I have found a flatter route locally which I can practice my 5K on it (it runs alongside a wetlands nature reserve as well, so very pretty!). Well, as you can see, with a bit of pushing in my final K (which I knew I had in me, especially with all the amazing support I have received from you all lately), I would have been able to do my second 5K under 30, but alas, the blister gods had different plans for me, as my plaster slipped off my achilles and forced me to stop to sort it out.
I should explain, after my hour long run at the weekend, I have had the biggest of blisters on my heel which is impossible to walk, let alone run on without cushioning. The plaster had doubled back on itself so I had no choice but to hobble along home. I hear walking is good for you too, so I hope hobbling counts as exercise as well! I was still a good 1.5K from home, and had promised the dog I'd only be gone for half an hour, so he was quite cross when I showed up 50 minutes later (or so I projected).
All was not lost, I got to see several tiny lambs and rabbits on my limping travels which (although not putting a 'Spring' in my step) did a lot to soften my mood. There is always next time after all.
Happy running everyone.