White Rabbits everyone... Pinch Punch First of the Month!
IT IS MAY !
Here I am with a bit of a different post... and with a weird title with a HIDDEN meaning
This is a combination post. ( ordinary post and Catch-Up Corner...and it would be so good if everyone on the forum could read it!
Okay, so what am I rambling about now, I hear you ask?
Rest day Exercise we All should be Doing
*Equipment Needed *
a) Comfortable seat. Your choice
b) Beverage. Your choice
c) Internet access
d) Spare time. At least 15 minutes
Oh... and a mirror!
I have been reading so many of your posts this week, more than usual, and this week, again more than usual, the number of inspirational and positive posts has been incredible.
In the last week of April, there have been many, many new runners, many Graduates and also, many runners repeating C25K.
Our New Runners are taking the first tentative steps towards a podium and a badge that may seem a long, long way off.
They are taking,( hopefully), tried and tested advice from the pinned posts of the Admin' team; learning with every run, in every week, more about their running body and more about themselves. They are taking it at their own pace and in their own time. It's their choice.
Our Graduates, are all moving forward now in whatever way they choose to. They may want to increase their distances, they may want to run faster, they may simply wish to remain, running exactly as they are now. Running, enjoying and staying healthy. It's their choice.
Our Runners who are Repeating for whatever reason, are moving forwards. They may have refreshed their knowledge of the programme, checking out the advice. They are moving forward, maybe slowly, maybe a tad faster, because they feel confident and gaining strength and confidence with every run. They may feel that more rest days are needed, giving their body chance to recover from time away from running. It's their choice.
It's their choice.
So... what point am I trying to make here?
Well... it is the posts themselves , from all these friends on this forum that are the key to my ramble this morning.
I would love to list all the posts that have inspired me this week, but that would need to be all of them!
I have read posts from running friends from all these groups this week, from our Newbies, some initially maybe, full of trepidation, but many, many already with a firm determination and a positivity that shines through their words.
From our Graduates , whose pride shines through also as they stand in that podium and bask in the glory of a goal achieved and a job well done.
From our repeaters, who, because of illness , injury, personal loss or emotional upheaval, have been unable to run. Again, that determination and motivation to move forward, however slowly and steadily, and for as long as it may take, to regain both physical and mental strength and stability once more.
But... ( there's always a but), within those posts there is information too. I read many, many posts each day, where folk have certain issues, usually when beginning and going through the C25K for the first time and there are questions being asked. Often the same questions... about speed, or distance or the toxic 10 or breathing.... the list goes on.
Now...and here is where this rest day exercise comes in!
So...how does it work?
a) Choose the time you have to spare.
b) Sit down in your chosen comfortable place.
c)Place your chosen beverage, close to hand.
d) Place the mirror next to you.
e) Switch on your laptop or phone. Log onto the C25K forum.
NOW, simply, Read as many of the posts and the replies that you are able to, before being blown away by the huge amount of information, shared experiences and answered questions are in there !
You will find, as I do every single day, that you will benefit tremendously, from the things you read.
You find answers to your questions, you will find other runners who are feeling exactly like you and you will know, whatever you are experiencing someone else already has, or is experiencing it too.
You find that although you may run on your own, you never ever run alone.
The forum is a mine of amazing and useful information, all provided by the awesome runners themselves, and for this simple exercise... all you have to do is read their posts they share so freely!
You will feel terrific after you complete the exercise and you can repeat it as often as you are able
How great an exercise is that? How simple is that exercise to do?
Oh... and the mirror?
Pick it up...look at the reflection.... the awesome runner, ( like the ones I am mentioning), that you see there? It is YOU...! Whoa!!!
Share your story on the forum... someone is waiting to read it.
I am , as are we all, looking forward to reading all your posts and replies to them.
Have a super, safe and enjoyable running May!
The Catch-up Corner is closed for the next month, ( revamping and re-decorating)! I think an outdoor corner area too may be on the cards?
But, never fear, I will still be here, posting, rambling AND I shall have the incredible privilege of awarding Graduation Badges here on the C25K Forum.
The bubbly in my photo', is not my everyday beverage. It was a special occasion !
Did you find the Hidden message in the title?