Running is mental. I know that can be taken several different ways and I know my friend Jim will say "I told you so" because he thinks I am mental for running and I am going to have to agree with him! I am really starting to love running and that is crazy to me.
I hit a huge accomplishment today. I ran 8 minutes straight, walked 5 minutes and then ran 8 more minutes. The first 8 minutes were okay and got hard at the end. I really concentrated on getting my breathing back to normal before I started that last 8 minutes. The last 8 was killer. I wanted to stop after the first minute, but I kept going. I wanted to quit and give up the whole time but kept telling myself to keep going, keep pushing, don't give up and you know what.. I didn't give up and I didn't stop. Running is mental, you got to keep telling yourself to go and do it. It was a huge milestone for me. I might or might not of shed a tear or two.
I am confident that I can do day 3 of week 5. 20 minutes without stopping.