Well 2 weeks after my last failed attempt at my graduation run I actually went and did it!
After my last miserable attempt at my graduation run I had two weeks off running completely, although I did plenty of yoga and even a Davina workout. I decided to follow my instincts and do what my body wanted to do for a couple of weeks, instead of forcing myself to run.
I had no intention whatsoever of running on Monday evening, but I got home and found myself putting on my new trainers. I decided to take it really slow and easy and not worry about the distance too much, just so I could finish the 30 minutes. Several times I had to force myself to slow down.
I got to a point where I thought I'd probably done about 4km and thought I'd carry on until I got to 5km regardless of time if I was close to achieving it, so I looked at Endomondo. And the damn GPS had cut off! I was at 28 minutes though so I just ran until 30 minutes without a clue how far I'd ran.
I glossed over that a bit there...
I completed week 9 run 3!! Wahoo!
When I got home I mapped the route out properly and it came in at 4.65km, which I was amazed with. I'm not saying I found it easy, but I really thought I'd gone much slower, and therefore not gone as far, as usual. Fantastic!!
I never honestly believed I'd finish this program. Even 2 weeks ago when I tried to do my final run and totally messed it up I thought that I'd probably never bother to try again because I'm useless at running. It turns out I'm not that useless after all. Graduate badge required...