ "running in snow cleans your trainers"!!!! I love that! Yes it does though! πŸ‘

Great run. Well done for getting out. 1 step closer... πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ’ͺ

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you so much! Unexpected benefit of the snow!

Seem to have rediscovered my enthusiasm after a difficult Week 7. Thanks as ever for your support, and happy running, you graduate you!! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Jen58
Jen58
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

My trainers are only a few weeks old , you wouldn’t of thought so looking at them , that’s until I went out in last lot of snow , trainers are now back to muddy again, couldn’t face going out running yesterday in Snow it was bitter,

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to Jen58

I did feel as though I was a bit crazy going out this morning, but I did go extremely carefully and I have discovered that I enjoy running in the cold - not sure why! Hope the weather improves for you soon. x

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Marvellous! It was a revelation to me too, discovering that I like running in the snow and rain -especially after decades of hating cycling in those conditions! πŸ˜ƒ

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to Elfe5

I know - who knew it could be so much fun! Happy running. πŸ˜€

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Tee hee 😁. Naughty giggling going on She who dares wins πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

I was not brave enough but told myself I was saving myself from getting hurt by falling on my ass as I have a race this weekend πŸ˜ƒ

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to misswobble

Very sensible! I probably was a bit mad to go out but I really wanted to run and I was very careful - just running on soft snow and avoiding any ice. Good luck with the race!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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