I never would have thought I could do it! I have been increasing my distance bit by bit though following a similar approach as c25k. I run a distance 3 times before upping it by 0.5k to the next. Seems to be working so far, I'm getting the times down each run and after doing 6.5k three times I didn't even find the 7 too terrible.
The new challenge will be for me to keep cutting down the time of the runs to be able to keep doing them in my lunch break!
Thanks for all the support, as usual!