I was elated to graduate c25k last saturday, it felt such a real achievement to be able to run for 30 mins non stop! But the magical 5k seemed a long way off! I started doing the 5k+ podcasts this week and started with the stepping stones one on Monday, I'm not sure how I managed it but actually covered less distance. I think I must have been taking smaller steps to try and keep the pace; I only covered 3.83k and was really disappointed. So this morning I set off using the stamina podcast and see how I got on running slightly longer with it fixed in my head I could stop at 30 mins if I was too puffed out. The 30 mins came and went and, although tired, I knew I could keep going the extra 5. As the podcast came to an end the garmin was telling me I was so close to the magical 5K so I kept going, I made it in 36.15. No land speed record any time soon but I am soooo chuffed that I actually ran it. My longest distance ever!!! Now to work on bringing that time down...........Watch this space!!