and must confess to now feeling rather silly at the serious amount of stress I have put on myself all week fearing failure. I forced myself to believe it was more mental than physical and so ordered some running tights, compression shorts and a proper non cotton top from Sports Direct online (check out their bargains, way cheaper than even instore) to make me look like a proper runner. There was no way I was going to let myself quit once I'd had the courage to enter the park in a pair of lycra tights and so I went for it. The first ten minutes flew by and I was shocked when I realised I was half way and then knew there was no way I was going to be beaten. At 15 minutes there was elation as I knew I was going to do it and I loved the last five minutes, imagining a big winners ribbon across my path as I got closer. As someone who has not run for 30+ years and is carrying far too much weight (but thats rapidly falling off too) I would never have thought I would find this challenge so much fun. If you are about to tackle it too HAVE BELIEF in yourself, it's possible and you will feel amazing when you are done. Looking forward to the next big one - bring it on, I can take anything now.