It has been a glorious weekend. The best weather we've had all year and lots of fun activities, parties and BBQing. The perfect Memorial Day weekend filled with lots of sunshine. And let me just tell you, it has taken it out of me! The entire family slept in this morning and the kids did not wake me until 8:30. We got on with the morning shuffle of coffee, juice, oatmeal and at about 10:00 I decided that I needed to get moving or I might never make it out. So I dressed and was ready to go, but was still finding it hard to take that step out of the house. To be completely honest, I was not really motivated to run as much as I was motivated to not let myself down. With some encouragement from my supportive husband and kids, however, I was able get a move on.
I started with a little audio book today though and walked a good 1/2 mile before I fired up the C25K podcast. Was feeling a little slow and stiff and figured a little extra warm-up would do me right...which it did. I felt much better during the entire run today than I did on W3D1. At the end of my second interval, I was actually feeling like I could keep going. In fact, when Mia announced that we were done, I still did one more run.
I can't believe how far I've come in such a short time. If I could bottle up how I feel about myself and let people sample it, everyone would be doing this. And what is so crazy to me is that as good as I am feeling now and as far as I have come, I am still just at the beginning. While I am intimidated by what is yet to come (W5D3, gulp), I am so excited to get there and know the feeling that will come with accomplishing it. 2010 did not get off to the best start for me and for a while there, it seemed like this would become just another year of broken resolutions. I am so grateful to have found this program and that it has helped me find myself again. No more doubt, no more excuses, no more forgetting to take care of me...I can do it!