Despite the wind and rain and going out in a normal bra - not a sports one - I managed to complete the programme. Thanks to all of you who replied to my numerous posts, most of them sent in moments of despair, they kept me going and without them it would have been very easy to give up. I have repeated weeks until I felt my 46 year old body was ready for stepping up and this has worked for me.
I can't say I love running yet but I do love that smug feeling I get when I come in from a run and most of all that sense of achievement of doing something that I never thought I would be able to do.
My next target will be 5k I am quite a long way off with my pace of 8.45 per km. not sure what to do next though, repeat wk 9 until I get there or try the speed podcasts?