I've worked through the couch to to 5k, but kept getting injured or little niggles which prevent me from really running non-stop. Today I did it. What a perfect morning, sun is shining very little cars about and the trails around our house were no longer muddy. I was determined to run straight for 36 minutes and if I felt tired to slow down my pace rather than walk. I am really pleased, just when I thought I would never ever be able to run again.
2 years ago I had mid-foot fusion on my foot along with an bunionectomy. The operation was not completely successful, as it nicked a tendon on my toe and now I have a dropped toe which strikes first with every step. I've rigged a pad to lift the toe, and that helps. However, now with metal plates and pins in the foot, it has less spring, and I feel that I am dragging myself on each run.
Physiotherapy has really helped strengthening my foot and improving my knee imbalance. After today's run, I have a fantastic mental boost to push myself and go the next step ... the 10k.
I hope that eventually I will be back to my old self of running half-marathons.