OK so it’s taken me 15 weeks instead of 9, but YES I’m a runner and YES I can run for 30 minutes!
I’m also pleased that I got further than usual today, which means that I was (marginally) faster! Partly because a gaggle of teenage girls from the boarding school appeared in my path and I felt embarrassed about my end of run staggering gait. Out of nowhere I managed to find an ounce of extra energy and picked up my pace! Which is good as the podcast ‘you’ve got one minute left so how about speeding up’ prompts have never worked for me!
So the challenge now is keeping it up... self discipline has never been my strong point.