So I thought I would update everyone with how the running's going. Well, first week back at work after the summer holidays I managed my 3 runs and completed week 7 of the C25K program - so that was 3 runs of 25 minutes (non-stop).
Second week back at work and I knew I wouldn't be able to manage the necessary 3 runs. One of my usual run evenings was spent at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham watching Cabaret, starring the very talented Will Young (a definite must see), so I decided that rather than try to complete week 8, and get frustrated because life was getting in the way, I would simply continue with 25 minute runs until such time as I can manage a full 3 runs in a week.
So I have managed to get out twice this past week and complete 25 minutes each time; now it's not the easiest thing in the world for me, nor the most pleasant, but the sense of achievement when finishing a run is fantastic. My aim at the moment is to keep on with the 25 minute runs as a minimum and when I know I have a clear week I will move onto week 8 (this will be 3 runs of 28 minutes each). I know increasing from 25 minutes to 28 doesn't sound like much but at the moment the thought of 3 more minutes feels like quite a big hurdle for me, so my aim is to keep the 25 minute runs going and as and when I feel them getting more comfortable to increase to 28.
As always I shall keep you posted with my progress!