Ok..so after completing a big project Monday morning I went out for W8R1. It was raining and sludgy in places under foot but I went all the same and did the 2 laps round the lake. I'm sure in places I could have walked quicker however I kept with it, drips coming from my nose but managed 28 mins.
I've had 2 days rest today and my goal was to to do 2 laps..and a bit to get to 'that bench'. It's uphill so it was a reasonable target to extend my time to 28 mins in better conditions.
I got to the bench..with still some into the tank...got to the bridge...then...I finished the third lap...I ran 5.1k!!! I'm a little earlier than I thought it should be done but a steady pace took me back to the start rather than walk it!! My question is - does this mean I have graduated?! I'm still in total shock. I've taken a picture to show you all (I promise you it's mine). What a day 😜