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post #21 of 687
How is everyone doing? I ran for the first time tonight ! Although... I, um... had a little bit of a, um,.... issue. I peed myself With every step I ran :

: NOT FUNNY!!!
post #22 of 687
That's why I stopped (attempting to do) doing sit-ups. I don't have that problem anymore thank goodness!

I didn't want to admit this but I haven't run again this week. It has been WAAAAY to cold to even walk to the car! And I was going to run tonight but it was such a busy day and we didn't get home until late....

Tomorrow for sure! All my kids are excited about this too. They all want to run with me. I am going to let them, but I will admit in some ways it defeats my purpose! :

It might feel like they are chasing me!
post #23 of 687
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Sorry about the peeing thing! I always make sure to go a couple of times right before I run. Sometimes I stop after a few minutes re-empty. Maybe wear a panty-liner? Oh, and practice those kegels!!! You'll notice a difference after a few weeks.

I am about to start week 3! I'm so excited about it! I have been sort of holding myself back a little bit, and am anxious to move ahead. But I am really not wanting to push, and either injure myself or become discouraged. So, I'm being faithful to the program.

Oh, and I broke my plateau!! I have been stuck on 180 for about a month, fluctuating between 180.4 and 180.6. It's been bugging me, but I'm finally down to 178.8!!! I'm sure I've been gaining some muscle in the last couple of weeks, but I'm glad to see the numbers starting to go down again! WOOHOO!!!


Bec
post #24 of 687
Bec, that is awesome! Congrats! You must feel so great!

I took my duaghter out for a run today. I didn't have anything to eat or drink (besides coffee) and I was so dehydrated after the first run I thought that I might die. I made it through the second set before I had to walk home for water. My husband said I looked like death. Nice. Honestly, I felt like death. While I was walking home I was talking gently to my body about how this was for it's benifit but it just felt cruel. Ugh. I was feeling very discouraged. But I really like my new "jogging suit" and running shoes so I will have to put them to good use!
post #25 of 687
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Bec, that is awesome! Congrats! You must feel so great!

I took my duaghter out for a run today. I didn't have anything to eat or drink (besides coffee) and I was so dehydrated after the first run I thought that I might die. I made it through the second set before I had to walk home for water. My husband said I looked like death. Nice. Honestly, I felt like death. While I was walking home I was talking gently to my body about how this was for it's benifit but it just felt cruel. Ugh. I was feeling very discouraged. But I really like my new "jogging suit" and running shoes so I will have to put them to good use!
Sorry it was so hard for you, today. Getting dehydrated is never a good thing. Neither is running on an empty stomach. You should have at least a light breakfast. And water is crucial for your muscles to work properly. Try again in a couple of days!


Bec
post #26 of 687
I'm in! So glad I found this I just started yesterday with W1D1 and did pretty good considering.


I'm so excited about this

I actually started a 2nd blog to help me with keep a log... http://c25k.blogspot.com/
post #27 of 687
I'm thinking about joining too. Back in the day, I used to run often but haven't done so in ages. This year we've started following the Eat to Live program and I think this is the next step. I've now lost close to 60 lbs since having dd in 06 but I still have a bunch of pudge I would like to go away.
post #28 of 687
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I've got a run day coming up tomorrow, and can't wait. I went for a two mile walk, yesterday, because the weather was so nice (it got up to 73 here!). But, I have to say, I'm starting to get a little nervous about the end of week 5 run. Will I really be ready to run for 20 minutes, straight?
post #29 of 687
I did w1d2 today and it felt great!
post #30 of 687
I did my first run tonight! I LOVE the podcast. I had come across the cto5k plan before but had been put off by the whole timing thing (man, I must be lazy!) and this was just the ticket. If you have a MP3 player by all means download the podcast.
post #31 of 687
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I finished week 3 yesterday!!! I'm so proud of myself!
post #32 of 687
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Week 4, Day 1

And I ran for 5 minutes straight! I started really getting into a rhythm. It was so exciting to have run that 5 minutes and was surprised that it was over so quickly!

How's everybody doing?
post #33 of 687
I'm done with week 1 Tomorrow starts week 2 I can't wait!
post #34 of 687
Bec, way to go on running 5 minutes straight! That's awesom.

Lissy, I just finished week 1 too. Wednesday I'll start week 2.
post #35 of 687
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Well, Day 2 of week 4 was a lot harder. I was struggling the entire time, and I wasn't able to finish the second 5 minutes. I had to walk the last two minutes. We'll see how Thursday goes, but if it is a struggle again, I'll just repeat week 4 until it isn't a struggle anymore!

I was a little discouraged at first, but not this morning. I really am not in any big rush, and I am still committed!

on the weight side, I think I've been gaining some muscle, because I gained a couple of pounds, but have been losing inches.
post #36 of 687
So as I mentioned I am doing something similar but not exactly this. I have had ups and downs. I was able to run 15 min. w/o stop last week BUT was totally dogging it today after only 7. So I am still doing my 32 min. and did manage about 2.45 miles in that time today. Alot of fast walkinf 2 min and then jogging about 5 min. the last 9 minutes I walk 1 min. then do an all out sprint for 1 min. It feels great to get my body moving again but boy, the thought of 5k without stop seems SOOOOOOOOOO far away...
post #37 of 687
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That's awesome, Maria! I hear you about 5k seeming a long way off. I'm still having a hard time picturing it!

I got AF today, and am thinking that may have been part of my low energy the other day. That, plus only having had 1 rest day in between runs. Tomorrow is another run day. We'll see how it goes and whether or not I'll be repeating this week or not.
post #38 of 687
Hey Mamas,

I did my W2D1 run today -- even though I didn't want to do it I was still able to slug through it. The podcast for week 2 is definitely better! I didn't have to adjust my volume. I am sore sore sore. I've been doing epson salts baths and they seem to help but today I'm feeling some pains in my left knee and my right shin. Maybe it's time for new shoes -- anyone have any recommendations? I usually just try and find a pair of super sale discounted Men's Nikes. I've had this pair at least 4 years and they've had a moderate amount of use.
post #39 of 687
I have a wide foot and found that adidas is the best runner for me. They seem to have a wide area and a super amount of support.
I too am usually sore but it goes away when I start running again the next day.
Bec- I got AF last week for like the 2nd time since my ds was born alomst 3 years ago. That 1st day running, I was so HOT I thought I was going to pass-out. I did a bunch of walking the treadmill!! Listen to your body and it will show you a good life!!!
post #40 of 687
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I just got new shoes. I love New Balance because they are a little wider, have better support, and are more comfortable than Nike's (which run narrow, btw). Also, I have custom orthodics that I wear in any shoes. I think those have made the single biggest difference in any pain that I am NOT feeling this time around, versus every other time that I have tried running!


Bec
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