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I have probably had 6 to 8 weeks off and lots of couch over Christmas. Just ned to decide which week to start, I'm thinking week 1 but lazy by name lazy by nature.

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I had 5 weeks off due to illness, but managed 20 mins straight off. Why not go for a run at an easy pace and see how it goes. Keep running until you really can't run anymore, then walk for a bit and run again etc. Best of luck - you're stronger than you think!

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Thanks for your comment and that's amazing managing 20 mins in one go.

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Come on Mrs Lazy -you can do it. Just get your gear on and put one foot in front of the other and see where the spirit takes you. Then you can say that you have started again.

And before you know it, you will be flying . Well you know what I mean.

Please remind me of this log in a few runs time when I have conked out.

Good luck!

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Hi message below to all you lovely helpers. I will be after you if you conk out! Hehe

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Hi mrslazy, just get out there and go for it, slow and steady and listen to your body, I'll bet you will be surprised how well you do and how long you can run for. Once you hit that 20 minutes you won't want to stop, well lets face it if you've put that much effort into a 20 minute run you may as well do another 10 and make it 30!!!!!! :) Good luck

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Thank you for your support. Message below on how I did x

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Are you out there yet? We're all waiting to hear the report!

It really doesn't matter how much you do, as long as you're off that comfy couch! Come on! Just 5 minutes would be good?

Maybe you need to change your name, so you don't feel you've got to live down to it!

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Report below, thank you for caring. The name keeps me on my toes!

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You know you want to, just go outside and run, just think how good you'll feel when you get back and know that the non running period has ended. Then you can reflect and decide what next - reflection period lasts no longer than two days :-)

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Yes thanks, I feel great. Message below for all x

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I returned to running after injury, following a break of 6 weeks (and no 'proper' run for 3 weeks before that) and enjoyed a nice, easy 20 mins run. I didn't take a podcast or music, but just put on my running shoes (and technical gear) and headed out. The only thought was where to turn around so I wouldn't get cold walking home; this was a concern because I don't like running with a spare layer tied around my waist, but if you don't mind this, then you won't need to worry about it.

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I agree running with a spare layer around your middle is not nice, but with a spare tyre it's even worse. Lol message below for all x

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Thank you all, I'm back. I admit I started on week 2 and found it fine, I really have turned into a lump of lard. But a gentle start, though in the sleet not that gentle.

When I had finished I felt great and had some porridge and a shower. Now will keep the diet good and have the buzz three times a week.

So glad you all got me off the couch, it is so much more than being able to run, it helps your mood, posture all those aches and pains you get when you are a slob. So glad to be back. Thanks all x

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Hurrah! Sleet - yuk! Good for you.

I need a 9 week anti-slouching programme - my posture at the laptop is dreadful - keep getting tingles at the back of my neck, and I know it's just from the bad sitting.

Right. I will now turn this off and get outside - not running today, but off my backside would be a good start! There - you've motivated me in return, thank you! Mrs-not-so-lazy.

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Hi 6 to 8 weeks off, lots of couch and back to week 2.....hhmmm not so Lazy methinks.

P.S

Porridge, breakfast, dinner and tea of champions.

All the best.

Dale

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