I've attempted Couch to 5K two other times in the past two years and failed after less than two weeks before. I didn't have the motivation or will power to just keep going so just gave up as soon as I started to get tired. And then recently - four weeks ago actually - on a Saturday, a friend of mine who lives the other end of the country told me she was on week five of C25K and I found myself wanted to do it. If she could do it, and I knew she had had problems with it in the past, why couldn't I?
And that evening I asked my housemate, who had also given up in the past if she wanted to do it, and actually do it and get through it this time and she said she really did. So we agreed on monday. I bought running shorts, trousers and t-shirt and that monday evening we headed out.
The first two weeks we ran together, and we got through them. My housemate was a great motivation for me to keep going and we really felt like we were achieving something. And as we both suffer from asthma it was good for us both, not allowing that to stop us at all. I've never believed asthma to be an excuse (for me, of course other suffers may be different).
The problem game then that I was going on a writer's retreat and then it was the Easter Holidays. Meaning weeks 3-6 would have to be completed . Week three was nice as each run was done in a different place. The first the usual place, the second along a river in Boscastle, and the third a route in my home city. I got through week three and now am on week four.
I have found myself now lacking the motivation to go out. Me and my housemate would go out the same times on the same days, so we had a routine with it and while I am at home I have no real routine and no real motivation to get up and get out. However I am still going. Tomorrow I will be doing the final run of week four. Week four has been the most difficult so far and after the first run of it I thought I wasn't going to be able to walk for the warm down walk without falling over, but I made it home and that was great.
My biggest worry is week five run three, but I am choosing at the moment not to think about it and to just deal with it when the time comes. At the moment I have to get through this final run of week 4 and the beginning of week 5