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Week 4, run 1 ❄️ Brrrrrrr

So what does every mum of a 5 month old baby want to do when the man is looking after baba for a few hours? Get up at the crack of dawn and go for a run in the sleet and freezing cold obviously!

So I got myself told, crack on with the programme instead of repeating last run. I did and I’m glad I did...although the last minute of the last run I felt slightly like I was running backwards through treacle...!

My shins feel a bit sore now...is this just caused by excess weight ? Any stretches for shins?

I feel like I’ve lost so much fitness through pregnancy and this time off it all. It’s annoying but I know I’ve just got to get on with it to get fitness back! I really feel like I’m back at step one again..!

Heyho week 4, run 1 - done...!

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Be kind to yourself.🌟👏👏

Believe it, you will get it back.🌟👏👏

You have been there before.👍

No tension just relax, start positive, stay positive and enjoy.RSPSPE.🌟👏👏

Slow and steady is the solution to everything with this running malarkey.Its a no brainer.That is a top compliment.🌟👏👏🏃‍♀️💫


You gained a different kind of fitness. You are not back at Step One, you are moving forward.

Interesting thing about the shins... women's feet do, I believe, get bigger after pregnancy - they sort of spread. I have noticed that my feet have less padding under them as I get older, so maybe that transmits forces differently? Plus... I have a hunch that the 'forcing yourself/cross with yourself' runs are more likely to result in pain.

You are doing *fine*, more than fine.


Just moving on in a different way!!!

You are doing wonderfully... Super Mama.. take it easy, take it gently and try landing lightly again..kiss that ground with your feet, you are brilliant xx


Belated many happy birthday returns Floss.

The Mentor woman and author of everything Slow and Steady and much more, squishing , kissing etc, 🌟👏👏🏃‍♀️.Gremlins and feet.👍🌟

Gosh, got off track momentarily, need to go a lay down.🙈😂😂

Keep bringing it, for many, many more happy years.🏃‍♀️💫💫


Thank you so much xx


Well, I say well done! Come on, pat yourself on the back. This is you, in a new chapter- super mama and exercise diva! See you around fellow runner!


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