What to do with a rest day?: Knock knock! Why... - Couch to 5K

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What to do with a rest day?


Knock knock! Why hello neighbour, grab your trainers it’s time! I’d seen him a few weeks ago and he said when I’d done the plan he’d love some help starting... so he’d had a week of grace... time to do this. We walked down to the local park where I have a circuit around some grass and flowers that I could walk around and easily keep up, it’s about 400m. Speed the walk up as we got there and I fire MJ up on his phone but muted... skip the warm up and “run” off he goes “slow” he looks confused “slower” and then just like that go... and he did. Walk time and he said he thought I was gonna kick his butt... would I? Six more like that, and then the last... ok, he asked for it... faster... faster... more speed... and walk, if you still can... that one hurt him 😂. Anyway he’s very pleased with himself... and we are booked in again for Thursday! No more butt kicking, I just wanted to show him why we go slow for when I’m not there. Quick shandy on the way back... told the barman to hold the lemonade though of course.

Best rest day ever... gonna have to start looking for the next recruit!

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Nice to be able to run with someone, your neighbour seems to have enjoyed that run around the 400m local park, 400m is the exact circuit of an athletic track, so that's quite a coincidence for a runner to practice on. A rest day for me today as well. Tomorrow I am going to attempt to run another 5k, but this time around the official 5k route of our local 5K event which is what they call "A Santadash5K run" this year it is taking place on the 2nd December.

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Cool... have fun on that. Yeah I found the circuit early on my journey... it’s like 412 metres I think, but close enough


Go you!

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Maddee_6333

He doesn’t hate me yet!

Maddee_6333Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

That’s a good start 👍


UNM running club has totally got to happen...!

You'll end up on Good Morning Britain like Mr Motivator or something 🤣🤣🤣

Seriously though well done for spreading the running love that's such an incredibly nice thing to do, good on ya UNM 😀

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Hidden

Cheers... he survived, but maybe he will be more careful what he asks for in future 😂

Mr motivator... I could see what he’s up to now... butt kicking gym I’m starting to like.


Hold on the lemonade! 🤣 that’s my kinda shandy too! Good on you for encouraging your neighbour! He’s gonna be thanking you when he’s running 5ks with you!

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Hidden

Yeah... I sometimes have a half in a pint glass, but it has to be the top half!

He will get there... what he doesn’t know yet is I’ll be round his tomorrow lunch with a workout 😈


Good on you UNM👍

This running malarkey must be catching. 😊

I’ve got two friends wanting me to do the same with them which I’m desperate to start but have had a nasty virus for a couple of weeks so no running for me at the moment.

Can’t wait to start it with them-like your idea of the lemonade-less shandy at the end 😂

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Beanjo

Yeah, I always find it too sweet with 😂

Hope you’re back out there soon and with your friends.


That’s brilliant UNM!! Getting those lessons out early might be more beneficial than he will ever realise! And he was pumped at the end too! Now....you did tell him he needs plenty of water as well as shandy, hold on the lemonade, didn’t you? 🤨🤣❤️

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Water!! I knew I’d forgotten something... hope he’s not allergic.


Spread the word, go forth and multiply :)

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to antonioa

Follow me, I’m right behind you


Love it. UNM running club 👏👏👏

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Jogunlikely

If I can get people off that damn couch I will... but they’re not exactly jumping and waving at me 😂. I would love to cause a snowball effect in town though... if everyone starts 2 people off we’d be a very fit nation in a year or two.


Nice going and a bit of tough love there 😉

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Richard7

Yeah, and hitting him with intense upper body workout has made him need a running day so he doesn’t have to do that... he’s very motivated this morning. Maybe tomorrow I’d best do it again even though I was thinking yoga 😂

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