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Lost in Music and BBC Radio Devon

Good morning CheeziJoggers,


What a beautiful weekend it has been; I do hope you were able to take advantage of the blue skies and sunshine and enjoy some fresh air.


Week 1 is done and dusted and huge CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who has completed their first three runs. We are now starting Week 2 with a spring in our step and a general feeling of positivity that we can achieve this challenge. Sarah Millican (my chosen coach on the app) has introduced some breathing techniques this week which has definitely assisted me now that our run times have increased slightly from last week.


It is heart-warming to bear witness to the support our CheeeziJoggers group are giving to each other and the encouragement is proving to be a great motivator especially as running does not come naturally to everyone, myself included.


I always try to distract myself when running and the easiest way is by listening to music.

My playlist includes upbeat songs, that make me smile and feel happy, as well as music that has a good beat, as during aerobic exercise we naturally synchronize our movements to the beat of the song. By focussing on the happy feelings the music gives us, we can forget how hard we are actually working.


The “dissociative strategy” engaged by listening to music helps us to block out the pain or effort we are putting into our workout and focus on the memories and good feelings playing in our head, evoked by the music, therefore making it easier to carry on.


Since it is on my doorstep, I usually do my runs in the local cemetery; it is generally very quiet, there are not many people around to witness me and the inhabitants are not at all judgemental of my “not very athletic” technique! However, I do think I may need to re-think my playlist as Another one bites the dust and Wake me up before you go go could be better placed for another location!


Whatever music you listen to, (please share your favourite song titles that inspire you to keep going) I hope it provides you with a feel-good boost and leaves you feeling positive 🎧🎵

📻 📻 Speaking about music, Lynn will be chatting to Michael Chequer about Couch to 5K and all things Cheezi on BBC Radio Devon at approximately 4pm TODAY so please tune in if you can 📻 📻

If you haven’t downloaded the free app yet, don’t worry you can do it HERE – there is no time limit and you can fit it in and around your lifestyle 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♂️


For further information, contact us at cheezitfitzoom@gmail.com


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Sandra
Sandra
Mar 04, 2021

Week 2 complete, I’m definitely a morning person,

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CheeziFit
CheeziFit
Mar 04, 2021
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Well done Sandra- you are nailing this challenge 😀

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Sandra
Sandra
Mar 04, 2021


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Claire
Claire
Mar 02, 2021

Week 2 Run 1 complete! Wasn’t as horrific as I thought it would be. Very surprised that I could run for that long after battling the demons in my head that tell me I can’t do this. Had Millie for company again tonight, which definitely helps spur me on and acts as a distraction. Changed route tonight and decided to be brave and run part way along one of the main roads in Ivybridge. All was going well until I had to take a detour into a quiet street as the zip on my sports bra decided to come undone during the first run. 😱🤣😱 It didn’t stop me though! Like a trooper, I kept on running with my arm…

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CheeziFit
CheeziFit
Mar 02, 2021
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Fantastic Claire - nothing like a wardrobe malfunction to keep things interesting. Great to hear Millie is joining in too 😀

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sonja_lincoln
Mar 02, 2021

1st Run of week 2 done!

This mornings run was sponsored by 80's Synth Pop.

It was great to be out running in the sunshine 🌞.

The BMW Ocean Hill was still a killer but a bit easier than Saturdays run.


I'm pleased to see my pace is getting faster and I'm feeling stronger with each run 🏃‍♂️ 💪


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CheeziFit
CheeziFit
Mar 02, 2021
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Fantastic Sonja - it's reassuring to know it gets easier 😀

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teresa711
Mar 02, 2021

Week 2 here we go, this is where I start falling out of love with exercise! Really not feeling the love but as I've agreed to do it and can rant about it on here, off I went!!. Just about to start the warm up walk when my phone rang and my eldest decided this morning was time for a catch up!! So an extra couple of laps around the park and then I think I'm finally off!!. Realising after about 5 mins that Sarah was decidedly quiet in my ear this morning I check my phone to find I was still on Pause!!!! Third time lucky play button pressed and there's the voice I've been waiting to hear.

Anyway…

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CheeziFit
CheeziFit
Mar 02, 2021
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That's fantastic Teresa well done. Feel free to rant - we are here to support you every step of the way 😀

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