Week 5, day 3. Hurrah.
It was hard - I really struggled with the last five minutes but I refused to give up. I didn't turn half way as I wanted to see how far along the canal my five minute warm up walk and my 20 minute shuffle would take me - and it took me 2.75km to a part of the canal I had never been to before. It was beautiful. I'm a long way off a 30 minute 5k though!
My goal had always been to jog to the first wharf and I left that far behind me. Just passing the wharf was enough to spur me on to finish.
So I walked all the way back, meaning I did 5k in total.
My back hurts, though that was hurting before I set off. By the time I had walked back to the car I could hardly bend, but a 5 minute drive home with the heated seat on has helped. The outside of my thighs feel slightly hot but not uncomfortably so.
I'm sure the painting of the laundry room (my job for today) will stretch all those muscles out.
Weekend off now - I tend to run Monday, Wednesday and Friday as it fits in with my life easier - we usually dog walk as a family over the weekend so I get a good 10k in before my next run.
Week 6 - here I come!