After 3 years and 3 attempts - today I completed my graduation run :0). I had popped into Aldi and bought myself a very, VERY bright fluorescent orange running jacket, a buff-thing in the same colour and a headband to keep my ears warm. When I got home, I sat and procrastinated about going out....what if I couldn't run for the 30 mins, what if it rained, what am I going to do when I have graduated.... I felt really nervous. I finally to changed, put on my "runner's" vest and thought I better put my new jacket on as it was looking a bit grey.
I set off and I couldn't believe it, for the first time since I have been running outside, it bloomin' rained! I had jinxed myself buying that jacket. Luckily, it was only a shower cos by the time I had been running for 5 minutes, the jacket was off! I am beginning to wonder if I will ever run with an outer layer on!!
I wasn't going to try and run 5k today, that is for another day now. 30 mins was run and I couldn't quite believe I have done it! I have been wondering why I have been able to complete it this time....first time, I was anaemic...2nd time I just didn't think I could get past week 4 and also running on the treadmill was just sooooo boring. This time I have a different mind set....I am 50 in November and this was a big motivator, but I have found the support on the forum really helpful. I think the best part has been talking to people that are at the same stage of the programme as me - it is like having a virtual running buddy - make sure you graduate on Saturday Belinda!!!
Right I am going to have a cuppa and a piece of cake cos I have earnt it.....oh and off to get my badge :0)