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First full month of running πŸ™‚

Sham19
Sham19
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First full month of running completed

9 X 5km and 1 Parkrun. 15 runs in total.

Total target for January was 35miles but I ended on 40 miles πŸ˜€ can’t believe little old me did that πŸ˜‚. Pic of my medal for you πŸ™‚

Have increased all my runs from 30 mins to 45/50 mins as that’s how long it takes to complete a 5k. Now run every other day so plan to keep up with that.

Definitely feeling stronger and pace is starting to improve but I don’t really push myself as the minute I just enjoy running and taking in all the beautiful nature around me.

After buying 5 pairs of running shoes this month settled with my Saucony Nomad Tr as they suit where I run πŸ™‚

Happy running Guys πŸ˜€

And to those starting you got this ! I promise πŸ˜ƒ

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Rigpig
RigpigGraduate

Is running an excuse to buy shoes? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Sham19
Sham19 in reply to Rigpig

Yes I didn’t realise it would have the added bonus! πŸ˜ƒπŸ€ͺ

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

You'll have to keep running to justify buying all those shoes🀣

But well done and love the medalπŸ‘πŸ‘

Sham19
Sham19 in reply to Buddy34

Thank you.

I know πŸ˜‚. Those shoes bring me joy I’ll have you know πŸ˜‚ I open the cupboard and they all smile at me every morning πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate in reply to Sham19

😁😁😁

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate

Wow so impressed. Great to read about. πŸ‘

Sham19
Sham19 in reply to Nilsam

Thank you

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Happy running to you Sham19, wow, you bought FIVE pairs of running shoes in January, good for you, congratulations on running 40 miles, that is a lovely medal you have. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

Sham19
Sham19 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you. Yes only because of the sales. I try not to buy things at full price πŸ˜‚

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

Well done on the month, you’ve really bought into this, in more ways than one! Sounds like you have a similar shoe fetish to me 😁

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate in reply to Wenderwoo

PS: Loving the medal πŸ…

Sham19
Sham19 in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you πŸ™‚

Thank god for that. I was beginning to think I was the only one πŸ˜‚

DDJ2019
DDJ2019Graduate in reply to Sham19

WHat sort of medal is it? How do you register (I'm about to start W5 but planning ahead because I WILL finish this!)

Sham19
Sham19 in reply to DDJ2019

It’s online called race at your pace here’s the link :

raceatyourpace.co.uk

DDJ2019
DDJ2019Graduate in reply to Sham19

Looks great - thanks!

AliHC
AliHCGraduate

WELL DONE! 40 MILES IS AWESOME! ❀️ AND A MEDAL TOO πŸ…

I've been wearing mine around the house all afternoon πŸ˜‚

Hope you're well xx

Sham19
Sham19 in reply to AliHC

Thank you πŸ™‚ not worn mine yet. I should shouldn’t I ? πŸ˜‚

AliHC
AliHCGraduate in reply to Sham19

🀣 ABSOLUTELY! πŸ’–πŸ…

Get you with your fancy medal and new shoes 😁.

You'll have to do 10k now... then HM.... then....

Happy running!

Mig

Thank you and you too πŸ™‚

keep us updated with your 10K training.

Waiting to see a sports physio to get my knee and hip checked out as still get pain then hoping to move up πŸ™‚

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Sham19

Oh no, that's not good.

You know what you need dont you? New shoes!! 🀣🀣

Oh yes of course πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ how could I forget πŸ˜‚

I’m thinking Oc or the new banned Nike Vapourflys... what do you think πŸ˜‚

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Sham19

I'm sorry did I see the word 'or' in that sentence? 🀣

πŸ˜‚I might ask the kids as it’s my 50th soon πŸ˜‚ is that bad πŸ€”πŸ˜‚

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate

I saw an article in this months runners world that claims rotating trainers and therefore not running in the same pair all the time reduces the likelihood of getting an injury.... totally justifies the purchases in my opinion πŸ˜‰

Very well done on your monthly total and medal

MartinKH
MartinKHGraduate

What a great story, and medal πŸ…

Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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