YES! I did it!
I was a bit scared to go out today, knowing what was in store. When Laura announced the first five minutes were up, I gulped a bit, because there seemed so much more to do. Pressed on though, getting a few smiles from people I passed. Then it was halfway and time to turn back. I knew I was going slow, but at least I was going. A very fast runner shot past, but I refused to feel foolish. By then, I was wondering how much farther I had to go. Then Laura said there were 2 minutes left. Just at that point, an old man passing in the other direction gave me a huge grin and said "Go on, girl, you can do it!" AND I DID!
Wow! I could feel myself holding my head so high as I walked back home.