You Don’t Have To Go Fast, You Just Have To Go

You Don’t Have To Go Fast, You Just Have To Go. Hello friends, happy Saturday. So how are you today?

I am happy to say I am finally out running again. When you have a break from running it gets harder to get back into it.

Then before you know it, your on another break. This has been happening for years now so I’ve taken the bull by the horns and pushed myself to start again.

You Don't Have To Go Fast, You Just Have To Go.

You Don’t Have To Go Fast, You Just Have To Go:

I must admit it is down to Parkrun opening up again that I have started.

I’ve been saying all the way through lockdown I must get fit for Parkrun and then doing nothing about it.

Not last week but the week before I did a mile run, twice that week then took on the challenge that is Gedling Country Park, Parkrun.

Oh the joys, this is a hard Parkrun at the best of times, never mind with no training under your belt.

A few hard hills and a fast walk up those I completed it in 42 minutes and 5 seconds.

A long way off my PB in 2016 of 30 minutes 33 seconds but I got out there and did it.

I have last Saturday’s Parkrun story to tell and today’s but everything is a little behind as I lost my poor Mollie The Collie last week. But running is helping me get through these sad times.

You Don't Have To Go Fast, You Just Have To Go.
You Don't Have To Go Fast, You Just Have To Go.

You Don’t Have To Go Fast, You Just Have To Go:

Now I’m back out training and planning my faster time goals.

Wish me 🍀

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Firstly, Teversal Trail Run: Saturday Morning Run Motivation. I’m in good spirits. It’s great because I’m back to running on a regular basis. I haven’t run this many times in a week without getting hurt in years, so it’s great to be back. Also, I even ran a few sprints this morning to put my lungs to the test!!

I had a couple drinks last night, so it’s not horrible. What do you do on the weekends!? Finally, I’ve Figured Out How To Drink Water With My Whiskey!! I was relieved to be able to run following yesterday night’s experience. What is it about Friday nights that makes them so special?

I’m always in the mood for a night out and a drink on Fridays. So, half a bottle of red wine later (which leaves you wanting more when you have no more left) Trail Run: Saturday Morning Run Motivation.

Secondly, A Run Around Gedling Country Park With Mollie The Collie And My Husband:

My Husband and I went for a run in Gedling Country Park with Mollie the Collie. Greetings, friends. Have a wonderful Thursday. So, how are things going with you? Because the weather has been so lovely recently, we went for a run somewhere different yesterday morning when it was nice again.

I’m Forcing Myself To Get Out Of The House. Locking yourself up and staying inside when the weather is nice can be detrimental to your mental health. You reach a point where you don’t want to leave the house at all, but you know you must because if you don’t, you will never go. I had to persuade myself to go to work, and if I hadn’t gone to work, I doubt I would have left the house at all. A Run Around Gedling Country Park.

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Just the motivation I needed to maintain running during the summer vacation. So there will be no lying in bed for me. Every morning, I was out pounding the pavement. With all of my children sound asleep! I also enjoyed going for a run first thing in the morning. I was really fortunate to be given the opportunity to review the Asics Indicate trainers, the Asic Gel Glorify.  Gel Luminus Review.

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Last but not least, my running Instagram page: Chasing my Parkrun PB.

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28 Comments

  1. Lovely
    16th August 2021 / 6:24 am

    I know it’s hard to get back to running after a break, but you are doing great! Keep going!
    xoxo
    Lovely

  2. 16th August 2021 / 1:29 pm

    Claire, good for you for getting back into your running! It looks like a beautiful place to run! Get it, girl!

    Shelbee

    • 21st August 2021 / 9:14 am

      Aww, thanks Shelbee. It is so hard work, ha!

  3. 16th August 2021 / 8:07 pm

    Good for you! I don’t run, but I’m hoping to get back to being more our active after our move.

    Michelle
    A bijoubeadboutique

  4. Celyn
    20th August 2021 / 12:00 pm

    This does look like a gorgeous place! I don’t run but I could totally apply your mindset to other things where I need motivation! Thank you for sharing!

  5. 22nd August 2021 / 5:09 am

    it looks like beautiful running place 🙂
    I go for a morning run 2-3 times a week and it helps me organize my emotions and thoughts plus it is good way to keep my weight under control 🙂

    • 24th August 2021 / 5:41 pm

      Thanks, it is great for getting me planning things 🙂

  6. 22nd August 2021 / 11:33 pm

    It is always challenging to come back to running after a break. You can do it and you will be so happy! Good luck w your parkrun

  7. 23rd August 2021 / 1:19 am

    The only way to start again is to start agan! The scenery looks lovely even if the hills are challenging.

    So sorry to hear about your dog. 🙁

    • 24th August 2021 / 5:47 pm

      Thank you, I am finding running very challenging at the minute. But also like a challenge 🙂

  8. 23rd August 2021 / 2:26 pm

    Good luck! And congratulations for getting out there and doing it. Starting up again is the hardest part- now you just have to keep going.
    Sorry to hear about Mollie 🙁 Yes, running will help you get through the sadness!

  9. 23rd August 2021 / 3:33 pm

    I am definitely trying to get back to running after an operation in May! I was doing so well and then last week I basically had no time or energy, nor was the weather playing very nicely!! I’m sure you had similar weather, we get yours generally 1 – 2 days later! ha!

    last week we actually were fully preparing for our parkrun launch! And it went very well but as RD of course I could not run it.

    So sorry to hear about Mollie. x

    • 24th August 2021 / 6:07 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Renee 🙂 Running can be so difficult to get back into when you’ve had time away. I am struggling this week.

  10. Jenn
    23rd August 2021 / 4:47 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We lost our pug this weekend, and running is certainly helping.

    I love the idea of parkrun. That’s not something we have where I live, but it sounds so great.

    • 24th August 2021 / 6:10 pm

      Thank you Jenn. Hope you are OK as I know exactly how you will be feeling 🙁

  11. 24th August 2021 / 2:25 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We never have enough time with them!

    I haven’t had to take a lot of time off this year, although I had a few weeks at the beginning of the year when I wasn’t feeling good. But between vaccines and caring for my mom, it’s been a year of starting and stopping and low mileage!

    As they say, forward is a pace. 🙂

    • 24th August 2021 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you . I have had a lots of stressful moments this year and need to get my miles in again.

  12. 28th August 2021 / 5:21 pm

    Starting up running is tough! I was out for a bit with an injury and I know what you mean. Good for you for getting back at it!

    • 2nd September 2021 / 6:17 pm

      Thanks Lisa. I got flu and had to take some time off again, grr 🙁

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