I have actually done it!! After eight months of hauling myself along in all weathers I finally completed the third 30 minute run on Monday.
Major improvements have been made, mentally and physically, even losing cellulite and a few inches along the way.
So...having downloaded 5K+ podcasts last night - I set out to do the interval training run and boy did it hurt. Really struggled but managed to do the faster runs, it was changing back down a gear that I found really hard. My legs are feeling tighter as the day progresses.... Hopefully this will get me speeding up and increase my fitness levels so that my snails pace improves and I can actually achieve 3K rather than the 2.64 that I currently do.
Big thanks to all the bloggers out there...I know you have all inspired me to keep at it no matter what hiccups have happened along the way!