I've lurked in this community for literally years. Couch to 5k has been on my wish list all that time but I'm incredibly anxious and self conscious about running in public. Ridiculous I know. I've recently discovered a woodland/park which is always deserted and each day when I've walked my dog there I've thought 'this could be the place to start'. And today was the day!! I was really nervous and have a fear that I will be that person who can't do it. But I did!!! I was oh so slow in the runs, barely a trot, and I struggled on the last run. But then it was going up a steep hill. So I walked that bit. On Wednesday I will adjust my route a little to avoid that hill on the last run. I cried at the end, really emotional but the tears soon turned to elation and I've been feeling so good all day. I'm absolutely determined and can't wait to have the confidence to do this in my community instead of having to drive half an hour to a deserted wood!! Here's to the new me
BTW - I'm 46, overweight and very unfit (in spite of daily brisk dog walking).