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W7r1. 25 mins again but ...

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sparkyjohnGraduate
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My mums gravy's bad, but at least it moves about a bit (Tony Hancock circa 1962). 🀑That just about sums up this mornings effort. Having managed 25 mins on Friday to finish week 6, I thought I'd check how far I go today as a benchmark for runs 2 and 3. Well for all of you worriers out there, I didn't quite make 3k. 😹😹😹 but at least I moved about a bit for a full 25 mins. Tomorrow I have an infusion for my colitis which may make me a bit rough, so week 7 runs 2 & 3 may have to wait. As I said last week, when I started this I couldn't run a bath, so if I can hit 30 mins 3 times a week then that'll do for me.

Happy jogging all of you

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Great post John! Made me chuckle!! But wow, good for you for getting out there. You ran for 25 minutes and that’s awesome! I too am a 🐌, making slow inroads into becoming a bit quicker some day, but we’re running aren’t we? πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘Š

Hope all goes ok the next few days and you’re back to running again before you know it! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»

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sparkyjohnGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Cheers cheeky. The side effects are not always an issue and I'm hoping doing this will help, so I've just compiled my play list for Tuesdays run 2. As you say we're out there πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to sparkyjohn

Great! We’ll be here as always, cheering you on! You’ll smash it. πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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CarolinemcdGraduate

Good job. Slow and steady wins the race. I’m also 🐌 only reaching 3kms in week 8. We’re out there doing it πŸ‘πŸΌ

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sparkyjohnGraduate in reply to Carolinemcd

Thank you. Last night I watched a 17 year old Norwegian run 5000 meters in around 13 minutes, but this morning I ran for nearly twice that long, and without a brother sporting a ridiculous mustache (google Henrik Ingebrigtsen). Everyone's a winner πŸ₯‡

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Bandit14Graduate

Well done you😊

I'll never be a fast runner but happy to be a slow one.

You are doing it and that's the main thing - it's easy to get bogged down in stats and comparing what others can or have done.

Just keep going and good luck with the medical stuff x

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sparkyjohnGraduate in reply to Bandit14

Thanks. That's the word "happy". πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

The hospital run is a regular every few weeks and part of my starting the C25k was to try to fight off the headaches and fatigue. So I'm hopeful to not let it interrupt the schedule. If it does never mind.

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telford_mikeGraduate

Nice going John, another week started, and hopefully finished before too long. Good luck with the infusion.

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sparkyjohnGraduate in reply to telford_mike

Cheers Mike and a quick thanks for the socks.

I needed some "real" ones from Amazon and saw your name on a positive review. A genuine review I thought they'll do for me. 🧦🧦🧦

Well done! I LOVED your "couldnt run a bath" comment! Spot on!! Ahaha

I too wonder about time/distance but have decided to tackle each hurdle one at a time.

First graduate with 30 mins running. Wow...

THEN i will keep at it 3 times a week and see if my improved stamina allows a quicker pace. Little by little.

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sparkyjohnGraduate in reply to Mayanow

Good plan πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

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