I have two weeks until I run my first 5K. I have been running 3-4 days a week using sort of couch-to-5K plan a friend has shown me. I am up to 14 minutes of running with a 1 minute walk times two reps. I can run 14 minutes without stopping! And then do it again! This is amazing to me. I have dropped a couple of pounds, and an entire clothing size on my bottom half. I actually look forward to my runs. I am thinking of training for a 10K next year.
I never thought I would think of myself as a runner. I am neither fast nor graceful, but I am doing it.