Having got to week 8 back in October, I then stopped for 12 weeks due to an Achilles problem. I started C25K again in January but decided to take it easier with a few more rest days in between some of the longer runs.
Although I've had a few niggles with my left hip I completed week9 run 1 run on Monday and did run 2 on Wednesday night and today I completed the final run of C25K - when my lovely daughter (ex marathon runner) joined me at the local MK Parkrun.
For some strange reason it wasn't my best run - maybe I went off a bit too quickly at the beginning, or perhaps the nervous energy affected me - but I kept going and finally got to the end in 36.22 minutes.
Disappointed? Yes, because I was hoping to do 5k in a slightly better time and it's the last week of the C25K programme.
Happy? Ecstatic, who would have thought that a 59 year old, 2 stone overweight, couch potato, who's hated running with a passion, could have achieved this - and been disappointed to run non stop for over 36 minutes!
Thank you C25K and thanks to everybody on the forum - without your posts and support at times it would have been very easy to stop.
This programme is simply amazing - if I can do it anybody can.
So what's next - try to increase my speed and can't wait until it's next week's parkrun.