Today, I was five minutes late for work. Not for any good reason, but because instead of driving straight there, I took my car around the route that I ran and walked today as I was desperate to know how far I had gone. I was so encouraged by the kindness and support of the C25K community that I decided to bring my running lamp out from under my bashful bushel ( sounds rude but isn't meant to be!) and go through the village instead of backwards and forwards along my lane. And, no-one stared, or asked me if I'd lost my dog, or why hadn't I picked up my letters from church ( as happened on Wednesday - "not now!", I had gasped) and I just got on with it and when I checked the car odometer I had gone 2.2 MILES!!! I could scarcely believe it, and have spent the whole day secretly hugging to myself my delight in my achievement. And thank you, thank you, thank you, to all the kind people who have posted and said things like " If I can do it, anyone can" and "keep going and trust the programme". It has helped enormously.