Whilst 2 x 8 minute runs aren't exactly worthy of a great speech, please humour me....
I would like to thank Old Floss, whose hilarious and much needed 'tough love' worked a treat, PumpKim, the lovely 'day ahead' lady on here who keeps raising the bar and is my imaginary running buddy in a non-stalkery fashion AND everyone on this forum for the positive vibes - without whom, this run would not have been possible!!!
Now in plain English, run absolutely nailed! No bad thoughts, Laura is no longer arch enemy but friend, I even sped up on the last 60 secs of each run, upgrading my speed to that of a rather fit, show off-y snail than a couch potato snail whose just eaten a bag of chips... I am elated.
Now, it wasn't pretty by any means, sweat pouring off and I may have burst a blood vessel in my face, and was possibly running slower than my fast walk at some point, but who cares? I didn't stop, or moan - this is a result!
That's all folks (sorry for the boasty post, I'll be back to whinging come Sunday...)
Thanks, Nat x