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Spring has sprung and Run 3 done!

Good morning CheeziJoggers,

Week 1 is now finished for me; 3 runs have been completed and there are another 8 weeks left on the Couch to 5K programme.

The weather has certainly had a positive effect and when it is a beautiful day with blue skies and sunshine, the thought of another run doesn’t seem that bad a prospect.

It has been lovely seeing all your pictures, full of sunshine and smiles – do keep them coming.

Many of you are saying how great you feel after your run, even if you were not in the mood before you started and there could well be a reason for that....

Here comes the science bit! Physical exercise, e.g. running and dancing increases your heart rate and stimulates the production of endorphins. Endorphins are hormones which act as a “natural drug” and promote positive feelings making you feel more alert and happier. Endorphins can kick in during a work-out but more often than not afterwards, which is why we often get that euphoric feeling after exercising. This is sometimes referred to as a “runner’s high” and can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life.

So, if you don’t feel like running one day, remember that boost and sense of achievement you get after finishing, not to mention the encouraging words from your chosen coach, in my case Sarah Millican, whose warm northern tones feel like a virtual hug at the end of each run when she congratulates me on completing another session. Although, I do think my app must have a fault as when she suggests I have a snack, such as a banana she misses the word CAKE off the end of the sentence which I’m sure she meant to say 😂.

Having now successfully completed Week 1, I am now looking ahead to Week 2 and actually looking forward to the challenge. Good luck to everyone who are finishing their Week 1 runs and let’s grab hold of Week 2 and smash it!

Keep going and do keep sharing your photos and stories which are proving to be so motivational and very supportive.

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