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I'm so happy


I'm so pleased with today. I had not run since late December after completing the C25K, for one reason or another I kept putting it off. Then I got it in my head that I had left it too long and would have lost all the fitness that I had built up and would have to start again. Again this led me to continually put off going for that initial run, almost for fear of failure.

So today I bit the bullet. I decided to just try and pick up where I left off and run for the 30 minutes as before. I have to say it was fantastic, it felt like I had hardly left it. My run was a little slower than normal and covered about 0.4 of a mile less distance than I would normally have covered on the same route within the same time, but I finished.

This has really given me new impetus to continue my journey. I hope anyone reading this, that is putting off getting back into running after a break can take a little inspiration and just get out there.

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That's good you had lost so little fitness!


Do you know Dave, That could've been me writing that first paragraph!!! After a few weeks into the the couch25k , I realised that a lot of my running problems were lack of confidence in believing I could do it ! Completing the whole podcast made me believe in myself to the extent that I signed up for the Oxford 10K Town and Gown this May :-) BUT ................ since then I have gone back to making excuses for not training. Reading your post this morning made me realise that maybe I could pick up from where I left off. Even if I can't , I will have started running again. Thanks for giving me the gentle nudge in the right direction :-) and well done to you too :-) I will be going out later for a run , watch this space


Hi kazzers, go for it, what's the worse that could happen :-)


Welcome back Dave! It's great that the break hasn't had any adverse effect on your running fitness, what a boost for your confidence! :) And look, you have inspired kazzers too - result!!


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