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Getting Out!

W1R1

well, today was the day.. part 2! the first attempt was a shambles! i was way too cocky and ran too fast, after 2 jogs i was nearly sick and had to stop. what an embarrassment! i carried on but walked more than jogged.

Attempt 2: went so much better- i smashed it! all 8 jogs. i got out there, in the public and went jogging! i feel great, honestly!

would love more advice from anyone of how to just keep going! :)

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You do what you did on your second attempt - go steadily, at whatever pace works for you, ignore the rest of the world, and just follow the instructions! Every time you need a boost because it just feels hard, think of the progress you’re making, even from the second week!

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Thank You for this :)

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Well done and good luck!!!

Read the guide if you’ve not already done so!

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Well done!!! 🙌🏼👏🏼

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Sometimes I feel like my running is slower than my walking breaks. And I used to worry about people looking and thinking " hardly worth running " but now I don't care.

I'm still out there doing it and not sitting on a couch planning to run 'one day'.

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thats how i felt when i got home! im out there moving & doing something instead of ‘yes i will one day’!

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Well done!!! I remember doing that as tried not to let neighbours think this was my first jaunt out in my trainers... it was.... but i soon stopped worrying about it and began to find a slow and steady pace so much easier to learn... have a look at other’s posts on here who are a lot more experienced than me( I’m W3) and let their words carry you through your runs... it really works!! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

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i’ve read through some posts and the ones like yours, which make me giggle, really mean alot and i can take the advice and add to my ‘plan’- so thank you! :)

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Keep going wherever you run,it’s a better view than being on the sofa! 🏃‍♀️

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