I'm interested in what has made you leave the "couch" and aim for the 5k?
For me, it's vanity (or maybe, was vanity. I'm enjoying c25k more than I thought). I lost 5 stone a few years ago but after going away on one of those all inclusive holidays 2 years ago I put about half a stone on. I never really got rid of the weight and have gained more since (although not all that I lost thankfully). I hate exercise with a passion and did a home DVD half heartedly on and off up until I started c25k.
I didn't start this for the health benefits but just wanted to look better. When I mentioned to a friend that I was going to try running, she actually laughed! I was going to give c25k a try anyway but for me that was just what I needed to make sure I started the programme. To be fair, she has lived with my attitude to exercise for almost 10 years but it was still a little hurtful that it was a laughing matter!
So, here I am. 2 runs in to week 4 and feeling determined to graduate, regardless of how long it takes me. Who's laughing now?!
It hasn't really aided the weight loss as much as I'd hoped but I'm back on weightwatchers and let's face it, c25k won't be making things worse. Exercise and a good diet is what everyone recommends and that's just what I'm doing.
What's your story?