First run off the treadmill. It took a bit of organising (was meant to go yesterday but couldn't find my waist-band-phone-holder thingy so I cracked the sh!ts and aborted) yes, petulant pathetic effort. But moving off the treadmill is a big deal as other treadmill runners may agree. What to wear? Will I feel stupid? Will I feel embarrassed? etc etc.
So with 3 days rest since my last run on Saturday, I had to go today. Weather was perfect, 22°C so the What To Wear issue was easy. Found the phone holder thing. Hit play on the podcast and off I went. The 5 minute warm-up walk was over before I knew it and then it was time! And I went SLOW and it was HARD but I kept going. Strange, feeling like a first-time runner but with 7 weeks work under my belt I was able to keep going. The last 5 minutes of the run I could easily have walked but no way!
Summary: it's most definitely easier running on the treadmill even with an incline. So if you're thinking about moving outside don't think too long!! And feeling embarrassed/stupid/too old etc etc? Nah, I was pretty proud of myself. I really dreaded this first outdoor run but now it's over I can't wait till the next one!!
Thanks for helping me get this far everyone!!