I've just got back in after a 28 minute run. Ordinarily I would laugh at this first line, 28 minutes run my butt! But I did it, I really did. What's more, I wasn't ready to stop when Laura piped up to start walking, where was my sprint finish? My run was slow and steady and I really enjoyed it.
Last night my husband asked me if I was going for a run in the morning, this always made me chuckle because a 90 second run-walk-run thingy never really defined a run to me but I realised by week 5 that it was because of these short runs that I was accomplishing longer and stronger runs.
I feel like I've come so far on a programme that just looks daunting on paper but in reality is completely doable. Sticking to the mantra "slow and steady" really is the secret.
I don't feel so scared of the 30 minute runs next week now. This was my 22nd time I got myself out of bed and into the cold to do something I've never done before. Feeling proud today and can call myself a runner.
I'm off to get drunk on an ice cold water and live dangerously with a slice of lemon.
Have a great running week people x