It's taken me a while to get to Week 4 Run 1. Have had to repeat Week 3 several times due to illness (had a chest infection/cough for over 2 weeks) and really painful calfs/swollen ankles but have finally managed to get to Week 4! Up till recently I have been running with an app on my phone which doesn't come with music and just has a voice to tell you when to walk/run but I have now got an mp3 player so can use the podcasts. Having music to distract you is much better
Anyway managed to to complete the whole of Week 4 Run 1 and I felt so proud of myself for running for a whole 5 minutes. Before I started C25K I would never have dreamed of running this far.
Only downside is both me and my 10 year son are doing a Fun Run on the 3rd of November, which I signed up for a while ago as an incentive but injury and illness have delayed training. I know I won't make the 5k but will at least be able to run some of it and earn some money for our chosen charity, Epilepsy Research UK.
I have been really inspired by a thread on another forum about someone who lost 5 Stone and has been able to run a marathon after 22 weeks of training from a complete beginner so I will be toughening myself up. If they can do it s can I