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Week 4 done and new shoes

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Hi everyone,

Well I completed week 4 run 3 this morning so I’m halfway through the programme.

As a reward for getting this far, yesterday I took a day off work and went to a running shop for a gait assessment. I got a pair of Asics Gel Cumulus 21 shoes. The name is appropriate - they really do feel like running on clouds.

It was a tough run today. I haven’t been eating or sleeping properly for the last couple of days. I was trying to run off heartbreak this morning. It has helped a bit. I think running will be very important in keeping me going over the next few weeks.

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Bless your heart. I’m glad it helped a little bit at least. It’s good to have something positive to focus on when other things are tough going. Keep your chin up.

Congrats on getting to the end of wk 4! The shoes are lovely, good treat 😊

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agirlinwinterGraduate in reply to Bluecat9

Thank you. It got me out of bed and I’ve done something positive with my day, even if I do nothing else. 2 rest days ahead, then onwards to week 5 😱

Which is a good thing :)

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GrannyhugsGraduate

Great shoes. Sorry about the heartbreak- hoping you soon can find a way through. Take care of yourself, be kind to yourself. Happy running

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agirlinwinterGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you. I keep saying to myself “this too shall pass”. The running definitely helps.

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Elfe5Graduate

Good for you with the running & great shoes! Keep on posting & we will cheer you on. 😄

I’m sorry for the current heartbreak - it might not feel like it at the moment, but there will be better times ahead eventually. - You keep running with determination. 😘

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agirlinwinterGraduate in reply to Elfe5

Thank you and I will 👍

Beautiful shoes, keep running it will help you heal

Best wishes for strong legs to run your way to happiness

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agirlinwinterGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you! I could do with strong legs today, they feel a bit achy now 😫

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to agirlinwinter

Achey means you have used them

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Buddy34Graduate

Really great shoes agirlinwinter . I hope your running can help you , even if just a little bit. Good luck 😊😊

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agirlinwinterGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you so much.

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WenderwooGraduate

Sorry to hear about your 💔 It’s not easy, but I’m sure you will feel better eventually. Just take it one day at a time, and this running malarkey can only help. Great run, and great shoes too 👍😁

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agirlinwinterGraduate in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you and yes absolutely. I am determined to keep on running, it’s doing me good (apparently).

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WenderwooGraduate in reply to agirlinwinter

And try a bit of yoga on non run days too, it’s very relaxing, meditative, stress reducing, and will increase your strength, both inside and outside 👍☺️

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Sadie-runsGraduate

I too bought new running shoes around week 4! I hope you enjoy many happy runs in them, they look great. 😍 And sorry you are going through some heartbreak. 🙁 I find running very therapeutic during moments of sadness and stress. Big hug to you.

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agirlinwinterGraduate in reply to Sadie-runs

Thank you. I am grateful for running at the moment. I never thought I’d say that!

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MrWombleGraduate

Nice shoes! Sorry to hear about the heartbreak. Try make sure you're getting enough rest and nutrition and be kind to yourself. A treat now and then and a break when you need it. You'll get through this and be stronger for it.

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agirlinwinterGraduate in reply to MrWomble

Thank you. Yes I will. I must look after myself better so I can keep on running.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate

Well done for getting out there agirlinwinter! You’re quite right - this too shall pass and you’ll be fine again. In the meantime you have something really positive to concentrate on which will make you feel good about yourself and you know we’re right there with you! Good luck with week 5 - don’t forget to let us know how you get on!

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agirlinwinterGraduate in reply to Oldgirlruns

Yes absolutely. I see the running as something positive that’s just for me. Thank you - I am a bit scared a week 5, but I’ll just have to see how it goes.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate in reply to agirlinwinter

You’ll be fine - don’t forget you’ve just had 4 weeks training for it!

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