After missing more weeks than I care to admit, I got myself back out there. Did think I might have to drop back a week or more but just went to give it a go and managed the next link in the chain. However, I was very slow and wonder if I'll manage to get to 5K by the end of the programme. Did W7R3 and only managed 1.83 miles in the allotted time- not including the warm up. Don't yet feel confident enough in my ability to go faster and still complete the time. A big problem is the dark, holes in the road/pavement and lots of leaves at the moment. Am planning to try W8R1 tomorrow night after work and, hopefully, W8R2 at the weekend in daylight.
Don't think I would have made it this far without the C25K community. Thank you everyone for the inspiration. I run on my own and its great to know there are others out there having highs and lows along the way but still sticking with it..