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So finally achieved W3R1

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So today was the day I got back 'on it' and went out for r1 of w3 after my stressed out rant on here last week about not going for a run for 5 days! So after all the amazing wonderful advice and support from you lovely bunch I decided to stop being so hard on myself and chilled out... so much so that the 5 days of not running turned into 10! Didnt care what I ate all weekend and did hardly any exercise might sound bad but it was well needed! So with this week being a little calmer in my mad house I'm feeling much better... much much better now I've done my run which I didnt find to bad considering I ran for 3 mins twice!! It didnt even feel like I was out for very long at all today, dont get me wrong legs felt heavy during the last 3 min run, but all in all feeling very happy and can't wait to run friday! 😁

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Well done. Someone ought to bottle that feeling when we get back from a run. πŸ‘

Beginnermum in reply to Speedy60

Haha yeh it's a nice feeling isn't it, I think I feel better for the rest of the day as well, the feeling of being healthier and hopefully getting fitter!

Speedy60Graduate in reply to Beginnermum

I generally feel smug for the rest of the day πŸ˜‡

Sounds like you went and got you some good head space there. Like it! It’s not meant to be a punishment πŸ‘

Yeh I did... just last week got on top of me and think it botherd me more because I dont normally let things get on top of me. Head space was needed lol πŸ™‚


Well done Beginnermum ...sometimes a rest and being a bit naughty does the trick...we all need a break from certain things just to remind is how good they are!! I’ve been running everyday since Christmas for RED January and i am looking forward to the rest but I know i’ll miss it & hopefully my running will be more regular than it was in December due to the madness of Christmas!! Good luck and keep up the good work x

DDJ2019Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Just looked up RED January - never heard of it before - but I shall be aiming to do it next year! Thanks

Beginnermum in reply to Mummycav

Yeh, I didnt need a break from running just from life lol... and it stresses me out that in that week I just felt I couldn't fit them in, I let things get on top of me that I dont usually let things get the better of me so then that stresses me out lol!! Feel better this week and so happy to be back to it.

Thank you and good luck with your running and RED January (that I also had to look up) keep us posted how you get on πŸ™‚


Well done! I'm doing W3R3 tomorrow morning, and I was pleased to manage 3 minutes as well.

Beginnermum in reply to DDJ2019

Good luck with that run let me know how it goes weirdly the 3 min didnt seem that long but I try to think about something else not running lol


Glad you’re feeling a bit happier and that you’re back to it 😁

Thank you just needed a little blow out not from the running but from life lol! So good to be back to it. πŸ™‚


Well done, well done, you are out there and running. Every time you do you are taking a little bit of you time to get fit and healthy...πŸ‘

Beginnermum in reply to Nilsam

Thank you and yes you are so right πŸ™‚

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