I've just done the first run of week 8, so 28 minutes, and it was fine - rather boring (I really do need to get brave and leave the treadmill) but OK. I could have done 30 minutes or more (but I didn't because I had to sort out the kids' breakfast). Does the fact that I can manage that sort of time without stopping and without feeling wrecked mean that I'm actually turning into a runner? I'd like to think so, but I'm not really convinced - I'm more of a shuffler or a plodder. In my heart of hearts I know I need to get a lot quicker to qualify as a real proper runner, but I'm pleased to have reached the status of persistent plodder now instead of the wheezing, pained, carcass dragger of my initial attempts. That's progress!