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Do you get emotional after completing a run?

Completely didn't expect this but I didn't believe I could run 3 min's let alone complete w3r1 and having completed the run I actually felt proud, even though I know I jog slowly. I felt like crying that I had actually completed this it felt euphoric and really makes me think that perhaps I can do more than I belive I can. I know it is early days but this is really something to build on

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I don't think you're on your own in this thinking😬 I think the mental boost is as positive a feeling as the physical improvements

Liz x

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Totally understand your feeling! Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. A mix of being proud, surprised at myself, happy and relieved that I am finally doing it. I can relate to feeling emotional! It is very positive and definitely something to build on!

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There were definitely a handful of teary runs for me. W5R3, W6R3, W9R3..... Well done on your running, be proud of yourself.

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I'm a bit jealous because you have a lot of moments like this coming up.

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Nothing wrong with feeling emotional about your achievements. The best is yet to come... keep going and enjoy yourself.

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Well done! yes, my wife was the same, emotional when she first ran for 30 mins.. and couldn't believe she had just done the run, I knew she had because I was with her..

I felt euphoric in c25k, I think we tend to knock ourselves a lot, thoughts being we can't do things when actually we can with a little belief..😊

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I can totally relate, exactly the same for me after I manage to do all of w1. For me it was all about proving myself wrong as didn't believe in a million years I would be out there running. Keep going and good luck ☺

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Very much so can relate to this the emotional journey is as great as the physical one 👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️😀

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A great run!

I walked back into my kitchen, there stands my hubby and as usual I heard “how was it?”. I ran 5k...boo hoo hoo! I couldn’t believe how tearful I was.

Those are good moments aren’t they?

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Congrats. You deserve a good cry after that. It's a great feeling when you realise you can run after all. Exercise also brings out emotions so that there may be a bit of that going on too.

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Yes...thats happened to me a few times 😊

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I once was in the gym almost at the end of my first 20 mins run and listening to “pour some sugar on me” Def Leppard and had a “euphoric” moment - I had to check around afterwards to make sure nobody was staring at me as I was sure I looked like a complete loon I was grinning so much. Not a usual choice of tune for me but really helped get me through. I’m listening outside next time tho - less people!

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Love it. Great song

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Totally with you on this i finished R3 of WK6 yesterday i sware people where looking at me in the gym thinking erm why is she shedding a tear lol

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