Thank you everyone so much for your support in the last month. Some of you may remember that I had to stop running at the beginning of March after I injured my ankle. I'd just finished W8 and was gutted to have to stop. In the end I needed a good three weeks of rest and a new pair of shoes.
I'd booked a 5k run for the BHF to celebrate my graudation and it was looking like I would have to miss that too.
I did a short-ish run to try the new shoes out, and when I found I was pain-free, worked my way back with a 20 minute run followed by a 25 minute. Did those with no pain and no problems so I decided to go for it on Sunday.
It wasn't easy, I have to be honest, as it was a warm day and I really missed having my music on (though it was nice to be able to talk to people during the run) but I did 5.2k in 33 minutes. Really chuffed with myself!
Hoping to be able to graduate now within the next week. Thank you to the C25K and to all of you lovely people on here for your words of encouragment.
Anyone wondering whether expensive running shoes are worth it, I can only say that for me they are worth every penny. Hopefully they will last me a good long time so the cost per run will be pennies. And the chap in the running shop was lovely, very helpful and encouraging.