Hooray! I did it - my 2nd run of week 8 and it was once again TOTALLY ORGANIC. Meaning I didn't cheat and take loads of steroids, didn't go to Switzerland to change my blood and didn't ingest illegal substances to make me run faster. I just had a couple of glugs of water and heaps of determination!
Managed to mop up 5.6K including the warm up/down walks. By golly it was hot though, even at 8.30am! The hottest day of the year so far apparently and I felt pretty heavy legged for the last couple of kilometres. I do wonder how on earth folks can run 10K and when I think about that when running my run it makes my heart sink a bit. But at least after 8 weeks I can run the lion share of 5K, albeit with a huuuuuuge amount of effort. 8 weeks ago I was completely unable to run for longer than 13 seconds and I'm not kidding.
Oh! That bloody JULIE song is awwwwful. A few folks have blooged about that bloody song and it is sooooooooo annoying. It reminds me of a 1970's novelty "Top of the Pops" song, a la "JILTED JOHN (Gordon is a moron"). Don't know if any of you remember that?!
In case any new starter out-er-er's are reading this - this program is amazing and it works. I am 50 years old and haven't done any real exercise for about 35 years. My weight is 1 stone too much but C25K has opened a thousand doors. Try it. It's fabulous!