I completed my third run of week 5 today and I couldn't be happier!
I decided to get into the running and the podcasts for 3 reasons:
(a) I've been putting on a fair bit of weight - I know it's not a fat-losing regime as such but I knew I could do with getting a lot fitter.
(b) I'm asthmatic - I had just moved from out of London where my asthma had gotten a lot worse and I knew by doing this I'd be helping my lungs out.
(c) The most important personal reason for me. I've been dealing with depression and anxiety for a long time and it was particularly bad at the start of this year. I had finished a spell of counselling and I knew by doing something active I could help carry on and do something that I could be proud of.
It has been such a good thing to do for me to get out, exercise and feel good after. This is certainly not the end! But if you had told me 5 weeks ago I could run non-stop for 20 minutes I would have laughed at you! Good luck to those who are starting out, you can get there!