Yes!!! I graduated today and this is my first post. Thought about sharing my experience all along if that would be of any help to fellow members. Wow! what a journey it has been from gasping for breath in a minute to running 30 minutes non-stop . I have never done any form of exercise before other than the sporadic brisk walking.
Completed in exactly 9 weeks and it is a great feeling. Ran the first 6 weeks on a thread mill and ventured outside from week 7 and definitely running outside has been more fun . I ditched Laura after week 7 and had been using Runkeeper along with my custom playlist. On w9d3 ran for extra 10 minutes to complete my 5K, though I am currently not worried about speed. Overall lost about 10 pounds in 9 weeks. This program has given me all the confidence and had made a big impact on my lifestyle and my next target is 10K .Would definitely be spreading the word about c25k among friends and family. Had shin splits during week 6, post run stretches and applying an ice-pack helped and in my last 2 runs had a slight pain in my knee (meniscus tear probably) and applying an ice-pack and anti inflammatory cream helped get some relief.
Thank you all the nice people here for the constant support and encouragement. The forum here has been really helpful in boosting the confidence .
Now to apply for the graduate batch