I found the podcasts this morning, and after reading lots and lots of testimonials from happy runners, I figured that if I procrastinated I'd never go for it... so even though I'm tired and achey today, and generally run-down, I decided to just go for it.
I don't have running shoes yet (they're in the post!) so I just ran in what I had. At the start 60 seconds of running felt like torture. By the third 60 second run, when Laura said in my ears, "It's time to run, are you ready?" I was thinking "Noooooo!!".
At 13 minutes I decided I couldn't make it, I'd try again when I'm not feeling so drained (literally, nasty blood-test yesterday, whole 'nother story) and began running back towards my car when it was my 60 seconds. But when I got to the crossroads between my car and the rest of my route, I took the long path and committed myself to doing this thing.
It was exhausting, and it was a relief when I could stop, but I'm so glad I did it. I made it! And it did get a little easier by the end, which I found interesting. Is that my body loosening up? Getting stronger already? Just getting used to the motion? Hmm..
I'm looking forward to the next run with a mixture of dread and excitement.