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User Topic: Started C25K
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Default  Posted: 9:06 AM, April 17th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So after a year of being a slug, not exercising, being happy and eating, I decided that I need to get control of my health again. I'm 46, overweight, out of shape and having heart issues.

SO>>> I started the Couch To 5K program last week. I got an app for my phone that is awesome and also lets me play my own music while I'm running/walking. I've done 3 workouts, so I have officially completed the 1st week of the program! Woo Hoo!

I told JM my goal is to run the dam at Lake Murray (1.7 miles across) across and back by the end of the summer. I told him he won't know what to do with me and his response was, "I bet I will."

Me, 50. (How did THAT happen??)
Him, 42 (JMSSC)
married 20 years. In R. We are making it. The past does not define who we are today.

Posts: 3979 | Registered: Sep 2011 | From: South Carolina
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Default  Posted: 9:13 AM, April 17th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Good for you lady!!! Proud of you. I know I need to get my butt moving also. I am not over weight but I need to get toned up for summer and get my butt walking and working out. Can we say lazy? I come home from work and the couch calls my name until I have to cook dinner or clean but it is still screaming for me to come and sit down....

BS(ME)41 WH(HIM)38
DD 21 and DS 16
Separated Aug 2012
Moved back home Oct 31 2013
Separated again June 2014. Heading toward divorce.
False R. Still Lying.

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is all you have left"

Posts: 2944 | Registered: Aug 2011
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Default  Posted: 4:14 PM, April 17th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I just finished the first day of week 8, this morning. I ran two miles. Walked the other mile. I'm still out of shape and exhausted, but, I can run. For 28 minutes straight.

You can do it, but you really need to keep with it. H started it with me, but hasn't stuck with the program, so, he's still about passed out at 3 min of running. Make sure to stretch!

Me-32 ,Two boys, 13 and 11

It will all be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end

Happily remarried to a wonderful man (Aussie). I think I found the right guy and the right finger this time.

Posts: 4719 | Registered: Feb 2008 | From: Georgia
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Default  Posted: 4:25 PM, April 17th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I did C25K two summers ago, and I fell in love with running through the program. I'm so ready for school to finish so I have time to do more than study, work and breathe occasionally, I miss running!!

"You yourself deserve your love and affection as much as anybody in the universe." -Buddha
"Let's face it, life is a crap shoot." -Sad in AZ

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Default  Posted: 4:52 PM, April 17th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I hate running and always have. But somehow I decided to start the c25k this year as well

I've done week 2 day 2 and week 2 is haaaaaaaaaaaard. Week 3 is even scarier. I need to stop looking ahead.

From what I've read, most people repeat some weeks which is comforting to know

me - tsol, that's all for now

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Default  Posted: 8:55 PM, April 17th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I did the program last year. Actually, I made H, DD and DS all do it. My kids sooooo hated it, but it was family time, dang it! I actually did a total of 3 5Ks in the fall. Man, I was sloooowwww. But, i finished!

I just started again this week because the couch won during our New England winter. I am hoping to get a bit faster this time. The program seems really tough, but if I can do it, you can do it! Promise!

Me - BW
Him - WH

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