Well, not quite 5k (actually no where near 5k) but I have run for 30 minutes 3 times!! I am still on shock. I started this programme from a really bad place mentally and physically and went out on my first run clutching my phone convinced that I would need to phone an ambulance! The first few runs I tried very hard to avoid people and ran with my head down to actually avoid eyecontact with anyone. My granddaughter (nearly 9 and not a natural runner) has been on this journey with me and refused to go with anyone else whilst I was off on antibiotics for 11 days, bless her. I initially started the programme because I had signed up for Race for Life (which is this Sunday) and I just wanted to be able to run some of it - well I know I will be able to run 30 mins of it now!!
And, I am not ready to stop running any time soon - planning on spending a few weeks sticking to the 30 mins and going along to have a go at the local Parkrun!
To all you people just starting out - keep plodding on now matter how hard it may feel at the time - You Can Do It - especially with all the support from people on the forum - fabulous bunch. Thanks guys.