After getting to bed later than usual last night, I had the realisation that I was going to struggle to fit this run in today but I really didn't want to leave it another day (after having my 2 rest days prior). I somehow managed to convince myself to get up an hour before the kids and get out first thing, whilst it was cooler. Even at 6am it was very warm out there, so i'm glad I did!!
I was surprised by the first 8 minutes, i managed it pretty well! Breathing was not massively controlled but it didn't feel like too much of a push.
The last 4 minutes of the second run were a challenge though. Had to really push myself and couldn't slow my pace any more than I already had. Wasn't sure i was going to make it to the end...but I did it!
20 minutes still just feels too big but I'll give it my best shot xx