Well here I am with 4 more runs to graduation! It's unbelievable! Running for 28 minutes without stopping - yay 😊! Yes, from couch potato to runner in two months. BUT it's not enough! I set out on this programme because I wanted to get a bit fitter and build up more stamina. Running didn't really appeal, and I was worried about the negative effect on knees & hips. Read about C25K & thought I'd give it a go. Wow - it's transformative! W1 I'm thinking 60 seconds is hard how am I ever going to run for 30 minutes? By W4 I'm dreaming about my next run and impatient on rest days. I even keep running when MJ says it's time to stop. W7 I try to "pick up the pace" as MJ suggested. Oops! Nearly came unstuck with breathing ragged, leaden legs and heart popping at the end! Hmm... back to my slo-mo steady sustainable running 😡! So graduation is in sight, but I want to run faster, I want to run with style & grace, I want to run 5K in 30 minutes!! I want to do a park run (nearest is 90 minute drive plus ferry crossing!) Aargh! This is the transformative power of Running in general & Couch25k in particular! Are my aspirations possible? Who knows, but I'm going to give it my best shot! Newbies - you have been warned 😂!