Trying to keep my confidence up. Rest assured I'll update you.
Next blog post will probably be about one of the unlikely struggles I faced when making these changes for the better. It was something I did not expect to be an issue at first, and by now it is something I have learned to avoid altogether or fix. It's called peer pressure. Might be a touchy subject.
I'll tread lightly.
UPDATE (10/11/12 10:33 a.m.):
I DID IT! Seriously. I did all of it. It was really awful towards the end though. I may repeat this day again before I do the next one (20 minute run)...because it was NOT FUN in the last 4 minutes ish of running. I got a stitch in my side and my mind was saying, "please just stop. just stop. now. please?"