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Repeat of Friday's run. What a difference!

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Lindsey-joyGraduate
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So after my.....no, i won't say disasterous........more educational run on Friday when I attempted w7r1 outside after plodding along quite happily on my treadmill up until then, and my knees and shins were in bits and my confidence fell through the potholes in the road, I got back on my trusty machine with its lovely shock absorbers and repeated the run this morning. Really chuffed to have managed it although still really disappointed that outside running hurts so much.

Anyway, not to be defeated, I am off into Cardiff to go and get gait analysis done and a decent pair of trainers with good shock absorption in the hope I will eventually get to enjoy the great out doors.

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think i would willingly go and spend my hard earned money on a pair of trainers! What has happened to me?! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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A good pair of running trainers should make all the difference!. Happy shopping ✌

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to

Shopped out! β˜•

hi Lindsey, well done with your run, nothing wrong with treadmill, you’re still runningπŸ€” remember the early weeks when even a couple of minutes was a challenge. You /We are doing fine, as our stamina builds up I think the outside running will also get better but you are right to get gait analysis for shoes, nice treat and added incentive once you make that investment too 😊

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to notquiteretired

Hi NQT,

Well i went and did the whole gait analysis thing. It was really interesting and I feel happy that I have had professional advice as these shoes are not cheap.......hence why I have waited so long before purchasing as I wasn't sure how this c25k thing would go!

Interestingly, when i did my own step by step gait analysis on the Brooks website last week, the pair of trainers they suggested were the ones which were the worst for me in the shop! I'm so glad i didn't go ahead and buy them from the website as it would have been a very costly mistake!

I never did get my snazzy leggings after w5r3 like i had promised myself, so I'm telling myself I deserve these!

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notquiteretiredGraduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

wow love the shoes Lindsey, they look the business , an investment, so now you have added incentive to run πŸ˜‚ I dont want to come across them for sale on ebay - one carful owner, only worn in the house🀣🀣

Seriously shoes are my graduation present to me when I finish the programme🀞🏻 - the leggings will stay in drawer for cold weather as I seem to overheat in them at the minute😊

take care and enjoy your classy shoesπŸ‘

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to notquiteretired

Well if it all goes pear shaped they will be great for dog walking!

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AlMorrGraduate

What has happened to you? answer, you have now got the running bug πŸ›, sadly there is no cure, just enjoy the running.

Good that you eventually completed run 1 of week 7 on the treadmill. Try running on smoother surfaces outside for further runs, not where there's loads of potholes and rough surfaces.

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NewRunner4Graduate

Well done getting on and successfully doing that one again. It only makes you more confident going on with the rest of it.πŸ‘πŸ‘

Enjoy the gait analysis and purchase of some snazzy new trainers. There will be no stopping you then.

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to NewRunner4

Thanks!

Well I got them! They feel sooo nice compared to my cheapest possible off the shelf in Sports Direct ones! Possibly the most expensive pair of shoes I have ever bought but hopefully an investment 😊

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Jell6Graduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

And where is the picture!!!!!

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to Jell6

I can't seem to add one 😭

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Jell6Graduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

Oh no!!!

In that case you are forgiven πŸ€—

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to Jell6

Done it! Its in main body of the post 😊

Jell6 profile image
Jell6Graduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

They are rather lovely, and seem to have a relaxing effect on you😊

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to Jell6

Yes....i seen to be back on the couch! πŸ˜‚ oh the irony!

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DebstonGraduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

Where did you get your gait analysed? I keep saying that I am going to get mine done...

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to Debston

Wellll......i was planning on going to Run and Become in Cardiff City Centre about 45 mins from our house, so nagged husband to drive as my car doesn't have beep beeps and i make a pigs ear parking in multi storey car parks. He reluctantly agreed but when we found the shop it turns out it is closed on Sundays. Cue minor argument because "surely" I MUST have noticed that it wasn't open today when I looked it up on line before we left (which of course i hadn't πŸ™„) Luckily google found another small independent running shop not too far from where we were so I went and got the gait analysis done there instead.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

Well L-j that seems to have been a marathon(πŸ˜–) effort but well done you and thanks for the shoe porn! Hope they serve you well! And big up to your hubs for his part in the escapade!

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to Oldgirlruns

We got there in the end! 😊

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NewRunner4Graduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

They look fab. You’ll be springing your way to graduation before you know it!

Debston profile image
DebstonGraduate

Fantastic! No squashed butterflies πŸ¦‹ today then and confidence level back up to maximum settings, I hope.

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TeeBeddersGraduate

Check you out! 😁😁😁 chuffed for you and I hope they get you outdoors if that’s what you want to achieve πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to TeeBedders

Thank you!

I'm prancing around the house in them!

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TeeBeddersGraduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

🀣

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GranspeedGraduate

Lovely! They look ever so comfy as well as flash. Trust they will really do the trick. So now you need special running docks to go with them.... Lets not tell hubby yet! πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΌ

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to Granspeed

Thank you! They are ridiculously comfy....I'm wondering if I might get away with wearing then to work? πŸ€”

You will have to explain to me what running docks are though.....I'm so un-technical and it sounds complicated and expensive! Having said that, Hubby likes technical.....

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GranspeedGraduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

Well, typo/predictive text confusion. πŸ€ͺ Running SOCKS makes more sense, perhaps. πŸ˜„

And although I was scornful at first, I do now think running socks make a difference. They have special padding in the right places & help keep feet cool.

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to Granspeed

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Oh that's no where near as technical as I had thought! I can work socks!

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GranspeedGraduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

Lots of them! Wait β€˜til you see all the styles & colours. πŸ˜„πŸ‘

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to Granspeed

I didn't even realise running socks were a thing! This specialist footwear malarkey is a whole new ball game for me!

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GranspeedGraduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

Nor did I until a few months ago. Some pairs are even made for left & right feet. 😳

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to Granspeed

That is.......mind blowing! πŸ§¦πŸ‘£πŸ˜―

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suebuzzGraduate

Hi Lindsey - best investment you will ever make. They are beaut.. what make are they ?

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Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to suebuzz

I do hope so! They are Brooks Ravena 10's. I'm hoping they might actually do the running for me!

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suebuzzGraduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

🀣🀣 they certainly will help. I had some Brooks before my current ones and they were by far the best. Wish I’d got another pair. Good luck with your journey.

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