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Week 8 run 2 - crash, bang, wallop!

thegirlfrommarz
thegirlfrommarzGraduate

Apologies in advance for possible duplicate/triplicate post! Have tried to post this from the app twice already. 🤗

After a week and a bit on the injury bench, recovering from a virus, I wasn’t sure how today was going to go. Sarah reassured me as I set off that she was still here - ironic, given what happened later. My only goal for today was to finish the run, so I started very slowly, but my legs soon remembered what they were supposed to be doing.

My head said take it easy, but my feet had other ideas, and pointed me towards the only route I had decided was definitely off the table - up the brutal hill to the country park. I slogged up the hills, being overtaken by snails, but was cheered to find that all the Proper Runners 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ coming down the hill gave me a smile, nod, or a wave. Maybe I am becoming a Proper Runner myself! 🏃‍♀️

I took a side path halfway up the hill (I’m not *that* much of a masochist) just as Sarah rang the bell for halfway and suggested I speed up. With a cheerful “Get stuffed, Sarah!”, I headed down on to the shady woodland paths, past some glorious rhododendrons. I ran to the meadow at the end of the path, then turned round to start back again. Checked the app: only 6 mins to go. Maybe I will speed up a bit after all.

Made it back to the Brutal Hill, and ran down - so much easier this way round. It occurred to me that this had been a *very* long 6 mins. Checked the app - it had crashed! Disaster! 😱😱😱 Silver lining: I had been running for nearly 45 mins and had run 5K!

So, the app crashed (ran it in the background as I want my gold circle - enjoyed Sarah telling me how well I was doing as I drank my coffee!), but I am back with a bang, and have achieved 5K for the first time since my 20s - wallop!

7 Replies
sallenson
sallensonGraduate

45mins!! U superstar!! Nice rhodos too... :-)

thegirlfrommarz
thegirlfrommarzGraduate in reply to sallenson

It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t know you’re doing it... 😉😂

Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate

WoooHoooo ! Go girl !

QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate

Amazing - we’ll done for keepin on going - not sure I would’ve done 😹 you’ll have no problem with the rest of it as you r proved you can run for 45 minutes 🤩

Hidden
Hidden

Great post! Sometimes we just need the extra rest, but coming back from an illness too, that was epic! All the best for the next one 🏃‍♀️

QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate

Amazing - we’ll done for keepin on going - not sure I would’ve done 😹 you’ll have no problem with the rest of it as you r proved you can run for 45 minutes 🤩

oldperson47
oldperson47Graduate

Glad to hear someone else replies to voice that says you can speed up. Luckily no-one is around when I yell at my phone. Well done on your run, I am envious. I also have had a virus and felt very flat. Decided to day is the day to get back.

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