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Upsetting phone call. Then ran 6k!

Had an upsetting phone call today and started to feel a bit sorry for myself. Then thought, "F*** it" I'll run instead. And I did! Was so busy thinking about the phone call I didn't really notice the time and just kept going. Gobsmacked to see I ran for 6K!

And I felt so much better afterwards. A cure for most ails methinks. Keep running everyone.

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Running = therapy.

Therapy for what?

Anything!!!

Keep going and keep enjoying it!

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Yes, once you're off thinking about something other than running, it's surprising what you can achieve.

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Love it ! That's brilliant .

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Wow! Congrats, thats impressive to not notice! :)

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Well done!

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That's really interesting, and thanks for posting about it. It makes me realise just how much of an impact that little voice in our heads can have on us. Usually to limit us, and once we are distracted then we are capable of much more.

I am going to experiment on my next run and really focus on something else... What to get folk for Xmas presents maybe :)

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Thanks for that inspiring thought. A dear friend died Saturday from bowel cancer. Will keep my thoughts on her later.

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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Hopefully you have plenty of lovely memories of your friend which, in time, will bring a smile to you.

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Thank you.

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We'll done you irishprincess! I entirely agree that out mindset and thoughts can either help or hinder a run. It hindered me big time today, so your posting was a good reminder that this is all about mind over matter!

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Thank you. It is hard sometimes not to think of the physical effort, isn't it?

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I've had that! I usually do one of my runs during a work at home-day and one particularly frustrating afternoon I was so fed up, I went for a run fuming all the way...did 7k! I did read later on that some advise first time race runners to dissociate during the first half of the run; that is, not think/worry about the running bit...Although I must say, I find it difficult to do that spntaneously so if anyone has tips?

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I try and visualise how I'll feel AFTER the run. I imagine myself relaxing with a glass of wine in my hand. It works for me!

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