I cannot believe that I have today finished 9 weeks of running and can run a whole 30 minutes without stopping or collapsing. I could only just run for a minute nine weeks ago. Still find it takes at least 12 - 15 mins before I get my breathing and pace at the right level and am only managing about 3.75k but am very proud of my achievement. It is a lot about mind over matter though and couldn't do it without listening to the podcasts as the music definitely distracts me. Mostly run outside and a couple of times in the gym which is better for getting a consistent rhythm. Had to navigate a cow on the path by the river today which was interesting.
Oh and this is the first time I have ever posted anything on a community/social networking site.
Take heart all you beginners - if I can do it so can you