Last night was WK5 R3 Eve 😱 and I told myself not to be too disappointed if I couldn't complete it. I found the two 8 mins of WK5 R2 really tough, so resigned myself to the likelihood I'd have to make several attempts at the dreaded 20min run.
I decided to leave Laura at home as there's no stopping for recovery walks, and I thought my own music might help me more. I left the house and was in the middle of my warm up walk when my neighbour, who was walking his dogs, joined me for a chat. Although explained I was following a programme, he tagged along for the rest of the 'brisk walk'!
After that, I set off at a gentle jog and kept it going the full 20 minutes - even did a couple over because Laura wasn't there with the stopwatch. I'm totally amazed to have managed 20 minutes running. It's really made me feel graduation is achievable and that I want to keep up running beyond it. Very chuffed! Singing along with my odd little playlist helped a lot. Here it is if you're interested...
Knock on Wood, Amii Stewart
Antmusic, Adam & The Ants
Should I Stay or Should I Go, The Clash
Loch Lomond (Live), Runrig
Mackay's Memoirs, Martyn Bennett