Couch to 5K
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today me and my lad did stamina for the second time. I wasn't feeling great after a really intense day at work, and my knee hurt :(

Anyway we set off and the first big hill was OK but I felt jaded. The second big hill was sooo hard. I was running but something in my chest was feeling so heavy ( not cardiac....I am a nurse so I hope I know the difference!!!) and I felt like I could sob and scream and cry. I felt all the pain and hurt well up in me from recent 'stuff'. I could see Leon way off in the distance and I couldn't keep up, I felt a failure and awful.I stopped twice and cried...but I carried on, and did 5.48 in 35 mins.

Has anyone else experienced this emotional pain when running, or is it just me??!!!

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Yup. Running can release endorphins and make things feel better, but sometimes it is just very very hard. But there will be better days and better runs. Hang on in there.



Thanks Greenlegs that seems like really good advice


Well done you for running outside, up hills and such a gat distance in a fab time. I am still shackled to the treadmill :( have decided tow runs a week on treadmill then gradually introduce outside runs. You are doing amazing.


Thankyou so much....yes hills are ********* I think I would fall off one of those things, I'm not very good at co-ordinating myself!! I think you will love the outdoors runs, it makes you feel free and powerful that your body can cover that distance with nothing else....quite amazing! Have a fab weekend xx


Sorry for spelling mistakes lol hope you get the jist lol


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