W6R2: Just completed week 6 run 2 and I am WIPED... - Couch to 5K

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Just completed week 6 run 2 and I am WIPED. I've really struggled to get myself out and running recently because I've been having a lot of panic attacks and they've been exhausting me.

Regardless, I've got this far so I feel good about it so I'm just trying to focus on the benefits of running and the reasons I got into this in the first place.

I think one of the things I've been struggling most with is how bloody hot it is. I've tried running later in the day to avoid the worst of it but it's still so flattening!

Anyway that's an update on me! X

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Well done for keeping going, especially when it hasn't been easy! You've got this. :)

Thanks a lot Anne :) x


Really well done Hannah. You are facing your own personal gremlins; staring them down and you know; you should be proud of yourself

You felt the fear and did it anyway 👍

And ,yes, it is hot ☀️

Thanks Helen :) it really is!! Considering I was only out for around half an hour I've got some pretty defined tan lines lol


Over two thirds of the way through now. You are going great despite all the obstacles. Brilliant job. Well done.


You've just done the worst two runs of the whole program in my opinion. And you've done it in my least favourite weather - hot an humid. Give me cold or rainy any day. So with that in mind, hats off to you, you did it. Take a day or two rest and get back to those glorious long runs 🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃

That made me feel a LOT better thank you!! Xx


I agree with Whatsapp. I think they are two of the hardest runs too. If you can run in the mornings then maybe give that a try - it gets it out of the way and it's much cooler. I myself have tried mornings and they don't work for me though (I really wish they did) so I am just waiting until gone 8pm when it's a bit cooler. It's going to get pretty hot over the next few weeks apparently so I'm just going to go nice an slowly.


Keep running Hannah. Panic attacks are scary as heck - but the mental conditioning and resilience you build up from running is remarkable and really help 'armour' you against such things. I have a history of PTSD, its only in this last year that I feel I am pretty 'safe' from it...and that's down to what I have learned about myself by being a runner, somehow it helps me see the 'reality' of things when otherwise I would be going down the Rabbit hole. Hang in there, ok? :)

Thank you so so much.

Irish-JohnGraduate in reply to Littlehannahg

I'm saving you a spot at the Graduation table :) I know you will be here one of these days, OK ? :)

OK. 🥇☺️

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