This journey was a long slow journey but I made it!!
I set out today for my long slow run which was 45min. As soon as I started my warm up I said screw this and turned around to go back home. The wind was pretty strong and I was freezing. A few seconds later I was having a fight with myself about going home and being a wimp and so I turned around to get the run done and over with.
I decided to take it easy and told myself it didn't matter how fast or how far I went in those 45 min. The first 8 minutes of running were excruciating. I felt sluggish and cold and hated every second and then all of a sudden it got easy and wasn't even thinking about the wind and that my hands were about to fall off. I ran and grooved to my music and before I knew it my run was over.
I drove the route that I ran and it ended up being exactly 5km!!! I did it, I ran 5km without stopping and I did this whole 5km journey slow and steady without any injuries.
I more week until the 5k race, I am so nervous but will be so proud when I cross that finish line.