SO I ONLY WENT AND DID IT. After 8 months on the program I have finished my graduation run. For anyone reading this at the beginning of their journey, don't give up you will get there
I have had to be patient, go at my own pace but I am now able to run for 30 minutes without stopping including up and down hills. I often thought this day would never come but i am a stubborn character sometimes and refused to give up.
Since I began this Couch25k plan I have lost over 2 stone in weight (I recently joined slimming world and intend two lose at least 2 more) I feel so much healthier and fitter and I am really proud of my achievement so far.
I have only good things to say about this forum. When I was struggling your posts were my encouragement. Any question I thought to ask was already answered and when I needed to connect with people who understood the trials and tribulations of learning to run, you were there.
I have shared my small victories along the way and there was always someone there to pat me on the back. So thank you to everyone who contributes, it really does make a difference.
I promised myself several months ago I would run a park run this year. I have registered and that is my next goal. I want to complete a 5k run ASAP so I will let you know when that next hurdle is reached. But for now, that is all.