I feel so good!!
Having spent the entire day dithering I finally went out and did it!! I just ran for 20 minutes non-stop for the first time in ....ever!! I won't say I can't believe it because I was there for every blooming second. It really is possible after 5 weeks of this programme. We are ready.
I was off work today and had planned to do it but then decided I'd wait for tomorrow to go at the same time as my twin sister. Hours of humbugging about later I emailed her, put on my running gear and went for it. The sun was a bit too hot, there were too many people about, my ancient M&S leggings kept slipping down, but I plodded on and on. The first 5 minutes I felt like I was perhaps being a bit over-ambitious - those nagging doubts that make me short of breath and heavy-legged. Then after 5 I kept thinking about all of you who have already done it and all your blogs and that spurred me on. At 10 minutes I thought, well, hell, half-way through so that's not too bad. I tried to enjoy the action of running and concentrated on my thighs which are my strongest feature (I fondly imagine). When Laura says there are 5 minutes left I was overjoyed that I'd already managed 15 and sure as hell wasn't to give up now. Then there was that soaring music Laura put at the end of the last run and I knew I was heading for tears....there they were!!
Well, the bottle's gone into the fridge and I'm going to be very merry for quite some time. Good luck to all of you, whatever stage you're at, and above all, enjoy!