I started week 9 on Friday but had a really bad run and had to stop for a minute in total (about 3 lots of 20 seconds) so felt like I'd failed somewhat, I couldn't get a good pace going and struggled the whole way around really. After a weekend of rest (and perhaps a little too much food and alcohol, visiting friends in Cardiff) I managed to do the full 30 minutes today.
I was meant to do a 5k whilst we were down in Cardiff but my mate pulled out and I couldn't brave it on my own sadly. whilst there I popped into a running shop and got myself a brand new pair of trainers (I was in desperate need!) and I don't know if it was the thrill of running in new stuff (they gave me a free nike tshirt and I bought a pair of super comfy socks as well!) or the rest or what but I ran the whole 30 minutes and probably could've carried on had Laura not cut me off.
I always tend to struggle around the 10-15 minute mark of a run, thinking that I'm tired and there's no way that I can make it all the way, and that's reflected in my splits I guess (shown in the image). Does anyone else get this?
Anyway, I just wanted to share my elation at achieving this and hopefully it'll let others know that despite the struggles, it's not impossible!