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Hmmmm how nuts does this sound ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
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I'm doing that thing that I have to do sometimes ...... because I can feel my confidence sliding away a bit - I'm excited about doing the runs, I'm even getting changed into my running stuff - But a couple of times now I've talked myself out of going.... how nuts is that??! - not sure what's going on .... it's gremlin related I know that. So this is what I have to do, publicly announce that I'm running early tomorrow morning. There, I'll do it now. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™„

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Rua8
Rua8Graduate

Good call on the public announcement, that will oblige you to go. And youโ€™ll have to tell us how it went afterwards as well ;) Gremlins are a pain, I nearly didnโ€™t go for a run today either, also due to gremlins, but I covered myself in sunscreen and thought it would be a waste to be so sticky for no reason. So, maybe you need sunscreen as well to help ensure you go out, hehe!

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Rua8

Aha! Particularly if it's that gremlin-repellent sun screen!! ๐Ÿค—

littlerua
littlerua
in reply to Rua8

Hello Rua8 Iโ€™m Littlerua!!!! Gremlins are the beast but when you conquer them itโ€™s just the best!!! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Rua8
Rua8Graduate
in reply to littlerua

Haha, you must be a mini me then, or I am a larger you ๐Ÿ˜„

littlerua
littlerua
in reply to Rua8

Ha ha.... my cats called Rua and I couldnโ€™t think of a โ€œnameโ€ for me on this and she was beside me on the couch when I signed up ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Good... we will check! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Doesnโ€™t sound so nuts to me, the body wants to sit on the couch and you keep making it run, so it is resisting... but youโ€™re stronger than that. Enjoy that run and come tell us all about it when you get home.

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Yes do check. I need checking up on! ๐Ÿคฃ

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Iโ€™ll be here!

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

๐Ÿ‘

Me too and am in a pub!!!! At 11.42pm .... Running W8R3 at 5am tomorrow morning...Glad I am on water now after just one glass of wine!!! We can do this. My second attempt at W8 due to HEAT!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to littlerua

Hey youโ€™ll be great tomorrow too!! Best wishes!! โค๏ธ

Thanks.... I did it!!!! So lovely and cool at 5am....Onwards to week 9 on Monday... Canโ€™t believe I have come this far!!!!the support on here is just amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to littlerua

Fantastic!!! W9 watch out littlerua is heading for the podium!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Hey Flara that just sounds like being in the wilderness. Iโ€™ve sat around faffing too before a lot of runs, sort of unintentionally and quietly arguing and reasoning with myself. One of the ways that helps me is just thinking of the fact that Iโ€™m going out there to see how it goes and you know what, I donโ€™t stop! And neither will you. Go do your thing Flar!! Youโ€™re a runner!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

I cant wait to hear how you slayed๐Ÿคบ all those gremlins exactly like the Flara Croft we all know so well......!!

Rock that neon running gear, put on the cape of confidence and you'll be absolutely fine!!

I have absolute faith in you!!!

You SO got this!!!๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

Gremlins all round your running route are quaking. Theyโ€™ve heard youโ€™re coming for them. Theyโ€™re not happy and youโ€™re strong. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Youโ€™ll go out there, do your run as ๐ŸŒ like as necessary and youโ€™ll complete with a feeling of elation.

Flara, youโ€™ve got this and you WILL smash it. Youโ€™ll feel awesome! Ok? ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate

We all know that feeling, but we keep at it because we are runners now! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝ

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate

You can do it - we know you can - and you WILL do it because, as everyone says, you are a runner ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜˜

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

Sounds like conflict behaviour. Iโ€™ve experienced it too, it stopped me swimming for a year and it shouldnโ€™t have. I used to tell myself to just โ€˜get in the poolโ€™ but I got to the point where even that wasnโ€™t working. I needed to find acceptance with an unrelated issue, but that was mixed in with a fear of failure, or injury/pain, judgement by others or setting standards too high and feeling like Iโ€™ll never peak again. The way I got back into swimming was to forget plans and programmes and stats.

For a while at least. Just start, and try to find the feeling of the privilege of being able to run, happiness of being alive, and being in the moment - colours, shapes, smells, feelings, connection with your body and the planet. Fabulous450 is right about the wilderness and right about it not being an uncomfortable place - quite the opposite!

Thanks for reminding me of this, this morning. I woke up feeling a bit of pressure about ParkRun today, my stagnating weight loss, and worry about lack of hydration yesterday. But commenting on your post has reminded me about what I enjoy about running. Hope you find that feeling again on your next run โค๏ธ

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

None of that sounds daft. Have you put something on the monthly quest post? I see that as my commitment to this community to do something and then feel obliged to stick to it.

The reason I was posting after every run was to show that I was doing each one - part way through one of my gremlin defences is โ€œhow would I explain stopping?โ€ Now my watch sends the run to Strava so that is doing the same job.

Equi-geek and Fabulous450 are pointing you the right way. Go out on your next run with โ€œchildโ€™s eyesโ€ and discover the world you are running through during each moment of your run.

I hope you enjoy todayโ€™s run so much it pulls you towards the next one x

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Hi Jay66UK - where can I find the monthly quest post thingy? ๐Ÿค“

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

On Couch itโ€™s this weekly one : healthunlocked.com/couchto5....

On Bridge it is this monthly one: healthunlocked.com/bridgeto....

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks Jay66UK x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Hey you... hope you are out there or about to go... you know that I cannot run at the mo'... so I hope you are taking me with you...looking forward to our post, to see where we went:)

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Hi Flara.....have you run yet..... go runner go! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Shakywakey
ShakywakeyGraduate

Good shout on publicly announcing that you are running. If you have already run this morning then brilliant ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

If you havenโ€™t, then donโ€™t be too hard on yourself but just give it a a go and see how you feel ๐Ÿ˜

Hope you enjoyed your run this morning.

Mimirossi
MimirossiGraduate

Good luck! Go for it! Some of my nicest runs have been on the days that I have not wanted to go!

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

You guys!! You're all freaking amazing ~ it's ridonkulous, I only know you all in a virtual sense but the support and encouragement you give me is overwhelming at times! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š At times I have very little self-belief and each run I "accomplish" gives me a boost ~ its when I don't "accomplish" an intended run that I doubt myself and you're spot on Equi-geek its the fear of failure ~ something that's followed me through life, and the reason I have avoided so much in life ~ don't do it; can't fail ๐Ÿ˜ฎ This programme is teaching me a lot about myself and continues to be a personal challenge for me ~ happy to say I have been noticing positive changes in myself along the way ๐Ÿ˜Š Onwards and onwards ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ‹

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Ooh and I did do my run - even managed a 5k in 35.5 minutes! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

There you go!!! Knew you had it in you xx

5k in 35.5 mins.....that is mind-blowingly awesome!!!!!!๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

Well done!!!! ๐Ÿ‘

Shakywakey
ShakywakeyGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Fantastic- youโ€™ll be buzzing. Brilliant ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Shakywakey

I am Shakywakey ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Oh my word!!! I just feel like I smashed my ParkRun but youโ€™d have left me for dust ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿคฃ

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Equi-geek

Haha Equi-geek it was a case of the conditions being right for me today, believe me it was as much of a surprise to me too! ๐Ÿคฃ Bet by the time you did your Parkrun it had hotted up (I was home by then!) my route was totally flat AND I don't think I could have done it without my ice towel - I seem to get incredibly hot incredibly quickly ๐Ÿ˜ซ So you did smash your Parkrun - nobody else is in the equation, just you! Well done ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

So pleased that the programme is working for you on so many levels.......you've got the right approach and right attitude.....there's no stopping you now!! ๐Ÿ˜

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Hotheels

Thank you Hotheels ๐Ÿค—

I would say use those gremlins to carry you, use them as your fuel to smash your goals knowing that you are overcoming them with every step, you should change that public announcement to a general proclamation to the world hehehe ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ฝ

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Runningnut

Dyou know what Runningnut in the last 10minutes I did use them to fuel me - felt like the energy I was wasting on them was put to better use by focusing on getting to the end ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ™Œ

Well done. I think the public announcement thing is a great idea. Sometimes we all need a bit of a push even if itโ€™s ourselves doing the pushing ๐Ÿ˜€

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to YamCat

Most definitely YamCat ๐Ÿ˜Š

Pancakes
PancakesGraduate

You can do it! I know exactly what you mean though I think I have used the weather as an excuse far too much and now Iโ€™m running no where near enough! Gremlins are crafty little buggers!!! Go girl!!! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Pancakes
PancakesGraduate

Oops just realised you did it!! Well done you!! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate

I had one of those yesterday, so I made sure I went out this morning to make up for the lack of Parkrun. I couldnโ€™t get son to wake up in time so I took that as a signal that he wasnโ€™t up to it and I didnโ€™t want to do it on my own!

Itโ€™s quite simple really, no treats until you do a decent run ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. I can feel a pub down my local in front of the river calling me now ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿป

Hope you made it out! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

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