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.

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.

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

Wish me 🍀

Who else runs?

Anyone else is getting back into running?

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You Don't Have To Go Fast, You Just Have To Go.
Claire Justine
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  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!

  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!


    • 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.

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  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. 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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