I started the C25K plan last summer, and got great support & inspiration from this forum.
I was doing really well, and I got as far as completing Week 5 Run 3. The plan was to get that run out of the way, then continue while I was on holiday. I was on a lovely cruise holiday with my husband, kids & my elderly parents, and I planned to do the runs around the deck while I was away.
Well, that was fine for a few days - until I got injured, in the most stupid way. I was on the dance floor being taught ballroom dancing by my elderly mother (!) and I twisted my knee. It was really painful, and I could hardly walk, let alone run.
Somehow, when I got home I found I'd lost the motivation to run, and the knee injury took a long time to clear up.
Eventually, I took myself off to the physio, who sorted out my knee & recommended orthotics. He said if I wanted to start running again I would need to use the orthotics in a neutral running shoe.
I finally got the motivation to start the plan again this summer, and so far so good.
I now find myself almost back where I left it almost a year ago, having just completed Week 4 Run 2 this morning (despite the heat!). I go slow & steady, but there is no hint of any knee or other joint pain, so I think the orthotics are working for me.
So now I'm back I plan on keeping the blog going & using this forum for motivation again.
It's great to see lots of people on here who were doing C25K at the same time as me a year ago, and who are now sporting a fine graduate badge. You are now my inspiration to keep going this time!