Despite everyone's encouragement I still wasn't 100% convinced I could do it. But I did! It wasn't easy, I really felt like I was pushing myself but not so far that I couldn't do it.
I made a point of going slow and keeping to that pace, I was more interested in finishing than going fast but I've worked out that I did half a mile in 5 minutes so I was going at about 6mph which is quite respectable I think at this stage?
I thought about trying a sprint at the end after Laura said I only had a minute left, but by the time I'd talked myself into it, it was the time to stop (and I wasn't about to do extra today!) Still, I have runs 2 and 3 to work on that!
If I stick to alternate days I'll be running 20 continuous minutes next Sunday! I can't wait!