Have been lurking round this forum for some weeks now since I first started the c25k. Have found all the blogs here very helpful.
I gave up smoking just over 2yrs ago at age 40 and put on a fair bit of weight. Was fairly sporty when younger but have never, ever been a runner. I started the c25k in October and I really could not run for 60 seconds to start with. I persevered, repeated some weeks until I felt more comfortable, and on Tuesday, with sleet coming down, I ran for 20 minutes without stopping. I felt very smug indeed and had several celebratory biscuits when I got home !!
Have also lost 12lbs in weight by combining the running with eating sensibly but not starving or depriving myself of nice food.
So. To anyone thinking they can't make the jump from 8min to 20min....YES.YOU.CAN
Onwards to the next challenge Laura can throw at me...