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W6, R3: According to Laura I'm a runner now

RunawayBetty
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Yay, I finished week 6 today and I am sooo happy! From now on I will allow myself to say that "yes, I've started running" if anyone happens to see me in my running gear. I think this was the run I dreaded the most, because it would kind of prove if I was really serious about the whole thing. And it seems that I am.

Hopefully, this will also make it easier to deal with the fact that I often need more than one rest day. Until now, I was always afraid that taking an extra rest day would eventually lead to not running at all. But now that I know I can run for 25 minutes, it will be much easier to let my body decide if an extra rest day is necessary. It will just be part of the training. Because, you know, I'm a runner now. πŸ˜‰

Nevertheless, when I run it's still with the same kind of amazement and disbelief I had on W1, R1. Actually, the feeling of "I can't believe I'm really doing this, but I am" is an essential part of my running joy.

Today, for example, there were several other runners on my route ("other runners" - isn't it just great to be able to say that! πŸ˜ƒ) that obviously went at a much faster pace than me. I didn't mind at all. I just thought something like "Look, they are running much faster. But that is nothing compared to the fact that - I am running!"

Happy running everybody!

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Love your post. You are right you are a RUNNER and should be so proud of yourself. I get it when you say 'I can't believe I'm doing this ' .

So well done you πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

RunawayBetty
RunawayBettyGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you! πŸ€—

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 6, you are now OFFICIALLY a RUNNER, well done, I am sure you are now very proud of yourself, you can now live up to your username, especially the RUNAWAY bit, now go and celebrate, onwards and upwards to week 7. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

RunawayBetty
RunawayBettyGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you! πŸ€— Looking forward to week 7!

Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate

That is an awesome post! Thanks for sharing and we'll done! You are now a proper runner!! Congratulations!

RunawayBetty
RunawayBettyGraduate in reply to Smelliepoo

Thank you! 😊

That's brilliant and Inspiring to us struggling at week 2

RunawayBetty
RunawayBettyGraduate in reply to Morgan007

Thank you! 😊 Just stick to the plan, and in no time you'll be where I am now!

Really great post. Thanks for sharing that. I'm sure a lot of us feel the same way.

I can really feel your pride and joy shining through and it's very well learnt.

Keep on running and really well done

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RunawayBetty
RunawayBettyGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

Thank you, and well done you too! 😊 Let's see if we both graduate before Christmas.

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to RunawayBetty

Fingers crossed!!πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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