So I completed W5R1. I had had just over a week off due to holidays (this means mad DIY for me - non stop digging of the garden, stripping wall paper, decorating) and I've got to say I was doing my very best to talk myself out of the walk but I decided I didn't have any excuses good enough for me not to just do it and I also thought that if I leave it any longer I might have to re-do my last run.
So I set off and for the first time I wasn't too worried as I thought well I've already done 5 min runs and at least there is only 3 runs this time! Within the first minute my knee was hurting but I thought I can't give up now, by the time Laura said to start walking again after the first run I actually thought no, I want to keep running - I really considered pausing her so I could but then I thought no I need to trust in her. The same thing happened on the second 5 min run but I have to admit I was ready for walk by the 3rd one.
For the first time I don't feel worried about the next run as I think I'm ready for the two 8 min runs. Although I am totally dreading the 20 min run that follows - I don't feel ready for that at all and after that you seem to go back - I almost want to leave that one out and jump to the next one, I won't though.
I really love this forum as when I'm having a day where I can't be bothered, the gremlins are whispering in my ear and I'm trying to find excuses I read your posts and it pushes me to do my best - thank you