It finally started to warm up last Saturday and I went for the first run of the season. Because I haven't really done much of anything over the past few months, I decided to take it really slow and do Week 1, Day 1 of the Couch to 5k plan. Luckily I finished it with no problem and still had gas in the tank after I was done. The only bad part about the run was running into a couple of unfriendly stray dogs. When I came upon them, I immediately stopped, stared at them for a while, and then calmly turned around and walked leisurely in the opposite direction. They followed me for a little bit and then get distracted by another dog that was barking behind a fence. I turned down the next side street just to make sure I lost them.
I decided to give my legs plenty of rest after the first run and held off going out again until tonight. I will probably stick with the Couch to 5k program for the time being until I think that I can jump ahead a little bit.
Week 1, Day 2
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes