Completing this week was a big step. Of course, I've said from the start that my first big goal was to pass week 5, since that is where many drop out. Oddly, it was my Week 4 that was hard to push past.
Week 5 was not too bad at all, but I was excited/dreading the 20 min run on Day 3. But thanks to my home-brew podcast and some stubbornness, it was actually pretty non-eventful.
Next week will be the 25 min run on Day 3, so I am really ready for that.
For me,the big trick is finding the right days to run. When it was summer and the children had no school (homework) and no bedtime, I could run anytime.
Some might say my priorities are off and I am not committed to C25K. But, for me, my family comes first. If I have to give up a run, or push a new "week" off for a while, so be it. There will always be another time to run, there is not always another time to have that moment (whatever it may be on a given day) with your spouse or children.
That said, I do like doing something for myself. I like the feeling of accomplishment. I like that my calves are getting some definition. I like that my heart is healthier. I like that I am not watching as much TV and goofing off on the computer.
I don't like blisters. I don't like haters. I don't like that I didn't meet my goal of a 5K in October.
But I like the C25K community (forums, twitter tweeps) they keep me motivated, and I'll see this through to the end.
It just might be on my timetable, not anyone else's.