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Wk5 R1 and Thank you


After my dramatic melt down at end of week 4, I can't thank you all enough for picking me up and dusting me off ..because it worked I got out there and completed Week 5 R1, on these moors behind the farm. I feel ecstatic and it feels great. Would you believe at the end of my last 5 minute run today I came across our neighbouring farmer and his dog going about his sheep .. of course I got in first and said 'Don't Laugh' He just smiled ear to ear and said 'no I take my hat off to you' ..lol ..and he did bow his cap. We did my cool down walk together and I explained that I was going to complete a 5K race for life in July and I was 'in training'. At that he welled up as his sister,(and my good friend) is struggling with her treatment. When we got back to the farm drive he said "eeee lass" (we are up north, think Catherine Cookson territory) .."im proud of you and don't tell anyone I bubbled (cried)" "of course not" I said ..if you don't tell anyone Im running"

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Awe that’s so nice! Bless him!

Where are you? I’m in Middlesbrough. We should do coffee!

JullalyGraduate in reply to Tasha99

We must do coffee notice neither of us are saying we must meet for a run 😂 😂 I am on the Durham/ Northumberland border. X

Tasha99Graduate in reply to Jullaly

😂 he he that’s very true

alikayVGraduate in reply to Jullaly

I am so pleased you got your Mojo back! I was thinking of you and checked first thing this morning to see if you’d posted. What a beautiful part of the world to be in. I spent a lot of my childhood on the North York’s moors and although not quite your location that scenery looks so familiar. Fond memories of Boro too Tasha99 - I was at Teesside Poly back in the day! What an uplifting meeting with your neighbour. Keep going - if it were too easily done we wouldn’t value it as much. Xx

JullalyGraduate in reply to alikayV

Thank you ..mojo is definitely back on track. It is beautiful and the meeting with my neighbour just made the whole thing more special

Elfe5Graduate in reply to Jullaly

Hey, I’m in the NE too - a little north of Tasha! I also wondered if your lovely photo was the North York Moors. Today’s run sounds a special one to remember- very moving ladyruns, (sorry can’t do the old - you’re younger than me!) Enjoy your next run. 😀

JullalyGraduate in reply to Elfe5

This picture is on Northumberland / Durham border and this run reminds me just how much more the journey means than a set of runs. Actually I’m getting younger with every run so the old is starting to disappear 😂 we northern girls will keep on running 🏃‍♀️


What a lovely post - sounds like you've got your mojo back. And how brilliant to hear that from your neighbour. You definitely should feel proud of yourself. 👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

JullalyGraduate in reply to JoP61

I am definitely back on top and literally on top of the world this morning lol


I have thank you. So much of achieving this is about where your head is, you read it and see it on here but until it happens you don’t realise the highs and lows that will pop up out of the blue ..certainly is a wonderful journey

lexi6Graduate in reply to Jullaly

Aaw! lovely . What a gorgeous photo and lovely part of the world you live in. Go you.

JullalyGraduate in reply to lexi6

Thanks Lexi, the moorland is stunning I can only run in dry weather up there because in wet weather it turns into a bog


Wow! Great scenery, great dedication, great run. Enjoy the rest of Wk5 - it's amazing!

JullalyGraduate in reply to DebJogsOn

I can see I am going to enjoy this week, thank you 😂


Well done! I envy your landscape (but probably not any hills) - although I’m on the edge of the Peak District I’m running though an urban environment. Once I’ve graduated I’ll go find some prettier places to run.

Check us lot, all reaching the middle of the programme!!

JullalyGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

I know ..I remember back at week one thinking look at those very clever people getting to wee 5 and here we are, now I'm looking at all you lovely people just graduating and thinking ...just maybe ..just maybe

Lovely post - made me well up. Well done on your progress

JullalyGraduate in reply to msangela

tbh I welled up too when I got back to the farm, it was the most special moment so far on this journey


That is so lovely!

JullalyGraduate in reply to JennyH10

it was a very special moment that is for sure

You have shared secrets that will make you both smile when your paths cross. Well done; you really are smashing it, oldladyruns👍🏽👏🏽

JullalyGraduate in reply to lagatachocolate

My students laugh at me because I have a very young handsome picture of Sir Isaac Newton on my science lab wall .. I call him my pinup ..with the quote "standing on the shoulders of giants" ..now when I see that I think of all you graduates and think Im running in the shoes of giants .. you have all literally paved the way with your help, advice and support before us ..thank you x


Lovely photo and post! Super read on a sunny Sunday morning. 👍👍👍

JullalyGraduate in reply to 18Windmill

It was a very super special moment in my running journey, one which will keep me going

That’s fab. I think melt downs are par for this course 🏃 what a lovely man your neighbour is. I just finished w5r3. I had to give myself a talking to when she said. ‘That’s 5 minutes’. What ??? I thought it was at least half way. See you next week. Good luck 😉

JullalyGraduate in reply to paulanoo

Thank you, it was extremely special today and yes the ups and downs seem to take us by surprise everytime lol


Oh, this is so heartwarming. 😀 Glad you got your mojo, back! The ecstatic ones are so worth the odd meh! run. And you know, we all have meh! runs now and then. Good work! x

JullalyGraduate in reply to Sadie-runs

thank you, the mojo is back in tact .. I had totally become a drama queen, thinking that was it I would never be able to do it .. but i did it :)

I've had four days off as bit nervous about starting week 3 but your post has inspired me and I'll be back out there tomorrow evening

JullalyGraduate in reply to Nat26

Yes go for it ..get back out there and let us know how you got on..


Makes it all worthwhile doesn’t it 😊😊😊 you’re doing great 👍 keep🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️Xx

JullalyGraduate in reply to ElizaMai

It certainly does, Im starting to really appreciate the runs that go very well because of the not so good ones

Spoons42 in reply to Jullaly

Getting it all back together. Well done your on a roll now, if your feeling good now wait till you finish day 3, it’s a real high.

Onwards and Upwards

JullalyGraduate in reply to Spoons42

yes I've just read your post ..sounds like you are bouncing ..well done


Great post, looks like a lovely part of the world. Glad you are feeling positive again 🏃‍♀️😊

JullalyGraduate in reply to Jell6

Totally back to myself .. and what a difference. It is a bit wild at times up here in the Pennines but I don't have traffic or people to contend with when running ..only sheep lol


Me too 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️ At least it’s reassuring to know that we’re all the same 😉 🤪🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️


Oh, that's lovely :) So glad you got your mojo back and you are out there again. I did one of my hardest runs ever yesterday but because I know that some are better than others I just walked when I had to, stopped to take a couple of photos and crawled over the finish line in what would have been a disgraceful time to some. But you said it - the people before me (and still around me) gave me advice and wisdom, and this is my run. It was a good day. May you have many, many happy runs :)

That's such a special moment you shared, well done you :) I just did my first run this morning and I was really surprised at how emotional it was at the end for me too. I still keep welling up, though it feels odd to me! Keep at it, you seem to be doing a great job of it :D Happy running!

JullalyGraduate in reply to Pixipower

I keep trying and keep going, there are times when I don't have confidence in myself then other times when I keep surprising myself. congratulations on your first run, I know you will keep surprising yourself too


Amazing well done 💪looks a beautiful place, I've been in the Peak District today and certainly blows the cobwebs away. Wish I'd met a lovely cap doffing farmer 🚜

What a beautiful shared moment and what great encouragement to keep running. You did absolutely great!!

Having run it last night I agreed with you that W4R3 is a Toughie as I also now doubting if I am capable of W5R1 . . . . but if you can do it up those hills, I've got to at least try as I've got it comparatively easy in flatter than flat Lincolnshire

Keep leading us on!! Proud of you too x x

Go girl! I’ve just done WK5R1 too 💪🏃‍♀️We can do this 💪

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