I'm so close to completing the C25K programme, and definitely want to graduate before my first Park Run with my brother on 22 December, but training has taken a hit this weekend. I spent yesterday Christmas shopping with a friend yesterday, with all good intention of running today, but have woken up with a sore throat, streaming nose and eyes and blocked ears. How strange that I can run in the cold and rain and be fine, but after a day wrapped up nice and warm, in and out of shops, I fall ill with a cold. So today's run is out of the question and that will push my schedule back, which is very disappointing.
On a more positive note, I did W8R1 on Friday evening - my first 28-minute run - and I managed it! I even felt as if I could have gone on for another minute or so (but I didn't) so I'm feeling confident of the 30 minute runs for week 9, as long as I can get back into my proper schedule. Fingers crossed my nose stops running soon!