Having graduated in Sept running on a treadmill, I decided to start running outside. Then I got an awful cold and cough which put me out of action for a couple of weeks. So last week I went back to week 5, running outside, and managed 20 minutes continuous running today. It is definitely more interesting outside but I'm not liking hills! Thanks very much for the advice on here about taking small steps. I felt like I was running on the spot for a while, but made it to the top eventually! I even ran up another hill after my 20 minutes were up just to see if I could do it (and I did, very slowly). One question though: I'm running on a path through an area planted with trees, popular with dog walkers. Why do some put the dog poo in plastic bags, then leave the plastic bags on the path or grass? Bonkers!