|I no longer hate these.|
I'm pleased to say that I am now a Couch to 5K graduate. I ran 5K (3.1 miles) last week, and I didn't want to die when I was done. I wanted to stop running and get a shower, but I felt good. Good. I'm signed up for my first actual 5K run this Saturday and I couldn't be more excited. After I have a few solid weeks of consistent 5K runs under my belt, I'm going to begin the Bridge to 10K program. I never would have guessed that I'd fall this hard for something like running.
And the very best part? I figured with all of the work I've been doing, I'd be losing some weight. Apparently not - I'm still the same weight today as I was in August. But today I slipped on a pair of pants I haven't worn in over 2 years. When I tried them on in August, they didn't get past my hips. Today, they are comfy. That alone has made every minute on that treadmill worth the effort.