It's 17:53, so it's time for the update.
Despite my period of apathy going on at the moment, it felt great to run today. I've made it to 2 mins. per 1 min. of walking, which is something I didn't think I'll achieve. It seems like such a far away milestone, and yet I'm past it already.
It's getting easier. I did go a bit lazy on the exercise still, but far from what happened yesterday, which is good. Other people's reactions bother me less and less: I used to be afraid of doing a run when many people would be awake and be able to see me, but now I'm fine with it. Feels great to be able to say it, even.
Exercises, themselves, seem to go easier. They're growing in difficulty, no doubt, but every time, I come prepared, and today doesn't seem more difficult than yesterday. Maybe it's a good indicator of progress: when everything seems to be equally difficult when you take up bigger challenges. The thought of quitting did cross my mind around the middle of the running session - a usual time for it - but this time, again, I was able to shun it: "I already had achieved so much, I don't want to quit now!".
It turned out that I didn't have to eat in the morning: one mug of sweet tea was plenty to keep me going until I cooked my breakfast. Thanks to BrainBurner for providing me with guidelines to stretching: running after five munites of walking and a mild stretch seemed easier than it used to when I didn't stretch.
Next time, in two days, I'm running my first 5-minute-straight run, twice. I'm both excited and afraid of it: I feel like, at this rate, I can take on it (the challenge gives me any amount of rest between the runs, as well), and at the same time I'm scared by the hill I have to climb this time. It seems to be a normal feeling when it comes to climbing hills: it's my mind being sane to save me from the pain and discomfort that will come inevitably; it's overly sensitive, but sane.
Once again, thanks to the folks who've been supporting me through this journey. It means a lot to me, and I appreciate it greatly.
It's 18:08, so I'm out. Have a good day and be healthy.