Well, I did it. I came home from school and ran today. I even decided to give Bentley another try. I figured if it wasn't working out, I'd just swing back by the house and leave him in the living room. But, he was surprisingly good! I guess that means we're just running the neighborhood from now on.
I did workout 2.1 of the program. I ended up purchasing the app for my iPod because it was too much to run, hold a dog leash, and check a watch at the same time. I love that there was this little voice telling me when to run and when to walk. It was great! Best $3 I've spent in the last week.
The running part of the workout went well. I was surprised with how smooth I was. The only thing that is still bothering me is my shins. I really do need to break down and get a new pair of shoes. I could really feel how much the padding is worn down and how my ankles roll out. I also need a gait analysis. There is only one running store around here that I know of that does that and when I went there last summer, they only had about 3 pairs of shoes in my size. Now, I'm a size 6. Is that an unusual size? When the sales person asked me what size I would need, he hesitated and told me they don't usually carry that size. I was rather annoyed and vowed to only buy my shoes from a sporting-goods store from then on, but I probably should go back. I'll make them order me a darn pair of shoes if I have to! Seriously, is a size 6 that unusual for a runner?
I'm thinking of doing workout 2.2 tomorrow so that I can catch back up on the program. I also want to do some Christmas shopping before I end up broke and out of time...hmmm...we'll see where this goes.