I'd found Week 7 really hard going so was really pleased when I completed W8R1 with relative ease ("relative" being the operative word!). I set off in the rain feeling confident and actually looked forward to my run. The first 10 mn went very well and I though "oooh, maybe I AM a runner...".
Then for some reason it all went wrong. I had to overtake a bunch of teenagers who on close inspection turned out to be my anti-social neighbours' kids smoking pot (at 7.15 in the morning!). Though I tried hard not to, I must have increased my speed (feeling self-conscious and sensing their mocking glassy eyes on my rotund derriere...). Anyway, by minute 14 I was gasping for air and it took all the willpower in the world to carry on. I managed to push myself further and finally had to stop after 25mn....I just couldn't do it anymore. I know there were only 3 minutes left but it felt like a lifetime.
I am very annoyed with myself, it is my first fail ever and to have it happen so close to graduation is upsetting. I tried to tell myself that I must have been a Speedy Gonzales, hence the failure but no, no such glorious excuse....I only clocked just over 3kms in 25mn. My confidence has certainly taken a dip, I just hope it recovers!