Well, I didn't exactly finish on a high; today was an absolute slog! Still, I did run the full 30 minutes, even if I came nowhere near 5k.
So, what next? Well I'm back at work tomorrow so it'll be a case of getting into a routine that fits in with work. Today was a dry run - up at 5.15, out with the dog by 5.30. Drop dog off hone at 6.15, remove jacket and head straight out on run.
I've downloaded the stepping stones, speed and stamina stamibapodcasts. I think I'll have a week or two of running to my music then I'll get started on the next set of podcasts. I hope to do a park run sometime in September.
Many thanks to everyone on here who's given me advice and encouragement!! And to whoever devised the Couch to 5k programme & the NHS for turning it into a free podcast. Oh, and Laura, whose silver tones got me through it!