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So run two was supposed to be today...my running partner has cancelled on me! I’m waiting until tomorrow so my fiancé can come with me. I really need someone to push me (currently if it got too hard I’d stop!). I’ve never been able to go to the gym etc on my own.

I’m hoping that as the weeks go on I catch this “running addiction” people speak of and won’t care about going out myself.

I have a stunning park literally on my doorstep, I just know I wouldn’t push myself on my own - a confidence thing I think.

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Hope your confidence builds along with your running. As there's nothing better than just putting your trainers on and just go. Good luck 😊

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I know...I’d rather do it properly when my finance’s there to remind me I’ve got a wedding dress to get into when I feel it gets too tough 😂

(Which is shocking that I know how much I’ll struggle with the 2nd run - ridiculously unfit!)

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We all struggle sometimes especially at the beginning . You've got to remember you're asking your body to do a new exercise . Keep going slow and remember plenty water 😊

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I will...thank you 😀

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If you go on your own, I think you will surprise yourself! ☺

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I quite enjoy it on my own. Quick 30 mins along a riverside path, to my own tunes, is great 😊 don’t let running alone put you off

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I think that next week I’ll have no choice! 😬

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You will get it. Running is mostly singular. You, your thoughts, your music, your pace, your style. Maybe finding yourself, your confidence, it all comes. Then you have the run rush! It s all great. Well done !

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I’m dying to feel the run rush if and when it hits 😂

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It will, there is also the ‘god why am I doing this’, then yourdone! Yep you feel good, high, elated ( for the others perhaps annoying ) or is that just me. 😳

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On reflection I’m wishing I’d just went out and done it, I’m sure once I’ve done it on my own once I’ll not be bothered...🤷🏻‍♀️

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Yes, exactly. Nothing can go wrong. It’s you and your run. Other people will admire you. I have had nothing but positive comments. At 1st I only ran where no one would see me, then I thought, just do it.

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After my struggle on Monday with my first run I made a real effort to slow it down. It was still hard but more manageable. Glad I went out even though I really didn't want to. Hopefully you get out tomorrow

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Brilliant - well done you!

I will def be out tomorrow and yip, going to slow it down a bit. I have a bit of pain in my thighs from that first run 😂

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No pain no gain 😂 That's what I'm telling myself anyway.

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It will happen Jane! Suddenly you will relax into the rhythm of it and not want to miss or wait for anyone. If ever there is a program to build your confidence this is it!!! 🌺

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It is so much easier to just brisk walk to the park and run there and brisk walk home, than going to a gym. I do hope you’ll try it. You might not enjoy the running at first but you’ll love the feeling afterwards.

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