Mey - One piece of advise I have (I just started running last year) is to focus not on what you can't imagine doing (5 miles) and keep your eyes fixed on your current goal. Once I stopped focusing on what my friends were able to do and I wasn't - it helped alot.
I also will set mini goals during my run - if I feel like I want to walk, I will tell myself that I need to get to that *whatever* before I can and then allow myself a short walk break - sometimes I don't need it. It's a mind game for me, but it works!
Also - I found that if I listen to music and focus on that it helps me too - I really started loosing myself in my run when I began praying for other people during my short runs or parts of my long runs. I will admit that there have been a few people I can't pray for when I run because I will start crying and then it's just not safe :)
But anything like that might work for you. I know others must stay focused on what they are doing - but this has just worked for me.
Hang in there - I was exactly where you are right now and never thought I would enjoy running... it was just the biggest calorie burner I had. Now I really enjoy it and look forward to my running days!
"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31
Seattle RocknRoll Half Marathon June 26th 2:38:?
Disneyland Half Marathon Sept 5th 2:14:46
| Pounds lost: 5.4