My advice is to take it slow. I have been doing the c25k program, but I modified it after week 4 and I have repeated several weeks. It is definitely going to take me longer than 9 weeks to get to a distance of 5k. Plus, the program assumes that you will be running a 10 minute mile by the end, and I find that a bit optimistic, if not downright ridiculous.
I don't know how long your driveway is, or how long it takes you to run it, but I would suggest not running more than 3 times a week to start. It takes a lot for a body that isn't used to running to adjust to the new stress to your muscles and bones.
I agree that getting started is hard. You feel like everyone is watching you and judging you. After a while, you stop thinking about it and/or caring about it. Just don't psych yourself out before you get started.
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