Long time no post, but still about so I thought I would pass on a few words (hopefully) of encouragement with you.
First things first, whether you are just starting, half way through or just coming up to graduation, WELL DONE! You deserve a a huge round of applause for getting this far and yes that includes W1R1 runners, as just signing up to the program is a huge step.
Second, keep going! As we head into the colder, darker days of autumn and winter, motivation to pull on those running shoes is going to be tested to the limit. Trust me, after the long hot summer we've had (and may we have many more like it), running in cooler even cold weather is going to be a lot more comfortable. Having said that, warm ups are going to be even more important to try and prevent injury.
Next, have a post grad plan. C25K is the first step, but what about that next adventure? Completing C25K can be like hitting a target diet weight, when you reach it you feel like you can relax and take it easy. But just like a diet, stopping what you've been doing and those bad habits start to creep back in and the next thing you know, all your hard work is undone. So start thinking now about your future running goals. You may want to progress to 10k - great! Find a plan that suits you and go for it. You may feel that 5k is your limit, well that's ok too. I can't recommend enough the fantastic Parkrun. You are bound to have a local Parkrun, these are timed runs (but not races) that take place every Saturday all over the country and they're FREE!
Set yourself a real challenge! Find an event to enter, perhaps a sponsored event; something to motivate you and work towards, especially if there is a medal on offer. You do normally have to pay an entry fee for these kind of events, but they are still great fun to do.
Finally, enjoy your running! Before C25K I was so anti running. But, after graduating in June, I still run three times a week, including Parkrun every Saturday. I have competed in one medal race and have booked a place on Santa Dash 2018 (another 5k event) and I'm looking forward to 2019 and entering some 10k runs. It's all in the plan but I wouldn't have done all of this without C25k and because I really do enjoy it.
Enjoy your running, stick with it and I'll see you at the finish line.