So, I an new here, but I wanted to share with anyone else out there who is just starting out on couch to 5k and doesn't think it will work, it does. I am overweight, and hadn't exercised in a few years following a previous knee injury. So when I was encouraged to give it a try I was convinced that the programme was designed for younger/slimmer/fitter people than me, and didn't think I would make it.
For the first few weeks I found it really hard work, my knee niggled me, my shins hurt. But I kept going. And was quite strict about moving forward, occasionally allowing myself to repeat an individual run if I was really tired or under the weather. And 10 weeks later I am on week 9.
I am still not running fast, but am running nonstop for 30mins which I never thought would be possible a few weeks ago. So, if I can do it, you can too.
My advice is just keep going, and don't let yourself give in to the inevitable excuses to give up.
Now I want to build up to actually Running 5k. But now, I think I can.