Well, after 16 months of training, multiple injuries, physical therapy, 2 different podcast series and lots of insecurity, I finally completed my goal of running a 5K today! I actually set a PR in the process!
I had started in July 2012 and made it as far as Week 8 Run 3 when I had to quit due to severe pain in my groin. I tried restating the program several times but never quite made it all the way through.
However, this time I completed all the podcasts and then did a 33 minute run and then finally a 35 minute run and even went a bit beyond 5K. I'm very proud of myself but need to quickly transition to a new goal since the dream of graduating from the podcast series and completing a 5K for the first time in my life at age 53 has sustained me. I'll need to sign up for a race and try the bridge podcasts.
Anyway, if I could do it with my many serious setbacks, you can too!