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W9 R2 - I HAVE to do this!!!


Thanks for all the great advice and support, I’ve iced and elevated on and off for 24 hours and this morning I had no pain until 28 minutes in (don’t get me wrong, if it was painful at the beginning I’d never have carried on). Still wasn’t too bad so pushed through and now I’m icing again. Reluctant to take pain killers as I’d rather know if I’m in pain rather than mask it but we’ll see.

Anyway, now the positive, ran for 30 mins, the rain actually pushed me into going out, how sad is that?! I actually LOVE running in the rain (as I sit here shivering while posting, rather than going for a shower!) - really was a good run, slightly slower than run 1 at 4.64 rather than 4.68 but at least I know it wasn’t a fluke now and I’m on my way to 5K. 🎉

If you haven’t run yet today, go - have a good one and most of all, stay positive! 💪🏼

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Well done! It's so much nicer in the cooler weather isn't it ☺️ Hope the foot not feeling too bad - I've been wearing a compression/ bandage/ sock-thing on mine and it's really helped. 😊

Busylady1Graduate in reply to Runningscared42

Thanks! I didn’t do that but think it might be an idea for R3! 💪🏼

Hi well done ! Have been thinking about you through the morning as my knee a little sore so it made me think of you! I’m so pleased you made it and a fab run as well 👏👏🤩🎉🎉 Now lots of TLC for you and finishing line here we come 🏁🤩🏃‍♀️🐌🤞🏻

Busylady1Graduate in reply to SaltdeanSizzler

Ah thank you! I’m soldiering on, it’s in sight and I have to get there!!! Hope you’re knee is ok, ice, ice baby! 😂

It’s fine just the usual after run ache...my old bones reminding me what we are achieving 🤣🤣🤣


Well done you for getting out there and going for it 💪🏻 and keeping going.

I did this run this morning too. It was a toughie legs were heavy from 5mims in, but I kept going.

When you doing r3? I’m hoping to go Thursday morning, if my legs feel ok??

Can you believe we are one run from the end💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻


Busylady1Graduate in reply to Movegroove

Ah well done! I think the first 5 mins is all about setting your pace as if you go off too quickly you’ve had it. I’m finding it’s getting easier I have to say but obviously still have my moments and often find myself growling out loud ‘come on’!!! Yes, hope to complete Thursday too so fingers crossed for both of us, we’ve got this!!! 🎉

MovegrooveGraduate in reply to Busylady1

Yeah the first 5 is all about the pace setting- I really was close to stopping today, so glad I didn’t.

I do the same forgetting I have my ear phones in so I end up shouting “come on you can do this” really loudly 😂😂

And I get some funny looks but I don’t care. Whatever gets you to the end right 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

Let’s hope all is well for Thursday and we complete it then xx

RunRabbitRun40Graduate in reply to Busylady1

Can I butt in.... I'm also due to finish on Thursday morning, eek!!

It'd be great to limp over the finish line together, so I'll look out for both of your <I'm awesome, I've done it> posts :)

Busylady1Graduate in reply to RunRabbitRun40

Oh fab news, so great to be sharing this with people who feel your pride and achievement!! Go is!! 💪🏼🎉


Well done! You did it!! One more to go! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🎉

Busylady1Graduate in reply to Emvsl

ONE MORE!! 😂 Can’t believe I can say that! 😂 x


Well done Busylady, glad the ice worked. Almost there, one more to do. I would say good luck for r3 but I know you won't need it.

Busylady1Graduate in reply to olderrunner

That’s kind thanks, hoping the foot holds out, then I might reward myself with a rest for a week! 😂

YES! Well done, glad you managed to do it :)

Busylady1Graduate in reply to RunRabbitRun40

Thanks, me too 😅 almost there 🎉

🎉 brilliant, well done you! 😃

Busylady1Graduate in reply to Thismumcan_run

Thank you! Almost there 🎉


Well done you wet , cold runner you! One more to go!!!

Busylady1Graduate in reply to Fionamags

😂 I know, what is this new found me?! 😂


Amazing, hope you heal soon!! I love running in the rain too! So liberating 🤗

Busylady1Graduate in reply to Jamicharla

Definitely agree there! 😊


Wow, Busylady1, what a trouper! 😊Have to say, I’m not completely surprised! I’d put you forward for that SAS tv show any day. 😄👍Blimmen ‘eck and you’re flying too! Hope you’re icing as we speak and all is good. I know you’re determined to do your graduation run and then rest up, so wish you all the best! Will watch this space! 😊🏃‍♀️🐢

Busylady1Graduate in reply to Gannet1

Lol! Thought that was a great show, how funny! Thank you for your support as always! 💪🏼😊

Well done ... that is a strong mental performance overcoming adversity!

Hope all feeling well today and rested ... as you say 2 more to go !

Busylady1Graduate in reply to PlymBorn

Looking forward to the final run tomorrow!! 🎉


Well done, you can do it, 1 run to go! 😁🏃‍♀️🎉

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