I DID IT! I completed the Couch-to-5K program!! My pace is staying steady a little above 11 minutes; today it was 11:06 per mile (2.69 miles.) I really want to get it down to 11, then down to 10, but I know I'm putting in the effort--I'll get there eventually. (Hopefully "eventually"="soon.") I haven't actually run 5K (3.2 miles) yet, but I think I could if I wanted to. (And soon I will--see below.)
I'm proud that I ran in really cold weather today. Not sure what it was when I ran an hour and a half ago, but now it's 32 degrees (22 degrees with windchill.)
I am planning to run two 5Ks in this first quarter of 2010. The first is just a little over a week away. It's a very low-key 5K in a nearby suburb. It's only $1 to enter! They do them monthly, so if I like it, I may make it a regular thing. In March I plan to do a 5K nearer my house; it also includes a Fun Run that I'll probably enter Chickie (my 4-year-old) in.
I did it!! I'm a runner!