After having a crisis of confidence this past week, to the point that on Friday I was questioning whether this 'running' lark was for me, I have finally managed 5k outside of a Parkrun (which has been a combination of running and walking)
I was struggling to maintain 30 mins continuous running last week, but looking back I was maybe being a little hard on myself as I was full of a cold and breathing was a bit of an issue when stationary, never mind plodding along on the treadmill.
So, knowing that today held no plans, I didn't have a time limit to squeeze a run in after walking the dogs, I waited for OH to take them out and took myself off into the garage. The plan was to just do more than 30 minutes, to bat the shoulder monkey away!
I looked at the clock for the 1st time after 25 minutes which surprised me as I didn't think I had been going that long. The next time was after 39 minutes, OOOO I'll speed up and finish at 40 minutes I thought.... but after 40 minutes the magical 3.1miles wasn't far away was it!!! So, I took a 50 second walk to gather my breath and set off again and I did it, I finally managed 5k and I think if I hadn't of sped up for a minute then I would've managed to run (ok, shuffle) the whole distance
Feeling a bit better about things now - onwards and upwards