Just thought I'd post about my recent progress......AND I did take advice from your good selves about taking it easy lollll and it worked. I ran my fastest 5k and felt well chuffed. I know my times are accurate now since I purchased a Garmin (I secretly love the stats too.......secret no more).
17/10 - 33.36
19/10 - 32.03
21/10 - 34.57
24/10 - 30.55 (PB)
This was my seventh 5k in the space of 2 weeks and a bit. I was running every other day and since my last post was recommended to take it easy. Having done so, and having an additional rest day I ran a PB and felt great. However, I have realised you need to eat well, have sufficient energy for a successful run. During running every other day I neglected my eating habits only a little, didn't drink enough water and suffered. When I thought about the fact I need sufficient energy to run, I made a conscious effort to act on this and in turn ran my best race. Though its early days, I'm beginning to find my feet and thoroughly loving it (the running). I do hope to run a sub 30 min 5k but I will be patient as results are going in the right direction.