Hi I'm new to this (and all!) forums ☺️. You sound like a great supportive bunch so I thought I'd write. I started the couch to 5km back in May after about a decade of injuries (nothing dramatic but enough) which stopped me from doing anything more impactful than Pilates. Every time I got more adventurous, I got injured again! I had to abandon the couch to 5 km back in January 😔. Anyway, easy does it this time, with lots of rest days and little time over the summer holidays (kids), I completed week8 day1 last weekend. I was starting to feel that I can never finish anything when suddenly the goal was in sight!! Kids go back to school tomorrow (more time for exercise for me!) but I hurt my knee stepping up a window ledge to close it last Wednesday (ridiculous and frustrating - I'm only in my 40s, not 90s!) so perhaps I'd better give it a few more days to stop the niggle before I restart. I'm not sure I'll manage to do w8d2, perhaps better to take a it a week back to avoid further injury.
Anyone else experience a lengthier road than 9 weeks but got there in the end? I refuse to believe that I'll never run and be fit again but my body seems to have different ideas! Happy weekend everyone - I'll try not to be envious of those heading out for a run today 👏👍. No motivation needed when body is able for exercise - too many times when it wasn't!