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I have missed a week due to "life" and "s**t happens", but back in the game today. Picked up on W2R2.

I will need a do-over for this run and a sitter for my son. He whined and stopped๐Ÿ˜ต, so I had to walk the last 2 intervals, back and forth until he started walking again. In future I will run alone.

I am not disheartened, I know I will get it next time. At least I am back out there.๐Ÿƒ

I even ran past a group of drug-fueled chavs (15 of them) and a baseball team in the field I run round. Embarrassment factor 20! Me blocking out shouts of abuse and insults!๐Ÿ˜ฒ

I can do something to improve my fitness and size, but they can't get new personalities ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Jullaly profile image

Well done Mel, I know how hard it is for you to get the time for yourself .. but you got out there

SendWine profile image

Grow new personalities ๐Ÿ˜‚ that made me laugh. Glad you've had the chance ti run again, you sound really determined. Well done.

Bridget007 profile image

At least you are still feeling positive ๐Ÿ˜ƒ they sound like a lovely bunch ๐Ÿ˜ I run past a school but I donโ€™t know if they say anything because I have Guns โ€˜nโ€™ Roses loud in my ears ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

in reply to Bridget007

Yes, another reason I should try running alone...I can put earphones in ๐Ÿค—

RobW73 profile image
RobW73Graduate in reply to Bridget007

It sounds like you're someone who i should be discussing playlists with.

in reply to RobW73

I think heavy metal will be useful, just the right bit of umph and aggression to get me through x

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RobW73Graduate in reply to

If you don't regularly listen to that, you don't need to go straight for Heavy Metal. You could try Hard Rock, Melodic Rock, Glam Metal or Heavy Metal as well as the heavier varieties.

There are a number of internet radio stations that you can access via TuneIn that will give you a cross section to sample.

Message me if you want recommendations.

in reply to RobW73

I have a play list on Amazon Music app or radio on my phone. Thanks though xx

Oldfloss profile image

Oh my!!! That reminds me of the Churchill quote.. Very politically incorrect now..but recorded for posterity..

The famous jibe directed at either the socialist MP Bessie Braddock or the Conservative Lady Astor, the first female MP (depending on which version of the story you hear).

When accused by one of them of being 'disgustingly drunk' the Conservative Prime Minister responded: 'My dear, you are ugly, and whatโ€™s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.'

I love your reference to the abusive group!!! I love it and yes.. you are doing something and doing it wonderfully... very, very well done:)

in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks very much. It may take longer than 9 weeks, but I am going to do this x

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KKThomasGraduate in reply to

It took me a year but I got there and you will too :-)

Well done for doing it (& ignoring the chavs!). Are you able to run at all in the daytime when your son is at school? I'm guessing you prob work full-time too. Bless you - hang in there you can do this.

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I work while he's at school, then pick him up, so just part-time working. We had been doing afternoon runs together, but I think I will be roping in Grandma to have him while I run in future ๐Ÿ˜

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Bless you! That sounds like practically working full-time to me! I'm glad you have grandma to help out. You put me to shame - I work part-time (three days a week) have a husband & a teenager - so no excuse for me!! Well done for getting this far - keep on running. It's something you can do for you (for a change I'm sure!)

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Thanks. I only have one to look after x

Tasha99 profile image

My son wants to do ParkRun with me but Iโ€™ve banned him. Running is ME time. The one thing I get to do on my own for ME. Might sound selfish but, well I need to do something for myself!

Last week I ran passed a group of teen chavs who told me to run faster. I shouted to them that I was going fโ€™in (sorry) faster than they were. I had to run back passed them again on the way back. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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lagatachocolateGraduate in reply to Tasha99

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. How old is your son? Ie do you need to keep him at armโ€™s length. Youths are so rude (and) funny sometimes

Tasha99 profile image
Tasha99Graduate in reply to lagatachocolate

Heโ€™s just turned 10. Heโ€™s not quite old enough to do a 5k in one go I reckon. Next year, when heโ€™s 11, he can go it alone at the ParkRun. At the moment I can barely cope with getting myself around, let alone worrying about him! I know heโ€™d moan for me to go faster, or moan that he couldnโ€™t do it. If I had to stop in mid run Iโ€™d be fuming! ๐Ÿ˜‚ How evil am I?!

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lagatachocolateGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Not evil at all. Is there a junior parkrun he could do with a mate and his mateโ€™s parent/other โ€˜responsibleโ€™ adult. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Tasha99Graduate in reply to lagatachocolate

Theyโ€™re on Sundays when he does footy. He also does two nights of football. And 2 after school sports clubs. Heโ€™ll have to learn he canโ€™t have everything! When Iโ€™m more accomplished he can join me! Iโ€™m still struggling too much!

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lagatachocolateGraduate in reply to Tasha99

How come children have a busier social calendar than their parents?

Tasha99 profile image
Tasha99Graduate in reply to lagatachocolate

They do!

in reply to lagatachocolate

My son has had a great week, while mine went up the spout! We can't have it all xx

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Tasha99Graduate in reply to

Everyone should get some ME time

in reply to Tasha99

True, I am going to have to get better organized. Schedule my runs better. Me time makes for better mother's x

Nicely said, Mel. They are sadsters with no lives.

Maybe58 profile image

Well done for keeping going! Like you life happened last week when I started Week 2. So I thought โ€˜sod it, itโ€™s not the end of the worldโ€™ and completed Week 2 today. Run 3 starts on Tuesday...

in reply to Maybe58

I would prefer a schedule, but I have to be realistic and flexible. Well done completing week 2! ๐Ÿค—

RobW73 profile image

Mel, you are brilliant.

I admire the way you dealt with it.

Hope you find a solution that gets you the time you need for the programme.

Welcome back.

in reply to RobW73

Thanks very much. I am not giving up, no matter how long it takes x

You should be proud of getting back on it and carrying on! Well done xxx

Oh and stuff the idiots shouting!

in reply to Katefranklin10

Thanks x Yeah the "fat shamers" can do one! ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ

Glad youโ€™re back Mel!! Keep going with us all however long it takes us as we will all meet challenges along the way and will all support each other... anyway who else is going to write great poems?! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

in reply to JaneE71

Thanks ๐Ÿ’ž

Keep at it ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š I have told myself it doesn't matter if it's 9 weeks or 9 months- we are doing it x

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