This evening I (reluctantly) put my running trainers on, stuck my headphones in and headed out for a run. I planned on doing 30 minutes and chose a route which was downhill to start followed by a mostly flat route with few uphill sections as I just wasn't in the mood so thought a route change would be more exciting. Well, I felt pretty good and decided to challenge myself to run up a couple of fairly steep, long hills. Once I did them I then thought that I might as well run until I had reached 5K which I reckoned would take around 38 mins and it would mean I would be able to post my time and feature on a local virtual park run page. The longest I've run so far is 32 minutes so an extra 6 minutes would be a challenge both physically and mentally.
I ONLY WENT AND DID IT! 38 minutes 20 seconds for my first 5K of non-stop running. I am immensely proud of myself for persevering and I think I actually enjoyed it, although tomorrow I might pay for the extra 6 minutes!