Yesterday I finished W9R3 after starting C25K in early March. I started it after joining Slimming World (which in turn was after from stern words from my GP about getting my act together).
So since then from being an overweight zero exercise person (I have never even tried running before) I can now run 5km (in a little over 30 mins) and have lost two stone. I also no longer take blood pressure tablets.
Whilst I haven't found any of the runs easy, I have been constantly amazed at how the C25K program hasn't failed in any respect - each new week I've managed to do the extra Laura demanded of me despite not believing that I could from how I felt after the previous run. My only modification to the routine suggested is that in the later weeks I've found that I feel much better with two or three rest days between runs and my times also improve.
And after each run I'd check the forum here and be encouraged that I'd be able to do the next one. Without that I doubt I would have continued with it so a very big thank you.
So I'm really looking forward to my holidays this year. Last year I went away on a big family holiday, my twenty something nieces would head out for a run along the beach in Majorca before breakfast and I'd wonder why on earth they did it. This year when we go away again, I'll be running with them (assuming they don't mind their wheezing red faced 48 year old uncle tagging along!).
Thanks again to all on the forum