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MDaw35
MDaw35Graduate
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I'm still running, trying to keep up with my three runs a week but this is proving difficult, firstly with the weather but also with motivation. I have done two runs this week and the winds in the north west are really bad so may not get another in. Having said that i still feel I've achieved something doing the two runs. Roll on the better weather ๐Ÿ˜Š

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YouCanDoItMan

It's tough in these winds but your sense of achievement should help the motivation. Maybe not yet but it will soon kick in!

As my c25k muse Sarah Millican tells me on every run... "you can do it, don't give up"

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MDaw35
MDaw35Graduate
in reply to YouCanDoItMan

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

Every run is an achievement. When you look back to the start of week 1, you can see that every time you get out the door is a triumph in itself. Never mind the runs you didnโ€™t go for - celebrate your successes and your massive progress. Be proud of you - we all are x

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MDaw35
MDaw35Graduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

That's a good way to look at it, i always focus on what i haven't achieved but you're so right i should be proud of what i have achieved ๐Ÿ˜Š

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ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to MDaw35

Itโ€™s easy to get frustrated by current struggles. โ€œRemember week 1โ€ should maybe be our motto ! I could barely jog for 20 seconds my first time out, and now Iโ€™m on week 9 ๐Ÿ˜„

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MDaw35
MDaw35Graduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

So true, those first few weeks were so difficult and now i can run with ease. Week 9... you're there! Well done ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Letties
LettiesGraduate

Two runs is more than you were doing before you started this right??

The winds are a killer... I just got back in and could barely breathe at one point for it gusting in my face.

Stay positive and do what you can.

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MDaw35
MDaw35Graduate
in reply to Letties

Yes you're so right! Thank you very much ๐Ÿ˜Š

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Well done keeping going... spring is coming! Maybe itโ€™s time to vary the runs up a little... if you donโ€™t get the 3 in, hows about 2 and then just going for a fast 5 minute one when the wind settles, or a quick mile to between downpours? Maybe itโ€™s time to set a goal for early summer to get you back motivated? I think youโ€™ll amaze yourself this year.

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MDaw35
MDaw35Graduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Never thought of that. I've signed up for a 7.5k charity run for August so that's my goal... to be able to run that comfortably. At the minute i did 5k if i can but sometimes only manage a couple of miles. I'll just keep pushing and you're right I'll get there. Thank you for your support ๐Ÿ˜Š this group really does help me!

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to MDaw35

Pushing the distance up youโ€™ll most probably benefit varying them... 3x7.5k is hard to fit in to a week and it gets progressively harder as it increases.

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