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Motivation

I’ve really lost my motivation since graduating. Has anyone else found this. I can’t seem to get past 20mins. I keep telling myself how good I felt, but those gremlins start about 15 mins in. I try to get rid of them but by 20 mins I’m exhausted. I’m going any faster so its not that.

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Just go a little slower, tell the gremlins to run off, glad that the word GRADUATE is next to your username 😊.

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Thank you, I’m out again in the morning, I’ll give them a run for their money!! SLOWLY of course 🤣🏃‍♀️🤣🏃‍♀️

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🏃👍

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I know what you mean Shelley. What I've found has helped is listening to C25k week 9. It's comforting to hear those familiar voices at 5, 10, 15, 20 and 29 minutes coaching you through. I even listen to it when I do my parkrun. Laura takes me through 30 minutes and 4k then o know just 1k left. Good luck!!

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Thank you, I’ll try that tomorrow

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Have you set some goals? All that really changes at graduation is the goal is hit.

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My goal was to run 3 times a week for 30 mins for 3 weeks, so far I’ve done 2 at 20 mins and an aborted one at 5 mins due to cramp. I’ve joined a running club and started back a beginners because no way could I do the full 5K. It’s on a Monday and Thursday but I usually go to 1 of them.

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Ok... that goal is still there then. How’s about you go out to run a 15? Just because... that goal is still there, and a no pressure run could help you relax.

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Goals really help. I’m finding the runs genuinely hard work now but there are things I want to do with these legs after graduation so I keep pushing myself on. Incidentally, the best thing to do with gremlins is to ignore them. They used to tell you you couldn’t run week 1 ! They were lying then and they’re lying now. Oldfloss suggested looking at some of the virtual runs available - might help you find a target 🎯 Happy running 😀

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Thanks 😊 I hate the gremlins

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We ALL hate the gremlins! Who do they think they are anyway, slobbing around on their gremlin sofas and trying to take the mick ? They’re just jealous really 😄

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I’ve just put a new post up...I saw it on fb few mins ago!! 🤣🤣

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Saw it - I completely agree with that one ! Shame we couldn’t take our heads off and leave them at home for the duration 😁

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Now there’s a thought....headless runners 🤣🤣

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Perfect look for Halloween - and unlikely to be targeted by muggers, I should think 😂

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Hi Shelley, Is it because you are using a treadmill while the weather is bad or are you still getting out? Just wondering if the treadmill is taking time to get used to?

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