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March’s Mantra

ButtercupKid
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Hasn’t been much of a month for singing, but things are possibly, maybe, starting to look up just a fraction. I’m even starting to think I might try a run tomorrow. . .

This one goes to the tune of “Clementine”:

There’s a forum that I go to

When my momentum has gone,

Gives me sound advice and friendship,

Always helps me carry on.

C25k, C25k,

You’re a wonder without end,

I’d be lost and low without you

Here to be my running friend.

So I’ll never be the fastest,

So I won’t be number one;

C25k just reminds me,

Try your best, but have some fun !

C25k, C25k . . .

Trust the programme, stagger onwards,

Keep on trying evermore,

For the only run you fail in

Is the run you don’t go for !

C25k, C25k. . .

Enjoy x

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Granspeed
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👏🏼🎉💕 Superb! Just the thing for a sunny morning, even when I have a nose cold. I’d been wondering where you were, so glad to hear a bit of song. 🌼🎶🎵🎶

ButtercupKid
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I’m still out here. It’s been a very difficult month and all my confidence went, but I’ve been forcing myself out for walks with the odd minute or two of jog here and there and I’m hoping I’m on the way back up. Glad you’re still out here too 😄

AlMorr
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Good morning ButtercupKid, I enjoyed singing along to the tune of Clementine your latest 'ditty' about C25K, nice one.

As far as running is concerned nice that you are thinking of a run tomorrow if the weather is good which it is going to be.

I have been going long walks recently but during those walks, I have put the C25K app on and ran, usually week 2 runs during the walk

On my running anniversary or runniversary as they call it here, I intend to start at week 3 and continue until week 9 by running 1 run of each week on the days I ran last year, mainly on a Wednesday, Saturday and Monday.

ButtercupKid
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That sounds like a great plan, AlMorr - keep us posted on how it goes. Glad you enjoyed the song x

SeeJillRun
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Love it! I’m sure it resonates with many of us. Maybe we should adopt it as the C25K anthem? 🤔 🎶

ButtercupKid
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I suppose we could sing it loudly at the start of busy Parkruns to identify each other in the crowd - like wolves howling in a forest 😂

SeeJillRun
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🐺🎶🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️😂

Morning Twin!

Just setting off to walk to shops, difficult to run with pounds of veg, but running in the morning. Will chant as I go 😀

ButtercupKid
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Great idea ! And think of the good all that shopping will do for your core muscles 😂

Shelley2310
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Brilliant, glad to see that things are possibly on the up. The thing is to get out there in the fresh air and do what we can. 😊🏃‍♀️😊🏃‍♀️

ButtercupKid
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Exactly right, Shelley x

Great tune for a Mantra Buttercupkid....🎵C25k.,🎵C25k🎵...catchy.

Perfect for your little run out tomorrow! Good luck😊xxx

ButtercupKid
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Thanks BBR. How’s it going for you ?

Bluebirdrunner
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I'm feeling much better now thank you.😊 Have done a few runs now just building gently back up. A 5k yesterday, steady and strong felt great. I'm going to join in with Rfc's Quest on the Strength and Flex site too, to compliment my running. I did the beginners aerobics video last week ( ages since I've done exercise to music) and there are lots of different ones to choose from too! So I'm feeling pretty motivated right now. Meeting Oldfloss at the weekend was pretty amazing too! 😀

Here is the link to those videos in case you fancy taking a look. 😊xxx

healthunlocked.com/strength...

ButtercupKid
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Thanks for that - they sound good. Glad you were there to cheer Oldfloss on x

lexi6
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Love the words BcK, gosh you have a lot on your plate and have amazing strength, enjoy your outing tomorrow 👊🏻 🙂

ButtercupKid
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Thanks lexi x

Couchpotato2
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Hope you manage to get out tomorrow!

ButtercupKid
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Me too 😁

SaskAlliecat
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Another great mantra ButtercupKid! I'm glad to hear you might be finally seeing some light at the end of this very long tunnel you've been in.

ButtercupKid
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Thanks SACat. It has felt like an unreasonably long and hard winter 😄

SaskAlliecat
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I hear you!

Elfe5
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To the same tune 🎶 ...

Oh we love your jolly verses,

Grab your Lycra, off you go...

.. to the skylarks and stone circle

sunshine, hills and streams that flow! 😂😄 xx

ButtercupKid
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That’s lovely ! Thanks Elfe x

molly1973
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Love the sentiment! Where would we be without the forum?!

Jell6
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I'd still be on the couch 😊

ButtercupKid
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I’d possibly be hiding behind it 😂

molly1973
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I would certainly have returned to it a few times. So glad it was recommended to me x

Dexy5
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I’m going to be singing that all day now 😲 🎶 🎵 thats the closest I can find to a singing emoji

ButtercupKid
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Very nice too, Dexy ! Glad you enjoyed it x

It worked Twin!!!!

5.25k this morning singing all the way - well singing in my head. 😂👍

ButtercupKid
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Yay ! Massively proud of you 🏅

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