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Week 6 Run 3! DISASTER?!

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HexGirlGraduate

Today’s run did not go as planned! Long story short, I got some new earphones for Christmas and with about 13 mins left to run my music cut out completely. I kept running (I don’t know how long for) and eventually with some faffing I sorted it out. BUT - I didn’t notice that the C25K podcast had also paused 😭 so I had NO IDEA how long I’d been running for and it was way too late to push play! I really wanted to complete the 25 min run, so I kept running until I felt like maybe I’d done it. But I find my concept of time to be very warped when I’m running so I couldn’t know for sure, hence why I really need the podcast! I did text my partner before I went out, and I looked at the time I got back which gave me an rough idea that I was probably out for close to the amount of time that I was supposed to be. I also looked at the distance I covered. After run 2 I’d done 4.5k, today I did 4.8k so I did go a bit further. I feel like maybe I undershot it by a couple of minutes. But I can’t be sure.

Basically, I have no idea whether or not I ran 25 mins! Probably not! But I suppose either way, I must have done a pretty decent run to have covered slightly more distance! And every run is an accomplishment! And I know I get 3 more shots at this run next week so I won’t worry! I’m sure that if I had the podcast, I would have successfully done it. I will sort out my headphones, but on Sunday I’m gonna use my old headphones just to be on the safe side. I’m also gonna start setting a timer in the background on my phone so should anything like this happen again I’ll still have some idea of how long I’ve been out for. You live and you learn! 😂 I think I’ve earned a turkey sandwich!

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Tank_EGGraduate

Hi HexGirl,

I wouldn't say a disaster, ok 1 mishap with the sound and app but you went out for a run on Boxing Day, you carried on when technology let you down, you ran further than you did before and maybe the most important thing, you earned yourself a turkey sarnie 😀

Well done you 👍

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HexGirlGraduate in reply to Tank_EG

I suppose that’s true! :) thank you so much 😁

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nowsterGraduate

We've all had technology failures on runs.

You did complete this run in spite of this electrickery gubbins. 👍

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HexGirlGraduate in reply to nowster

I tried to at least! :)

It happens from time to time and you did continue and still ran for a good amount of time 👍🏃‍♀️ your next run will be better and the one after that 👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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HexGirlGraduate in reply to Killerblue

Thank you :) that is true, I am optimistic about my next run ☺️

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Hi.Yep happened to me. My husband had been changing my phone settings, so didn't notice he'd switched off roaming data. We live in a fairly remote location so when the music stopped five minutes into a run, I didn't notice at first then thought it was a glitch or poor reception.

I'd been running for ages before it dawned on me Laura hadn't said a word either!

Definitely ran longer than I should have done that day. 🤣

💞 I check every time now.

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HexGirlGraduate in reply to Hidden

Hahaha, at least you ran further! :) I’m glad it’s not just me! 😂 I’ll definitely be checking now!

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limu_muGraduate

Your inspiring, your drive. See you soon you got this !! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃

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HexGirlGraduate in reply to limu_mu

Awwwh thank you so much! 😁

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