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WK 7 R1

Really struggled tonight on this one. Didn't enjoy it at all which is a shame as I've enjoyed everyone up until now and I've done it to the book, never deviated, never admitted defeat and yet tonight was the first time I had an overwhelming urge to stop. I didn't, which I suppose is the main thing but I'm annoyed the urge was there. It's left me with a feeling of dread for the rest of the plan :-(

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It'll just be a one off, I'm sure you'll be fine next time. Keep up the good work :)

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I hope so. Thank you. I just didn't feel comfortable in my own skin even tho I was wearing the same as always. Everything was irritating me, my hair, my ear phones, my music!. I run on my treadmill and in the end I threw my ear phones on the floor, switched my phone off and just got my 9 yr old daughter to just chat to me. Hope Thursdays better

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Well done for fighting through it. That’s the real challenge.

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You’ll be fine. The next run will get you on track. I had to stop for the first time ever in the ParkRun on Saturday as went too fast. I know what you mean exactly. I had to do a horrendous 10k yesterday without stopping as I would’ve given up running I think if I’d have stopped again! But we have to realise we have bad runs, but they make the good ones sweeter 👌🏽

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I felt the same on that run too. Next 2 have been much better thankfully! You can do it 🙂

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Don't despair, just a run to forget about - and you did it anyway, so brilliant you 😎

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I've just completed the same run and like you I felt I really struggled. Weird because I really enjoyed Wk6R3 which is essentially the same run! I still completed it (apart from having to stop briefly to shoo away a dog that nearly tripped me up and was far too interested in my trainers half way through). Fingers crossed for Wk7R2 for you!! Hope we have better runs!

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I felt the same with that run. R2 was better. Well done for getting through it. When Laura came on & said "you've been running for five minutes" I nearly gave up there & then - felt like I'd been running for five years.... you'll smash it don't worry.

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We all get occasional one we struggle with (w7 r1 & r2 for me) then next one was amazing and they've stayed amazing 😉 well done for carrying on you'll be fine 😊

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Thanks all for your words of support. Well done all of you for keeping going. Here's to Run 2

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