I couldnt even run 10 seconds to start with, had to abandon C25K for a while and just build up my running time to 60 seconds. I nearly gave up on so many occasions, got discouraged by various injuries, and didn't think I'd ever make it. But then I got chatting to the lovely volunteers at nonsuch parkrun, who were really friendly and encouraging, so I decided to really go for it, started doing the C25K again, and also did my first parkrun, walked most of it, run when I could, and gradually started to look forward to it.
Well, tonight, I ran my 4th 30 minute run! Me! Who couldn't even walk upstairs without having to stop and catch my breath.
I have a goal now of being able to run the full parkrun distance without having to walk. I'm doing about 3.5k in my 30 minutes at the moment, but I'm over the moon with that, considering where I was back in July.
I read the posts from people just starting out, worried that they cant even do the week 1 runs - that was me too. It took a good few weeks to get beyond week 1 - but the amazing feeling every time you push yourself that little bit further, or run solidly for longer just makes it all worthwhile. And the first time you do a 30 minute run and finish is the best feeling ever.