Phew, I did it and didn't collapse in the process. In fact it actually felt quite fun, which I wasn't really expecting! I'm using the podcasts and they were very helpful.
I'm 44, haven't run since I left school, and spent a year having monthly chemo treatments 4 years ago which really took it out of me physically and mentally. I'm finding it increasingly hard to keep up with my boys (8 and 5) - the 8yr old did the local schools "marathon" (a mile round the city centre after 12 miles done in bits at school over the preceding weeks) last year and I wasn't able to run round it with him so I promised I would do it this coming year, around Easter. If a promise to my boy isn't enough motivation, I don't know what is!
Inspiring and helpful to read everyone's stories in here, thank you!
One question, I'm away next week so might have trouble fitting the week 2 runs in (though I'll do my best). Is the best advice to repeat week 1 the following week and go on from there?