So it was my first run of the C25K earlier. I use a park and ride so instead of getting the bus back (I tend to walk usually anyway) I decided to 'Listen to Laura' and do my first run.
I can't say the run itself was particularly enjoyable - it was hard work for me (I'm pretty unfit) - but I made sure that I was running for each of the 60 second blocks - and I'm dead proud I managed to finish it without giving up.
Whilst the run itself wasn't particularly fun - the feeling I got as soon as I finished was great. I could feel it in my chest, in my legs - along with the elation of actually sticking with it, I felt really good. After a 30 minute drive home my legs (inside thighs and calves) could really feel it. A nice hot shower when I got back helped.
Just one question though - when I'm running it feels like I'm landing flat on my feet and it's quite jarring, probably because I'm carrying a fair amount of weight! Is this usual, or should I look at different shoes, or changing my technique?
Thank you all for your comments and support earlier - it made sure I took the first of many steps to running 5K!