I maybe getting the hang of this...shhh🤫 - Couch to 5K

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I maybe getting the hang of this...shhh🤫

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate

Just done my 2nd (and hottest overall) run of the week and I’m proud to say I now seem (finally) to be getting faster. Even in the heat (maybe it’s the shorts 😁)! Still can’t do 5k in 30 minutes but don’t really care tbh. For now, for me, the main thing is I’m still running and it’s been 2.5 months since graduation.

My niggles seem to be settling down and I’m into a routine of gym/run/yoga/run/yoga/gym/run. ITB exercises after every run & gym session are keeping my back and hip happier and the bursitis is just grumbling occasionally when I walk too far in hard, flat sandals! So far a trip to the physio doesn’t need to be needed, and that keeps the bank balance happier as well! Phew! 😅

The only down side is that my youngest is wimping out of running with me during the week, but that will just mean I beat him when we do Parkrun on Saturday 🤓*Evil Laugh* “nyah hah hah” *Evil Laugh*🤓

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Phew it’s telly hot out there now TailChaser ; I’m so glad I went out at 0800 when it was 18c. You deserve a long cool drink 🍸

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Well done you, 8am is a good idea Dexy. I was going to go earlier but I couldn’t get out of bed early again!! Nice shower did the trick 😊

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate
in reply to TailChaser

I don’t know what autocorrect is doing . At least you understood telly meant very... 🤪

Eiralas
EiralasGraduate

Glad to see you're back into the swing of the longer runs and you've got that bursitis under control :-) I hope you enjoy Saturday's parkrun - and your youngest will learn that he'll need to put the effort in if he wants to keep up with mum ;-)

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate
in reply to Eiralas

Thanks Eiralas. Yes, I hope I don’t beat him but it may push him more if I do. He’s got a duathlon at the end of September so he’s got to get on and get the miles in.

Eiralas
EiralasGraduate
in reply to TailChaser

Indeed. Well I hope you both enjoy it and he does get his training done :-)

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate
in reply to Eiralas

He’s just got back from swimming dead chuffed for doing 1.25km swimming, but he thought it was a 50m pool when it’s only 25m 😫 never mind, next time maybe 😊

Eiralas
EiralasGraduate
in reply to TailChaser

Ah, bless him!

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Have only just seen this!!?? I'm meant to be following you ~ thought that meant I'd see all your posts??🤔 Anyway, well done you! Glad exercises are working and niggles settling down 😊 And you're speeding up! Yay! Blimey, 2.5months since Graduation!😱 Really??

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

It is, but I bet you have loads coming through. I never get around to catching everyone’s posts. If you don’t jump on them immediately life sort of gets in the way (which is very inconvenient of it 😂).

Yes, scary isn’t it? I graduated end of first week in May, then I was laid up for a bit. Overdone it a bit today tbh but I got PB in Parkrun so feeling very chuffed with myself, 32.19. Nearly there! Now sitting with my feet up before I have to feed the blokes that make up my family. Think I’ll ease up a bit next week.

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

32.19??!!!😱😱😱 Thats incredible, massive well done!! Better get that tattoo booked in! 😊

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thanks Flara 🤗 Hold off yet, there was a bit of a following wind🏃‍♀️🌬 (can’t get the runner piccie the right way round but you know what I mean 😂)

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to TailChaser

Still can't have made that much difference 😊 Be proud 🙌👊🙌

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