Welcome to my graduation week!! I finally made it. I've just got back from my first grad run and I'm so happy I didn't give in to the gremlins. They were there again at 10 minutes, back at 18 and then again at 25. Each time I told them to get lost - or rather, I swore profusely but the intention was the same - and somehow managed to keep going to the finish. I purposely didn't look at my watch until just before 28 minutes and found I was really near 5K, so I kicked in and what happens? Dry retching again lol. But there was NO way I was slowing down and I did my first sub-30 5K in 28:31 before finishing off at 30 and then coughing my guts up.
Back hurts, chest is a bit tight and I'm dripping with sweat and beetroot red but I just don't care. I DID it!!!!!