Here we are again

After a long, really long battle with stress, injury and anxiety, finally hitting the tracks all over again. I stopped last year around this time at W6R3. After a series of harsh events, a mental war and endless self-doubt, I am finally strong enough to leave my safe-haven, both physically and mentally.

Got up at 5:30 am and was out by 6 to start it all over again. It took a lot of courage. Was about to sleep again but God Eminem came to rescue. Breezed through W1R1, and suddenly I feel 10 feet tall. This is the very feeling I started running for. I don't want to quit again.

Good luck to all of you who are struggling like me. I don't have any wise words to share, just wish you all the best.

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  • Well done! That feeling will carry you through the days when it feels tough. Good luck

  • Well done on your early start and overcoming and gremlins...... excellent, onwards and upwards, I can imagine how good that felt!!!!

    (I've had bad stress/anxiety problems a few years back and the running has definitely helped me keep it at bay ) i didn't start til 3 yrs after mine but reckon it would have been good if i'd found it sooner!

  • Well done on getting out there again. Good luck for the rest of the program should be a breeze for a ten foot tall person like you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Hooray!

  • Well done! Good luck for the rest of your journey x

  • Well done you ๐Ÿ‘& a big thank you for posting as i also have been struggling to get back into running after injury & lack of motivation & you so forget that wonderful post run feeling ๐Ÿ˜Š I am taking a leaf out of your book & instead of pushing myself to restart at week 6 like i did last time after a break i think il do same as you & start afresh! Keep going and i'm going to get the running shoes ready!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Brilliant, well done! Keep on getting out there!

  • Well done! Keep going!! As a fellow anxiety survivor I can say it is so worth it once you get back into it, it's like battling your mental demons when running! Keep at it lovely :) :) Sending you lots of positive vibes xxx

  • well done you are back and sounding positive so hey you know you can do it and we do to so enjoy the experience take it slow and remember there ill be good and not so good days but don't give yourself a hard time just keep at it... you can and will do it :)

  • Well done for getting back into it, however hard it was. I suspect that I'm going through a similar thing and I hope to get back into regular running for the benefits it gives both mentally and physically. Well done for getting back in the saddle :)

  • Very well done for getting back out there! You've already taken the hardest step.

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  • Well done :)

    The wise words are here, written by you, sharing your experience and reaching to others who know that place xx

    If only getting out and running was just getting out and running for a lot of us!

    Good thing is you're back and you want to do it.

    Go for it! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

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