This is week number 9 and today was my third run of the week so I guess I can say I've done it! Since week 7 I've been listening to music and generally just running - trying to improve a little each time. Today I went out and despite the wind and rain (quite nice when you get used to it!) I actually ran for 9km in just over an hour! I fair danced down the road to my house as the phone told me I had reached 9km, with a "woop woop"...then actually cried when I got home and phoned hubby to tell him what I'd done!
Genuinely the whole couch to 5k has been amazing - to go from worrying about running for more minutes than I walked, to what I feel I can do now is a flaming miracle
In the process I have become a bit of a running bore - comparing pace and routes with hubby who has also started, spending more time than is useful looking at running gear on line and sounding a little bit like I am part of a running cult when I rhapsodise about apps such as runtastic and myfitness pal to everyone I know!
Thanks everyone for their blogs and posts on this site - such a brilliant forum (also slightly addictive!). I am off now to really consider if I can do the village 10k (2 days before my big 40!) in May next year....ummmm?!