Running update: I am in week 5. On Monday, I ran three five minute runs, walking in between for three minutes or so. Actually, during one walking period, it was dark and a van drove up beside me on a deserted street and a creepy man got out so I just started sprinting up the block and cut my walk short.
The clocks changing has changed my experience slightly this week. Regardless, the program works really well.
I have become a runner. I love it. I look forward to it. I feel good while I'm doing it and I feel great afterwards! I love the way I feel in control of my body and of my time. I love the fact that I feel powerful and fit. I love the fact that I have overcome obstacles and reationalizations and have found a way to make this happen. It's so not me. I feel as though I have been reborn. I realize that this sound ridiculous, but it's true. Really!
The Couch to 5K program works very well. If you would like to become a runner, try it!