Well a not quite so far man in lycra graduates. Woop woop woop. Just back from week 9 run 3! Carried on the extra 4 minutes so I covered the 5k again.
Week1 run 1 was on 17 December I weighed 21st 11lb back then. I remember thinking I must be mad starting this program a week before Christmas, now look at me, not even out of February and Im running 5k 3 times a week, now weigh 20st 6lb. Feels bloody marvelous.
Decided I was going to treat myself to some decent running shoes a graduation pressie. Couldnt wait though so went to leicesterrunningshop.co.uk/ yesterday, great little shop, very helpful and knowledgeable. Did some gait analysis and bought some much better running shoes, I have "over pronation" the new shoes feel so much better, more cushioning and more stable. Can really feel the difference. Like wearing slippers and running on clouds. Wish I'd sorted some a few weeks ago now.
Current plan is to carry on, increase time to 35 minutes for the next 3 runs, then probably increase in 5 minute intervals. First Park run will be a fortnight on Saturday.
Thank you to everyone here, the support, advice and comeraderie is awesome! Must thank my darling wife too for her encouragement and of course Iron Maiden for providing my running music of choice.
Onwards and upwards!!!