I used to be really scared of running because I thought that everyone would be looking at my form and noticing that I was doing it wrong. This put me off starting for ages. Think it comes down to being one of those kids who was not particularly good at sport, so I got a real fear of even trying.
I'm pleased to say with each successful run completed, I care a little less about what everyone else is doing, and more about my own progress. I've started to go into my own nice world where all that matters is achieving my own goals and feeling good that I got a little bit better today.
Today's run was still hard, but I noticed a lightness in my step when I first set off, and it took longer for me to feel really knackered. This means more to me than anything I can buy in a shop or any compliment I could receive from someone else.
C25k is working for me! If you're thinking of giving it a go, go for it!