I keep beating myself up on my inability to run for long periods w/out having to walk.
I keep feeling discouraged that some days I walk more of my mileage than I run.
I keep thinking I'll never be able to do this running thing well.
I remember that I just started this!
January 24th is what I'm calling my "first" day of running. Yes, I did attempt the C25K back in November, but I failed miserably & accomplished nothing. So, we'll just pretend I didn't do that. ;) On 1/24/11, I ran 2.88 miles in 47 minutes (16:16 mile/minute average). That's not great for a runner... but for me, the anti-runner, that was awesome! It was awesome because I did it. That was all that mattered that day - that I did it.
Tomorrow will mark the 4th week of running for me. Even though I may not be able to run even 1.5 miles straight yet, I need to stop beating myself up, feeling discouraged, & thinking I will never be able to do this. It has ONLY been 1 month. When I remind myself of that... Well, I'm really not doing so bad, am I?
I've added a new tab: "mileage" to track my progress. At one day short of 1 month into this, I've covered 28 miles. That's 28 miles more than I ever thought I'd run. That, my friends, is an accomplishment!