Today I ran for 17 minutes, and it continues to get easier rather than harder! I'm tempted to run until I'm tired instead of just moving up a minute, but I think it's safer to ramp up slowly. Step meter says: 7296 steps today, 5103 of those "moderate" in 41 mins. 3.4 miles!
Mileage this week, in reverse order: 4.1, 2.2, 3.4, 1.7, 2.5, 1.3, 2.0, 1.6.
Steps this week, in reverse order, moderate in ( ): 7376 (5103), 4846 (2778), 7371 (4886), 3786 (1817), 5386 (2537), 2886 (511), 4431 (2312), 3491 (1637)
I'm not steadily going up in distance each day, but the trend is up, and as long as I can keep taking more steps, and running more, I'm getting where I want to go. I would love to be able to run an hour without stopping, and run at least 5 miles.
I've not given up my long-time dream of climbing Mount Rainier. That sucker is TALL though, and so just getting in shape is not enough. It's the first necessary step, though, and I do not want to give up.