Fake it til you make it!

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About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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10 Responses to Fake it til you make it!

  1. elainewaine@hotmail.com says:

    Sheer determination! Great shot; well done you x

    • mawil1 says:

      Thanks Elaine! I bought this off the official race photographer, they managed to catch me at the end when ï sprinted. I suspect that the other 9900m looked a bit more shuffling!

  2. pwhent says:

    What a brilliant photo Julie. It says it all – style, form, determination….and a great outfit 🙂 Brilliant!!

    • mawil1 says:

      Glad to hear that you appreciate the outfit!! The photo was such a fluke that I had to buy it, my Parkrun pictures don’t look anything like that! I’m going to make sure that my son has a copy for posterity!

  3. Loving the form and the look on your face! Go girl! Congrats—

  4. fitandperky says:

    You don’t look like you are faking it!

    • mawil1 says:

      It’s sort of fake because I was sprinting to the finish line and only did that for the last 100m! If I could run a bit like that more of the time, then I’d be a better runner! But that’s the idea of ‘fake it til you make it’ you behave like like a mature, accomplished, confident person and then one day you’ realise that you are! If I spend more time running like a real runner then one day I will be a real runner!

      • fitandperky says:

        Noooo! You are already a real runner. Every time you put on your running shoes, every time you turn up to Park Run, every time you enter a race. Maybe you can be a better runner but you are already a real runner. Keep going.

      • mawil1 says:

        Thank you! Realistically, although the competition that counts is the one with yourself, it’s easy to feel inadequate when others are faster – even beginners and children! But hey ho that’s life! I just keep trying!

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