Just wanted to say thank you to everyone on here, I have been lurking for a while reading all the posts and comments and just generally being motivated ☺️ today I set out for week 7 run 3 and wasn't feeling overly confident, the past couple of runs have been really tricky gremlin wise!!
However today was different, I set into a good rhythm early on and the usual evil first 10 minutes didn't seem to bother me as much. I kept running for a little while longer when it was time to turn around at the halfway point, and by the time it got to the end I felt good enough to run through the cooldown just to see if I could make it. By the time that was over I was on 30 minutes of running and at 4 kilometres, however still not at home so I decided to just keep going until then. When I got to my house, I was at 4.5k, so I thought "we're not giving up now!" and just ran until I got to 5k!!! It felt great to have reached this milestone and I owe a lot of it to this forum for helping me realise I'm not on my own
Rewarded myself with a good long stretch and a session on the foam roller, tomorrow I'm going into town to get new trainers as with longer distance I have gained the mother of all blisters from my current ones!!
Now for a few weeks of consolidating, some parkruns and then who knows...!! 10k next...???
It's a funny old sport, I'm hoping today wasn't a massive fluke!