Three 30 minute runs in 5 days means I now qualify as some sort of runner.
Here's a picture of the big moment to show first_mate my Ascot hat - maybe not the fanciest that's ever been seen at the racecourse but it kept the rain off my bonce. Thanks to garyc in particular for THE magic piece of advice "It does sound like you are trying to run instead of trying to train in order to run, the programme is there to get you running for 30 minutes straight" and thanks to several others for advice and encouragement, and finally to janey38 who also graduated today (edit: it was two days ago, she was just *bragging* about it today ), thus prodding me into action. Contrary to garyc's advice, because I was using Runkeeper for the first time today and could clearly hear my km times, when Jo Whiley urged me on to do the last minute I knew that if I sprinted I was still in with a chance of doing the 30 minutes/5K double. I did my best but as it turned out I had to "settle" for 30:11 (poor me!). My heart rate was still not back to normal after the 5 minute warm down back to my house so I had to go for another 5 minutes. And then standing on the porch, taking off my shoes, my phone rang with the news that the job interview I went for this morning was successful and they want to offer me the position. And, dear reader, I couldn't have cared less.
Running. For. Thirty. Minutes.