What a sense of achievement! I have never followed a fitness plan in my life and hated running with a passion whilst at school but the urge to run crept up on me and here I am, able to run 30 minutes and feeling a different person. My last run was actually very positive as my husband ran with me which made me more aware of my pace. I'm not bothered with statistics although the app reckons I should manage 5km in 42 mins so I'll try a Parkrun and find out! I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who posts and for the lovely Graduates who give such sound advice and encouragement. It's been a bit love-hate for me doing this and there have been times where I could've just not bothered but the community really keeps you going. I didn't start this to lose weight (ironically, I've only lost a lb or so but have changed shape & am trimmer with muscles- whoo hoo!) it was more for my sanity. For anyone dealing with issues in their life, whatever they are, running is brilliant - it gives you some headspace and purpose. I started running after my mum died, having spent hours driving to and fro to my home town for years whilst she had Alzheimers and when I found the C25K plan it somehow gave me permission to do something for myself. My aim now is to move on slowly towards 10K and to eventually do a 10K for Alzheimers Research. Run for your heart, soul and mind!!!