W8:R1 Comedy of Errors🤡: Charged up my wireless... - Couch to 5K

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W8:R1 Comedy of Errors🤡

Annieapple
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Charged up my wireless neckloop but forgot to turn the plug 🔌 on at the wall🙈 so no app! It was raining too hard to carry my phone. Well it’s W8:1 and I know what to do, so I set off in the pouring rain, without hearing aids, without Jo and worst of all, without music😫. I used my sport watch to keep an eye on the time. Guess what?

I loved it🤣 Ran steadily at snail pace for 26 minutes and then sprinted through the last two minutes. Mission accomplished!

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Buddy34
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Oh no. No phone, no music but you still did it. You're a trooper Annieapple. Well done you 😊😊😊😊😊

Annieapple
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in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy! It helps that I enjoy rainy days! ☔️🤣

BuffyLaL
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You still did it though which is great! Well done you :D

Annieapple
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in reply to BuffyLaL

🤣👍

Imoslow
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Brilliant!!! Xx

Annieapple
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in reply to Imoslow

Thanks 😊

Imoslow
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Brilliant!

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate
in reply to Imoslow

Thanks!😄

MummyTum
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Oh no!

Extra well done for getting out there and doing it 👏👏👏

W8r2 will be easy after this one 😀

Annieapple
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in reply to MummyTum

I think so! X

backintime
backintimeGraduate

hi, really well done!!

I have a ziploc bag for my phone when it's raining :D

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate
in reply to backintime

Excellent tip!!!!!!

tiggs1
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What a nightmare but what an achievement... well done Annie :)

Annieapple
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in reply to tiggs1

Thanks Tiggs ☺️

Wow amazing that you still enjoyed your run Annie. Well done you. I enjoyed the rain on Monday too. It’s great to know we’re not put off with the winter approaching

Annieapple
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in reply to Di72

Absolutely not! 🤣

Vicjo
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Well done - great achievement! I think we sometimes all rely on this additions when we can do it on our own! I know I felt bereft when I left my water bottle in the fridge on a run last week! We can run without the extras - but when the going’s tough - it’s great to have music to keep you going.

I hope you could still tick off the run on completion on the C25K app on your return! Let it play on it’s own and then press complete!

Well done x

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate
in reply to Vicjo

👍😁 forgot about that bit. Thanks✅

Kat_runs4490
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Well done Annie! Oh no, good job you’re a pro now and can do it without the app. 🏃🏻‍♀️☺️

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate
in reply to Kat_runs4490

Yes indeed! Not possible while you still doing intermittent walk/runs. Glad it happened at this stage when I had the confidence to just go for it! 🦋

bananahead
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thats fab, well done! And especially well done for not putting off the run because of the no music... no app.... etc.

Annieapple
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in reply to bananahead

Thanks!! 🤣 I so enjoy being out there now! What a change from Week1 x

Well done, at this point I can't imagine running without music!

Annieapple
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in reply to Allymally1

I missed it!! 🎧 Thanks Ally!

Parky88
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Good effort!! :D

Not sure I could get through it without music, I have a little conversation with myself in my head all the way round and need the music in an attempt to distract me! Even been thinking of trying an audiobook/podcast instead and seeing if it can shut the little voice up even more...

Annieapple
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in reply to Parky88

It was very different! The heavy rain was distracting.. 😂

Parky88
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in reply to Annieapple

Ha! I've been hoping for the torrential rain to hold off a couple more hours till I am done, but maybe it's just what I need....

Annieapple
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in reply to Parky88

Lovely evening here now! Enjoy it whatever happens!!

NIGHTINGALE1
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Well done you. Especially 2 mins of sprinting.

Annieapple
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in reply to NIGHTINGALE1

Yes I think I was so delighted to have got through without music that adrenaline had kicked in! Also didn’t have Jo so thought I had to🤣

Ping-pong
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Brilliant, good work there 😊

Annieapple
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in reply to Ping-pong

Thank you! 😊

Puppy-love
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Fantastic. Running in the rain is a joy though it does come with challenges. Well done. x

Annieapple
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in reply to Puppy-love

🤣☔️😅✅

2Tired2Run
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Bravo, well done you 🏃‍♀️🌧👏👏. You're making such good progress ... and enjoying yourself which is a major bonus 😀

Runbyfaith
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Hi Annieapple.

Great Job!! Way to go that is commitment. you are almost there keep up the good work.

so what did you love? Running in the rain or running without any music or both?

Its funny I just ran my first run since graduating on Thursday and decided to try and run without anything playing to see what it is like; since I have been use to having the music and Laura telling me how long I have been running for.

It also turned out to be my first time running in the rain. I liked the silence nothing to influence my pace and a great time to just think and enjoy the surroundings. Liked the rain a little but not the puddles?

Annieapple
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in reply to Runbyfaith

Thank you ! Exactly as you put it! The silence...and without hearing aids it’s very silent for me. Without the distraction of the music & the timings, plus feel the falling rain, all made it different & special. I have decided every time it rains to go without the gadgets. It’s a great time as you say to think and for me to pray for family. However I did appreciate having Jo & my music back today. 😀

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