I can't quite believe it, but I've finished week 5, run 3! A big, big insurmountable milestone when I first looked at C25K all those months ago.
I won't say I breezed it and, as I run on undulating country roads, I kept experiencing nagging doubts that I'd get up that next small hill, but once I'd hit 10m I thought, 'Hey this might actually be possible' and when Laura announced that I was 15 minutes in, I afforded myself the luxury of speeding up a little, knowing that the end was in sight. When she finally said it was time to slow down, I actually had a little bit of steam left and jogged on for another minute just to prove to myself that I could.
I must admit, that I 'cheated' a little and built in an extra run by doing week 6, run 3 after week 5, run 1. That meant I gradually built up from 5-5-5 minutes running, to 5-8-5, then 8-8 before doing the full 20 minutes. I think it just didn't have the confidence to do the final 20m run without building up more slowly to it.
Anyway, I'm now looking forward to week 6 and trying to build up a tiny bit of speed in what I think is really little more than a fast walk. But I did it and am feeling pretty overjoyed and proud of myself.
Very best of luck to everyone approaching week 5 with trepidation.