Week 8 run 2 - first one not finished - Couch to 5K

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Week 8 run 2 - first one not finished

Parky88
Parky88Graduate
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Shouldn't have even gone out today really, due a rest day but I just struggle to fit in my runs around my busy social calendar - talk about first world problems.

Anyway that was a really sad effort, literally ran 5 minutes and then just went "nah, not my day", I can almost see Sarah Millican's disappointed little face πŸ˜‚

Slightly deflated but not too upset, have to remember I'm amazed to have got this far already without having to repeat any runs!

Oh well, lesson learnt, I'll have a proper rest and try again next time.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Some people have to experience to learn.........

...........all we can do is advise.

Lesson learned.

Parky88
Parky88Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Why do I feel like a naughty child all of a sudden lol

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Parky88

You are an experiential learner.....I am not judging.

tiggs1
tiggs1Graduate

I have not even considered running on my rest days as I can feel my body needing the time off... I was due to run today but have decided to take an extra day off as my legs feel heavy so going to do Parkrun in the morning if they are feeling better.

After getting so far you have certainly not failed..... I guess it is more about you asking more of your body than it wants to give.

Keep up the great work and good luck when you go out next :)

Parky88
Parky88Graduate
in reply to tiggs1

Thanks :)

Vicjo
VicjoGraduate

You still got out there! You are so near to finishing that it must be tempting to break from what you know has worked up to now.

Keep going x we are going to graduate together at some point in late next week!

Go Parky!!!!

Parky88
Parky88Graduate
in reply to Vicjo

It's really not even that, I honestly just struggle to find the time to fit 3 runs in! But yes I am going to do it, we both are :D

Parky88
Parky88Graduate

Feel I should clarify, I have had a rest day since my last run, I just have other things going on too and I guess they just add up. Just have to remember that I'm only human don't I 😁 And that waiting one day more is not the end of the world

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate
in reply to Parky88

I thought that as your post for wk8r1 was 2 days ago. Usually 1 rest day is enough but if you need more that's fine do what suits you. Good luck 😊

Parky88
Parky88Graduate
in reply to Buddy34

Yeah, played a game of netball last night in biblical rain, probably took it out of me too!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate
in reply to Parky88

Are you keeping up with 2-3 litres of water per day it really makes all the difference 😊

Parky88
Parky88Graduate
in reply to Buddy34

I'm trying but I do have to remind myself, might have let it slip a little today. Thanks you're right, I know it's important and do notice the difference if i dont drink enough

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate

Parky I can understand that feeling of wanting to get that next run βœ…

It will definitely be a better experience after hydration and rest.

Enjoy your weekend! 😊

Parky88
Parky88Graduate
in reply to Annieapple

I bet, you've only got 1 to go now havent you?! Exciting stuff :) You have a good weekend too

MummyTum
MummyTumGraduate

Sorry to hear Parky.

Have a good rest, then get back to it renewed and refreshed πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Vicjo
VicjoGraduate
in reply to MummyTum

How are you doing MummyTum - are you joining us on a big finish next week?

MummyTum
MummyTumGraduate
in reply to Vicjo

Hopefully Sunday. Bit under the weather at the moment and also seem to have pulled a thigh muscle, so having a couple of rest days and hoping I’ll feel ok to go out on Sunday...

Thanks for asking πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

It is tough to fit 3 in at times, especially if you've got other physical activities. If I have a really tough day at work there's nothing left to run.

Part of succeeding with running is listening to your body but it can take a while to learn when its whinging or really has something to say.

Not a failure, just a run postponed. Take it easy πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Franglaise
FranglaiseGraduate

Dont beat yourself up...it happens to us all...just treat it as practice and move on...good luck

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate

No where near a failure just a delay. Your doing great stick at it listen to your body, drink the water and in my case eat the bananas 🍌 they really help. Go again after your rest day and take your time.

Couchfunky
CouchfunkyGraduate

Hey Parky. Maybe next run go somewhere different. One day I didn’t really want to go so got dropped off and had to run home. And it was raining so made me go faster! Good luck. I’m on week 8 run three - planning to do it tomorrow. Go for it girl!

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