I ran my week 7.2 this morning and managed a respectable 5K in 32'26 (according to Endomondo) so was very pleased with that. My usual last 5 min HELL didn't seem as bad as before and I managed to keep a fairly steady pace all the way through. It was tough, but I managed it.
The best bit was though, when I was crossing a quiet road and along came this athletic looking chap, running in all the right gear and those space alien type dark glasses on and he raised a respectful forefinger and nod in my direction as though to say "Respect Dude!". I felt pretty good about that and it made me feel more like a proper runner.
The feeling of elation after every run I do is amazing. It has become my treat so that whenever I'm feeling "I'm never gonna do this" I try and look forward to that moment when Laura says "slow down, you've done it!" and that keep me going, because I know when the run is over, I'm gonna feel grrrrrrrrrreat!!
Happy running peeps!