There are a couple of things that happened this last week that I feel are real progress.
First- on Wednesday, I wasn't able to get my run in during the late afternoon and the first chance I had to get to things was a bit after 7 pm. Normally I would have said, never mind, missed it. This week I didn't though.
Second, since it was dark outside, I didn't feel comfortable heading out by myself. Instead, I grabbed a Leslie Sansone DVD and put it in, in the LIVING ROOM and did it with both DH and my DS#1 in the room. Yep, an audience. Truly, this is the thing I am most proud of. It probably should be that I found an alternative and didn't miss the exercise, but it isn't, it is being willing to just do it with them there and not worrying how silly or uncoordinated I looked (am).
Third, Saturday I kicked out another 5 miles for my distance day. Next week the distance day is 6 miles, and I know I can do it. Not only did I do the 5, but I have more running intervals, and they were longer intervals than the week before. I am finding that my legs and body can do it, it is my endurance that really needs the help. Time and work and that will come too.
So- a little tip for anyone looking to make changes. Find your support someplace. Get something that encourages you, supports you 100% and refuses to let you quit. That is often NOT family, but a friend, workout partner (love ya Betty) or a coach. Whatever it is, FIND IT. It will make all the difference in the world.