After the highs of running continously for 20 minutes I approached today's run with more respect than I might after reading IannodaTruffe's comment that it wasn't just more of the same.
How right he was. Clearly went off too fast in the first 5 minutes so was gasping and very glad of the 3 mins walking. Took the 8 minutes more slowly (repeating 'slow and stead - y' in my head - or possibly out loud as I did attract some attention from a passing dog!) And 4 minutes in found my running legs and everything felt better. The next 3 min walk then felt a bit of an interruption but stuck with it and really ENJOYED the last 5 minutes even pushing the pace when Laura said there was only 1 minute left.
Loving the challenge, loving that I'm getting outside more, loving that I feel soooo good about myself. Would never have believed it a month ago!