I just finished C25K week 2, day 1. I did 2.13 miles on my treadmill. I'm using the Ease into 5K app, which I bought a few years ago when it was still called Couch to 5K, and I've been wearing my Her Universe Captain Phasma tank to motivate myself.
I've started C25K a few times before. Usually make it to week 3, then something happens that changes my schedule or the weather gets too icy to run outside or whatever... and I miss a few days and never get back into it. It's easy to make excuses when it's cold and dark and I'm busy with work.
This time I'm going to finish. I might have to repeat a difficult week, or squeeze in a run even though I'm busy with grading, or suck it up when the temperature drops below zero. I definitely need to buy new shoes. But I will finish this time.
And if everything goes as planned, this time next year I will be training for the 2017 Dark Side Half-Marathon at Walt Disney World. 13.1 miles in 3 hours or less is my goal. I can't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday or the countdown to episode VIII!