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I did it

W1R2.. it was getting late and my leggings were in the wash and the kids needed to go to bed and my wife was pouring me a cold G&T and the battery on my phone was dead... But.. I dug out my leggings and gave them a shake (must buy more), borrowed the kitchen timer, checked how many 1 minutes runs I should do, grabbed the fatest dog and did it! I stopped midway on the first run because someone was walking past me.. then I got a grip and just got on with it, despite the embarrassment of a big red beeping timer in one hand and a poo bag swinging in the other. I even did an extra minute to make up for the first one! I have to sort out the fact that I speed up quite considerably when passing people.. bless me. 😂 G&T has never tasted so good or been so well deserved. (Or been drunk so quickly...note to self.. make water the first drink when you get home!)

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Well done on getting out there despite the serious gremlin delaying tactics going on 😄. Passing people quickly is a beginners mistake that we (all?) make to start with until you realise you have to keep going and their walk might be faster than your run - and then what😄 😂. G&T well earned 👍 but do make sure you drink plenty of water too. You will find that keeping hydrated all the time and not just before/during runs will make a huge difference to them.

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Thank you.. I was well chuffed with myself for going! Fortunately, I was going in the opposite direction to everyone else and kept turning around... I tootled up and down the same little path much to my poor dog's annoyance! But it meant I could avoid people quite nicely. Really must take your advice on hydration.. I'm basically thirstless and so must make a real effort.

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I can just imagine your dog's disgust - there's only so many times you can sniff the same bush 😄.

Didn't mean to lecture but hydration makes a big difference to our ability to run, helps keep the blood thinner so the muscles get more oxygen among other things which is a great help especially on the longer runs. If your legs feel like lead and you don't know why - it might be a dehydration thing. All fluids count (maybe not so much G&T) but water is the best. Definitely in the hotter weather learn to be thirsty 😀. Lecture over.

Enjoy the rest of the programme and beyond 👏

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😂😂poor dog. Yes, lecture definitely needed and heeded. Thank you. X

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Hi Rhian, how are you doing with the running? What stage are you at now?

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Hiya.. slowly slowly 😂 am doing w2r2 this evening. I can see this taking a lot more than 9 weeks.

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But that’s fine....this is your personal journey. 😀 trust me....if I can do this then anyone can. Let me know how you get in tonight.

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Thank you.. and I will post when I've done it. 😁 X

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