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Week 8 Completed! Blimey!!

I have to admit I wasn’t looking forward to running in the rain, but it was ok! And so, so much better than the treadmill. The time very almost flew by on the pavement and if it wasn’t for the camber of it annoying my right leg I’d have really enjoyed it.

I’ve decided to change my running routine and do my runs outside then go to the gym later on to do other exercises, I’ve had it with the treadmill for now. This afternoon I’m going to get my gait analysed to sort this right leg out then hopefully I will fly through Week 9 (well, maybe not fly but it will be a tad easier).

And to top it all, I appear to run faster outside. I didn’t speed up once (sorry Jo, not with these inclines) but including walks I did just under 6km, so I’m feeling very chuffed with myself 😁😁😁

9 weeks ago I could hardly run for a minute, my son was shocked at how slowly I ran and now I’m a week off graduating! And so far (*touch wood*) I haven’t had any of the major mishaps I was expecting (after having two children, I think you’ll understand!) which is what stopped me running in the first place. This programme has done exactly what I hoped it would do, thank you 😊😊😊

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Well done, you are doing amazing! :)

Good that you can run raster outside as it is more challenging but I agree that the time does go quicker as there is more to keep the 'grey matter' occupied! :O

All the best for week 9 I'm sure you will fly! :)

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Thanks SuperMouse, I can’t believe how much nicer it is outside. I always thought the treadmill would be easier. Looking forward to finding new routes next week, I might even try the park 😊

We’re all doing amazing, I’m just more impatient than you 🤣

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Yeah it is much nicer outside. Most of my runs are on treadmill with a few outsides ones thrown in round a nice path at a park just to keep me sane. Because I can't wear my glasses when running (they make me dizzy) I do tend to trip, i'm not blind but will miss kerbs, potholes etc plus i'm VERY clumsy! :O

Keep it up! I'm chasing you! :P

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Very well done indeed... slow and steady to that podium...the badge and us are waiting:)

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Oooh! I’m very excited 😁

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Me too... i love Graduation parties and the bubbly :)

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