I did it, I actually blinkin' did it.
I posted the other day about fearing the 20 minute run of w5r3 and the topography of where I would be running. Not only did I run for a whole 20 minutes, but the first 10 minutes was up a long slow hill, swiftly followed by 10 minutes of blessed down hill (no arm windmilling though).
I had spent the whole day making excuses not to go - teething baby kept me awake half the night, potty training toddler has been exhausting today, it's turned cold and wet and windy... but by the time my husband came home to take over the childcare I was ready to escape the ankle biters and the sun had come out.
I am so chuffed that I did. I never thought I could ever run for this long - literally floating on air.
Thank you so much for all your advice and encouragement - your words were ringing in my ears as I plodded up that hill x