2 years ago i decided i wanted to start running. i belonged to a gym and found this great program on how to start. (duh you would think you just run, right?) it's an 8 week schedule that by the end of the 8 weeks you will be running 3 miles or 30 minutes straight. it was one of the hardest things i had ever done. i would get so excited after every run. yipee i had run 3 minutes without stopping. then hurray! i had run 5 minutes straight. until i did it. i ran 3 miles!! i was beside myself. i told everyone and just felt great. then i quit. just like that. no reason. just didn't want to do it anymore. it is hard you know!
well, my mom-in-law gave me her treadmill right after Christmas this year. and i started again. i'm now on my 3rd week. i'm so excited!! i just feel so powerful running. it's hard. and i'm much more out of shape then i was then. but i'm going to do it!! some day's (like yesterday!) i have to force myself to get up there and run. but i feel so good when i have finished.
keep me honest and ask often if i'm still on track.