I should've got this done yesterday, but struggled to find the motivation (yet again!). I wish that wasn't the case - I'm always so happy when I've finished a run, but to get out there I seem to need a massive kick up the rear or I'll find any excuse I can think of not to go. Once again, my sons gave me the encouragement required, and off I went.
So W9R1 is in the bag. If you'd told me two months ago I'd be able to run for 30 minutes I wouldn't have believed you. I don't think I've ever run for that long, even at school. So it feels great to manage it. I had my struggles, wanting to slow down or stop altogether a couple of times, but as I've said before I'm a stubborn old thing and I wouldn't allow myself to give up.
It felt great when I heard Laura's voice tell me there was just one minute left. I was very grateful for the encouragement at 25 minutes when she said something about keeping going and pushing through the pain - it was as if she knew exactly how I was feeling at that point, and it was just enough to get me over the finishing line. Thanks, Laura!
I'm still on track to graduate at the weekend. Just need to decide whether to have a two day break as usual, or try a one day gap if I'm feeling good and get it done a bit sooner. I'm impatient to graduate now!