I am absolutely beaming! After struggling to run 8 minutes at the beginning of the week, I have just run for the full 25 minutes... even with a couple of inclines ( normally I panic, but steady away and slow tonight).
I actually didn't think Iwas going to manage it, i was so stressed about it and just kept calm and thought, " Right, I'll do my best, if I don't manage it,I'll try again next time" and I think this actually helped take the pressure off me and helped me to complete it!
I also think having my favourite music on helped masively- think i was doing a weird kind of run dance at one point ( and was definitely singing out loud to 'Let it Go'- my 5 year old daughter would be proud!)
Having treated myself to a new runner's watch...I'd practised walking the dogs at a brisk pace and looking at my pace I was expecting if I managed at all, I would be aiming for about 16-17 minutes miles.........Imagine my surprise when i found out my first mile I completed in 11:34 and my second in 11:22 I am so proud of myself, I have never run like this ever
Anyway, I really came on to say thank you for your advice and support the other day when i thought I'd hit 'The Wall' during my 8 minutes run......that and heaing other's positive stories on here is so motivating and inspiring, so massive thank yous all round