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W2R3... I think it was OK?! 🥴

I had plans pre-run to change Michael to Laura, podcast instead of music, or just silence... but I was really faffing and avoiding leaving the house (specifically, my bed) despite it being sunny and dry, so in the end I just pressed ‘shuffle favourites’ and went. Apparently KD Lang’s Ingenue and George Michael’s Older are up there! Mellow 😌

And it was OK! My breathing got a little ragged in places, but I didn’t get to that point where I feel I’m verging on some sort of panic attack. I started running a little before Michael told me too, and kept going for a little longer after - 2 minutes on the last run. I went even slower today - I watched a video with an old Japanese man teaching a Western woman slow jogging last night (as you do) - and concentrated on springing up. I must look ridiculous but the sheep don’t care.

I can’t say I actually enjoy running, but I am really enjoying how I feel afterwards, and am almost looking forward to the runs because of the post-run feeling...

I haven’t got the outfit right. Lightweight beanie was good but my gloves were not. My hands were sweating almost as much as my back, which drenched my lovely merino base layer. I was wearing too much again - I know I’m going to get warm, but it’s so darn cold when you step out!

First run of week 3 is scheduled for Tuesday. My son has got junior athletics club at a proper stadium. I wonder if they would let me run round the 400m track? If they did, I’d have an audience. For my first 3 minute snail run. Oh well. Better than sitting on your backside for an hour waiting for your child!

Have a lovely Sunday all x

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I know what you mean about what to wear.. I'm always freezing when I go out and today I came back with sweat dripping off my hair... I think I'm more of a fair weather runner. I don't like the cold at the best of times!

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I had this fantasy today about a support team bringing up the rear, collecting various bits of clothing as I shed them and giving me a blanket and steaming mug of coffee at the end. Wouldn’t it be nice?! 😂


Well done, I’ve watched that video too! It really helped me to realise how to ‘run’ without feeling I’m going to die!! 🤣🏃‍♀️🤣🏃‍♀️

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Was it OK? Well let’s see, W2R3 is six ninety-second runs. Did you run for 90 seconds? Did you do it six times? Did you do it without dropping dead or even getting injured? Yes, yes and yes. So it was OK.


Thanks for the reframe. 🙂


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