So, I have just completed the course and run a 5K! It took 39 minutes which felt fairly comfortable (although the last 5 minutes were hard).
I never in a million years would have believed that I'd even complete it, let alone ever say that I ran for 39 minutes comfortably! When I first started running with the app, I struggled to run for 30 seconds. Every run was difficult and I battled with calf pain and also shin splints at one point (which required me to have a week off to rest up).
Although I don't like to admit it, I am a quitter. When things get hard, I tend to give up. I battle with my weight and am currently about 6 stone heavier than I'd like to be and as an adult, have always been very unfit. I have a back which causes me pain every so often and general aches. It was only through running with my sister (who forced me out of the house!), the encouragement from my husband (and the look of shock and admiration on his face every time I passed a milestone!) and the inspiration from these posts which kept me going.
I didn't intended to run a 5K today - I thought I would have to work up to it, especially since the longest I'd ever run was the 30 minutes in week 8, but it felt comfortable so I just kept running!
To anyone out there, unsure whether to start, just GO FOR IT! If I can do it, literally ANYONE can!