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Awoke at 5:30 and spent the next half hour trying to convince myself it wasn’t too windy to run, at 6 I needed the loo so I thought well I’m up now!!

I went a slightly longer route which took me down past the lake and the wind blew so hard it literally took my breath.... but I kept running.

The start of the third 5 minutes was hard, my legs were hurting, I was actually sweating but I didn’t stop.

By the time I got to my front door I looked windswept and interesting but Strava said I have 5 pb’s today!!!

Things I have learnt today, don’t eat curry the night before you run it makes your sweat smell.. let’s say unusual and that no matter how long it takes you will get better..

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Well done for getting up and out there so early.👍 "Windswept and interesting"😂yep, that's a look I'm good at too!'😉

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Sandraj39

Ha ha... me too... sounds better than. "... looks like dragged through a haystack" !

Haha. I'll remember the curry tip. Lol. Reminds me of last year when I chap took some nuts into work covered in three of the world's hottest chili peppers. Nobody would touch them. I ate ate the packet. The pain and smell was horrendous 😂

I've been out this morning in the wind, so I know exactly where you're coming from. At least it woke me up 🍃

Sazzles9Graduate in reply to LittleIreland

I have developed a liking for early morning running, I feel awake until about 8pm and then it’s all over 😴


Well done on your run 🏃‍♀️ and getting out there in this weather happy running 🏃‍♀️👍


Huge well done you! Great start to your weekend,,,, enjoy!


Brilliant post and a fantastic run! Well done for getting yourself out and then pushing through when it got tough. 💪 5PB's too! 👏

Windswept is my normal look, I'm not sure about interesting though so you've got one up on me there. And thankfully, I don't like spicy food but I'll remember the tip 😄


That sounds like proper running to me! Very impressive and well done on the PB’s. Strava has not coughed up any of those yet! Something to look forward to.

Sazzles9Graduate in reply to Timotea

Don’t be fooled I’m still slower than slow just not as slow as last week, I’ve gone from 19 min miles to 17 min miles over a further distance in 5 weeks, I’m not trying to go faster I think the programme gives you the strength to do that. Considering the last time I ran was 1998 I’m proud of that. I’m sure my other half can walk faster than I run but it’s all about baby steps and celebrating my achievements when they happen. We are all only competing against ourselves x

TimoteaGraduate in reply to Sazzles9

I am very much on 19mins and can’t imagine going much faster. My neighbour who is a ‘runner’ does the same stretch and is coming back while I am still on the way there!

RoxdogGraduate in reply to Sazzles9

All very true. Your time will creep up naturally and slowly but the important thing is to get through the programme without pushing yourself too hard. It might be worth switching off the trackers now and then!

It’s windy out there and makes it all that much harder so we’ll done

Sazzles9Graduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you x

😂Nice tip about the curry! Well done though. Windswept is never a dull look 😃

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