I've decided to try the couch to 5k again. I have never gotten past the first week. Not that I've given up after the first week, but I stay at the first week for weeks on end because it stays hard enough!!
This time I went on iTunes and downloaded a free podcast for a couch to 5k. There is a voice that tells me when to run and when to walk. He offers encouraging words as you go. I really liked it!
The things is, I haven't run for so long that it's really hard for me now. At one point, I had to walk through a run. I stopped it at 20 minutes because by listening to my body, that's what I needed to do. This was why I decided I shouldn't run the last time. So maybe if I just listen to my body and walk or stop when I think I need to, I won't have any scary feelings in my arms and chest. I felt really dizzy when I was done. I think these are just indications of how out of shape I am.
Needless to say, I feel amazing. Even if I didn't finish the entire run, I STARTED!!