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I've done it๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„WK5R3 is in the bag and yes, I burst into tears again but I think I've earned the right!!

I was uncertain about this run but I listened to all you lovely people who said it was mind over matter and it really was. I've never known 20 minutes to go so quickly!! When Mr Smooth told me I had finished running I was a little upset ๐Ÿ˜ข and thought that I couldn't possibly have been running for 20 mins but I had!!

Now to shower and prepare myself for a day in a classroom of 8 year olds!! At least my mind will be alert!!

Thanks to all for your positive worlds and encouragement so far, keep it coming as I think I might need it!!

PS-the photo is what Mother Nature offered me up at 6:30am!! Enjoy your day, whatever you're up to and keep running โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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Kim, I told you you could do it! Congratulations on beating the biggest hurdle! Make sure you have yourself a nice little treat again, maybe not so little, hope the grin lasts as long as mine did after I'd completed this run!

Well done once again, Week 6 here you come!

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Thank you Lee. I have a feeling the grin will last all day ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Congratulations! You are doing so well and inspiring others like me who are just behind you in the programme. Please keep posting! Lovely pics too. Bet you will be smiling all day!

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

I'm returning all the positive vibes and encouragement that were given to me as without them I wouldn't be where I am x

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Well done this run is a real game changer, it's your 1st proper run but when you've done this the rest are just a few minutes more all the way to the podium

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Thank you. I felt so pumped this morning after completing it.

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Well done fellow smoothie, your 8 year olds will have a very sunny teacher today

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Thanks. I found that Mr Smooth talked a little more at the end than previous runs!! Very nice end to WK5!!

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Brilliant effort, well done! Great feeling of elation to go with the awesome sunrise view, nothing better!!

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Thanks. An amazing view to go with what I thought was an amazing run ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Cracking. What beautiful scenery in which to enjoy your first uninterrupted run. Gotta love those morning runs, makes you feel great for the day!

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Thank you. That view set me up for the day and nothing is going to spoil it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Great job!!!!

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Beautiful pictures! So worth the run I guess! Glad to hear you're getting on so well ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘

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Thank you. The view was incredible and madd me very glad that I was out at 6:30am!!

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Well done, wk 5 r3 is a real milestone. Enjoy that wonderful feeling of achievement, you deserve it!

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Thank you. I'm still smiling about it now ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Brilliant and lovely photos - I got emotional 10 mins into my run today so I think it's perfectly normal!

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Thank you. I keep dropping tears at very strange moments but I've decided to just let them come ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Well done ๐Ÿ‘

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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That view was worth getting up for, well done:)!!!

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That view was incredible and I'm so glad I managed to see it. Made the run and early start totally worth it!!

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YEAH! Well done for passing that big milestone. Fantastic post and beautiful pictures. Your 8 year olds are going to have a good day today!

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š I shall still be smiling at the end of the day!!

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Beautiful! And well done! Such an achievement. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Well done you! Beautiful photos. I run by the river too and think looking at the beauty and thinking how lucky am i to look at this every day keeps my mind off how many more minutes etc. I find it helps me to just zone out and enjoy being in the moment instead of thinking about controlling breathing or heavy legs or whatever. I will do W5R3 very early tomorrow morning ... looking forward to it now๐Ÿ˜Ž

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The scenery completely took my mind off the fact that I was having to run for 20 mins today and it went so quick. Sending good vibes for your run tomorrow. Let us know how you get on ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Fantastic achievement! Very inspiring for the rest of us following in your footsteps. Enjoy the rest of your day ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I think nature really helps- it's so wonderful to be out there and in it. I have never been an outdoor person but I'm loving is so far. I have my week 5 run 3 on Sunday. Eeek! I will be following you as a I'm a run behind. Keep up the good work!

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Thank you. I'm sending you positives vibes for your run on Sunday ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Kim, you are a super woman, lovely pics. XxX

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Thank you Martin. I feel almost invincible today ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

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oooh beautiful! Fabulously done and thank you for sharing those photos. Roll on Week 6!

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Thank you. I'm looking forward to Week 6 now!!

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Very well done and what a photograph.... that is enough to move anyone to tears..simply beautiful! I think I would use the quote I remembered in my last post...

"Come forth into the light of thing.. let Nature be your teacher... "

Your post is very apt... hope your day went well... ahhh... I remember them well!!!

You are doing absolutely brilliantly!

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Thank you. Your words of "slow and steady" were constantly repeating in my head and without them I don't think I'd have done that run today so thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Fantasi - tastic --- that grin lasts for hours and the buzz too . It's a real milestone run in this program . I am re going wk 7 r 3 tomorrow as my first practice run - running abroad and very challenging . ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Thanks so much. I didn't think my legs would run for 20 mins but my head was too strong to let my legs stop!!

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What a fantastic view and such an inspiring achievement, well done

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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