Thank you to everyone who replied to my blog post about my nerves over Wk5 R3, I was very heartened to read I wasn't alone in dreading it & the tips shared were very helpful. I bore those words of wisdom & support in mind & they really did give me the extra mental push I needed for this one.
As it was a 20 minute uninterrupted run I chose to make a play-list of my own music, which I found did help me mentally as I could measure my progress by which track I was up to - plus I was enjoying it rather than enduring it as I was increasingly with the C25k music (no offence, you can't please all the people all the time). I was of course as sweaty as it's possible to be & had a couple of moments when I thought I'd quite like to stop but the strangest thing is they just seemed to pass & it was like my legs had their own rhythm, first time I've experienced this & it was wonderful - like going through a barrier. I did listen to Laura for the warm up & cool down, but broke off from the 5 min cool down to sit on the church wall, chill out & enjoy the Olympic bell ringing at 8.12 am, it was beautiful.
I was so happy & mellow I ran another 3 minutes to home.