Hi, I did C25K quite a while back (about 3 years ago) - love running even though I am NOT a natural athlete and was one of those kids who dreaded school sports day as I came last in everything and humiliated myself by knocking over all the hurdle things etc. I was running 2-3 times a week, 5-8 miles, and it felt good.
However.... I have had a really difficult couple of years with my teenaged son having lots of anxiety issues and low mood and haven't had the energy to do any exercise even though I know it would help me have some time to myself, keep the old body in shape, and boost my mood with the endorphins etc.
I've been thinking for some tine that this inactivity has dragged on for long enough, but couldn't somehow get myself motivated, but last Friday I got out my running shoes, charged up my iPod and off I went, back to Week 1, Run 1. It was great being out there and I am determined to complete the programme and get running regularly again. I'm also during some strength and flexibility exercises to enhance the running, and have started Pilates classes again.
Wish me luck! At least starting again I KNOW I can do the programme so those gremlins won't be able to talk me down.... although I'm sure they'll try.
I'm doing the 3rd run of week 1 later today, my husband has started running again too, so we'll go out after he finishes work (part of the reason I fell by the wayside as well is that I work irregular hours including some late evenings) (but if people on night shifts can do C25K I have no excuse!)