Just so you know I haven't given up and stopped after all the graduation run fuss...
Went out in the sunshine, and tried a bit of fartlekking (one k or two?), ie random pace changes. I absolutely loved it! I started off at my usual very slow jog, until I'd warmed up, then just tried going faster for varying lengths of time (mostly short lengths - 15 to 30 seconds probably, though it felt a lot more!) A couple of times I tried going all out.
Really amazing feeling - I really can actually run! OMG.
I didn't go all that far, just a mile altogether, which took me 15 minutes (so still slow by most standards - 4mph - slightly faster walking pace!) but it pushed my heartrate up, and I felt I'd done a considerable amount of work.
I didn't have music/podcasts or anything, which I think i prefer really, just my watch, and then google earth to map it when I get home (that's probably my favourite bit!). Think I'll probably do a couple of these on weekdays, then a longer slower one at the weekend. Or maybe not - I'll see how it goes.
For me, I think it was best to do the programme slowly, as I had no problems with my previously wobbly ankles, knees or hips - I think they probably needed all those weeks of gradually building up strength. And now I can hopefully begin to go faster for slightly longer each time. But my goodness I loved the feeling of moving faster.