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Week 5 - Leveled up!

I am still in shock…

Early January when I couldn’t catch my breath and 60 seconds was pushing my limit, it seems like it was only yesterday.

I ran 20 mins covering just under 2 miles(1.95 miles) averaging 10:25 minute miles. Isn’t bad for my little legs especially in harsh head wind and rain.

15 mins in I was still good, the last 5 mins and I was struggling, the wind was pushing hard and I was battling the gremlin in my head begging me to stop. I was hijacked with thoughts of stopping, taking a breather and getting my composure back. I couldn’t believe the nerve of me, I wasn’t going to let a bit of wind ruin this for me.

So I pushed and I broke through.

When Laura told me I was done.. I couldn’t believe it.

Week 6 is tomorrow, I feel like I can win this!

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well done - it is an amazing feeling isn't it. You'll be at 30 mins before you know it :)

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Well done! They're tough those mind gremlins aren't they.. but you pushed through, that's the way!

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Hooray - well done! That's a real milestone!

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Don't just feel like you win it... KNOW you can win it.

Very well done...wind and rain as well...that deserves an extra pat on the back. It is hard sometimes but you did it.

Onwards and upwards, slow and steady :)

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That wind is horrible isn't it! I was out yesterday and for the first 3km or so it felt really easy... then I turned around and had the wind and rain right in my face! Not easy at all.

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Well done on completing week 5 and the dreaded 20 min run. Now the gremlins have been beaten, there will be no stopping you.

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Well done you! Those gremlins got the better of me on week 5 day 3 so I will be repeating tomorrow! I will also be running in the opposite direction so no massive hill to run up! Best of luck for week 6!

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Hills are the spawn of the devil when running. Good luck for tomorrow though, I am sure you can do it :)

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Decided to go out tonight! And done it! Felt good to finish that 1, bring on week 6.

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We done!

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Congrats! That milestone is one to remember 😁

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Thank you guys!

It's crazy how much you have to fight with yourself, at one point I thought I was going crazy because I had to constantly override my thought. It just didn't feel like it was coming from me..

Week 6 looks like a piece of cake after yesterday!

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Yay well done! I did it tonight too, doesn't it feel great?

I was exactly the same as you. Last five minutes were the hardest!

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Well done! The feeling of completion was well worth the head battle. :)

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Wow, well done! I'm off on my final run of week 5 on Wednesday evening, hopefully I'll have the same perseverance as you! I hope that your next run will have some nicer weather as a treat =]

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Good luck for tomorrow, I am sure you will do it :)

Just remember to slow down and give yourself some recovery time if you start lagging. You can do it!

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Well done to you! I am two runs behind you your post is willing me on!

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Week 5 is a step up but its a good and definitely doable!

You will be awesome, don't worry :)

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Very very well done. I did it tonight too and even though I went right through the 9 weeks 2 years ago, I still didn't believe I could do it tonight. I'm dying to shout it from the rooftops (or at least across all available social media) but not so sure anyone apart from us can understand the sense of achievement. Bring on the next 3 weeks!!

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It's good that you get to experience the achievements again though, it will reaffirm that you can achieve things even though you're unsure yourself.

Keep it up! I made my achievement known via social media haha and my grandparents who when they found out told me not to kill myself haha! they thought I done it straight off the bat :)

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