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My first 20 min run and I did it!


Feeling really pleased as I have completed my first 20 min run. I was worried it would be too much for me but was ok. I came home and had a lovely bath- luxury.

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Hey congratulations!

Lovely to have a bath afterwards. I like putting in a couple of large cups of Epsom salts and a few drops of essential oil like lavender and then have a good wallow! :)

2020WalesGraduate in reply to spongecat

Thanks a bath is such a simple thing but so good. The tip about the Epsom salts and lavender oil it just gets better!

spongecatGraduate in reply to 2020Wales

Hear's a tip: I was not impressed when I found out how much Epsom Salts can cost in the shops for a silly little bag that weighs about 1kg and cost well over £5, that will serve you for probably no more than 2 or 3 baths, if you are lucky! I get mine from Amazon. If you put in the search box "epsom salts bucket" lots of results come up. The Hexeal 10kg bucket is great value ( a bit ugly looking but you can always decant into something a bit more pleasing to the eye!) and it's pharmacy/food grade quality.


Well done , that's a good run to get under your belt !

Just be careful now with week 6 runs 1 and 2 they catch people out going back to intervals

2020WalesGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Thanks for the heads up. I will be careful. Something has clicked the last couple of runs and I really want to make this work.

Instructor57Graduate in reply to 2020Wales


I'm sure you will, I really enjoyed the last longer runs 😬


Way to go you!

That is a milestone run in the plan for sure

Copy what instructor57 says though - I found the first couple of runs of week 6 hard.

You know you have this in the bag now.😁👏🎉🎉

2020WalesGraduate in reply to Birdlady64

Thank you very much. I will be careful on week 6 as I really do want to finish the programme.


That's a mega milestone! Congratulations! 👏🎉🙆‍♀️


Thanks for your comment - feeling a little stiff this morning so I have done stretches today but still really pleased and feeling good! 😊

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