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On the last day of the 30-day active challenge, I completed my first 20-minute run without any breaks! If you have read any of my previous posts, you will know that I did my very first run of the Couch to 5K back on the 27th of May! I did my run this morning before breakfast, there was a light shower of rain and I was tempted to talk myself out of running because I had been so active yesterday (walked around 19,000 steps simply by washing two cars, and doing quite a bit of work in my garden). However. I also knew that I was trying to put off the 20-minute run. So, I did the sensible thing, I choose a nice light pace that I would be able to keep going without stopping. And while this was not my quickest pace, it enabled me to keep running. I must admit that I was glad to reach the end of the 20-minute run and to walk as I cooled down and then stretch when I finally arrived home. If anyone had told me just a few weeks ago that I would have been able to run for 20 minutes without stopping, I honestly think I would have laughed. So looking to my first run of week six on Sunday, and pressing on to my first 5k without stopping. I would encourage anyone thinking of running to try the

BBC's Couch to 5k app, as I have found it so easy to follow!!