I've been loosely following the c25k plan (I could run 5k back in the early summer then had 2 months off due to injury). I'm on W5r2 which I did yesterday but I found running a real struggle. I can run 1.5miles without stopping which I'm pleased with as when I started back running 1/4mile was hard work. I'm just feeling impatient at how slowly I'm progressing. I know I shouldn't be as its better to increase gradually to reduce the risk of injury. I'm just impatient to be able to run 5k again. I'm quite fit (do a spin class twice a week and do interval training on a Concept 2 rower). It just doesn't seem to be translating into being able to run further.
I also run with my 1 year old in the pushchair and the dog, which makes it harder (the pushchair not the dog lol). My OH is away a lot so it's run with the pushchair or not at all.