I actually started the couch to 5k back in February, then again in March and again in about July. The furthest I got was week 2 but even then I was kidding myself as I knew I'd never fully done week 1.
I'm determined this time though. I actually started out again at the end of September - this time rather than start directly on the couch to 5k programme though, I just mapped myself a 2mile round route from my house and walked it every day at lunchtime, moving into a jog when I felt I could and tracking my prgress using runtastic. I also started a blog and shared it with a few people to give me a bit more of an incentive to stick with it.
I actually stuck to that for a full month which is longer than I've ever gone before and I found myself quite enjoying it and not feeling quite right when I had to miss a day for whatever reason.
Last week I started the couch to 5k again and was surprised by how easy I actually found week one, previously I'd had to stop when I got the 4th run and walk till about the 7th. This time I completed it all easily - out of puff but nothing unmanageable.
Today was the first run of week 2 and other than the last 30 seconds of the final run (when I was stupidly heading uphill - will change my route for next time) I managed it all. I could barely lift my arms to drink my water at the end of it but I did it.
I don't have any huge plans, I don't think I'll ever be a marathon runner but I turn 40 in two years and I do want to be a lot fitter (and hopefully a lot lighter) by then.
I must admit I'm quite worried now about the weather turning bad. I have been out in really rainy weather and that's been fine but it's been a bit warmer then. What do people wear when it's very cold and wet? It's hard isn't it as the actual running bit keeps you hot but I can't keep up the very brisk pace on my cool down walk as that starts at the bottom of the steep hill I live at the top of!
Nice to meet you all!