Morning. Tea. Sunshine - that's good. Running gear. Mindless panic increases as I set out for W5R3. It's fresh and cool outside, and as I do my warm-up walk I wonder if any other C25kers are facing the challenge at this moment. 3-2-1 and the run's started. The first bit goes ok,feel as if I'm in a bubble of concentration and determination. I have been dreading this since I found out you run 20 minutes by the end of week five. Laura's voice tells me I'm halfway there as I do my one-notch-up-from-walking jog. ( I decided that mentally I need to do this even if it's at snail's pace). It starts to get much harder, and hotter as I shuffle along. Talk to me, Laura! 15 mins done. The last 2 minutes of the run were a killer, but I couldn't let Laura down.
...I DID IT! Looked an apparition of sweaty, frizzy-haired, red-faced horror, I'm sure, but I didn't care,walked on air back up the hill and home to share the joyful news, have water, shower, coffee, breakfast! Today is a good day. Here's hoping it went well for anyone else attempting runs today. Let's cheer each other on!