I did my first training run yesterday, and while a bit winded, it felt really good. I made it 1.5 miles in 20 minutes. Not sure how realistic this might be, but last year I ran the Quay 5k in 58 minutes (my goal was to finish under 1 hour). If I continue training, get some of this weight off, I'm hoping that I can maintain this pace and finish the Diva 5k in about 40 minutes, which would SMASH the only timed 5k I have ever run. The more I think about this, the more excited I get about the Princess and my running future. I love how running makes me feel, I love the endorphin/adrenalin rush I get from running...I just need to keep doing it.
As a side note, it hit me this morning like a slap to the face. For years I have approached things like "This is my body, I am a prisoner in it". Today I though, "my body is slave to my mind. If I tell my body what to do, what to eat and to work out, my body will be slave to what I want it to be, and it will be healthy. Love the idea of all that.