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W1R2 in the bag!

W1R2 in the bag!

So today was the day for the second run in week 1!

I was feeling so unbelievably unmotivated and tired today, it's been a long week of 11 busy hour days at work and in the hours before my lunch I just couldn't stop yawning! I was trying to think of every excuse possible to not go for the run. BUT for the first time EVER I actually talking myself into GOING!

It was a struggle, I was tired, lacking energy and had a BANGING headache, I realised about half an hour before I went for my run that I hadn't had my mid-morning snack, which was probably a contributing factor to all of this, doh!

Anyway I pushed through and went. I'm so pleased I did, it's a lovely day out there and although there were more people out and about, I didn't care! I just ran and I even noticed just a tiny little improvement. I managed to go a bit of a longer distance than my first run, even though I felt like I was doing the same pace as last time, so baby steps and all that!

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woo hoo !

And a photo as well!

If ever you are leaning towards 'not running' just pop in here and read everyone elses posts. Try and have a drink of water before you go as well. Headaches are quite often just dehydration.

And great with the baby steps. This is not a race and too many folk think they need to be some bounding gazelle. I am more your 'dying man stumbling through desert'.

Keep it nice and slow, stay hydrated, take your rest days.

You'll soon be itching to get out there.

Enjoy the journey.

GB

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Lovely photo! Well done.

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Very well done.. keep it slow and steady and make sure you are hydrated too... you did really well... slow and steady does it...

Newcastle ? Gateshead...Baltic Centre.. or am I all wrong...:)

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Brilliant!! So very well done. You're hooked already 😉

Bet you are looking forward to the next one already!

You're on your way 👍💪😁

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