Having only run 4k so far, last weekend I registered my valentine's quest to run 5k, however long it took me, with some trepidation. The next day I actually completed it. I had mapped my route using gpmapometer and thought i'll just go really slowly and see what happens. 45 minutes later and with the help of great conditions (except for the 2 very long very cold very deep puddles) i just kept going till i got there, very very slowly!
I did think i should have done this by now, it was the psycological battle that i didn't think i could manage.
I was all excited thinking I would do it again a few times before 14 Feb so i knew i really could do it and it wasn't just a fluke! But a couple of days ago i slipped over on some uneven gravel and shredded my knee, feel about 5 years old!
Hopefully will get back out there in a couple of days.
Quite proud about the 5k, for the first time i think i can really say i'm a runner now.