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Delly-dotGraduate
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Phew, that was a step up this morning but feeling proud of myself for pushing through to the end!

My calf muscles felt heavy this morning. Don’t know what that was about. I feel a foam roller torture session coming on later today......

Happy running everyone πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 😊

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I started Week 3 today - looking ahead to next week, it is quite a big jump - well done for pushing through!

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to sarah65

Thank you! It does feel good to be into week 4. My calf muscles are fine now but I know I shall be giving them a foam rolling session before I go to bed otherwise they might not be too happy for yoga tomorrow πŸ₯΄πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ!

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Do you find the roller helps.? I also find posting and reading other people’s posts help to keep me motivated. Well done on your run.

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Womangolfer

Other people's posts are both a great motivator and inspire me when I need it. Keeping in touch with fellow runners from the IC was also great when I was laid up two runs before graduation last year. It is great to see so many familiar folk still posting and running. This forum has paid a large part in ensuring that I have come back to try again, hopefully all the way to graduation this time 🀞🏼.

The roller seems to be helping me, although I do have a begrudging relationship with it as I find it quite a torturous device and I can turn the air blue when using it 🀬 ! I can get delayed muscle soreness, usually late evening/overnight, so it's been really useful to use it before going to bed on both run and rest days.

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GrannyhugsGraduate

Enjoy that foam roller πŸ₯΄

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

Oh Grannytobe, I think that foam roller enjoys me, in an 'instrument of torture' kind of way. 😬

I love to hate it but it's making itself invaluable, so I can see that I'm going to end up hating to love it eventually!

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GrannyhugsGraduate in reply to Delly-dot

🀣🀣🀣 I used to have that relationship with a sports massage guy, and I had to pay cash for the pain each time

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WenderwooGraduate

Great start to a new week - despite the heavy legs, you did it - well done πŸ‘πŸ˜

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you Wenderwoo.

I don't post after every run but I find when I do I feel like I'm checking in and keeping myself accountable to myself more than anything!! Plus I promised a fellow runner I would run today so I'm showing solidarity!

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NilsamGraduate

Well done for getting out there and beating that run. I may have to invest in a foam roller...unless I could use a paint roller. 😏We have plenty of them. Take care. πŸ‘

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Nilsam

I think you could give Enid the paint roller as she’s a bit soft. You’ve proved you are more hardcore and could definitely handle the foam roller!!

Good luck with the next BIG RUN!

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Delly-dot

Aaah thank you...I shall seek and invest. (Great idea for a future picture πŸ‘€πŸ‘πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨)

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Pam_JoanGraduate

Well done! I was going to leave W4 R1 until tomorrow but I felt like giving it a go so I did! Definitely a step up and my calves also felt really heavy, but I did it. Just done my first foam roller session - fell off it a few times πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Pam_Joan

It must be a bad calves day!

I'm not looking forward to the roller πŸ₯΄.

I employ avoidance tactics to get out of it, but my inner-self knows that's totally counterproductive πŸ™„. With that in mind I have enlisted the help of my son, who has strict instructions to not let me eat my treat bar of chocolate 🍫 this evening until I've tortured myself on the evil thing first!

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who falls off! πŸ˜‚

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Pam_JoanGraduate in reply to Delly-dot

Haha sounds like a good strategy! πŸ˜‹ all worth it in the end I suppose!

Yes it’s a good job I have a mat to fall on to πŸ˜‚

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