With something like starting a running habit, obviously one week isn't enough to see real results. But I can say with confidence that simply starting again made me feel better.
I feel good about having a plan and following it. I feel good about doing something good for myself. And I feel good about the effect running has on my weight. It's the only thing I know that I can successfully pull off that eventually leads to weight loss.
My goal is to get three runs in every week. The first week, I did that with no problem. This week, I didn't run until today (Friday), which means I'll have to run the next two days, also, if I want to meet my goal. But even if I only get one of those runs, I'll be happy that I didn't quit entirely.
Although I had reservations about using running as a mental health challenge, I'm now convinced that it's perfectly acceptable, and maybe even better than a lot of the other options.
Week 51: Mental Health & Running