Last week ought to have been "Week 2" after the successful completion of week 1. But I got knocked down by some nasty "flu-like" bug that left me in bed, unable to digest food for several days. I missed two runs, and was getting really frustrated. Thanks to everyone who commented when I was sick; it really cheered me up.
On Thursday, after missing my second run, I went out in my runners for a walk. It was slow and feeble, but it felt good to be outside and moving again, anyways.
And then on Friday, I decided to give the running a try again, doing week 1, run 4. While I was glad to be able to run even a little bit, I was appalled by how HARD it was. I forgot my inhaler, and was wheezing and gasping, and yes, spitting. I figured that after all the rest, AND staying on Week 1, it should have been a piece of cake.
But the cake is a lie.
At least I overcame the inertia of being sick and got back out there. I am afraid about progressing to the next week now, but I guess I don't have much to lose. If I can't run the whole time I am supposed to, so what? It is worth trying. And I also got to enjoy my very first "good weather run", where it was not snowing, or raining, or pitch black out. I enjoyed the breeze and the sun, and being able to run without a sweatshirt!