Well my friends...the "girly" issues have resolved themselves and I was able to run again last night. I didn't realize how much I missed it until I was out there!
I started on Week Two training to ease myself back into it, but I think I will definitely be able to move on to Week Three...I'm starting to move past being terrified of all this, and am kind of getting a little bit excited! Our 5K is in FOUR weeks!!!
With the help of my husband, I have learned that it really is VERY important to stretch. We now start each session with a small walk, we stop to stretch, and THEN we move onto the full five minute "brisk" walk before running. I felt very good after our training last night, and I am not sore at all today. How AWESOME!
We're both still working on what to eat as "fuel" before we train. Last night's Chicken Caesar Salad just didn't cut it, so I plan to do some reading. It's a tad-bit challenging to balance weight watchers, and make sure you are getting the proper amount of nutrients pre and post training. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!
Thanks again for all of your support and encouragement, this is QUITE a journey!