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No longer a fair weather runner

Ibot
Ibot
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So I guess you have all seen Mary Poppins and the Wizard of Oz

Well today was nothing like that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but it could have been 😳😳

I ran!! Which is good otherwise I’m in the wrong place 😜

It spat at me and I even got hit by a heavy leaf. πŸ€ͺ

But today ....... I actually ran for 😳😳 20 minutes!!

I know right me!!!

Mouse was both shocked and confused πŸ• he wondered what had happened to his mum

Be safe out there it is pretty windy πŸ’¨πŸŒͺ

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Forgot to say Week 5 Run 3

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Ibot

Well done Ibot for running continuously for 20 minutes on run Week 5 Run 3, we all knew it was that run when you mentioned 20 minutes in your post. You have a lovely dog.

Ibot
Ibot in reply to AlMorr

You are far smarter than me!! This is obviously why you are a graduate and I am a mere couch πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜˜

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Ibot

You are no longer and NOT a couch Ibot, the fact that you have ran the 20 minutes of W5R3 proves that you are now over halfway of your C25K journey to graduating and running the full 30 minutes of W9R3 πŸƒ

Ibot
Ibot in reply to AlMorr

Do you know that scares the πŸ’© out of me!! This whole process is like a whirlwind ☺️

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Ibot

Just take your runs slow and steady, no need to rush anything😊

Ibot
Ibot in reply to AlMorr

Always. It’s the only thing I’m slow at

Do you think that one day a switch goes and you can then do a Forest Gump ?

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Ibot

Of course a switch will go and in your words "do a forest Gimp" Tom Hanks, yes you could suddenly find that running is funπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸƒjust take off, it is very important to keep exactly to the program, no harm if you wish to repeat a week.

Ibot
Ibot in reply to AlMorr

So far I’ve done every one. My only problem is the little voices in my head πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

☺️

Ibot
Ibot in reply to AlMorr

Probably shouldn’t admit to hearing voices πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Ibot

Those "voices" are what they call here on C25K gremlins, they could be in your head, or any other parts niggling away telling you to stop running, ignore them and tell them to (bleep) off, go run. πŸƒ πŸƒ πŸƒ 😊😊😊

Ibot
Ibot in reply to AlMorr

Thank you sweetie

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Ibot

Yes Ibot, we have had a bit of a chat today, been nice 'speaking' to you.😊 My plan for the weekend is on Saturday morning to runπŸƒ my third 5k, the first was last Saturday morning when I ran it in a time⌚ of 34.21. The second one was on Wednesday morning with a time of 33.40. Two slightly different courses, the first one which I ran last Saturday starts just 10 minute's warm up walk from where I live, the only roads there are, are two quite 'dead end roads' leading into a new housing estate which at the end of the road has a path but no through road through a small wood which at the bottom of a small incline leads to a underpass under a main road, this then continues into another row of new houses around a playground. After that my 5k route is all off road around a Loch and though more woods, at this part the course trees are so thick that some wild animal might attack you, however, all I have seen are some roe deer.

The second 5K that I ran on Wednesday starts 25 minute walk away from where I live, this is the exact same 5K route as an officially run 5K race which takes place every year on the first week of December, it is known as the Cumbernauld Christmas Cracker 5K dash. I ran round that course last Wednesday in a time of 33.40.

On Sunday morning I am going to a Coffee Concert in Glasgow, this is a concert of classical music followed by cakes and a cup of coffee

Sorry for the long post but I have had a good day and am in the mood for writingπŸ˜€

Ibot
Ibot in reply to AlMorr

I love happy people. So if you are happy and you have had a good day why not!!

Sounds like you have a busy time ☺️

Enjoy x

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to Ibot

I do my w5r3 tomorrow 9am.

I'll just have to get wet again πŸ˜Έβ˜”πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ˜Έ

Ibot
Ibot in reply to Katnap

Omg I totally believe in you!! You can do it!! If that fails then B & Q it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Please let me know how you get on

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to Ibot

I'll post after the run... Maybe before. But I will post 😸

Ibot
Ibot in reply to Katnap

You better had!! And be careful of leaves 🍁 Dangerous!!

Lol, I ran this morning as well, very windy. My dog also looks at me as if I have lost the plot, he runs at ease and I.. bright red in the face,heavy breathing and repeatedly saying come on we can do this!!! πŸ˜‚ Feels great though πŸ˜€

Ibot
Ibot in reply to Ready440

It does it feels amazing!!

Glad I’m done it’s looking awful now

Jogunlikely
JogunlikelyGraduate

Way to go! Well done Ibot πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ and MM πŸΆπŸ‘

Hope you are very proud of your amazing achievement Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

xxx

Ibot
Ibot in reply to Jogunlikely

Thank you chicken! We are both very proud of our achievement.

Did you get the mouse?

🀬 kitten woke me at 4 again 🀬🀬🀬

Do you want a kitten? 😜

IgaT
IgaTGraduate

I know the feeling of being slapped by the leaf. It surprisingly hurts.

Well done to you and Mouse. He looks really happy :) I hope you too look so happy.

Ibot
Ibot in reply to IgaT

I’ve never been very good at selfies πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ where as mouse is far more photogenic 😊

Ibot
Ibot in reply to IgaT

How are you getting on

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Ibot

I'm terrible with selfies as well, I think I didn't develop this skill :P

My dog is too fidgety to make her a photo :P so only still nature for me. Too be fair probably still nature is also a bit shaky blurr on my photos, as my hands are definitely too shaky after a run :P

I am doing fine :) slowly and steadily forward :)

Ibot
Ibot in reply to IgaT

That seems to be the way forward

I really didn’t think I could have done today’s run but I did πŸ˜³πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Hidden
Hidden

Yay, well done πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

Ibot
Ibot in reply to Hidden

Thank you x

Hidden
Hidden

I always thought you were a whole lotta awesome Ibot πŸŒŸπŸ’™

Huge well done thats fab running!

Ibot
Ibot in reply to Hidden

Oh Thundersloth thank you!!

How’s you getting on

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Ibot

Yes good thanks Ibot πŸ‘ so looks like the running is going very well indeed! Do you feel more confident now you’ve cracked the 20 mins? Have you told that ambulance driver he doesn’t need to follow you around anymore...πŸš‘ Hope your ears are feeling better this week too πŸ™‰

Ibot
Ibot in reply to Hidden

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ funny story in there which I can’t say on here which is a shame πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Tbh I’m still in shock that I can run. Like genuinely πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

It’s almost like it’s happening to someone else

Hearing is improving. Got consultant appointment for next month but really hoping work will let me back on Friday 🀞 not worked for a month 😱😳😱😳

So have you been doing any advertising for any other companies? I hear there is bakery that could use some cakes being sold πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜ˆ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Ibot

intriguing! cant believe you're not going to tell me the funny story 🀐🀨 Surely there wasn't really an ambulance driver...WAIT!... are you an ambulance driver...!!! πŸ˜‚

That's brilliant glad to hear the running is going so well that's fantastic you're a natural. Glad the hearing is improving too, can't believe it's been so long! That must be very difficult with work, nice to have the time off but pretty awkward too 😬

I have been flogging the Nike Run Club app pretty hard lately that's my latest thing... You should try it πŸ˜‰

Maybe if I can get enough recruits for them I'll get some Nike sweat bands or other merchandise... I could definitely use the sweatbands πŸ˜…

Ibot
Ibot in reply to Hidden

Tell me about the App. I want something to tell me speed and distance πŸ˜‚

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Ibot

Nike Run Club is perfect. It’ll track your distance give you an overview of your pace and even make you a cup of tea if you ask nicely β˜•οΈThe guided runs are good too, you can listen to famous runners etc talk to you through you run and motivate you, UNM got me on to it, give it a go! (...One step closer to those Nike sweatbands...)

Ibot
Ibot in reply to Hidden

What if you are more of a coffee drinker?

Right I have downloaded it. So there will be three things opened tomorrow when I go πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I’ll let Nike know of this advertising you are doing on their behalf!! I do believe they need all the help they can get 😳😳

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Ibot

I know it gets a bit app tastic... but you can link your Spotify account with the Nike app if that helps at all... 😳

It was wild on the Cheshire Lines path too. Last 5 minutes was a toughie

Ibot
Ibot in reply to BriC18

Where is that?

I wonder how many of us are concussed after being practically murdered by leaves 🍁

BriC18
BriC18 in reply to Ibot

westlancs.gov.uk/leisure-re...

Between Formby and Lydiate

Hidden
Hidden

Well done πŸ‘ I’m a week behind you and actually looking forward to 20mins after reading all the positive posts 😳

Ibot
Ibot in reply to Hidden

Well done you!! Being positive is a really good thing for this process

I was very nervous!! Even when running I didn’t think someone like me could do!!

I guess I was wrong ☺️

Myrar
MyrarGraduate

Well done you ..what a great pic ..and love your wee dog ..your doing great πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸƒ

Ibot
Ibot in reply to Myrar

Thank you. I think everyone on here is amazeballs!!

Positivity breeds πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Something great πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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