I had intended to start couch25k over a month ago, but a number of issues combined to keep me out of my shiny new running shoes until about 2 hours ago.
I have to say that I was really apprehensive about starting the programme, but I finally took the plunge this afternoon. The first 60-seconds were absolute hell, but the session got progressively better as I got my second wind.
I couldn't have done it without Laura though. The podcast was brilliant - as soon as I switched it on it really helped to smother all of the negativity that was swirling around in my head. I just focused on her voice and somehow managed to drag my 17-stone carcass through my first ever running session.
I'm delighted with myself and I just want to say a big thanks to all of you who took the time out to give me great advice and encouragement a few weeks ago.
Onwards and upwards!