Even at 5.11am there are too many people around for me and I look every bit the unfit runner that I am. I run the first half mile without stopping and then my lower legs hurt and I stop to walk too often. Still, my overall pace is the same. I really didn’t feel like running this morning but I know that the biggest challenge for me is maintaining some consistency.

I am aiming to run just over a mile each day. I did three runs over Saturday and Sunday and four runs over Wednesday to Friday. So that’s seven miles even though I only ran on five days out of seven. Given my problem with consistency I am pleased with this.

I have signed up to do a 10 mile charity run in October and I realise how far I have to go to be anywhere near fit to take this on.