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Mind v body

I was worried about w5r3 and did it first thing this morning so that I wouldn't stress about it through the day.

During the 20 minute jog my mind instructed me to stop many times although my body seemed quite able. I chose not to stop and defeated 'that voice'. It's a really interesting tension between the mind and the body and I hope that in time my mind will choose to send me encouraging messages and not self defeating ones.

On my last 5 minutes a wave came right over my trainers and I jogged on with sodden, leaden trainers and a really big grin. I was so happy and proud of myself.

Wishing all those wk5 runners the very best and I know you can do it!

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Yep, I think Weeks 5 and 6 are about battling gremlins! Sounds like you've got this one! Well done and good luck.🙂

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Great achievement. You passed that W5R3 that people build up as a monster in their minds and then actually enjoy it !

Your body is telling your mind what your body has known all along.

Enjoy the journey.

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Oh yes, these runs are definitely a mental challenge, but sounds like you handled it beautifully! Well done! I had to power through those runs, and when I felt my legs had nothing left to give, I would slow it right down and pep talk myself saying "dig deep, Sadie, you can do this. Breeeeeeeaaaaaath". It worked!

Keep this up, you are doing excellently. Lots of rewards to come. 🏃‍♀️😀

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If someone had told me about the mind battle I would never have believed them! Well done, you have got this!

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Great feeling isn’t it. I was smiling all day when I completed it last week. Well done. Enjoy week 6 😀

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How are you doing Lilybell ? X

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