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SUPER SUNNY SUNDAY!

Vale Jim – “Great men are not born great; they are made great through the adversities and trials they overcome for the sake of others”I was deeply saddened when I received a message last weekend from Jim’s daughter Robyn, advising me that Jim was in palliative care…a day later, he had passed. My eyes well up thinking of this truly respected man, one whom I am so extremely privileged to have known for several years. Jim Reid loved with such a great depth. He adored his family and he had all the time in the world for others whom he always put before himself. I first knew Jim when I began coaching a recreational running group called Run With Life. His daughter Robyn frequented the sessions and Jim would often make an appearance, have a chat, run at the lake, and just…be there. For as long as I have known Jim he battled the cancer that would ultimately overcome him, and yet his attitude was always cheery and positive. He was a great runner. A marathoner in his time and his passion for running was always evident. As a member of the Traralgon Harriers, Jim was not only a proficient runner, but more-so a great encourager and supporter of others who shared his passion – his daughter Robyn included. Many of our members will have fond memories of their conversations with Jim and I am extremely sad to pass on this news to those who’s lives he touched. More recently, Jim and I shared a love for the ‘lolly-pop’! We both held positions as School Crossing Supervisors (though in different shires), and would catch up now and then for a chat; either in person or via text, about our duties as we donned the high-vis yellow coats and hats Monday to Friday!
The world is at a loss for losing you Jim, but it is a better place because of you.
My deepest sympathies and thoughts go out to Jim’s friends and family at this time.
The funeral of this dear and wonderful man Jim Reid, will be held on Wednesday at 11am.It will be available to Livestream on the link below.https://www.belindajanevideo.com/client-video/james-reid/(Streaming commences at 10:45am)It can also be watched via this link at a later time or date.


____________________________________________________________________________________________The 8-Year Itch!“Because a change is as good as a holiday!”Steve and I have never wanted a ‘Forever Home’, we prefer to keep on the move and go with the flow of life as it moulds and changes over time. Chapters. Each as captivating and intriguing as the next, turning the page with anticipation and excitement as to what will unfold. We have enjoyed immensely the past 8 years in our beautiful and perfect little home in Lilydale. It was a big change for us, coming from a secluded bush setting of the western red cedar home that we adored for 8 years in Launching Place from 2006 just before we married until 2012. Each home brought us great happiness and was perfect for that time of our lives, and now, we move on to find our next little perfect abode for this chapter. Shortly, this light, bright, happy little home in Lilydale will be going on the market! A true ‘Runner’s Paradise’! 700m from Lilydale Lake, 200m to the Warburton Trail, 2km from the Mt Evelyn Athletics Track, and a little hop, skip, and a jump to the plentiful trails of Silvan and the Dandenong Ranges. The location is sunny, in a quiet private road setting among 10 other little houses, low maintenance and has only ever known Steve and I as owners. I have always felt as if I were on holidays in this house! For some reason it reminds me of a place we stayed at in Airlie Beach, the sun streaming through the shutters from dawn till dusk, the bird-song in the mornings, and the beautiful garden setting. Steve has put much love in to the vegetable garden which is bountiful all year round, and the native gardens that surround the house on common areas have been a labor of love and passion. When we first bought the house, yet to be completed, there was nothing here. I remember the day very well, it was 2 weeks before Melbourne Marathon 2012, to be my first marathon, and I was terrified of injuring myself lugging furniture around! Suffice to say, all went without a glitch! Please be assured – we are not moving far! We want to head back out to the valley, to our happy place of Warburton. A place where we just feel at home. The river, the mountains, the small village feel…a quieter life, a simpler existence, a haven for the three of us and for our friends (you all!) and family to visit and retreat to. A little house on the prairie is what we envisage! Nothing in regards-to Gen Run will change, and of course The Running Company Lilydale. We are just really excited to begin a new chapter, to be at one with nature, and to create our next little slice of paradise. We have wonderful plans of hosting Gen Run social gatherings there and to welcome you all to visit whenever you like. It will be a place of great peace and tranquility, of warmth and leisure.
Here are the details of our home in Lilydale that will be going on the market in the coming weeks! Please feel free to share with your friends and family!

11 Themeda Place, Lilydale:

*3 bedroom*1 bathroom with bath and shower plus seperate toilet*Double (much bigger than the usual) lock up garage*Under house storage/workshop with lighting and power connections*Newly tiled large north facing decking*Tasmanian hardwood floors*Large bird aviary along the back of the house*Impressive veggie garden and well established native gardens*Stone kitchen bench tops*Solar hot-water and ducted heating
$620,000-$660,000

________________________________________________________________________________Every day a different body… “If I didn’t wake up and feel sore, I might think I was dead!Without a doubt this seems to be the truth for me, and I am sure I am not alone in this! Everyday we are different. Not just older, but perhaps more conditioned, stronger, leaner, or stiffer, weaker, tighter, energetic or lethargic, relaxed or exhausted. Sore in one area that yesterday felt fine! Fine in an area that yesterday was sore! I certainly can’t seem to work it out! The rhyme or reason eludes me! Importantly, it is simply an acknowledgement of what we are feeling, making a judgement as to what we should do, and using the strength and sense of the mind to nourish and be kind to our bodies that really are incredible things to be loved and appreciated in all forms. There are few runners I know who aren’t ‘dealing’ with some sort of niggle or other. We are not symmetrical beings and as such the body tends to invariably be stronger or more dominant on one side which; under the stress, load, and repetition of running, can lead to compensation injuries, over-load injuries, stress injuries, and general imbalances causing tightness and pain. The wonderful thing is that we can do something about it, to some part anyway! 

  • Consistent strength work to target specific areas
  • Self massage/rolling/gentle stretching
  • Rotation of running footwear to adjust the foot and body position/alignment (rest and recruit evenly)
  • Change the terrain and gradient of running surfaces
  • Reduce inflammation through anti-inflammatory foods/supplements
  • Keep well hydrated 
  • Adequate and high quality sleep (repair time)
  • Allow rest between intense/long sessions 
  • Manage load (intensity and duration)
  • Reduce stress
  • Seek professional advice from recommended health care practitioners

For myself it is a constant of game of cat and mouse between what I want to be able to do (in the running sense) and what my body will allow at any given time. Due to the nature of osteoarthritis this can often change from day to day. Frustrating, yet educational! Usually there will be one knee that is happier than the other due to the natural asymmetry of the body and the aforementioned compensation situation, and also the rate of degeneration from both loading and age. To add insult to injury, my latest woes have come from what we now believe is the likely cause of my random foot pain and ‘feelings’ – a nerve compression injury. Warning! Beware of doing leg-swings in the garage! A few weeks back I was preparing for my run whilst Steve got his bike out of the garage. I was standing there doing my leg swings (as you do!) and misjudged where a pile of new decking tiles was and WHAM! There goes the inside of the ankle joint right into the corner of the unforgiving stack! At the time it brought tears to my eyes and was just very sore and bruised (off I went running!), then the pain in my leg began. Not just pain but pins and needles, burning sensations, tightness, numbness and constant aching. This then progressed down in to the foot which has all of these feelings and more now on a very regular basis (like, every moment of every day pretty much!). Apparently, in the place that contacted the tiles directly runs the largest nerve in the foot! Great! The result, a nerve compression injury, inflammation, and the random and very frustrating and painful – nerve pain… Good to have an answer nonetheless and to know that I am not doing damage by running, if only perhaps delaying the recovery process a little. To be honest, and strangely enough, often running is the least painful part of my day! Yay for those happy, pain reducing endorphins! Apparently over time, the inflammation will reduce and the nerve will stop sending out all its crazy messages to my foot. 
Returning from injury can be both exciting and terrifying. It never gets easier, we just get better at handling the process. For those of our runners who have been dealing with significant running injuries and are now on the comeback may I offer some advice (that comes from many many ‘return to running’ scenarios over my time!):

  1. Be patient – trust the process and your professional advisors
  2. Be kind – to your body, head and heart 
  3. Be willing – to ’start again’ and embrace this opportunity of reincarnation

It is not unusual to find great improvement after an injury set-back. The strength work, the rest, and the care that you have given your body during your time of injury will all be extremely valuable when you get back to your running. I have run some of my best times just months after returning from major set-backs and time off. This is very encouraging! Optimism and positive thinking will go a long way to boosting your post-injury running performance – do not underestimate the power of the mind. There is little point comparing yourself to the runner you were before; you are not that runner now. You can be better!!! You have given your body time off (and whether you wanted to or not, an off-season is extremely important and as recreational runners, generally the only time we practice this is when our body’s force us in to it. Perhaps if we were smarter we might just take some time off before we get injured???) Perhaps…

💟 One Family At A Time Virtual Run + Walk
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Virtually Racing! Are you needing some motivation and purpose to your running? Here are a couple of local, charity-run events that might just give you that pep-talk you need right now!

Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 9 AM – 2 PMPublic · Hosted by One Family At A TimeOnline EventGet your running shoes ready, it’s time for OFAAT’s Virtual run + walk!Normally around this time of year, the team at OFAAT and our Volunteers are gearing up to to head over to Siem Reap, Cambodia to participate in “Running for a Roof” – but for obvious reasons, this year, we are bringing our annual running event to you! On November 22nd, we will be hosting our first ever Virtual Run + Walk, with events to suit everyone. These distances can be run or walked, it’s entirely up to you.Each of the events is tied to a fact about Cambodia and signifies the very reason why our work there is so important. We hope that learning a little bit more about this incredible country will motivate you during your event!The events are: – 3km: 3.8 is the average number of years that girls in Cambodia 
will attend school for (across primary and secondary)- 5km: 5.6 is the average number of years that boys in 
Cambodia will attend school for (across primary and 
secondary)- 10km: Less than 10% of Cambodian people are able to attend 
university – 15km: Only 15% of children attend upper secondary school- 20km: 20% of 5-9 year old children are already employedWe will be posting more information about the event leading up to it, so please stay tuned for more details!There will be a welcome and warm up before we all kick off our events together (in spirit!) and a celebratory drink the evening with some prizes!The entrance fee is $15 and we are raising funds to GO BIG in Cambodia! There is a huge need for services such as mother / baby clinics, mental health support, and play groups and we are planning on buying a building in Cambodia to support us to deliver these programs. The space will also be an office for our staff, a sewing centre for the women from our incredible SEW FARE – social enterprise, it will provide space for english classes and also provide a shop front where we can sell SEW FARE stock. 
It will also provide a space for volunteers to meet and plan activities with staff. ALL funds donated will be used to help us purchase a suitable building.Please register your details and your distance via the eventbite link (coming soon!) and make your payment of $15 via the Give Now link, OFAAT bank transfer or through PayPalRegistration payments or donations can be made here:
https://www.givenow.com.au/…/onefamilyatatimevirtualru…/More information coming soon, but save the date, invite your friends and get excited! Please feel free to comment on this event or message us if you have any questions about the event.


✴️ Run For The Young Marathon 2020

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Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 6 AM – 1 PMBridge Builders Youth OrganisationPublic · Hosted by Bridge Builders Youth OrganisationThrive Sports Medicine and The Running Company – LilydaleTicketswww.runfortheyoung.com.au/product/registrationIn conjuction with The Running Company Lilydale and Thrive Sports Medicine, Bridge Builders is proud to present the 7th Annual Run for the Young Marathon!This year we are going virtual!With an update to our finisher medals and the addition of a 5km Walking category we know that RFTY 2020 has something for everyone, and you’ll enjoy every minute of it!Sunday 29th November 
VIRTUAL EVENT
To enter or find out more visit www.runfortheyoung.com.au 

Sunday Full Body Functionals via Zoom!
This afternoon at 5PM –

join me and other Gen Runners for a strength session designed to target running-specific muscles to build strength, endurance, stability and power! It is the perfect excuse to give a little something back to your body and to connect with your running buddies and your coach for a fun time indoors or out! All levels and abilities are catered for through options and adaptations. No equipment required – if you do have some hand-weights however, bring them along!Don’t forget to have your drink bottle with you – it is going to be a warm one!
Sunday Funday Strength – Full Body Functionals!Time: 5PM today!
Join us from home via Zoom:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8251579367?pwd=VnIrMzhQVG8yTXNQZjFiTXBRWmZFdz09
Meeting ID: 825 157 9367Passcode: GenRun

Hello Sunny Sunday! ☀️Soak it up and have a beautiful day!I will be putting up this week’s training schedule for you all shortly 👍🏼
Cheers, 
Coach Bec

#genrunsquad
Head Coach : Bec Rosel
stayingpower@live.com
www.generationrun.com.au0414-272-330

This is YOUR Generation to RUN!

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Running in the wind…

and how to adjust your pace and plans 

Being that we seem to be in a very ‘breezy’ weather pattern right now, I thought I might share with you some things I have learnt about running (training and racing) in the wind! 

Immediately I recall Melbourne Marathon 2016 for so many reasons, one being the strong winds that we battled, particularly along Beaconsfield Parade – and for anyone having run Melbourne Marathon before, it’s a long bloody road… Let me take you on a short journey (of 42kms):
My first ‘official’ pacer gig! Having been invited to lead the 3hr 10minute pacing bus for this city’s largest marathon event, I was nervous in a new way, not having ever ‘paced’ at a major city event before and feeling the weight of expectation and responsibility upon my shoulders, plus of course the added pressure of actually having to run that far again only months after racing the marathon in San Francisco on my return to distance racing from (another) stress fracture. The rules around ‘pacing’ are very strict at any major event. The pacer must run even splits for every km and the finishing time must be within 60seconds and not outside 90seconds of the time being paced. For me, I had the most fun in a marathon ever! To be able to run a marathon, not race it, to help others achieve their goals, to have a job required of me and to achieve that was an incredibly fulfilling feeling! And we crossed that line at bang on 3:09:00! However, I digress, back to the wind and the ENORMOUS BUGS! Never before had I encountered hoards of massive bugs flying through the air as we did on that day! They were absolutely everywhere and it was just as well I wasn’t plant-based at that time because the number I ingested was horrific! We hit the strongest gusts of wind along the exposed stretch of Beaconsfield Parade which seemingly goes on forever… 
Towing a yellow balloon behind me, (I had to hold it in my hand as a I ran to stop it from: 1. Flying away, 2. Smacking me constantly in the face, 3. Bouncing off the faces of those running with me!) we took that wind on with vigour and determination! In a race situation it is never good form to use someone as a wind-break but it is definitely accepted and often done. Size does matter! For me, being small in stature, I find that a head or cross-wind really pushes me back and buffers me all over the place. Personally I find that a decent head-wind will easily wipe 15-20seconds off my pace, and regardless of a tail-wind on the return (if you are lucky enough), the benefit of this is negated by the extent to which the offending wind has stripped all energy from my legs in trying to push through and not drop off too much in pace. I recall the 10km event at Sandy Point one year. A notoriously windy event and not one I particularly love – possibly because I have never had good weather there! The head-wind was so strong heading out on the first 5km of the course that by the turnaround (having run the slowest 5km EVER), I just had nothing left in me to run a decent second half and found the tail-wind most underwhelming! 
Back to Melbourne Marathon we rallied together as a pack and drew in closer to shelter those who were feeling weaker at that stage of the race from the strongest gusts. Everyone in my pacing group (all men) looked out for each other, we communicated, and runners even offered to give me shelter and wind-break as we ran – and I was pacing them!  Despite the conditions there were many PB’s run, along with the female winner on that day Sinead Diver. 


When it comes to running into the wind there are definitely changes in our form and alterations to our plans that we can make to help us:

  • Shortening stride and increasing cadence
  • Work to effort rather than pace
  • Seek shelter on the route where possible
  • Resist folding over at the waist to ‘push’ in to the wind, and instead ensuring activation of gluts and a higher knee drive
  • Keep strong in the upper body and especially the core
  • It is just wind! Try not to make a big deal of it in your mind
  • Know that you are doing your very best at that particular time regardless of the conditions
  • Avoid wearing baggy or loose clothing that will create drag and flap about annoyingly
  • Try to relax, getting stressed about it is just a waste of energy. 
  • You can’t change the weather. Control the controllable! 

Take care out there and over this blustery weather phase.

Take advantage of a tail-wind where you can and embrace the head-wind as resistance training and take extra strength and brownie points from that! Wear sunnies to avoid small particles and insects from ending up in your eyes, and avoid heavily treed areas.

Be safe, be kind to yourself and be thankful that this is just training and not a race!

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Happy Hump Day News! #genrunsquad

Good Evening to you all!

News just in! Marg Clarke takes out another podium at the Sunset Series with a 2min PB at Princes Park this evening!!!
We hope that all our fabulous Sunset Series Gen Runners had a terrific evening at Princes Park and look forward to seeing your results and photos 😊

Well we started Gen Run Squad training this morning in the wet and windy conditions, and finished with Gen Run Juniors in sunshine and showers! As usual, an array of weather conditions in one day! Thank you Melbourne, ‘variety truly is the spice of life indeed’!

*Now; I have a few things to share here with everyone. We have some terrific workshops coming up and I urge you all to have a good look at them!

• Our March training schedule shall be out by this week’s end for you all to start planning ahead!
• This Sunday we have Warby Up & Running Fun Run and I look forward to seeing our team there for entrants in the 5km and 10km events!
• Monday next week (24th Feb) – we shall be inviting Kirstin Simpson from Health Systems Go, Kilsyth; who will be presenting at our Monday Night Strength Session for 20mins from 6:25PM (after 25mins of a Coach Bec led session from 6PM).
o Topics that will be covered:
*Improving forwards propulsion and take off during gait – 1 exercise
*Glute stability during single leg stance (running) – 2 exercises
*Big Toe and lesser toe Mobility – 2 exercises
• PLEASE DON’T MISS THIS!
• EVERYONE WELCOME & ENCOURAGED
#neverstoplearning

• Kirstin is also holding a workshop on Wednesday 4th March which I shall be attending, and encourage you all to book and come along too also.
Please see the details below and go ahead to make your booking:

Health Systems Go Workshop 2020
👉 INJURY PREVENTION & MOBILITY WORKSHOP 🧠

• ▪︎Targeted training in the foot & hip communication link
• ▪︎Increase jumping & forward propulsion power
• ▪︎Increase toe off & foot strength
• ▪︎Improved barefoot stability & balance
• ▪︎Overuse & sports injury prevention
• ▪︎Shoe Education from a barefoot Podiatrist
• …………………….
• Wednesday 4th March
• 7:45pm | $15 pp
• ……………………..
• @thecompoundtraining
• 📍26/172 Canterbury Rd Bayswater
• …………………….
• ➡️ Book online if you are a compound member
• ☎️ DM or Ph: Kirstin 0407760616
• @healthsystemsgo

Now; a few words from Gen Run Squad member and One Family At A Time founder, Jenny!

As you may be aware I have recently started Jenny Jackson Consulting and am launching (with you!) my first workshop.

The workshop is entitled “Ama La Vita – Love Life” and the topic is dear to us all – Building sustainable personal and professional wellbeing. This workshop will be the first in what I hope to make a series.

My website is currently under development and I will be keen to share it with you soon!

If you are interested in coming along, please let me know. If you know of friends or work colleagues who might benefit from coming along, please send the attached flier to them.

I am also available to conduct this workshop with work groups on-site and would be pleased to discuss this separately.

I look forward to catching up with you soon,

Jen x

2020 Ama La Vita Workshop Flier

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We are a trusted boutique service for people of all abilities. We love challenging the concept of what you can achieve. If you have a dream, we can help you achieve it.

This new initiative hosts personalised, and unique group days out. Liz (the founder); has invited the Gen Run Squad to have a private group experience of our very own! We can tailor it to what YOU want! There will be limited places – approx. 10 persons, and I am after expressions of interest! I encourage you to visit the social media pages (links here: http://www.instagram.com/mysupporthub http://www.facebook.com/mysupporthub) for further information.

For example: This up-coming group experience/ outing is to be held on March 21st!
• Explore the ancient Gondwana Forests at Toolangi State Forest. Beautiful glistening creek walk amongst the tree ferns and gigantic Mountain Ash trees. Afterwards, we lunch together at The Singing Gardens and enjoy the sculpture trails. A sensory experience for everyone.
• Please send me your interest, feedback, and ideas on what we could do together!

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AND FINALLY…

Stay tuned for info regarding the: Labour Day Public Holiday on Monday 9th March for a special MORNING squad session and BRUNCH together!

HAPPY RUNNING TO YOU!

Cheers,

Bec Rosel : Founder and Head Coach

https://generationrun.com.au/ : 0414-272-330 : https://www.facebook.com/genrunsquad/

 

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Generation Run & KINeSYS!

EXCITING NEWS!Kinesys_Au_525x

We have partnered up with KINeSYS!

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Formulated by experts, KINeSYS products are created to provide protection without impacting performance, be simple to apply, and a pleasure to wear.

Not so active? That’s okay too.
Their tagline “However You Perform” was chosen with care.
Whether you are a pro-athlete, lover of being lazy, outdoor-type or something in the middle; the formula and feel of KINeSYS makes it the sunscreen of choice for everyone (including those with sensitive skin).
However you perform, don’t sacrifice your skin.
KINeSYS is the answer.

Follow the link below to view the partnership page for Generation Run and KINeSYS!

https://kinesysactive.com.au/pages/generation-run

 

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‘Fear Not’ – an article by Coach Bec Rosel

“NEVER TRUST YOUR FEARS; THEY DON’T KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS” – ATHENA SINGH

132 comments and a whole lot of insight
To prove we are not alone; ‘your greatest fear when you turned up to your first running session’…

When I asked our community of runners to respond to this open-ended statement, I was nothing short of astounded by the raw honesty and heart-felt admissions that poured onto my Facebook news-feed within moments, and continued to do so for many days after. Conscious that this is but a brief snap-shot of thoughts, I am also aware that this may indeed be a true reflection of what the broader running community also feel when it comes to starting running, joining a new running group, lining up at a race, or just putting on their runners and standing on the doorstep gripped in fear.
Irrational or not; the fear is very real.
It may just be however, that the reality isn’t as frightening as we think.
First; some statistics collated from our post and those who commented—so many thanks to those who did, for without your honesty and openness, there may still be so many out there who think they are alone with their doubts, myself included.
* 53 people told us their fears
* 23% admitted that their greatest fear was ‘Being too slow’…
* A further 23% were most afraid of ‘Not knowing anyone, or not making friends’…
* ‘Not being good enough’ made up 11% of all doubts
* 10% had concerns relating to ’Body Image’
* ‘Being judged, embarrassing oneself, and not being able to ‘get through’ the session’ were named as what was holding back 8% of those who commented
* A further 4% were worried about ‘Holding others back or not performing to expectations’…

None of these fears or doubts are silly. In fact, even 4% of our audience who commented, noted that what frightened them the most about attending their first running session was dying or going into cardiac arrest. Not entirely illogical and certainly worth a mention in this article.
Appreciating the fact that, regardless of what we think others may be thinking, it might be fair to surmise that others are thinking exactly the same things we are!
We are holding ourselves back from doing something that could quite possibly be life-changing for fear that we are going to be the only one out there believing we are too slow, not good enough, the outsider… For me, knowing that everyone else has these same doubts and negative voices in their head, makes me feel a lot less ridiculous, and more likely to take that leap of faith in the safe knowledge that others are doing the same. That’s a nice thing to know, a nice feeling, that—
we are not alone.
When it comes to running as part of a squad; it is fair to say, that regardless of how long one has belonged to said group, each individual is there to focus on their own training pursuits and solo endeavours. Yes we are there to provide support to one-another, to encourage each-other, however, whilst we are running an effort at whatever pace that may be for each of us, the last thing going through our minds is what the person next to us is doing; how they look when they run, what pace they are running at, whether we are likely to form a strong relationship with them, or just a casual mate-ship. We are far too consumed worrying about ourselves!
If this then is the truth, why do we worry so much about what others may think?
*Studies show (link is external) that we consistently overestimate how much, and how badly, others think about us and our failings. An unfortunate consequence of this is that we are far more inhibited and far less spontaneous and joyful than we could be. Source: Pixabay

So then; what do we do? What is the all empowering answer to this predicament we so often find ourselves in? I am not a psychologist, I don’t have the answer; all I hope to do is stir some thoughts and feelings within you so that you may, in time, come to an agreement within your head and your heart on how best to deal with this very real issue.
What I can offer is some comfort in extending to you the compilation of comments to our prompt on social media that we are all being held hostage by the similar fears and doubts of embarrassment and expectations that we put on ourselves.
Our community of runners, not only posted their fears, but also responded to those of others, with some sound and sage advice, warmth, and understanding…
* ‘We will never judge you’
* ‘The fear is real, but the reality is never as bad as we fear’
* ‘Do it—Everyone is welcoming and you will not regret it’
* ‘Take a leap of faith…’
* ‘Everyone is in their own little pain-cave out there regardless of speed. I know I don’t have the energy to do anything but get through the next interval, let alone worry about what others are doing.’
* ‘I’ve never finished a session and though “Gee I wish I had skipped that one”! But when I do miss one, I’m always regretting it…’
* ‘I soon realized that you get out of it what you put in. Everyone has different levels and skills, but you come together to practice your craft with like-minded people in a supportive environment.’
* ‘I actually thought I had to ‘get better’ before I joined, when really; you get better once you join!’

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS ARTICLE VIA OUR POST ON FACEBOOK

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