Today I started Week 7 of Couch to 5K. Each running day this week, I will run 2.5 miles. I started with a nice 5 minute warm-up walk, and then took off running. After just 1 block, I felt winded and out of breath (this doesn't usually happen until much later) and I contemplated quitting my run and trying again tomorrow. I woke up this morning laying on my stomach-when I sleep this way, it seems to make my heart beat faster, and I tire more easily for a few hours. I guess that was the cause of feeling winded so quickly. Nevertheless, I decided to tough it out, and finish my run.
About half-way through, my left ankle started to hurt, but I determined that I had made it this far, and I was not going to quit. I am so glad I didn't quit! I was just as exhausted as my last run when I finished, but my time was 33:41 for 2.5 miles. That is a 13:30 minute mile, which is a slight improvement even from my run 2 days ago! I am so proud of myself for pushing through both the tiredness I was feeling, as well as the pain; but being able to beat my time despite that!