I forgot to have a puff of my inhaler before I went and forgot to strap my knee. What a plonker! I've discovered that I get less tired running in the evening after a day's activity - no idea why; biorhythms or something I guess. This would all be a lot easier if I didn't have to run up and down quite steep slopes: I actually had to stop before the end of the first run, though only by about 10 seconds, because I was struggling uphill (an Age Concern mini van stopped while I was puffing away - are they trying to tell me something?!). But despite all of the above, I'm actually getting faster, without consciously trying, so the program is working. I'm debating whether to repeat week 2. I will see how the first run in week 3 goes, and if I'm finding it too much, I will do week 2 again.
Thanks for the support with my first two posts. It really makes a difference being able to share, and i look forward to being far enough on to encourage others who are starting.
I think the c25k is brilliant. All I have to do now is get over feeling a total burk as i pant along in my flashy running shoes in broad daylight