Walked back from work - a 25 minute uphill one, got changed, walked to the local park and did my run. I even managed to push my last 2 and half minute of running into a proper run as opposed to a namby pamby jog. For the first time, in those 2.5 minutes I felt like I was 'doing' it properly. Boy did I work up a sweat and a pant though!! I got a few strange looks from dog walkers all wrapped up in waterproofs and wellys as I jogged on by in my sleeveless running top!!! I enjoyed running in the rain though.
The biggest issue was pushing through the tightness of my calves, which mainly eased by the third run. Because of this tightness I have also decided to start doing warm ups and cool downs. OK bring on run 2 I will be ready!!!! Against all personal expectations six weeks ago!!!