A hard week, but have made it. Run 2 on Friday evening was the hardest - first time I've had a stitch and overall just felt horrible. Only the enjoyment of the previous 4 weeks and the encouragement on here pushed me to go out and get Run 3 behind me this evening. First 5 minutes, the 4 step beat in my head was "You can't do this, you can't do this..." Second 5 minutes was "Just keep trying". Between 10 and 15, too tired to even think of a beat, just hoping that it would be an adult, rather than an unfortunate child, who would find my body on the path. Then at last in the final 5 it started feeling good and I finished with a smile - totally exhausted, but smiling and with the first real confidence that I can make it through this great programme.
Thank you to everyone here who had written of their own Week 5 stresses and successes - you were all in my head when I needed you.