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Ooof that was tough - inner demons


Went out too fast but felt like was in a flow so didn’t/couldn’t slow down, consequently the whole 25 mins was tough.

Those thoughts in your head: my legs are stiff, when will I get into the flow, no Sarah I don’t feel good, I can’t do this, I need a wee, just get to half way, I can’t do it, I can’t do it, I’m half way, I need to stop, I need a wee, I’m half way, get to 20 mins and you’ll be ok, 7.5 minutes to the 20 minute mark, I can’t do it, c’mon Sarah tell me I’ve got 5 mins left, I can see the finish, can I keep going, I can nearly have a wee, I’m dying, one minute til my one minute warning... come on, come on, I did it!

Anyone else like this? 😂

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Wow, you practically described my run. I usually have a conversation with myself about my breathing and a few choice words with Michael J towards the end when he suggests I pick up the pace!!

Well done though. Just 1 more and that’s this week sorted.

Tasha99Graduate in reply to lagatachocolate


Sounds like you need too wee before you set out!!! Keep up the good running nearly there! 😂😂😂

Tasha99Graduate in reply to chelsea007

I did! 😂

chelsea007 in reply to Tasha99

New non-return valve then!!!! 😂😂or a cork

Tasha99Graduate in reply to chelsea007


davelinksGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Tash, did you drink a fair bit right before running? Don't drink anything at least an hour before running and in that hour drain the sump, visit the loo, by all means have a swig just before your run to wet the mouth..remember you need to stay hydrated all the time.. don't knock back loads just before your run😊

Tasha99Graduate in reply to davelinks

It was a morning run and is stupidly had 2 coffees. I usually run at night. Thank you 👍🏽


Yep!! 🤣🤣🤣 I'm sure w8 was like that. One in particular was just one little excuse after another until was done.

Brilliant. Gave me a good giggle. I know exactly how that feels but you hung in there and got through it. Go you!! 👍💪😁

Tasha99Graduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you!


Hilarious 🤣 apart from a few more whinges about telling my legs to stop screaming stop at me. You've nailed it. The frantic conversations going on in our heads, hope we can chill and enjoy the scenery next time!!

Tasha99Graduate in reply to mergirl101

Great minds, I’d say 😂


Fantastic! Tbh I have a similar internal conversation on most outings 😬

Tasha99Graduate in reply to Tartiflette


TartifletteGraduate in reply to Tasha99

& by that I mean - to the supermarket, library, gym session, car journey.... 😳

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