After what seemed like a real red faced breathless struggle in week 1 I just completed W7R3 yesterday morning and finally realised I can run again. My pace felt right, my breathing was steady and I still had gas in the tank at the end of the run. I was planning on waiting to Week 9 to do my first Parkrun but I know I'm ready and will be there next Saturday.
For those of you at the start of the C25K journey, don't give up. I am already so much fitter and you will be too.