Having graduated last weekend I had a lousy run on Wednesday, stopped twice and didn't even make 30 minutes. I think it may have been a feature of the first run without Laura and the gremlins telling me I could stop so why not. I was a bit disappointed and wondered if I would really be able to keep motivated without such a specific goal as the programme provided each time. I had planned to do my first park run this weekend and it was great, the whole family including the dog tipped out with me and my husband (multiple marathon runner extraordinaire) danced along beside me. I completed it at a nice steady pace and actually found it quite easy (I cannot believe I am saying that!!). I had one of those out of body experiences where I couldn't actually believe it was me in my body doing this thing! My time was 33.08 so I'm really pleased with that. It's a personal best because I've never ran 5k before in any time!
So I think I may revise my plan, I'm going to run for 5 k three times a week but because it's pretty hilly here I'm not going to stress if I stop. This will allow me to try a wider variety of routes. I will then do a park run monthly until I get to 5k in 30 minutes and then I'll think of another plan. I hadn't really thought what I had wanted out of running beyond finishing the plan but I think I want distance rather than speed.
Thanks for listening to my ramblings. In summary - feeling pretty pleased with myself today!