UP #2: I ran/walked for four days and each time I felt better about the last.
UP #3: A couple of my workout included pushing my boys in a double stroller. I expected it to be a whiny, fussy, and cranky run - but I wasn't sure if that would be them or me!??! But instead I was surprised at how much fun we had! Since I knew that those workouts would be a run/walk, they got to tell me when to run and when I could walk. I am confident I had a better workout with them than I would have on my own, since they choose "walk" very often, except for the short block where there was a construction site and the time I "highly recommended it.
DOWN #2: Blister. Dang - those things hurt! I simply wore the wrong socks. Never again. I bought 6 more pairs of socks, so I will always have at least one clean pair.
DOWN #3: Workout apparel. A few years back, when I decided to run a 5k, I learned about Enell Workout Bras, and for me - who if I could, would happily donate 90% of my endowment to anyone - that bra was a true seas-parting, walk-on-water-type miracle! It is quite the contraption with 20 million hooks and it's amazing smashing and flattening ability. But, it is also a huge pain to put on and I have noticed some raw skin from the elastic band (ouch!) So I think I am going to have to investigate new sports bras. Also - I can not find shorts that are attractive and work for me. Since I am not skinny and my legs, errr, rub together (did I really just admit that?) so unless I wear dreaded spandex or longer pants, I am not comfortable in the least. So either I need to always workout in the air conditioned gym or figure out some new shorts.
OK...I guess I'll take the ups and deal with the downs...
Week two here I come!