I am a total newbie to all this running malarky. Way back in the midsts of time I can just about remember that I HATED running in school; I'd always be hanging out at the back with my pal walking round the cross country track or grasping my sides in faked agony to get out of gym. I have now hit my forties and, surprise, surprise, find myself fat and unfit. A couple of weeks ago I started the My Fitness Pal app to help me with eating (I've lost 8lbs and my BMI has just edged into overweight from obese) and that's how I found Couch to 5k. I actually mis-spelled that there as Cough to 5k - that's what I'm sure my friends will be doing when I tell them what I'm up to.
I've had a go at a lot of new things recently with the thought of how hard can it be. Other people can run so why can't I? I completed my first podcast walk/run this morning and it was hard! But I did do it. I looked like a burst balloon at the end of it and pretty much felt like I had a big sign on my back saying PRETENDING TO BE A RUNNER, but surprisingly, when I think about it, I only had one sideways look from a motorist. I think I fooled passers by in thinking I was a runner. Just need to convince myself.
So. Let the journey begin.