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W5R3 and very wet feet!

Wenderwoo
Wenderwoo
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Hi everybody,

I’m not going to lie, I was dreading it, but didn’t want to say so as it’s negative thinking, and I don’t want to put anybody off. “ Just flipping well get on with it” I thought, though maybe a bit stronger worded 😊

As you probably know I run around a country park on a lakeside path, and due to the day long downpour we had yesterday I guessed there may be some deep puddles, so I decided to wear my old shoes. Off I went, got through the first 10 minutes which are always the worst, and then hit the puddles. Well it was more like a flood! I kept going, at some points I was up to my ankles. I plodded and splashed onwards, but it got too where it was about a foot deep, so I turned round. By the time I’d reached puddle free path again I was at the last five minutes and it felt good squelching along in a nice rhythm.

So, I did it, and can’t help thinking that the puddle dodging and wet feet actually helped take my mind off the task ahead. Husband was home early today and was waiting to see how I got on - he runs, and I don’t think he can quite believe I’m doing this!

Loved it, and am now beginning to think I can go all the way, although I am really looking forward to the 2 rest day before W6.

Have a great day 👍😁

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pete1212

Well done great effort in finishing your run bring on w6 for you 👍😃

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Wenderwoo
Wenderwoo
in reply to pete1212

Thanks, I’m looking forward to it, but only after 2 rest days!

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Enxo

Excellent! Really well done! You give me hope! Have a great rest day!

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Wenderwoo
Wenderwoo
in reply to Enxo

Thanks, and I just know you will do it too!

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Debston
DebstonGraduate

Hoorah! Hope your next run is a bit less squelchy for you. ☺ ☔

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Excellent run for you today Wenderwoo, no harm on getting your feet a little wet.

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 5, that is a milestone run with C25K, onwards and upwards to week 6 run 1 but be careful about that run as it catches out some people with the interval walks and runs after the non stop 20 minutes of W5R3 which you have just ran through all those puddles.

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Wenderwoo
Wenderwoo
in reply to AlMorr

Thanks, and thanks for the tip about W6 👍😁

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate

Wow impressed you kept going through that. Be rightly proud and enjoy your 2day rest.

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Wenderwoo

Thanks, but I really think the distraction helped to be honest.

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Dont talk yourself down, how many of your friends/relations/colleagues whoever's do you know would have persevered as you did. Go go go🙆‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Wenderwoo

Thanks again 😊

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pete1212

Try to plan my next run for Sunday because the weather dry think I head for the beach 🏖😂

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Wenderwoo
Wenderwoo
in reply to pete1212

That’ll be lovely 😁

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BlackCat21

Congratulations! I logged on especially just now to see how you got on! Best of luck with W6. We'll do W5R2 tomorrow and then W5R3 on Monday.

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Wenderwoo

Thank you! Good luck, and I look forward to seeing your posts 👍😁

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Congratulations on your run even with squelchy trainers

Hope you are nice and dry now.

People in here stuff their trainers with newspaper to speed up the drying process.

Also yes you can go all the way and even beyond. 😊😊

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Wenderwoo
Wenderwoo
in reply to Buddy34

Thanks for the tip!

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alisonx
alisonxGraduate

Way to go! Once your wet through you just keep going and then start to enjoy it - it's like releasing your inner child :-)

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Wenderwoo
Wenderwoo
in reply to alisonx

Yes, totally! Before this experience I was always dodging mud and puddles, but from now on I will be embracing them 💦😁💦

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

You CAN go all the way, don't let anyone, even you, say differently!

Well done on dancing through the squelchy bits! 👍🏻😁

If your insoles in your shoes are removable you can usually chuck them in the machine with your gear at 30°.

You're past the big one now, just go steady on the next one, it's kinda a lump of lead after the fun of this one 😜

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Wenderwoo
Wenderwoo
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks, and thanks for the warning!

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linda9389
linda9389Ambassador

Woohoo! Brilliant achievement. Two days to dry those trainers out now 😀

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RunawayBetty

Congratulations!! 👏👍 You ran for 20 minutes!! I imagine you coming home like a child that has played in the mud - wet, dirty, and beaming with happiness! 😃 Enjoy your rest days, and all the best for week 6. Nothing can stop you now!

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Wenderwoo

Thank you.....I had to take my shoes, socks and trousers off at the back door, they were dripping! 😊

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MummyTum
MummyTumGraduate

Well done Wenderwoo! So lovely to read this 😀🏃‍♀️

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2flatfeet

Brilliant! Way to go Wenderwoo!!... any fish in those trainers when you decanted your lake? 👍

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Wenderwoo
Wenderwoo
in reply to 2flatfeet

🐠 🐟 ...... Just dirt I’m afraid - had to take trainers, socks and trousers off before I went in the house!

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2flatfeet
2flatfeet
in reply to Wenderwoo

😁 now that was a good run!👍

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WillowandSola

That’s a good run to get done, wet feet aren’t much fun but when running don’t seem to feel quite as bad, onwards and forwards you are doing so well

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Wenderwoo

Thank you 😁

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Sook2

Great story!

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Sp81
Sp81Graduate

Fantastic Wenderwoo. Congratulations 🥳

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RunningMigster

Fantastic.

I'm mega impressed. Especially as I didnt fancy my previous run at all. I know just how you felt.

I got soggy feet too lol

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