So further to my last blog - when I went out tonight, I felt like I was running (slowly) rather than very slowly jogging this time. Big difference. The whole half-hour felt great and I was pretty confident from the start I was going to be able to keep up the (very) slightly faster pace. It's all relative, but to me it felt like a huge, huge change. It's amazing that this is only 11 runs in from the start.
Another benefit to this crazy running lark is when I'm doing stretches afterwards I'm often doing a mini yoga routine, and it's just reminded me how much I enjoy it. I've done yoga on and off since my teenage years, but bedtime with the kids has made it almost impossible to get to a class in recent years. Now I want to hunt out a really good yoga DVD as part of my 5x50 challenge routine.