Thank you everyone for your kind words of support. Yesterday I finished my first ever 5km race, in 37 minutes. Not bad for someone who only took up running in February huh? It was very hilly but I kept going and I'm very proud of that.
Buttons couldn't care less.... he could have done it in about 20 minutes he reckons, although he may have been distracted by all the lovely grass and flowers there were to eat in the town park!