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New year goals 2024

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by JT1999, Jan 17, 2024.

  1. JT1999

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    Failed.

    5:20 - its progress I suppose but I really thought I was going to nail it. But I just could not maintain the pace in the second half.
     
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    It's only February - you'll get there, JT.

    Beth x
     
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    Thanks, its just disappointing because I had high hopes for this one. It feels like 20 seconds is a lot to knock off too. It's always the same with me on anything athletic, I make initial progress really quickly but then I get stuck on a plateau for ages. It reminds me of when I was a kid, trying to learn how to do an aerial. I was nearly there with it for about a year before I finally got it.
     
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    Aww, that's a shame! Pacing is why I always remained a sprinter. Perhaps try to achieve a certain distance in under 3 minutes and gradually work up to 5?
     
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    How was your mile run. Hope fully you achieved you time expectation

    Congrats on the achievement for the half mile
     
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    5:23 was my best this week, so I’ve gone backwards. And one of my hamstrings started hurting early into the run this morning so I bailed, walked home and got back into bed.
     
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    Try not to be downhearted, JT. I've found that there is soooo much that goes into whether I can do a good time or not. It's not simple. There's the weather on the day, my general mood/mindset/ whether there are other runners with me/ diet. Then there's hormones to take into account too..

    You'll get there, I reckon. Stick with it.

    Beth x
     
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    Yeah I'll get there, even if its two steps forward, one step back.... Nothing worth doing is ever easy.

    Work is picking up a bit though which is good, I have 3 training/weight-loss clients now. I got the last one by chance in the gym car park on Saturday, she had a flat tyre and didn't know what to do. I tried pumping it up but the air was leaking out as fast as it would go in. She asked me if I knew any of the men inside and whether one could put the spare on for her, so I did it myself. Got talking with her and she hired me for 3 sessions a week for 4 weeks. She must have been impressed seeing me handle that big heavy wheel!
     
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    Go girl JT
    I am happy for you that your exercise routine will benefit other as well
     
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    Forgot to update this - 5:17 is my PB now. Progress for sure, but I was secretly hoping I'd have nailed it by now.
     
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    Getting close, well done! Plenty of 2024 left yet, though I get you want to have succeeded by now.
     
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    It's turned into a grind, that's for sure. I just thought because I've been running so long, that ability I've got for distance endurance and inclines would translate quickly into speed on the flat over short distances. Turns out, no it doesn't. Good job I am stubborn.
     
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    I think stubbornness is required to nail these sorts of challenges. Best of luck in breaking the 5' mark, I'm rooting for you!
     
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    I have set a goal for 2024 to tell at least three people that I am bisexual. I am almost entirely closeted, so this is a big stretch for me. Nervous, but excited!
     
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    Have you decided who are the people you’re going to tell?
     
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    Oh yeah, for sure. Unless you’re naturally gifted, anything athletic is a slog. I don't think I have any natural ability at all for this kind of thing, maybe apart from being small & light. It took me ages to nail the aerial and backflip when I was a kid. Some other girls managed it a lot faster. I hurt myself plenty of times and there were lots of tears out of sheer frustration but I persisted and got there in the end.
     
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    I have a co-worker who has become a friend. I feel safe to tell her. I also have a long-time friend from high school that I have kept in touch with over the years and see often. She is a good listener, but sometimes it is difficult to get a word in during our conversations. lol. The third is going to be tough. Most of my guy friends are homophobic. Actually, all to a degree. They are not mean spirited. Like me, they just grew up in that time. I am probably going to pick one of them and just let the chips fall where they may. I don't want to open a can of worms with any of my family members yet. Really, my sister and my nephew are the only options on that front. My mom is 81 and we have enough issues already. I grew up in a somewhat abusive home.
     
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    Yeah I don't suppose an 81 year old would really understand. I tried to tell my mum years ago and was mostly met with confusion. And I was 18 then I think, she would have been 50 ish. But she's pretty backwards, we're from the middle of nowhere in farming country. I ended up with a boyfriend shortly after and it was never mentioned again.

    I've never really been one for talking about it with family. I think my brother had suspicions years ago but he's never said anything. Same with co-workers. Just never felt the need to say anything. Obviously it would be very different if I was with a woman instead of a man. My close friends know, I've drunkenly hit on most of them (cringe) and I was fully out at university living a hundred miles from home. But I just don't see any benefit from wearing it like a badge especially with people that don't know me. It's nice to be able to talk to people about it but I find most straight people (apart from my university friends) care very little one way or the other.
     
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    My co-worker and I have shared some hard stories together and we are friends. She is pretty easy-going. I can totally relate to your views on family. I also agree that I don't need to wear my sexuality like a badge. I would much rather get to know a person better, before I get into anything like that. Folks can do what they like, so I'm cool with it. It's just not me though. I am also not any kind of activist. I find most people live and let live. Those who don't, I just treat like a wrong number and hang up. I am glad to have found this community though. (Thanks therapist!).
     
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    New years resolutions are cringe. one should set goals at any time.