My relationship with running and the Couch to 5K

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I am not a natural runner. I was the type at school who shunned any form of exercise, who would ‘go long’ during rounders, who saw the monthly ‘cross country’ as a nice leisurely walk around the local housing estate (although that perhaps says more about my school’s view of what the term ‘country’ covers). Suffice to say, I was not a fan of exercise.   Fast forward a few (ahem – many!) years to around my mid-twenties, and I finally discovered that exercise is the only way that I shift weight. And somewhere along the line I realised that I quite enjoy it.   Even after a long time of working my way through various home workout DVD’s, I still hadn’t tried running ...