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The Gremlins are here... ☹️

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate

Just over three weeks to go to my HM and my Gremlins are starting to kick in. These come first then come the Taper Terrors 😂😂😂. It is hard to believe I love doing HM’s.

Can i do this?

I can’t run!

What am I doing?

I go through this every year, my running goes to pot, my life gets so busy with work April and May and my running confidence ends up in the gutter. I am so used to this happening I tweak my training plan so I have completed all my 17km runs just in case I don’t get chance to do another one but every year it still unsettles me how much my brain can try and convince me I shouldn’t be running a HM.

This will be my sixth HM and I will do it, I know I will, will I be slow YESI WILL, will I be pleased I did it. YES I WILL, does my time matter NO IT DOESN'T .

All that matters is I go out to enjoy my event no matter what my pace.

That is the most we as runners can ever ask from ourselves, so keep on going out for your runs and build your confidence up because you will have days like I’m having today and you will be thankful you can kick your gremlins into touch because we are all runners and we can do this...

Happy running to you all.

Picture is me after my first ever HM, talk about a beetroot face 😂😂😂.

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Yes of course you can do it , look at all the amazing effort you have put in good luck😊😊

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you. You are right, I can and I will 😀.

SeeJillRun
SeeJillRunGraduate

Absolutely you can do it! Wouldn’t it be lovely if we had opposite gremlins to whisper positivity into our ears 🤔

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to SeeJillRun

Thank you. I like the thought of positive Gremlins, I would carry them around on my shoulders all day 😀. Rfc x

SeeJillRun
SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to Realfoodieclub

Same here! Xx

DiscoRunner
DiscoRunnerGraduate

This is the way to fight them - openly shame those gremlins! You’ll do and you’ll love it!!

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to DiscoRunner

Thank you, well and truly shamed on here, hopefully they won’t show their faces again. Rfc x

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Of course you can do it... and you’ll love it... and you may glance at the time, but not care. Great to know that gremlins still affect experienced runners too!

I hope Mr RFC is ready for tapering... my mates wife suffers for two weeks before he runs a marathon or ultra 😂

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you. I can neither confirm or deny about my mood while tapering 😂😂😂. I remember before my first ever event MrRfc said your not doing any more are you that was tough, just before the event 😀.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Realfoodieclub

😂😂😂

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate in reply to Realfoodieclub

Doesn’t he know that makes it absolutely Certain there will be more?? 😂🤪

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to Granspeed

😂😂😂 He Does Now!

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate

You will go and enjoy it, that I’m sure is what it will be like. It matters to you so that’s why the gremlins attack but you’ve done it 5 times before so logically you’ll do it again :-)

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to Couchpotato2

Thank you, I love the day and I just want to finish it, it amazes me how it gets in my head 😀.

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate in reply to Realfoodieclub

I have been on tour about 100 times with orchestras and still before each I get what I call pre-tour nerves. I doubt I can do it. I’ve got one coming up in May and I’m starting o worry about it now.

I have done it 100 times, I will do it successfully 101 times 🤗

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to Couchpotato2

Of course you will, I do think Gremlins are a way our brain uses to focus us a bit. 101 will be a charm for you. Rfc x

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate in reply to Realfoodieclub

My 101 to your 6 ;-) We’ll both be great (as always) x

Julia187
Julia187Graduate

You got this :)

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to Julia187

Thank you. Rfc x

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate

Wise words.

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to Maddee_6333

Thanks. Rfc x

You will be great Rfc!😊xxx

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you. Xxx

linda9389
linda9389Ambassador

Oh no! You mean the gremlins are here for ever? I sort of guessed as much though to be honest.

You can do it. You will do it. You will look back and laugh. Again. But you know that already don't you? You're just being nice to the gremlins, giving them somewhere to stay for a while and humouring them. Too kind of you 😃. Good luck and enjoy ;)

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to linda9389

Hehe, that made me laugh, thank you. 😀 Rfc x

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate

Gremlins again?

These guys .....👹👿🤡👺?

Come on Rfc! You know what you’ve got to do.....

Kick them into touch🦵, knock them firmly on the head 🔨 , pull them a really rude face 🤪 and blow them a massive raspberry 🤬.

You’ll soon have them running for the hills.

You have achieved great things.

You will smash your HM because ....

.... you are a star 🌟!

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to Delly-dot

Aw thank you. I like the thought of blowing a massive raspberry, I really think I will do that 😂.

This is one of the most inspiring posts I’ve read. Thank You. I’m just beginning 5k and a HM is on a very distant horizon or rather another planet right now, but the same gremlins sneak up on me - what am I doing? I will never be a runner... I’m so slow....your post helped and inspired me so thanks again and good luck.

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to epurvis

I’m glad, it helped, we can all have have days like that as runners, I bet even Mo will have his moments too, Rfc x

skysue16
skysue16Graduate

Sorry to hear about those naughty gremlins Rfc :(. You can do it! Love the photo :)

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to skysue16

Thank you. I can carry of a beetroot face with the best of them 😂😂😂

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