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W5r3 DONE!

So I set off on a circuit route today (instead of up and down the road!) I found the first half tough, this was the main part with uphill and I kept wanting to stop but I talked myself out of it every time and carried on going. Then the wonderful Sarah Millican told me I'd done 10 mins, more than I'd run in a block before. And that was it the ground was flat, the sun was coming up and it was like a weight had been lifted. It was suddenly easy and lovely. I screamed '10 minutes you f**kers' to the empty fields around me and got a funny look off the dog. A few mins later I saw a cyclist and I wanted to say to him 'look at me, I'm running, over ten mins!' Instead he got a overly cheerful 'morning'. 15 mins went and I still felt good. Then my music started to fade and I thought 'No I don't want to stop!' But Sarah was just saying 2 mins to go and I was so excited to not have to stop yet!

I was so dubious about whether I could do it, it seemed like a huge jump but I DID IT!

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Hills AND euphoria - that's what I call a good run! Well done.

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Thank you! I feel amazing and have a ridiculous grin plastered on my face.

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Well done!

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Thanks!

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Well done!

I remember feeling real trepidation ahead of W5R3. I wish I'd read your post then. I also remember feeling incredible afterwards.

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Thank you. I certainly feel incredible too now.

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Well done Fitsticks!

I did mine this morning too. I'm lucky in that I run along a flat promenade in south Liverpool. At the end of it I could see the whole distance that I'd just run stretching out. It was a little over 2 miles but looked incredibly far.

Magical time when I'd finished, just me, birdsong, the river slipping gently by and the most amazing feeling of achievement.

Well done on doing what seems like the impossible. See you in week 6. I'll be out again on Monday.

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This is amazing, well done! Bring on week 6.

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