43 year-old from Portugal, father of 2, never exercised in my whole life, spend most of my time working at the computer. Have been gaining weight, my clothes won't suit me, run out of breath even when chasing my 3-year old daughter. Came across C25K reading the Guardian online and decided I must put all excuses aside and do this!
Today I went for W1R1, fine weather outside. The podcast is great it really prods you on. Running 60s stretches is still hard for me but I suppose it will get easier as time goes by. My legs are sore but I feel great I completed the first run. The thing I find most surprising is that while running is extenuating it is also a bit addictive. I can't wait for the next run... what's wrong with me?
The goal of running for 30 minutes straight seems super-human to me. Anyway I'm posting this so I don't fall into the temptation of giving up. Please do shame me if I don't post W2 next week!