Firstly, please excuse the dodgy picture!! My husband was not home to take one for me and as this is kind of a 'check in' post and not an actual update with details, measurements etc. I thought it didn't really matter!
I am going to weigh and measure myself in a couple of weeks when I have been running for a month as I feel I will be able to see the difference by then (I hope). Patrick and I have both downloaded Runkeeper on the recommendation of a friend who runs and it is great for keeping track of your timings and calories burnt. It is so annoying running with a man though! He will run the same distance as me (albeit maybe a bit quicker but not much) and burn DOUBLE the amount of calories I do!
We have been running first thing in the morning on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (as of last week) and I am now up to running two miles (badly though and I am so out of breath when I finish I actually forget HOW to breathe but yes, two miles). I am very proud because I couldn't run a whole mile when we started two weeks ago. I had to stop twice and so now being able to do double that and only really stop once but still power walk while I recover is pretty good going! Especially as I have had a couple of health problems stopping me running! On the first week we wanted to run a mile every morning to throw ourselves into it but I had to leave it Thursday and Friday because of having an awful chest cold. On Wednesday I had struggled with my breathing so much I found myself feeling as though I was 'drowning' as I ran. Last week I ran Monday and Wednesday but had to leave Friday because I had seriously hurt my back! Really I shouldn't have ran Wednesday because that just made it worse and I spent the whole day wincing at every move I made. I know you are meant to ache with exercise but this was unbearable. Not sure whether I am running wrong or if it is my posture or just my body being so out of shape!
Anyway, I have done a work out indoors today following one of the fitness channels to make up for not running yesterday and I will be back to it on Monday (weather permitting). I am really enjoying running now even at that point where I feel I can't go any further, I get so proud when I push myself that bit more! I do feel I have lost a bit of weight around my middle even though I haven't ran as much as I should have by now. I have been eating well and treats have been in moderation so I am hoping it does all still pay off and that I will be able to make up for the lost runs over the next couple of weeks!