Maybe I'm not in as bad of shape as I thought? I got on the treadmill yesterday, expecting to alternately run/walk one tenth of a mile until I had completed a mile. I thought it would take about three weeks to work my way up to running a mile. But... I got to two tenths of a mile and thought I could keep going. So I did. All the way to one mile! Just call me the Energizer Bunny - thank you!
Of course it took me 15 minutes to run that mile, which isn't fabulous, but heck I ran a mile! I haven't done that since my school days and I am sooooooooooooooooooooo proud of myself. Part of my motivation to keep running was that I told myself I could quit as soon as I hit a mile and if I did it faster than my normal 20 minutes of cardio, then I didn't have to do the full 20 minutes. I'm not big on exercise - but hopefully that will be changing as I acomplish more and more goals.
On my way to gym, I had decided that I could have a new pair of running shoes when I ran a mile. Since it was so easily accomplished, I'm going to make it my prize for running two miles, which really will take me a while to acheive.