After 140+ miles, 38 hours and 6 minutes of training time, and just over 2 years (Started in December of 2010), I finally, FINALLY cleared 5k.
Down sides. on a treadmill. 5 minutes walking, 30 jogging / running, 5 minutes walking. total time 40 minutes.
I never got past week 8 of couch to 5k (offically), but I do know week 9 was the times I listed above. So I call couch to 5k complete. Now to improve my time.