I've been quiet on these boards lately (still been stalking them!) but I wanted to share this with you all because if I can do it you all can!!
I started running last November ish and graduated January. Since then I've been running 2/3 times a week and have done a few 10k runs. I'm not very quick but I have been trying to increase my stamina rather than my speed. I got in my head pretty early that you can either work on your speed or your distance! not both
On Sunday I took part in the Great North Run which was brilliant! I was really nervous because i hadn't done the distance before, even in my training i'd only gone as far as 9 miles. When it came to it though I did it! It was hard but the whole way through I knew I could do it, I walked a few bits but only for 60 seconds at a time (laura training kicking in!)
I really would recommend anybody thinking of entering an event to go ahead and do it, I really enjoy the sense of personal achievement when I finish
When I crossed the line on Sunday I said never again.....2 days on I'm looking for more half marathons!