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Just completed W3 R1. Started in a rather negative frame of mind which is unusual for me but the thought of running for 3 minutes was enough to make me doubt myself. The first 3 mins run was tough which of course only confirmed my mindset but on the next 3 mins run I was pleasantly surprised because I was waiting for MJ to tell me I was half way through, only for him to say I only had another minute to go; nice psychological timing 👍 and I managed the run much better. This really is a well designed programme both for the body and the mind. Though I do think shuffling my playlists is helping too....big thanks to Sia singing me through my last 3 mins run.... I now believe my music is literally playing on my mind:

Uh-oh, running out of breath, but I

Oh, I, I got stamina

Uh-oh, running now, I close my eyes

Well, oh, I got stamina

And uh-oh, I see another mountain to climb

But I, I, I got stamina

Don't give up, I won't give up

Don't give up, no no no

Highly recommended track for your running tunes even if it's not your cup of tea.

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Well done fellow smoothie. Mr Smooths timing is impeccable when you need him! Glad you got your music sorted, one of my early ones I had the same 3 tracks playing on repeat. I love Justin T, but not that much.... I think I feel Sia making it onto my playlist. Got to mix it up. Happy running in W3

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Song lyrics become important down the line 🙂🏃‍♀️👍✔️

They pick you up when you flag 💪

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Well done! I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that the song that works for me is gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight. Can't believe I just wrote that.

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No shame in a bit of Abba. Thanks

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If it works, it works! Do you sing along?

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Ok if we're talking embarrassing songs to run to- my favourite is "I've got everything that I neeeed" by the Muppets. It gets me laughing every time!

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Well done, stay positive and focused; Smooth FM was what helped me along the journey.

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Such a calming voice. Thanks

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