I actually graduated the Couch To 5K about a year ago and since have run 3 5K races and just recently 2 10K races. Both the 10Ks were within about two weeks of each other and I finished in pretty good time after training on my own (wish that there was a Couch To 10K!). So what's a guy to do afterwards? Take some time off of course and I knew I needed to get back on the road so I loaded up week 5 again today and got in 2.6 miles (this after not running for almost 2 weeks)
I adore Laura and the encouragement she gives when I'm running. Today actually was a wee bit challenging because I hadn't run for a while. But it was like having an old friend there with me. My goal is to get back to week 9 and get myself running for 30 minutes without stopping again.
I applaud EVERYONE that is out there running because you are all doing a brilliant job no matter if you think you aren't! Trust yourselves. Other may run faster, but everyone has their own pace that is comfortable for them so keep your own pace. You'll still get to that finish line I promise! Keep up the good work everyone!