Mystery of W3R1 over! Mindset back in check! - Couch to 5K

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Mystery of W3R1 over! Mindset back in check!

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Fabulous450Graduate

Wow, well the talkative mind got a proper kick up the butt this morning. I was stiff, I was tired (probably still am too! 🤣) and somehow I’d told myself this is going to be a tough one, but I got myself out there and I did it! Now I’m armed with knowing it’s doable and I was actually very comfortable indeed at my snails pace (Oldfloss ❤️).

I have to say I’m glad I chose to go earlier. It was very warm out there. Later might have been a lot more difficult. That’s the great thing about running, you always choose where and when!! Fabulous!! 😁😁

Now for a bit of stretching. That’s something I didn’t think about and have neglected 😳. There again it’s not as if I was a runner before now! 😂

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Congratulations! 💪🏽

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to LoonyLoo

Thanks LoonyLoo! ❤️

Congratulations!

When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

You have reminded me I must do more stretching afterwards especially today when a hot bath doesn’t feel so tempting.

Enjoy the rest of the day and good luck next week

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Tortoiseintrainers

Thank you so much!! Yes, attempted a couple of yoga type poses! (Do note I said attempted! Not sure anyone who does yoga would agree, but it felt good to hold a stretch for a bit) 🤣

I’m all stretched out now! I think I need more water! Still slightly achy! What’s that about? 🤔❤️

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Tortoiseintrainers

Thanks so much!! I appreciate the encouragement. Best wishes to you too! ❤️

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Jay66UKGraduate

Well done. What stretches do you do? I’ve still not got that sussed.

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

Did the standard after work out stuff from the gym! Leg stretches, heel up to bum, hard to describe without sounding like Ms Elastic (which I’m definitely not 😆). 2 mins max, then tried some Yoga poses until I felt a little ease in the areas that were feeling tight Jay! That went ok.

I’m sure it’s probably more to do with feeling tired though. ❤️

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Dexy5Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/h...

These are the stretches for after a run . You can print them off and keep in you gym bag or just keep a shortcut on your phone.

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Ooh thanks.

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Dexy5

Yes thank you Dexy5! ❤️

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EiralasGraduate

Well done :-) Yes I didn't do much stretching early on, but definitely felt better once I started doing more after my runs. Getting 'rollers' also helped- I've got one with five spiky balls on that looks like a crazy rolling pin, and my partner got one of the ones you lie on and roll about on top of. They really help to massage the muscles and stop them aching so much the next day.

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Eiralas

Ooh Eiralas, I like the sound of the one you lay down on! That sounds great! Thank you!! ❤️

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EiralasGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Be warned - they can be a tad painful at the time, and if you're anything like me you'll get covered in bruises, but they do help the achy muscles!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Eiralas

Oh! 😱 I’ll give it a go though. ❤️

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sallensonGraduate

Good for you!! See? It's okay if we listen to Oldfloss eh?

She is defo Da Man!!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to sallenson

Oh yes!! Absolutely! ❤️Old Floss! 😍

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sallensonGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

When she smiles at us we call her DentalFloss

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to sallenson

.. and when my hair is wet and goes all curly at the front...I am Candy-Floss xx

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sallensonGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

This could just run and run.... :-)

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to sallenson

Like me...:) x

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sallensonGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Ba Dum Ching :-)

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Fabulous! ❤️

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misswobbleGraduate

Ha ha 😁😬. She’s so gonna kill you 😎

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to misswobble

🤣 that’s you Sallenson!! Not me! 🤭 lol

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sallensonGraduate in reply to misswobble

I thought that was cute.... :-)

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to sallenson

😉 me too! ❤️

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