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W8R2 - slayed a herd of gremlins! πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Nasty. I was in two minds whether to add an extra rest day, as my husband and I walked almost 4 hours up a mountain yesterday, bottom to top! My legs felt it later.

However, we’re leaving here tomorrow morning really early, and I didn’t want the run to be a) in the dark or b) too rushed, so I stuck with today.

I had an entire family of gremlins attacking me from every angle for the first 7 minutes, but whereas in the past they’d have won, today they did not. I got β€˜em good and proper and completed my 28 minutes. It was dead slow, but I did it. No wayyyy was I going to walk!

So back to the UK for R3. The gremlins will not be accompanying me! πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻

Happy running guys! πŸŒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒπŸ˜€

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Great stuff cheekychipmunks I know there are great physical benefits to the programme but gremlin slaying is right up there along with those, I am sure many of us recognise the difference in mental attitude between the earlier and later weeks of the programme. All credit to you for pushing through those difficult first minutes and completing your run.

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Berksrover

Oh yes mental attitude is huge, and this programme instills this in us all! I know I wouldn’t have kept going without the app - and I didn’t want to disappoint MJ! He said β€˜you must be feeling good now’, and I told him I wasn’t but I’d keep going. I didn’t want to break my promise!

This forum helps to, that’s for sure! ❀️


Great job. Who’d have thought those snails could climb a mountain and then kick gremlin butt? Bet you’ll love this rest period!

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Haha, oh yes I will! We’re driving from Bavaria to Calais over 2 days, and my snails and I will be doing nothing! πŸ˜€πŸŒπŸ˜€


Great post! I love a good gremlin-kicking post (although I'm not a violent person 🀣) Well done you, for sticking with it, believing in yourself and proving yourself right! πŸ™ŒπŸ‘ŠπŸ™Œ

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thank you! I don’t agree with violence either, but I make exceptions with horseflies, ticks, mosquitoes and now gremlins!

I’m so pleased I soldiered on, leaving injured gremlins in my wake! πŸ˜…


Well done gremlin- slayer πŸ‘ especially after a days mountaineering- very impressive. Enjoy a couple of rest days now and safe journey home 🏠 😊😊

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Beanjo

Thanks so much, it felt satisfying completing it. It was my hardest run of th me whole programme.

My legs can rest until Saturday now!


BeanjoGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

It’s strange how some runs are harder than others isn’t it? All builds our stamina and determination though I guess 😊

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Beanjo

Definitely. No pain, no gain! πŸ’ͺ🏻

YahπŸ‘πŸ˜. Great job. I’m thinking of just trying to run later on today after work because it’s driving me crazy not working out πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ. Just hope my twisted ankle holds up.

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to cheeseheads

You know the mantra, cheeseheads. Maybe take it even slower and steadier and see how it feels? Good luck! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»

well done with the gremlins - i thought of you when mine were whining yesterday and kept going!

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to MandiV

Let’s slay those so-and-so’s! It’s great we are able to keep going though! πŸ˜€πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ


Fantastic cheekychipmunks. Well done for getting out and carrying on. You definitely have the legs now! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Crawlhome

Thanks Crawlhome, we’ve had a wonderful time, albeit really hot! It’ll be interesting to see how my home route feels after a coupl of weeks away. I’m hoping the gremlins will remain here in Germany! πŸ˜…


πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ love your PMA.

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

It has to be where this running lark is concerned! πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ‘πŸ»


Well done, I just back from w8r2 as well, and it's a toughie!

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Jundal

Funny how some are tougher than others, but look how close we are to the shiny graduation medal now! Exciting stuff! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

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