Just start with a little background
I will be 60 in 9 weeks was 6 stone overweight since January lost 32lb and I have never ran for anything in my life. There was always going to be another bus.
I have been attempting C25k since March when I found the whole thing too difficult and could not run for the 3 minutes of week 3. This of course was a huge improvement as in February before I found Laura I tried running for 30 seconds got to 20 and almost collapsed on my treadmill.
I always run on a treadmill and with Laura and advice given on here I realised I was trying to run too fast it had to be my pace. On my third attempt . On my third attempt on the programme I got it and week 5 was here and I was scared. Did the 2 x 8 runs on day 2 not to bad but could not visualise doubling that.
Today dawned and it had been on my mind all night but being queen of procrastination I had breakfast, made sure I had drunk enough went to the loo endless times just in case. Eventually I was ready so with my new distraction tool off I went. I needed something to stop me watching the minutes go by and I have one of those electronic picture frames so looked at holiday photos it was great and helped me.
Anyway down to the run the first 3 minutes were really hard as I kept thinking I have 17 more to go. Laura said I was on 5 and I felt good we got to 10 and I was already amazed as that was then my longest run, but I also realised it was all "downhill" time wise from there. 15 came and I was then getting tired but with only 5 to go I wasn’t stopping.
Laura said two more to go and I felt invincible I could do this 20 minutes and then she was telling me to slow down. What a feeling.
If you are coming up to this run please don’t stress you really can do it just trust Laura and your body. Thanks to everyone on here for your encouragement and I am looking forward to week 6.