So, the Couch to 5K project? Still running (though there was a little hiatus in that extremely icy weather a few weeks back). It's not fast, it's not pretty, but it is getting outside and putting one foot in front of the other. The programme has you repeating each run three times, before moving up to the next level and every time I go to the next step I am terrified that I will not be able to complete it.
But to my surprise, I have managed and am enjoying it. Half an hour, alone in my own headspace. Time to look at the clouds and the trees and the sheep and the birds. To smell the earth, warming up steadily each day. And an endorphin enhanced sense of having achieved something afterwards.
Coffee Lady taught me a name for myself - a self-quantifier. But if taking a photo on my run, or ticking off the completed episodes in a podcast is what it takes to keep going, there is no great shame in that, is there? Small steps, little goals, tiny triumphs.