RUN!!! So, I was figuring it would be walk 1/4, run 1, walk 1/4 to take it easy. As he's showing me how to use it he says "Just don't run more than 3 miles (3 MILES??? YIPPEEEE!!!) and if it starts to hurt, stop right away". Woohoo! So, I did 3.2 (yes, it was more than he said...) but, 3 were at 10 minutes per mile with a short warm-up and a longer walking cool down (I figured I was very warmed up already with the hour and fifty minutes of exercises including 15 on the elliptical). AND??? NO PAIN!!!! I was so freaking pumped about that! We did talk after about how running on the road is very different, but that the TM run was a good sign. The next test will be this weekend on the road!!
PS, sorry if you don't know the Phineas and Ferb reference in the title. It is one of my all time favorite shows that my kids watch (The Backyardigans was pretty awesome...).