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So long, week 6!

So, I did it. I downloaded some awesome music to my iphone instead of relying on Pandora to play music. My energy was high and ready to take on the 25 minute run. I was doing ok until there was about 7 minutes left. My legs started to feel like jello, and I started keeping an eye on the time. Which, we all know, doesn't make it go any faster. I was seriously ready to just start walking by 3 minutes remaining. I even slowed the speed down to just a fast walk and thought to myself "seriously, you can run 22 minutes but not the last 3?" so, I sped it up again. And I did it.

At the very end of the cool down when I was ready to get off of the treadmill my legs felt like they were ready to crumble and I couldnt get off the treadmill. I just stood there, playing on my phone as an excuse to not go anywhere at the moment. Which only made it worse. I figured I better keep walking to keep my legs from stiffening up, so I just walked around the gym for a few minutes and all was well again. They aren't sore this morning but. Hopefully I can start week 7 tomorrow and my legs arent incredibly sore.

So proud of myself.

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Congratulation and well done for sticking with it.

I found the 25 minute runs the hardest and on my first & third attempts I didn't have your determination & let the gremlins beat me.

Something just "clicked" for me in week 8 though & I stopped struggling as much.

You've broken through the barrier now though so keep going you are so nearly there.


Good for you keeping at it and succeeding! I've only been on a treadmill once and when I came off I almost did a 'Bridget Jones' in front of several old guys hanging round at the weights! Not a Mark Darcy in sight! Good luck for Week 7, :)


Thanks guys :) It was definitely the toughest week yet. I'm excited to see how week 7 starts off today. Im pumped!


Hey Mirrorsaw Congratulations :-) I'm one run behind you but not looking forward to run 3. I think that once that run is done, I'll cut myself some slack and make sure that I allow myself to enjoy it a bit more. But fir now .........NOT looking forward to it. I'll have my 'positive pants' on by Wednesday though :-)


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