In a bizarre role reversal I went for a run this morning and left my husband snoring in bed. I'd completed the stepping stones podcast twice (very do-able for recent graduates) and the speed podcast (tough near the end but well within graduate capability) but I was still hell bent on reaching 5k. So decided to try the stamina podcast as I figured that the extra five minutes would help me.
I'd already calculated a 5k route so if I did fall short then I could judge how much more I needed to go. So I set off and the first 30 minutes (ha, who'd thought that was something I could achieve a few months ago) were absolutely fine. I knew I was pushing myself though. And then came the last five minutes ... I did the first 30 seconds or so and thought this is way too fast so slowed off a little as my main aim was to make the 5k.
Well, about 30 seconds later I realised that I had automatically started running to the beat again! My five minutes came to an end but I could see the 5k marker (set of traffic lights ) and did not want to stop short there (I fear I may have given away the ending to this tale in my blog title!). So about two minutes later I did it, my first ever running-all-the-way 5k. Yay to the 5k!!