Just keep swimming! W5r3 jangles revisited

So 12 days on from my last post I am Imodium free and in a state of sweaty euphoria having just completed the dreaded w5r3. Thank you to this forum and particularly to Cloudchaser for the inspirational Finding Nemo mantra "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming"- it worked (especially in the rain earlier this week!) and I'm now adopting it for life in general... Seriously all the positive comments were brilliant and so true. I shocked myself by actually enjoying it (well the sun was shining in a blue sky with fluffy white clouds and the endorphins were kicking in) and am now actually looking forward to W6!! So to anyone dreading this milestone, you really can do it - the programme works.

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  • Hi Cazmagoo, I am so happy for you!! Running is as much a mental hurdle as a physical one and for me, I found that this programme changed my attitude to challenges in my life in general. For you it's 'just keep swimming', for me it's 'just breath, take your time and breath'. Keep going and I look forward to you getting that graduate badge.

  • Thank you P1glet1 - the shiny graduate badge is glinting seductively on the horizon! I may progress to "Just breath" when I can actually control my breathing more...

  • Well done! It's my next run - just done W5R2 half an hour ago, and I know it's just a mind thing now. I'm going to adopt the just keep swimming mantra too. And isn't it great running in the sunshine? Today is my first run when it hasn't been raining!

  • Greenstar you can do it if I can! It's weird how it just receded in my mind to a bothersome task I just had to get on with without procrastinating. Let's hope for more of the sunny stuff - it makes such a difference as you say - good luck on your next run x

  • Yeah, I know what you mean about it being something you've just got to get on and do. I just want it over with! Although there'll be no sunshine as I have to run in the dark during the week. Keep it up!

  • Well done Cazmagoo! You should be really proud of yourself!

  • I will be when I have a badge like yours!!

  • very true! I finished week 5 run 2. never thought i will get this far. this really works and the benefits are endless. energy booster as well as a more positive outlook on life. it is never to late to start something new. all the encouragement is part of the success. thanks all of you! keep running

  • Enjoy the next one Renette - you will feel on top of the world afterwards and that anything is possible!

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