I can barely believe it but I've done it!
I started this plan in secret, not wanting the extra pressure and fearing failure, testing myself after a discussion in the pub. It didn't stay secret for the full length of the plan as I was spotted in the park, but now I want to shout it from the rooftops!
It's largely irrelevant, but I managed the full 5k in 30m 40s and I feel on top of the world.
So the Birchwood Santa Dash in a couple of weeks will be my first proper event, then we'll have to see what I can do to keep the motivation up.