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This is by far probably the hardest thing that I will ever do. But, I also believe it might be the most rewarding also.

Week 1 is running for 60 seconds and walking for 90 seconds. My wonderful husband AND running partner didn't realize and cut the walking...not the running...short by 30 seconds. So, day 1 was walking 60 seconds and walking 60 seconds.

I can honestly say, "I SURVIVED!" There were times when I wasn't walking very far and the sloth, which moves about an inch a day, might have had some serious competition, but I kept going. I didn't stop running, and thankfully it was too cold, so it numbed my legs a little.

I realized a few things as my whole 1 day as a runner... (haha)

*It is very important to have a partner as a beginner. It makes the experience of "I suck at this and want to quit" harder to give in to.

*Try to breathe as deep as possible.

*If you are running in the cold try to breathe through your nose (ok...I read that somewhere lol). It helps to keep the dry, cold air from drying your mouth out and creating a super mucous hole of yuck in your throat - how do I know? I breathed through my mouth....next time, I will try harder.

*"Protein Poppers" are your friend. That's all I have to say about that!

So, in short. I made it. I can say now...

Diet     CHECK!
Exercise CHECK!
Self Esteem... Working on it!

:) Lauren

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