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Week 6 😊 App FAIL 😣 RAIN β˜”

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AliHCGraduate
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Week 6 Run 1 - I was looking forward to this one after conquering the 20 minute run in Week 5...

The weather forecast was good. Drove 5 minutes up the road to my usual spot. Headphones plugged in. Start the music. NO. Not happening. Oh well, I can run without it!

Start the C25K app. How do you feel before your run? 😁 OK... let's go! 5 minute walk. πŸšΆπŸΌβ€β™€οΈGreat. Start running with imaginary music in my head and all is wellπŸŽΆπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ... Still running, Laura's not talking to me, check app....It's Stopped! S**t! πŸ’© Ok, check time on phone. Ah! I've been running 7 mins! OK... Slow down and walk for 3 mins. Try and restart the app whilst walking. NO. Not having it. OK. 3 minutes up, best start running. Check time on phone, GO! Imaginary music in my head, no Laura spurring my on.... And the heavens opened! β˜” OK. 8 minutes to run. No app, no music. GRIM 😒 JUST KEEP GOING, JUST KEEP GOING. Kept running until I got back to the car.

Sat in the back seat, soaked to the skin looking like a drowned rat πŸ€πŸ˜‚ Shoes off, top off, shorts off! Windows steamed up, thank the Lord πŸ™ luckily I had a long coat in the car!

Drove home, got out of the car clutching wet clothes and shoes and was met by the neighbour 😣

Overall a good run! Strange! But good! And although the times were all over the place... I'm having that one πŸ˜‹

I took a nice picture before the run. Hope you're all well and having a lovely weekend! ❀️

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Well done for persevering despite all the hiccups! Definitely put that one in the bag! Had to smile at your description of the soaked changeover in the car... I’ve had that experience a couple of times too. Avoiding a soaked car seat is the main thing and then scoot off home for a nice hot shower.

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AliHCGraduate in reply to MarybellM

πŸ˜‚ Fortunately I run in the middle of nowhere! Good job the farmer wasn't out on his tractor 🚜 x

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backintimeGraduate

Bet the neighbour was surprised :D

well done for sticking with it despite the odds

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AliHCGraduate in reply to backintime

Fortunately my run is in the countryside surrounded by sheep. Luckily no farmer passing on his tractor today! 🚜 πŸ˜‚

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AliHCGraduate in reply to backintime

Oh the neighbours face was a picture! 😳

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backintimeGraduate in reply to AliHC

hahaha I can imagine

Buy a "dry bag" for your phone and invest in some wireless earphones and buy an all weather running top. I enjoy running in the rain more than when its top hot.

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AliHCGraduate in reply to BillyBChops

Hindsight is a wonderful thing πŸ˜€

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OldgirlrunsGraduate

Oh my goodness AliHC, top marks for finishing that one!πŸ˜†

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you! πŸ˜€

Hope you're well x

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Well done you, none of your tech worked but you persevered . Glad you had a coat in the car πŸ˜‚

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Buddy34

So was I πŸ˜‚

Hope you're well x

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DebstonGraduate

The running gods like to keep us on our toes sometimes, don't they? πŸ˜‚ Well done for keeping calm and carrying on!

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AliHCGraduate

Thank you! Here's to Run 2 tomorrow! 😁

Well done! I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when you met your neighbour! 🀣

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AliHCGraduate in reply to MuddledGardener

I'm too embarrassed to go round and explain! 😳

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MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to AliHC

Bahahaha! 🀣🀣🀣

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Puppy-loveGraduate

Well done to beat the odds and thank you for a very entertaining read. πŸ˜‚

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AliHCGraduate

πŸ˜€ Thank you! Enjoy your next run xx

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Doddery123Graduate

I found it....😁

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Jkm123Graduate

My app has done the same thing before! Had to manually set alarms for each stop point as it was one of the earlier weeks! Ah well at least it kept it interesting haha.

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