Week four of the Couch to 5k plan is obviously were they stop mollycoddling you.
Just less than halfway through the first five minute solid run, I actually laughed at myself for ever thinking I could be a runner but running and laughing at the same time hurts so I soon stopped that. I thought about giving up and going to buy chocolate Then I thought I might as well do another minute so I could at least say I got over half way through. Then I was just over half way through, so I suppose I could try and see if I could just go a little further and then I made it to five minutes. Was surprised how quickly I recovered in the walk and was then ready to run again. The last five minute solid run was the hardest, I was counting the seconds in my head and then I was so tired I couldn't remember what came after 70 and then thank God, Laura told me it was all over for today and that this week I've reached the point where I'm running more than I'm walking. Hurrah!
Even though I told myself I wasn't really interested in distance at this stage, I came home and tracked my run (Oh sometimes I love you technology!) and found, including the warm ups, I'd run and walked 2.99 miles in just over 35 minutes, which is a hell of a lot more than I thought.