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Just one Thing - June 24th

Realfoodieclub
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One thing this week

As I am reading through the replies to the personal markers I see that we are all having a similar issue to the things we don’t deep down want to do even though we know it is good for us. For me it is bit of stretch work. If I can avoid it I will. I know it is one of the best things for me and I can do it I a little bit of time compared to some of my other training it is a doddle to fit in at home, but saying that do I do it every week, No I don’t most times I would rather go out for. A 2km walk instead. For the last three weeks leading up to my HM I did it 2-3 times every week because my physio was keeping an eye on me and now I’m back to trying my best to avoid it

So I thought we could try a different motivation for June. Add in one thing for the week you know you should do but don’t like. Let’s all try and push our comfort zones a bit. It is a weekly challenge so you can change what you want to do each week. We will put a post up each week and all you have to do is tell us what it is your attempting this week and keep us informed on how you got on with it.

Good luck

Rfc x

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Realfoodieclub

This week it is a big one for me.

I have a new project beginning to formulate on the exercise front and I need to be a whole heap stronger than I am right now so my just one thing this week is to up my gym sessions to three a week. 😳.

That means squats three times a weeks, planks three times a week Eeeek. 😂😂😂. I will be taking out the swimming just for a few weeks to help me get used to the extra gym sessions. I am hoping once I have built up a bit I can add the swimming back in.

Have a great week everyone.

Rfc x

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skysue16

planks and squats - very good :) just out of interest - do you do the planks and squats on the same day?

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Realfoodieclub
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in reply to skysue16

I do them on non running days. Mainly because I find it easier to do them once I have got started with strength work. My physio said I shouldn’t do my leg strength work on the same days that I run so I have just added all his exercises into my gym days. 😀.

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UnfitNoMore
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This week it isn’t an activity that I want to add... I’m going to get on a train and go to the next town, so my 10k will be a run home instead of laps. I usually shake the whole train journey (maybe this will count as a warmup) and haven’t been on more than 10 in my life, the last was over a decade ago. So... getting that done will be good for my spirits in the run.

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Realfoodieclub
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

It is going to be a big journey but think of all the different places you can run if you conquer it 😀. I hope it all goes smoothly for you. Rfc x

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skysue16

That sounds a great idea, hope it goes well :)

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Jogunlikely

Hope that goes well for you. Tackling something fearfull is an incredibly powerful thing.

We are on that train with you, holding your hand if needed x

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Jogunlikely

One of the last times I did this I went from Winchester to London and my friend, knowing that there’s no way I’d ever hurt her, managed to push me into a seat and sat on me the whole way there. Coming out of Harvey Nicks at the end of the day I hailed a cab... there was no way I was getting on another train... cost me about £300 to get home, this time I can run for free!!

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Jogunlikely

Wow, just wow.

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Kertesz
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

I just want to say, ‘good luck’. You offer so much support here, to so many people... I for one, will partake in a virtual 10K with you when you step off that train and head for home. X x

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Kertesz

Thanks... I can do this! Think Thursday is the day.

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skysue16

I am doing a few planks etc now and again, but no routine. This week I will endeavour to complete my next running plan. It will stipulate stretching (run days) or strength work (non-run days) plus stretch & flex (work days!) and a 'rest' day.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to skysue16

Sounds like a great approach to me... have a good week.

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Realfoodieclub
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in reply to skysue16

Sounds like you are getting it all fitted in, which is great. You have really kept going with it all. Well done. Rfc x

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Getfitok

I am still trying to stick at s&f (I do week 5 of nhs) but failing miserably. I really need some kind of push. It’s only twice a week for goodness sake. Right no more faffing, I’m going to do it!

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Realfoodieclub
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in reply to Getfitok

You are not alone, most of us have some sort of mental block when it comes to S&F, I just keep telling myself think of the benefits to my running 😀. Rfc x

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Realfoodieclub

I am sorry just realised I didn’t put any links up to help. These NHS little help sheets have some great ideas. The sprint one is popular for runners

nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/g...

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paulanoo

Ok. I did some stretching after my run and added some balance exercises. I added some shoulder exercises as I have limited movement there. I’m on hols so I have no excuse not to do something every day. I shall keep you updated. Thanks

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to paulanoo

I think we all know that the stretching helps, but after a long run it’s often neglected... in trying to get better at that bit myself. Balance is only going to help of course, the brain will learn to react to uneven foot fall with the exercises and the differences, especially in the trail, can be pretty big. The more shoulder work I can get in the easier the run is at the end... I think my form suffers a lot as I tire, and the neck and shoulders sometimes feel it more than the legs. Hope the exercises help you improve that mobility. You’re on it... have a great week.

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paulanoo

Thanks. Someone said at my Pilates class that those who have trouble with balance exercises (Me!) are 'fallers'. As I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, I don't want to fall. Added motivation to do my balance exercises. I can hunch my shoulders when I tire which is not good.

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Realfoodieclub
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in reply to paulanoo

I am the same as UnfitNoMore and you, when I get tired on a run my shoulders nearly touch my ears. I have learnt to shake them down a bit on a run when I feel them rise up. I find the putting on your socks is a great balance exercise, I try and work towards it most days. I’m getting there. Slow but sure.

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Jogunlikely

I really, really, really will do my physio exercises every day. I've managed 2 days in row so far 🙂 also added to my sticker chart (I must have been so deprived of these when I was little 🤦‍♀️) but hey it's working x

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Kertesz
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in reply to Jogunlikely

Kerching to you! And stickers... 🤔... I like...

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Jogunlikely
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in reply to Kertesz

I may post a pic on my next magic run 😁

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Kertesz
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in reply to Jogunlikely

Yes please!! ✅✅✅

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Realfoodieclub
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in reply to Jogunlikely

Well done on your 2 days. I think stickers are great motivators. You can do this 😀. Rfc x

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Jogunlikely

Stickers are good... I use virtual ones a lot! 2 days in a row is a good start, keep it up.

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Kertesz
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Ooooh... where do you get virtual stickers from...? I like the sound of that!

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UnfitNoMore
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Kertesz
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Thanks! Now I just need to find a small person to show me how to use the site!! And... hope that train ride goes ok, if today is the day... (and the run home again, obvs!!) x

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