Week 8? I shrug my shoulders and snort in a de... - Couch to 5K

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Week 8? I shrug my shoulders and snort in a derisive fashion at week 8. 🤷‍♂️


Why I am impersonating a French person? It’s probably the endorphins.

So anyway, w8r3 this morning and as usual the gremlin family have popped round to see me. Baby Gremlin, “Just because you’ve run it twice doesn’t mean you’ll do it again today”. Mummy Gremlin, “Well, you’ve not had to give up on a run yet, maybe today’s the day.” And worst of all Daddy Gremlin, “So what if you don’t quite run for 28 minutes, it won't matter and anyway who’ll know?”

I deploy my gremlin buster, cue Heather Small singing “What have you done today to make you feel proud?” I'm running 28 mins no cheating that's what.

That's the warm up done and Sgt Peppers side 1. I've not played this for years and yes "I'll get by with a little help from my friends". Suddenly I'm halfway, so bog off gremlins I've got this. End of side 1, a few more fab four songs, and run done.

Still daddy gremlin lurks, waiting with "You could have gone faster, you didn't push hard enough". Wait till after week 9, then maybe, just maybe, I'll push.

Good luck to all you park runners tomorrow, especially the first timers, and to anyone worried about what's coming, "Trust the programme, you can do it"

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Well done, for shutting your gremlins up!


Sounds like you are winning that mental battle - "Gremlins not welcome here!" Believe me, this is such an important part of the programme - believing in yourself.🙂 Good luck with the final week!


Great job, gremlins are an endangered species it seems... finish them off next week.


Huge well done - awesome stuff🤗

They came, they saw you running, you slayed the blighters!

Well done John! Only 3 more runs to that podium and all the glory that accompanies it! 👏👏👏🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

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