There has been a reason why I have taken so long to post an update. A very sucky reason. I got halfway through week 2 and began having extreme pain in my left leg. At first I though it was shin splints. But having a painful throbbing wake me up in the middle of the night or barely being able to walk told me otherwise. I googled it, and sure enough, my symptoms were telling me I had a stress fracture.
I started taking my vitamins again and let my leg heal for 8 weeks. I was really bummed out. I had gotten to the point where I could tell my endurance was growing. Besides the pain, I was starting to enjoy running.
Now I had to start all over. I started running again last week. My new plan is to run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the treadmill while Tanner naps. I didn't think to do this before because I figured it would be too loud since the treadmill was in the room next to Tanner's room. But after running a little test (pun intended) I realized it's really not that loud. And after running 3 days last week and Tanner never waking up, I think this plan might actually work.
I've also got a pretty nice set up on the treadmill. Instead of listening to music, I'm watching a show on Amazon Prime. I've noticed I'm not clock watching and hating every second when I'm distracted with watching something.
I'm hoping I can finish this program and be able to run 30+ minutes at a time on a treadmill. Once my endurance is where it should be, and the weather is nice again, I will take out the jogging stroller again.
Week 2 begins today. This is the point where the pain started last time. I hope my new shoes, the rest I took, and stretching will keep the pain away.