And such an achievement! Went to the park again and this time had plotted a route out of the park, along two main roads and back into the park again to get my car. After Friday's very very slow run in the park on the inclines I decided to map a much flatter route. Wrong!! Started off running down an incline and I think I ran much too fast here, I know you are supposed to run slowish down a hill, but I didn't so by the time I'd got to the bottom I was tired, when it suddenly went into a bit of an incline again. 5 minutes in and I suddenly had the awful thought that I may not continue. With the total run being 28 minutes I really didn't think I'd be able to continue. Especially as when I was running I could see the road I would shortly be running along and it was practically up in the sky meaning I had a mega incline to come.
BUT - I pushed through. I went through all my mental motivations and most of all, I thought of all the inspiration that I'd gotten from this forum, I thought of the posts on here, the blogs and questions and the help I've got and I thought to myself of reporting back and I didn't want to say I'd not finished a run for the first time. So I carried on.
And onto the road!!!! Well, not quite on the road but on the (very narrow) pavement. First time I have EVER run on the road - and on two very main roads leading into the city but luckily at 8.30 and not as busy as normal due to school holidays.
One of my main concerns was that I would see someone I know, also I'd worn the wrong capri pants the skintight ones with a shortish top, but I just had to ignore all that and keep thinking to myself well, they don't know how long I've done, I may have done 10K already!! Plus I had my Garmin on so I may have looked like I knew what I was doing. Although I was running at practically walking speed so maybe not!
Sorry I've been rambling on, but I'm so happy. I also want to say a big thank you to everyone on here. Everyone. Without you I'm not so sure that I wouldn't have stopped to walk for a bit. But I didn't. And running non stop for 28 mins is the best physical achievement of my life so far (apart from giving birth but I don't think I can compare the two lol!).
Thank you again everyone