Well, I kept up with the week 3 instruction and am still amazed I can jog for 3 minutes straight. and... I still feel silly for saying that out loud ;)
Day 2 was on 4/17 and it went slightly better than day 1. Nothing interesting to report really. I made it about the same distance, lungs still burned at the end of the 3 minutes but it felt better than the first day.
Day 3 was on 4/21. That's right, after I decided to start going every other day I ended up skipping 2 days. I feel guilty :/ I didn't want to go last night either but I forced myself. I knew I would be happy I went, and I was. I did better distance-wise too so I think I pushed myself to jog a little faster. Same stats as the other two days: 5 loops / 1.5 miles. Actually I did walk a little farther to make sure I was out there for 20 mins (not including the warm up 5 mins) so I probably went closer to 1.6 miles.
I still haven't experienced much pain. Last night my ankle was hurting a little but I just pushed through it. Today it doesn't hurt at all. I haven't ever gotten that common side "stitch" either. I believe I wrote about that knee pain I felt this past Thurs - it continued for a couple days but hasn't been an issue. I seem to be having some trouble with stairs lately but I'm not sure if it's just fatigue or me being scared of knee pain or what. I'll just keep an eye on it.
I wish this running thing was something I couldn't wait to do. Almost every time I go, no matter how horrible it feels, I'm glad I went at the end. I feel a sense of accomplishment and general physical well-being after I go that makes me happy. But damn, is it hard to actually get myself out there.
I've been doing this for almost 5 week now! That is the longest I've kept up with something like this and I'm not even considering giving up yet. In fact, just the opposite, I was considering going on to Week 4 at my next run. I've decided to re-do week 3, though. My main concern is, since I was completely sedentary before, just sticking to this and making it a habit instead of pushing just yet. I do love to see progress but I'm still afraid of giving up if I push too hard.