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Looking back, looking ahead

Clairecandothis
ClairecandothisGraduate
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I've just ran 5k using the route I started out using. It is away from the public and so helped me when I was very self conscious about being beetroot red after a 90 second jog! (I'm still beetroot red after any run now though so I just accept it lol.) It was quite emotional as I was running the home stretch of my 5k to think that when I first started I couldn't run the whole of the path I was I running on and now it's part of my 5k! It's an emotional journey sometimes this becoming a runner but I am so pleased I did it. I started running to get fit and grieve my friend and I now run because I can but also because I must! Those of you at the beginning, stick with it, I genuinely couldn't run past 60 seconds when I started.

Now I just need to get used to the heat! One day I won't overheat and be beetroot red! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ˜Š

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MikeJones68
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Nice post, Claire. I must revisit my c25k route sometime. Part of that route is unlit, so I had to run by torch light!

Clairecandothis
ClairecandothisGraduate in reply to MikeJones68

Lol. Yeah I started out in cold, dark frosty mornings. I'm sure that's why I prefer the cold lol🀣

alisonx
alisonxGraduate

wow what an inspirational post.

Its good to know there are other beetroots out there :-) i knew i couldn't be a rare breed!

Wooohoo!!! Amazing Claire!

I'm not sure this is any help, but I used to be quite fit and always got beetroot red. I think for me it's unavoidable! If I blush badly (like during public speaking) people ask me if I'm alright as I look like I'm about to keel over, so I guess it's just part of the way my body works.

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