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Swimming a 5k, and it’s giving me something to live another day for

It’s just helped me stop being a lazy slob. I feel fatigued and tired a lot but I feel so much less suicidal knowing the 5k is coming up, and I feel more obligated to work hard on something I once loved, that got taken away from me by PTSD and depression (but is now slowly coming back). This 5k means a lot to me, it also made me feel a lot better seeing people on my swim team encouraging me.
Swimming is GREAT for mental health! It releases endorphins, or something. Also, the sensory deprivation and having to concentrate on swimming correctly are amazing. Good luck and kick ass in your 5k!