Just done week 8 (week 8!!) day one. Still tackling the Parkrun route, which I have been using anyway up til now, but the other way round. I'd been doing it Widdershins, (anticlockwise thus against the direction of the sun for all you non-pagans!) but PR goes clockwise. Which means I have to run UP the steep bit, not DOWN it. I got to 28 mins... And I could see the finish line at the cafe.... Ohhhh so I ran on until the end. I just ran 5k! Sorry Laura I broke the rules, but I wanted to see if I could. 8 weeks ago the only running I did was to The Prestonville to get last orders in, or an undignified shuffle in Crocs at work for some bit of equipment or other.
Who'd have thunk it! Not me that's for sure. Took me a tad over 35 mins: back to the Protocol next time but it's nice to have a benchmark for when I start doing regular 5ks.
Time for the cup of tea I promise myself in my Mantra (and maybe a cheeky bowl of Shreddies)