After completing another run for 30 mins after Graduation, I was looking for something that can give me an opportunity to improve. I downloaded the Couch to 5k+ "Stepping stone" and tried it. I realized that half way thru the broadcast, I could not maintain 155 steps / mins and slowed down considerably. And yet I managed to run a little more than 4 kms in 30 mins.
But I found that I was not enjoying it - trying to focus on getting the number of steps right was not good for me. I thought I am not yet ready for "Stepping stone". So I decided to switch back to my favourite music and decided to increase the duration to 35 mins. This worked better for me, since I was running at my pace.
On my third run of 35 mins today, I managed more than 4.1 kms in 30 mins, my best so far! I am still struggling a bit towards the end of the runs. But I guess if I keep up with little improvements in time week after week, I will improve my stamina and speed.
BTW, I downloaded the Nike+ Running on my Android phone - this is another software that can help me set goals and achieve them. Hopefully this will keep me motivated to keep running. Thanks for all your support!