Today I did workout number two. Again, on the plan it is all walking, but I threw in a few laps of light jogging just to get my blood pumping. Four laps of jogging on the indoor track amounted to just under 1/4 mile. I walked for the rest of the time, and I estimate that I went approximately two miles in all. It felt good; I listened to Queen for the whole workout, and that made the time go by extremely fast. I didn't wear my HRM, so I don't know how many calories I burned, but I feel good about staying on course and doing the workout today. Which kind of leads me to my next point.
Today I left the house with my running shoes, my shorts and tee shirt, and my iPod and headphones. When I got off work and was on my way to the YMCA, I realized I didn't have my HRM. In the past, a small detail like that would totally derail me and I would go straight home and skip the workout, throwing me off my schedule and ultimately leading me to quit. I know how pathetic and mentally unstable that sounds, but it is the truth. I guess I have never been truly ready to commit before. Today, I went and did my workout anyway. That makes the second workout in a row that I have done despite having an excuse (however lame) to skip it (yesterday it was Julia feeling under the weather; I did my walk around the neighborhood instead of the Y).
This gives me confidence that I will stick to it this time, and eventually be able to jog/run three miles with no walking. Then, we'll see where it goes from there! I have hopes and dreams of a 5K leading to a 10K, then the 10K leading to a half marathon, and the half marathon leading to - dare I say it? - a full marathon. That is way, way in the future, though. Right now, I'm going to stick to my C25K and be proud of my progress!