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First run after 3 weeks off...

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Sh53202Graduate

Hi,

I have to write a post to celebrate getting back out after 3 weeks of really no exercise at all, following a really bad back after my last 4 k run...

I was ok to give it a go last week, but life, gremlins, rain and dark just kept getting in the way... However, I know only too well how hard it is to get going again if too much time passes, so I decided today really was the day! So autumn sun shining, not many folk about, harvest is all gathered on the fields, brambles, red berries and orange leaves everywhere you look - what’s not to like about getting out and giving it a try? So off I went with the headphones and my best ‘ Nancy shuffle’ to take it very easy and see if I was ok with my default minimum20 minute run. I wasn’t exactly full of the joys by the end but I managed ok. Runkeeper went on strike and told me I only ran 1k... that’s honestly not true!!!!

Now to see how my back feels tomorrow. Must remember to keep stretching. Fingers crossed!

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FrencGraduate

Oh well done on getting back out there! I’m really pleased for you, and it sounds like a great run - I agree, everything looks lovely at the moment. Tech can be very naughty sometimes! I hope your back is ok and here’s to your next run 🏃‍♀️ 😊.

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Sh53202Graduate in reply to Frenc

Thanks for the encouragement. Happy running!

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MittymooGraduate

Congrats on beginning again !!

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Sh53202Graduate in reply to Mittymoo

Thank you Mittymoo.

Hi, well done for getting back out there! I'm not sure I'd be able to motivate myself after 3 weeks 🤭 so well done again. I've still to try a slow 5k, well slower 5k 😆 I'm sure I'll be overtaken by slugs if I go any slower! 😉. Hope you're back is ok tomorrow .

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Sh53202Graduate in reply to Never_too_old

Thank you. I too could give slugs a run for their money. It’s all relative though. I keep telling myself the important thing is to be out in the fresh air doing something that makes me feel at least a little bit active.

This is so true! 10 minutes outside running is 10 minutes less on the sofa! 😉

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PJRunnerGraduate

Well done and getting back to running. Hope your back is ok. Rest day tomorrow so maybe some gentle stretches.

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Sh53202Graduate in reply to PJRunner

Thank you - will try. Unfortunately I have a drive to do...

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PoppdogGraduate

Well done for getting back out there I think your very brave and doing fantastic.

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Sh53202Graduate in reply to Poppdog

Thank you for the encouragement.

Amazing! I did my first run after four weeks off yesterday and I felt so much better afterwards. I totally get what you mean about life and gremlins getting in the way. I hope your back is ok today 😀👏

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Sh53202Graduate in reply to Actif

The back was a bit stiff but relieved to say nothing too bad. Hopefully we can both try again in a couple of days.

Well done on going out and achieving your goal 🌈💪🏻🌈 it’s a great feeling …

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Sh53202Graduate in reply to cocomini

Thank you.

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ItsamiracleGraduate

I’ve also not run for about 3 weeks after bad cold. You’ve inspired me to give it a go tomorrow👍

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Sh53202Graduate in reply to Itsamiracle

Go for it. The longer you leave it, the harder it gets....

well done! !!I'm so looking forward to going back to running. ..slowly. ..but have been out since start of October with bad leg. ..having xray tomorrow. ...leg is still painful to walk. ...cross fingers I can be back with you all again soon ☺

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Sh53202Graduate in reply to Samantha112

I do hope it feels better soon..

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