Whew! Not only did I survive last night's run but it really felt good. Stretching before and after made a huge difference and I think instead of sticking to the C25K program to the letter, R. and I have decided it's more important to just keeping running, keep running longer, and keep improving our stamina. If it takes us a little while longer, so be it. Our goal was to become more healthy and fit, first and foremost, with the 5K giving us a tangible goal to keep us motivated.
Today is the first day in over a week that I don't feel sore or disillusioned about running in general. I feel like I've overcome a hurdle and will be in good form for Thursday evening's run with R.!
In other news, don't weigh yourself after you just ate a big sandwich for lunch (even if it was only rye bread, mustard, pickles & veggies). It's disheartening, to say the least.