Well, after a bit of procrastinating I got my butt out of bed this morning and got out the door! I decided to try to run week 2 of the c25k program just to see if I could. I actually managed to make it through the entire workout!
The whole concept of mental training has really made a difference. I think when you spend time around people that understand this and that you respect it helps to adopt their strategies. The trail I like to run, Fanno Creek Trail, is under construction. I had only been walking/running about 6 minutes and I got the the "end" of the trail. I was a bit bummed and when I turned around I caught myself thinking that I should just go back home. I caught myself thinking this sort of thing several times. But I'm learning how to stop this train of thought and to just keep pushing. There is so much you can do if you can learn this skill!
I'm going to do the week 2 run one more time and then move on to week 3. I've never done week 3. I've always convinced myself that I just couldn't do it. But if I'm going to do this 5k Run like Hell thing in 6 weeks, I've got to get through the whole program!
On another note I was way irritated by my headphones! I bought the nike flow ones thinking they'd stay in better than earbuds. These were worse! I think they are meant for bigger ears or something. I can't really afford another pair right now either. So I guess I'm stuck being distracted for most of my run trying to keep my headphones from falling out.