Nice job! I’ve trained a ton of people to do 5Ks from scratch. It’s not too hard, but the patience and dedication is one of the most important factors in training. Consistency is most important. Oh, and be wary of shin splints. Do a lot of shin muscle work, toe circles, and calf raises.
Thanks P2H! I have been reading up on preventing injuries and was surprised to read, from multiple sources, that stretching is recommended after the run, not before. The shin muscle work, etc., that you mention…is this also post-run?