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Wk6 R 1 & 2

This is my favourite place to sit on the farm and take in the view. I can also see my run route, along the wall, down the hill and up the other side. I am getting better at hills; I decided that this morning having completed Wk6 R2. I haven't posted in quite a few days as my friend who inspired me to sign up for race for life lost her battle 4 days ago. It was sudden and a shock for all her friends and family. So I made my promise this morning, sitting right here that I will complete C25K for you Anne. Despite the sadness I know she would have approved of me smiling from ear to ear at the end of run 2 this week because I still doubt myself every time before I head out to run and then I am all surprised when I realise I can do this.

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You are doing so well with the C25K I love reading your progress. Your friend would be proud I’m sure.

You have the best incentive to carry on and graduate this programme.

Xx

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Thank you Elizabeth, she was a huge inspiration to me and always will be.

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Oh honey. Am so sorry to hear about your friend. Bet she’s delighted at what you’ve done...and what you’ll do!! Despite the sadness, so glad you’ve been able to keep going. It’s a good release. And what a beautiful spot! Jealous of that view. Sending sympathy, gin and hugs. Xxx

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She was the one who challenged me to sign up for race to life in the first place before I started c25k and would have been at the race in July to cheer me on but I will finish it and I will drink Gin thank you windmill!

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Sorry for your loss, sure you'll do her proud 💟

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Thank you it’s made my determination even more solid and I know I can rely on everyone on here to get me through the programme and beyond x

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Every time you run you get to think of your friend, its a bond forever. Keep on running, keep on loving, keep on succeeding

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Thank you I will and you are so right it is a bond, she believed I could when others didn’t

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Big hugs,

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Thank you, and I will keep on running

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You still need to change your name to Determined lady runs xx

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😂 I know I need a name change, truth is before I started this I felt old but having lost weight (still some to go!) and increased fitness I’m not feeling the old bit anymore

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I have had a name change since I last saw you on here

I have two zero in front of Jen 58 now , only because I had email issue and couldn't get back on here, but I have noticed my comments are still around

By the way you are doing great 😊

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of course ..but it should be 007 not 0058 lol

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😘

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Ah so sorry to hear that. I was thinking about you this morning when I was running & was wondering how you were getting on. Sending love & hugs.

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Thank you, I knew to get me going and to focus the best thing for me was to get in amongst you wonderful runners again, it cheers me up everytime x

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Me too! Keep on running. You've come so far. X

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Sorry to hear about that. You could do a 5 or 10k sponsored race. I’m doing them for cancer research too 😞

Well done on your fantastic progress though 👍🏽

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Thank you Tasha, still love seeing your graduate badge! It was the 5K I had signed up for in July in Newcastle, Exhibition park. Hope you are getting on well I haven't been on the forum for quite a few days but i will catch up on the goss soon enough

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So sorry to hear about your friend. Take care x

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Thank you, she will be telling me to stop moping and get running

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Sorry to read about your friend :(

But well done for getting to where you are 🏃‍♀️

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I get all the inspiration I need to keep going from everyone like you right here and I am grateful for that

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Oh wow.

Sometimes I see a post on here that makes me well up. I'm sad for the loss of your friend but moved that you've found inspiration amidst everything. You'll get (and deserve) a lot of virtual hugs from everyone who reads your post.

I'm sure your friend's rooting for you every step of the way. And so are we.

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Thank you so very much, it means a lot. I will keep running she inspired me in the first place but everyone on here are inspirational.

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❤️❤️❤️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Thank you xxx

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Sorry for the loss of your friend Anne.

Your post made me stop and take a minute to think.

A lovely tribute to your friend, a lovely view to remember her by.

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Thank you, she lived very close to this view too and when I find a run tough I just need to think about her and I will keep going

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Sorry to hear this, she will be with you all the way x

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she certainly will, and she will be telling me to get on with it !

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So sorry to hear your sad news. She will always be with you on your runs x

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Thank you, but I will keep running, its certainly been a roller coaster in the last 6 weeks but I'm learning running is a real stress buster too

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That’s a beautiful picture, what a lovely place to run.

I’m so sorry for your loss but I’m sure she is with you in spirit cheering you on to that race for life via the c25k xxx

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Thank you, I have all the determination in the world now x

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What a bittersweet time for you. Very well done on completing both runs under an emotional time. But a huge push now to complete the C25k. Sending 🤗 hugs. We are on the same run now - mine tomorrow. Keep it up you’re doing brilliantly and in such a beautiful location. I do admire you running up hills!! 👊🏼

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I'm learning to love the hills ..well actually its a love hate relationship. For me to keep running I had to conquer the hills because we live in a very hilly area. My next run is Sunday so let us know how you get on tomorrow x

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Will do. Heading to beach for 8.30am before it gets too hot and busy. 😎

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Now that is a beautiful place to run.. the seaside ..I haven't had that experience yet

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Nice and flat and not on sand. 😉

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I am so sorry to read your news, but you know your friend is with you on every run and she will be the one that will get you to the finish every time. Really well done on your runs this week. And yes change your name, your NOT old. Very best wishes Mairi.xx

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Thanks Mairi, she was so pleased I had signed up for race for life so I will complete this even if I crawl

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What a wonderful view - no wonder you love it. 😃

I am so sorry to hear about your friend - big hug to you - but what a great inspiration she was & what a gift she gave you in your discovery of running. You are doing brilliantly and we are cheering you on. 😄

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Elfie you are so right, I wouldn’t have found running if it wasn’t for her challenging me to race for life, she raised so much for cancer research with cake baking so I will take over but raise it through running

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That’s a great plan- and something very special to do to celebrate Anne’s life and your friendship. Xx

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So sorry to hear about your friend. She’d have been so proud of you. Keep it up. (I’m grounded. Gutted. Ligament injury. Went for Physio today. Two weeks and and I should be able to get going again albeit taking it easy). What a fabulous place you have for running - even more brownie points for running up hills!

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Oh no I am so sorry to hear this, Ive not been in the forum for quite a few days so I’m busy catching up, please take good care of yourself and let us know how you get on

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So sorry for your loss.

What a beautiful safe haven for you and shared with your forever friend Ann.

You are both courageous and inspiritational. 💫🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️💫

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Thank you, it’s been a difficult few days but I’m still running and suprise suprise it really works! I am sure I will be asking you for your great advice again soon enough. Hope all is well with you x

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All good thanks,

shocked at your news.🙈

Thought you had gone quiet.🤔

So harsh, take care of you.💫🏃‍♀️💫

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That's so sad. She sounds like an amazing person (a bit like yourself). You'll miss her but you'll always think of her on your runs won't you? Keep on keeping on. Week 7 has gotten off to a bad start for me as I have had a back spasm since Week7Run1. The run itself was fine but I need to strengthen my core muscles, I think. I'm taking a few days off and you'll have caught up with me by then. Hugs

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How awful and painful for you, you were doing so well. Good idea to take some days off, after all we will will get there eventually. Take very good care of yourself x

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Thank you so much for posting and congratulations on your just completed runs, so sorry to hear you have lost Anne. Good luck for your next run on Sunday. Big hugs from over here in Enzed.

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Thanks Lexi, its been a difficult week but got my runs in

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So very sorry to read of your sad loss. I am pleased you have already found some smiles through running and pleased too to know that Anne would approve as well.

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Thank you, I'm keeping going wk 6 done now..better late than never

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What a beautiful view - like the sad news about your friend, it gives a bit of perspective to our lives. You'll no doubt do her proud and finish C25K and then carry on running for the joy of it just because you can 😊

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Thank you I have managed to finish week 6 this morning and I'm pleased i didn't just stop running, I could have earlier this week

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Well done for getting out there. I know you'll feel better for it. Nothing like running for helping your sense of emotional balance and allowing you time to put the world to rights in your own head.

And congrats on completing wk6. Continuous running from here on 😊

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I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Carry on for her! :)

You can do this and are doing brilliant! :)

What a lovely view. What part of the world is that?

Onwards and upwards you should be proud of yourself! :)

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Thank you Supermouse. It is Northumberland in the Pennines.

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Really sorry to hear this but great that Anne has brought you to running and is inspiring you to continue. Well done for carrying on and for sharing with us the experience x

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Thank you Jay66 I feel back on it today! just finished week 6 .. a few days late but its done

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Well done. Great feeling getting that one out of the way. Enjoy week 7!

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Hope you got on ok with week 6 run 3 today. I’m on the same run tomorrow. No more walking breaks 😱

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I didn't end up doing it yesterday but Ive done it this morning! hope you managed it too

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Woohoo! You are doing brilliantly! 😄

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Thank you Elfie

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Ooh well done. How was it?

I haven’t gone yet as I’ve not long had breakfast. I’m concerned it’s getting very hot out there now!

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Ive just posted, I went out at 6.30 to beat the heat so be careful if you do. Even at that time of the morning I noticed I was very thirsty despite having a good drink of water before I set off.

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I went and it was not good. So hot. I felt really tired and thirsty despite having drank plenty of water and had to walk on a few occasions 😔

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so so pretty!!! Where is that!!!

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tabatha21 this is on our farm in Northumberland, England ..it is very pretty and remote so I can run in secret, I was so embarrassed to start running but my confidence is growing now

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