Today is day 7 of week 1, and I'm proud to say that I've met my goal every single day! We went out of town over the weekend and Friday was a walk/run day. I took advantage of my YMCA "away" privileges and jumped on the treadmill. I've been worried that all this treadmill training will spoil me, so I set the incline to 1 in hopes of counter-acting the advantage I get from the machine. I finished just fine and felt great! So Saturday was a rest day and Sunday was a walk day. I'm really good at resting, so that was a snap, and Sunday I took my dogs on a good 30 minute walk around downtown. Yesterday was a walk/run day, which turned out to be hard for me. I finished, but I struggled through it. My shins were tight, my feet hurt, and I felt pushed even on my walk intervals. But I finished it all without cheating. (Interesting side bar about cheating - it took me a long time, but I've finally realized that I'm only cheating myself and not actually gaining anything from it. So I've (mostly) quit cheating on things like jogging all the intervals and county all the points.)
I was disappointed at how hard it was to get through yesterday, but I think it was just because I'd had two days in a row of not running (just to clarify, I'm using the words run and running loosely and rather generously, it's really a slow, slow jog). Today is a rest day and then Wednesday is a walk/run day, and hopefully it won't be such a struggle. This week is a repeat of last - run 1 minute, walk 2, so I know I can do it!
Now, about running outdoors - I'm nervous. Maybe next week. As part of this WW challenge, I'm supposed to complete a 5K at the end of the 8 weeks of training. I've signed up for the Komen Race for the Cure on June 13 and plan to run as much of that as I can (though I signed up for the noncompetitive race, which has thousands of walkers/joggers/babies in strollers), so I need to get outside at some point. I just don't want to put all that jiggle on display just yet.