I started this back in January, and I found the first 5 or 6 weeks of Couch to 5k very inspiring and motivating, and would never have dreamed in a thousand years that I could get as far as week 7! BUT since starting the 25 minute runs my legs are very painful right from the start, I feel very tired from the beginning, and I'm feeling awfully de-motivated. I haven't had any of the sense of achievement that I had through the first 6 weeks, I'm not getting a buzz any more, it is seeming monotonous and painful in my calves and thighs!. I think this is partly that I realised that despite running for 25 minutes I'm NOWHERE NEAR running 5k, and also Laura, who has been so encouraging so far, has lost her motivating enthusiasm! She now seems to be assuming that this is easy and takes it as read that we will quickly get into an easy rhythm, which doesn't seem to be happening for me. The music also seems far less inspiring. I REALLY want to be able to carry on and get to week 9, but today (week 7 run 2) I was nearly ready to give in. Any advice?