Well having bought some decent trainers 3 weeks ago with the intention of starting Couch 25K, intervening illness and snow meant I didn't start until today. And I almost managed to put it off again with an inability to find my sports bra.
But! I dug it out, donned leggings and my bloke's pacman t-shirt and finally started.
I liked the five minute warm-up (I can do walking!), but as soon as I started running I was taken back all those years to cross-country at school and the burning throat that comes with being out of breath in the cold.
The main road I had planned to run down was way too busy with cars, so I made my way to the local park where there were a few people out and about. A dad was trying to teach his son to ride a bike without stabilisers - the son wasn't too happy about it, and I wanted to tell him I knew how he felt!
After a few 60 second runs (with some of the 90 second cool downs extended due to my general lack of fitness) I looked at the time on my iPod, and was gutted to see that I was only half way through. I carried on though and quite enjoyed my walk home (not sure it was as brisk as it should have been!
So - I did it, can't say I enjoyed it, but it's a start.