Did what I thought was impossible... W5R3!!

All the anxiety and doubt about this run, and here I am on the other side of it!! It feels SO good!! I never would have thought I can actually jog that long without stopping and I feel so encouraged and hopeful now about how much better I can get!! I was really postponing actually signing up for a 5k I want to do in July, but I'm going to sign up today because I finally actually believe I can do it. For anyone worried about this run seeming impossible, it really isn't :) at the ten minute mark I was definitely exhausted and considering stopping but I told myself it was all in my head and kept going and yes my legs currently feel like jelly lol but it's worth it and I'm ready to move on to the next week :)

I just found this community not too long ago but the encouragement here has been amazing!


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8 Replies

  • Amazing! Well done, that's a huge achievement. I'm due to do this run next week Sunday, I can only hope it goes as well as yours! Stay golden!

  • All the luck to you, you'll be great!! Just keep thinking of how far you've come since week 1!!

  • Fantastic! The elation from achieving this is awesome, isn't it? Well done you 👏🏃

  • Yes !!!! Well done , and thank you so much for posting this , it will give so much encouragement to others that are facing this run and doubting that it can be done .

    I had a few sleepless nights on the run up to this one, and I totally understand what a fantastic feeling of achievement it is on completing it . It is a real milestone in the programme , and you should be so proud of yourself !

    Definitely sign up for that race, you can do it ! :-) xxx

  • It definitely is a wonderful feeling that's had me pretty elated the entire day!! Thanks so much :)

  • I'm doing this tomorrow and feeling anxious.

    Thanks for the encouragement!

  • You can definitely do it, good luck!! :)

  • Great feeling isn't it?

    Well done.

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