I just had to post as I am absolutely buzzing! I have just run a 5K race!
I know I shouldn't have, as it should have been Wk7R3, so 25 minutes. That was the plan. Well, I saw an advert for a local 5K race, which was aimed at all levels on the night I was due to run. After assurances that there would be lots of walk/runners, I decided to go along, follow the podcast and walk the rest. After my last run, where I couldn't manage without a short walk, I thought the change of scenery and other runners would help buoy me up.
Well I arrived, registered and waited for the expected local group of walk/runners. They didn't. So I decided I'd just carry on, but my podcast wouldn't work. So I set my timer to 25 minutes to use instead, which took me to approx 3.5k. With everyone still running, and me being pretty much at the back, I decided to just carry on for a bit.
Well, a short 30second walk and 38m38s later, I was at the finish line! I came second to last, and some lovely runners came back to finish the last 1/2k with us stragglers, but I did it!!
I know I need to go back to the plan, and will start Wk8 to the end religiously, but I feel so amazed that I can do the distance. Not in 30minutes, but knowing I can do it without keeling over is an amazing feeling. I now know that I will get there, I will finish the programme, and that disappointing runs (last run) don't ruin the future.
I just had to share.