I am not going to call it a failure because quite frankly I did much better than I was expecting to and that in itself is an acheivement.
First 3 minute run - completed
First 5 minute run - completed, and I felt very amazed and pleased with myself at this point
Second 3 minute run - completed
Second 5 minute run - erm.....work in progress!
I managed 2 1/2 mins of the 5 but could go on no longer and I was really, really trying both mentally and physically to keep going. Started to walk again and then jogged the final minute so all in all did 3 1/2 mins of the 5. I'm still pretty proud of that. I never, ever thought I'd be able to do 5 minutes of running, but I did.
And in my defence I was running into rain and a headwind on my second 3 and 5 minute runs. Now to you hardy runners that may seem like a pathetic excuse, but to us couch potatoes who believe that if you are going to exercise it should only be done in a mild climate with no inclement weather, that was quite a big thing to contend with. I'm hoping Wednesday will provide better conditions.....won't hold my breath though!
So there you have it. I tried, I (almost) succeeded, I'm still feeling chuffed and am now looking forward to a hot cup of coffee and a nice hot shower too (after I've made the bolognese sauce ready for dinner tonight).
Good luck to all you other runners out there, love reading all your triumphs, trials, tribulations and tantrums