So I set off on a circuit route today (instead of up and down the road!) I found the first half tough, this was the main part with uphill and I kept wanting to stop but I talked myself out of it every time and carried on going. Then the wonderful Sarah Millican told me I'd done 10 mins, more than I'd run in a block before. And that was it the ground was flat, the sun was coming up and it was like a weight had been lifted. It was suddenly easy and lovely. I screamed '10 minutes you f**kers' to the empty fields around me and got a funny look off the dog. A few mins later I saw a cyclist and I wanted to say to him 'look at me, I'm running, over ten mins!' Instead he got a overly cheerful 'morning'. 15 mins went and I still felt good. Then my music started to fade and I thought 'No I don't want to stop!' But Sarah was just saying 2 mins to go and I was so excited to not have to stop yet!
I was so dubious about whether I could do it, it seemed like a huge jump but I DID IT!