Since graduating at the beginning of the month I've made sure to do 3 runs each week, 2 x 30 mins and I've tried for a longer one at the weekend. I've managed a couple of 45 min runs but have been well under 5k so yesterday I went out full of determination to go for it.
The snow had melted so that there was very little left which made keeping my feet easier than last week. I went further than I've ever done on the cycle track before turning round and heading back. I knew I would hit 5k before getting home but there was a nagging voice that kept talking to me saying "your legs are knackered, you can walk the rest of the way, no-one will know". But I would know! The thought that was foremost in my mind was that all my fellow c25kers have been slogging away so I just kept going. As soon as my Garmin said 3.1m I stopped dead! Shock! I DID IT!!!
The time was very slow, I hate to admit it, 52 mins........but I DID 5K!!!!!
Now to work on picking my pace up but that'll take a while. I'll keep up with the 3 runs each week and hopefully the stamina will improve.
Thanks everyone, knowing you were there kept me going.