Well here I am at Week 7 Run 1, still in shock that I've got this far - and that it's going quite so well.
"48 and overweight," would have been my description 6 weeks ago, but not anymore. Thanks to Couch to 5k, my life has completely changed. As an example - I now reach for my Nike Free 4.0's before I reach for a beer in the evening ! My hypertension has faded away, to the extent that I might be able to come off the pills. Even the beer belly is going, although that's a bit slower.
Running with my lovely other half (who had the idea in the first place) helps enormously, although we rarely run together these days. I have times and distance on my mind, she's very happy to go at her own pace. And I've only ever actually listened to Laura once, although I think that's my loss
Anyhoo, we live at the highest point of a Wealden ridge in East Sussex, over 500' up - quite high for South East England. That means that every running route starts with a lovely downhill and ends with a killer uphill. Trust me, I've spent hours on mapmyrun trying to change the laws of geography, but other than driving somewhere, a flat run simply isn't going to happen.
There are positives of course : my first 1.5k today was knocked off in 8 minutes, and I'm sure I'm stronger as a result (we always run the killer hill at the end). My first flat run will seem like a dream !
So, my question - does anyone else do couch to 5k on significant hills, or are we the only ones ?