Thank you all so much!!! Thanks to this forum I just graduated the Couch to 5k! Now I know how an Oscar acceptance speech ends up so long winded! I 100% know I wouldn't have stuck at it without the forum and all of you here; the help, advice, encouragement and inspiration. Sounding cliched now, but it's all true!!
Not only did I complete the third 30 minute run tonight but for some reason I was determined to hit that 5k! Previous to today my 30 minute runs had only been 3.5ish k so I thought it would be a few weeks til I hit 5k but I stepped up the pace from the start, carried on and did it in 39.20. The last 500 metres I ran out of path to run on so had to turn back and run against 25mph winds along the seafront which was possibly the hardest thing I've ever done! I did it!!!
Then the realisation hit that I was 3k from home so had to walk all the way back against the wind. Luckily as Laura had already said goodbye I put my own music on and Born to Run was the first one that played. Very appropriate!!
Once more thank you all (and of course the lovely Laura) for helping me reach probably the biggest achievement in my life so far! You'll be hearing more from me from here I'm afraid