After reading all these brilliant posts encouraging us newbies to keep going and it is possible, I gave myself a firm telling off after my rubbish attempt at W5R3 on Monday.
I bought some compression sleeves to help with the pain in my shins, loosened my trainers as they were causing some problems then went to the gym to conquer the treadmill as the weather is really bad outside. I switched on the Internet on the treadmill and watched an episode of Car Share. Seen it loads of times but it really took my mind off the dreaded 20 minutes!
It really is mind over matter for me. At 5 minutes I said to myself that I was a quarter done, just before 7 minutes - a third done, 10 mins - half done so keep going. Then I'm not too sure what happened as the next moment I thought about the time I realised I only had 3 minutes left! My legs were aching but I kept going, especially as at 1 minute left I said out loud, "Keep moving woman!" Nobody seemed to notice as I'd spent nearly 25 giggling at the tv!
I did it! I actually did it! Just hope I can do the same out on the street but now I know I have the mental ability to keep going I think I might just get there.