I can't believe it, I am sooooooo happy I could cry. Thank you all you wonderful people. I don't know where it came from or how, the longest I had managed before was just under 14 mins!
I have been faltering for weeks and weeks over this W5R3 and along that route you have picked me up, dusted me down and kept me going. Then 2 weeks ago a plethora of posts came in that changed my mind set and clearly changed my life.
I set off on Park Run and within 2 minutes wanted to stop, my bum hurt, my knees hurt, my calves were tight, then as I approached the 1km post everything just seemed to relax, my shoulders sank, my step seemed to get lighter and the breathing steadied down. The next thing I knew I had passed the 2km for the first time in 42 Park runs. I will admit at 17 mins I was done and looking for my cardio surgeon for my weekly heart and lung transplant on the finish line, but there was no way in hell I was giving up now. 18 mins and I tripped but didn't fall, caught my breath and was sick, which didn't help but I was already composing this post in my mind. There was no way this wasn't going to happen now. I think I watched the last 30 seconds tick by and did stop jogging at 20minutes and 3/100ths of a second!
So if there is anyone else out there doubting themselves, thinking this is impossible I will never do this, there really is no such thing as NEVER. Keep doing the best you can, you may even go backwards at times, but never mind, keep updating these wonderful people on this site and between you, you WILL succeed. (No jokes about parrots with no teeth please) The run maybe called Week5 but actually i think it is week13 for me, but who cares? I sure has hell don't any more.
As an added bonus I also went on to set my 4th Park Run PB in 4 straight weeks.
So a HUGE thank you to all of you for your support and giving me faith in my great Uncle Percy Veriance !
I love you all, well the ladies anyway, and a big manly handshake to all the guys.
Week 6 next week, piece of cake I am sure.
Off for a soak in the bath.