I should have graduated about a week ago but this pesky cold or manflu has laid me low and massively impacted my newly acquired fitness levels. After a miserable attempt at final run ended in disaster about a week ago I've rested up and perhaps not done enough. Lungs still not back to full working order so I went back to week 6 Saturday and did the 5-8-5 runs and it was ok, and today I made up my own routine of 2k run, 500m walk, 2k run and it went reasonably well too. Was tough and still feeling the effects of the cold on my chest but I'm getting back there. May attempt final wk9 run wednesday but will make a call on the day.
Getting anxious that I have set myself back rather further than should have happened by not listening to my body or advice of others, and that I may struggle with my charity 5k on 25th November. Need to keep positive and push myself more in coming weeks whilst being realistic. Was thinking in back of mind to target my charity 5k at 25 minutes but that's now unrealistic so will stick with the 5k in 30min, and will be chuffed when I achieve it.