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Weekly Chat 17th-23rd Dec, Grab a chair, let’s have a bit of running talk folks.....feel free to join in

Millsie-J profile image

Hi everyone and welcome to yet another new and exciting running week. Christmas is definitely not far away now.... but running is such a stress buster, lets pop those running shoes on and get out there folks 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏻😀

So, time for our chatty chat........We are all so busy... life can be hectic .... and even more so for us runners!

Fear not, here is a place to take five, and enjoy a good old natter about our running adventures, trials, tribulations, successes, achievements etc.

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up, but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If you're a lurker, this is also a great place to say a little hi, without the pressure of a full post.

So pull up a chair, slip off the running shoes, and settle down for a little chin-wag!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, great running week.

Millsie-J, Oldfloss, Realfoodieclub, Ju-ju, and Roseabi

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Hi Millsie-j, I have had a really bad week, I suffer from IBS, and earlier in the month I put my name down for run up to Christmas and have only managed the odd run due to my illness, a bit down really, but I hope my recent flare up doesn’t last too long, I’m suppose to being doing a Santa Dash on Sunday. Hope everyone’s else’s week has been good.

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Millsie-JGraduate in reply to Agelesslass

Sorry to hear this Ageless. Stay positive, you’ll be back soon Im sure! Merry Christmas 🎅🏼

Thankyou so much

Gran4z profile image
Gran4zGraduate in reply to Agelesslass

Wishing you well and hope the flare up resolves soon. Santa will understand if you can't make Sunday, but hope you can 🎄

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Agelesslass in reply to Gran4z

Thanks so much for replying Gran4z

HI, haven't posted on here before but your message sounded very friendly! I successfully completed the Couch to 5K app a few weeks ago. I felt very pleased with myself although I was running more like 3.5k in half an hour. I planned to start the app again but with jogging and running instead of walking and jogging, to try and increase speed. Started well although speed didn't seem to increase, I was enthusiastic and signed up for a couple of local 10k runs next year, the got a cold and am now in the mad work rush into Christmas with no time to run. Haven't run for nearly 2 weeks and am feeling as though it has all been for nothing!

Could do with a serious dose of positivity if anyone has any left this close to Christmas!



Erddig profile image
ErddigGraduate in reply to Juniper5

Your speed matches mine. I’m assured by my running buddy that this will increase and that I’m a very new runner, so I’m concentrating on finishing the course and then trying to speed up. If I don’t, who cares ? I can now run for 25 minutes ;not something I could have done a few weeks ago. 3.5 k in 30 minutes is always faster than sitting on the couch.

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Millsie-JGraduate in reply to Juniper5

Hello and welcome!

The runs will wait, dont worry. Just get back gently. Plan your next run as a Christmas Treat maybe?

Keep posting on the forum for support and encouragement 🏃🏻🏃🏻‍♀️

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Gran4zGraduate in reply to Juniper5

It's not been for nothing 🙂. So you've had to take some time out, you'll run like the wind when you do get a chance to run - it's amazing what a little break can do. As for 3.5k in 30 mins...I think that's about the norm. As you run more you will get stronger and faster for sure, but it's not a speed thing, it's purely getting out there and moving. You've done that, so be proud of yourself. 👏😀🎉🎄

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Hello Millsie 😀 I'm loving doing this, and loving the chats and support. Getting prepared for week 6 run 2 today!! I am a bit apprehensive about week 9, only because we will have commenced a 28 day cruise!!!! I've never ran on a treadmill and I'm imagining running round the decks will be tricky?! 🤣

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Millsie-JGraduate in reply to badger187

I think others have run on the boat when cruising! Ask for a lesson on the TM maybe? You can do it. 👍🏼 Have a great cruise 🚢

badger187 profile image
badger187Graduate in reply to Millsie-J

Thanks Millsie 😀

molly1973 profile image

Into week 8: third run of the week will be my first ever parkrun on Saturday as a Christmas present to me. I was hoping to be anonymous but now have a friend and my son joining me! I don’t expect to be able to run it all but will have a good go. Expecting about 45mins or more. Hope everyone has a good week 👍

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Millsie-JGraduate in reply to molly1973

It will be great molly! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

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