Wk9 run 3 done!

Did it! Amazed!

I started off as usual - first few metres fine, then wondering why on earth I'd started and when could I stop?! Feeling as if my lungs would burst.

Then - about half way through I had a couple of minutes when I really felt as if I was running! My breathing felt calm - amazing as I have had asthma pretty much all my life and think any exercise puts me into a primitive sense of panic when I assume I am going to die at any moment through being unable to breathe.

So I decided that maybe it's about trying to relax and focus on things outside my body rather than trying to breathe to survive. And it worked pretty well - running mindfully perhaps? Obvious I suppose - but it was good to experience it for a short while.

As I ran the last bit I was thanking everyone on here for all your support, advice and inspiration. Also thinking of all the others who are aiming to graduate today - hope you've enjoyed your runs!

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  • Congratulations. Savour that amazing feeling today!

    Now to plan all sorts of lovely running adventures.

  • Amazing and a massive well done - it's really inspiring for those of us who are still plodding on to know that you really can get there!! Congratulations!

  • Many congratulations to you Tess! That's brilliant and you should be very proud. Don't forget to ask for your badge from the link on the right hand side. You've earned it 😊

  • Congratulations - so pleased for you . It's an amazing feeling isn't it - you will be smiling all day ( or longer - I am still smiling from Saturday!) Well done you 🌟🌟

  • Well done TessHardy! That's an amazing achievement, especially if you have asthma. Enjoy the buzz!

  • Congratulations Tess. Hope you keep finding that zone when you go out for your runs now you have graduated.😊

    Very well done. xπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  • Well done TessHardy what a fabulous achievement

  • well don you... I am also an asthmatic and I find exactly the same... juust relaxing and trying to breathe properly makes a huge difference... well done :)

  • Interested to know how you breathe ju-ju- ! Do you breathe through your nose / in for so many breaths / out for so many? I've tried various methods!

  • I cannot breathe through my nose EVER!!! I have tried but its a no no!! A while ago i wrote this which may/ may not help you!!

    healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

    I always have a puff of my blue before a run and on long runs i always take it with me :)

  • Thanks ju-ju- just read your breathing post. I'l have a go at the visualisations. X

  • Congratulations TessHardy well done! Onwards to further running adventures!

  • Excellent news TessHardy. A very big well done to you, happy running 🌟🍾🌟🍾🌟🍾🌟

  • Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ˜€- really happy for you - go get your badge!!

  • Congratulations!

  • Fantastic! Congratulations! X

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