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OMG I’m so in love with running!

Hello Runners

7am in Guernsey and I’ve completed W7R1! I am sitting on a lounger looking at the sea and feeling blessed! 😁

I’m a runner! I set out with a mind full of little hesitations. “There’s no pavement to run on”, “I could get knocked over”, “Maybe I shouldn’t have chosen to pack black kit”. I wonder if it’s going to be too hot?, Ooh maybe too cold” I’m not sure where to turn around to head back time wise (very long Rd)”. Talk about resistance! 😂 But like always, I took command of that little rascal and said “I am going mate, get your trainers on...out the door!”

Well it has been amazing! MJ did pause on me in the last 60 seconds, (after he tells me I can pick up the pace if I’m feeling good 🤨, so I do), nothing crazy, but after a bit, I thought.....mmmm MJ maybe you’re counting isn’t too great today. Took my phone out and it was asking me if I wanted to end the run! 🤪 No MJ, are you tired? Let’s keep it moving 😂. So it was more like a two minute higher energy run! Loved it! If he said do it for two minutes, I’d probably had said, I’m not risking it!

I’m very well set up for a brilliant day! Hope you all have a great day and great runs too! ❤️

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There's "knocking it out of the park" and then there's "really knocking it out of the park"!! Brilliant!!

Can this be the same person who took those first hesitant steps around her micropark in Week 1? You've come a long way, hon!

Go and have a cream tea of something to celebrate. W9 is yours for the taking. Take it nice and gently okay? xx

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Oh, I will be slow and steady Sallenson, I’m in no rush to get to the end! I’m just enjoying it so much. I’ve got photos of those lovely cows on route too! My goodness, I am really amazed by the change and willingness to face my fears and go for it. YOLO, as the kids used to say. I think that’s old now, but I got there eventually! 😂❤️

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You're a natural Fabulous450! So glad you've discovered running and the joy it can bring. You are an inspiration!

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Thank you so much Deborah! I’m amazed by what we are all doing together! You are all an inspiration to me too! Thank you for the encouragement. You are doing brilliantly too! Let’s do this! ❤️

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Yes Fabulous! So so pleased for you 💪🏼 You really are a runner now! I’m braving this one tonight, probably on a treadmill if it’s too hot x

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Honestly Becky, wherever it is doesn’t matter, but doing it again and again feels so amazing! Have a great run tonight! ❤️

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Well done! No lounger here. Damn. Another bit of running kit I need 🤣

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Yeah it’s the greatest! 😂

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Im across the water in Jersey ! Well done on your run and enjoy the sunshine 😘

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Ooh I hope to see Jersey some day too! Thank you! I’m really enjoying the sunshine. You must have some amazing views too! Enjoy! ❤️

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Beautiful! Well done you 👏

It's so addictive, but so good for us at least 😁

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Thank you Jojo! We couldn’t have picked a better habit to have! 😁❤️

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Looks as fabulous as you💖.

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Aah thank you QueenTea! That’s appreciated! It is fabulous here! Home tomorrow! Looking forward to that too! I have such a lot to be grateful for! 😁

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You go girl! Awesome job!

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Thank you BlondeAmbition! We are running on the home stretch now! Best wishes for a great run for you too! 😁❤️

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Thanks! I’ll be heading out late evening, when it’s got a tiny bit cooler lol!

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Brilliant! What a wonderful start to your holiday. You are doing so amazingly and your enthusiasm is utterly contagious. And what a view!😍

Yes you really are a runner....and an inspiration ❤️

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Thank you so much little runner! I’m working, but it’s a great place to work. I’m heading home tomorrow! Keep going, you’re an inspiration and great motivator too! ❤️

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Oh Fab what a great post! While you were out enjoying your run I was struggling on mine but the endorphins have certainly kicked in now! You're a runner!!

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Ooh Southlundon I had that before I went out! But we went out! We can do it! Thanks so much! ❤️❤️

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Well done. W7 really is the best week. Just nice unbroken runs, after all the chopping and changing of W5 & 6.

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Thank you WhatsApp! I did enjoy it this morning. Looking forward to doing the next one back at home! ❤️

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Well done fabulous ..It's looks lovely there ....Your smashing these runs ...That podium isn't that far away ...Cheering you all the way go girl 😊

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Aah thank you Myrar! It really is lovely and doing this whilst away feels like another big achievement! Loving it! Thank you for the encouragement! ❤️

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Well done on your run this morning Guernsey looks Fab as well! Did 7:2 this morning all good! 😀

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Congratulations to you too Chelsea! Brilliant job! ❤️

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Great running Fabulous450, and a great location too! 😀👍 This running can be seriously addictive and you’re doing so well 🙂

Not far to the finish line now, just carry on doing what you’re doing and you’ll make it easily 😀 The mental side is so important in the latter stages of C25K, and you’re mastering it! 😊

Long may that continue 😄 Very busy of luck, everything is crossed for you 🤞🤞🤞

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Thank you so much. My mantra is just one run at a time David! 😁 It’s a bit different every time, but that’s what I love too. Variety! The spice of life! 😂❤️

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Well done and yep what a fab addiction we have 😊😁

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One to be very proud of! I find that I’m telling everyone I’m doing the C25K these days! I’m pretty happy most of the time, but I’m absolutely beaming about this! 🤣 This forum is absolutely brilliant. Just knowing that whatever I experience, I’m not tackling this on my own is a big comfort blanket! Thank you! ❤️

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I couldn't of put it better myself 😁😉😊

We have our running buddies/family to hand whenever we need 😀what more could we ask for ay 🏃‍♀️🏃

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Thank you for your post. I was just sitting here thinking of all the reasons not to run tonight (mainly it's too hot!) But your post has inspired me to get my running gear on and after feeding the kids am off to run by the river where it's shady! Thanks for your wonderful post!!!

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Oh thank you Teddly! See...you’re never alone on this Forum! Glad to be of some encouragement! Shady sounds marvellous! Once you get out, you’ll probably wonder why it too some grappling! Enjoy! Let us know how it goes! ❤️

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Well thanks to you and your post I just ran for 28 minutes! Week 8 run 1 in the bag. Thanks 👍🌞🏃👍

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Aaah that’s so sweet! Well done you! W8, you’re brilliant all on your own Teddly! ❤️

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What a wonderful upbeat post. It’s so lovely to hear how much you are enjoying your running. What a fabulous addiction to have eh 😂

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I know Sandie! The kind of addiction you don’t want to hide! 😂❤️

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Brilliant! Well done you!! ☺☺☺

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Thank you Ang! ❤️❤️

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Fabulous post! I really love your enthusiasm and positivity on this forum. Long may our happy running days continue x

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Thank you so much and here.....here!! I do still have to dig deep at times, but I somehow find the courage to get out and go for it! The curiosity is definetly greater than the fear! 😁❤️

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I think it's the challenges we face and overcome that makes it so rewarding. We all get out there and we do it 💪

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