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HFSSC posted 6/4/2013 17:57 PM

I started doing the Couch 2 5K about 6-7 weeks ago. I'm 46, weigh about 210# and have never really run in my life. Last year I had gotten into running on a treadmill, but had never really managed to run in the real world.

I've been stuck on week 5 for going on 3 weeks now. The day I'm on, I'm supposed to run for 20 minutes. I've decided to just go as far as I can and try to push a little further each time. Tonight, I ran a freaking mile. In 12 minutes. I know it's not a marathon, and I'm not in any danger of breaking the sound barrier, but damn, I'm proud.

Holly-Isis posted 6/4/2013 18:54 PM


scarredforever posted 6/4/2013 19:19 PM

Way to go!! You should be proud!

risingfromashes posted 6/4/2013 19:22 PM

Keep going! You are on a positive path!

Kajem posted 6/4/2013 19:26 PM

You are my inspiration...

I have the c25k and I just got clearance to run the end of last week. I had DD4's graduation and still have company this week. I'm looking to start it next week.

Thanks for posting this... I needed it.


Tred posted 6/4/2013 19:30 PM

That's awesome HFSSC!

HFSSC posted 6/4/2013 19:36 PM

Thanks, y'all. Kajem, what I would recommend more than anything else is to give yourself permission to go at your own pace. The program is designed to take 8 weeks and I'm sure that works great for 20-somethings who are 20lbs overweight. I plan to run a 5k in September. It's a Color Me Rad event in our city and JM and our boys are planning to run it with me.

I have not really lost any weight yet but can see and feel a difference in my shape and how clothes are fitting. So hopefully the weight will start coming off soon. I just want to get healthy.

gahurts posted 6/4/2013 19:51 PM

Yay HFFSC! That is great. Every marathon starts with the first mile. Keep it up and you will be ready for that 5K.

simplydevastated posted 6/4/2013 19:54 PM

That's awesome! I'm proud of you!

Holly-Isis posted 6/4/2013 20:18 PM

Color me Rad will be a great first 5k. It's purely a fun run. My first 5k was Color Run and it was a blast. I finished before anyone expected me to finish. MrH and the kids were still at breakfast when I crossed the finish line.

Something about running with others spurred me on.

Get ready for colors in places you'd never expect though.

jrc1963 posted 6/4/2013 20:33 PM

The only time I'd ever run a mile is if my butt was on fire...

nowiknow23 posted 6/4/2013 20:47 PM

Yay HFSSC!!! You show those 20-somethings, honey.

I think I can posted 6/4/2013 21:11 PM

Congrats!! I never ran a mile until I was 40 years old. Now I really enjoy it. I also run 12 minute miles!

brokensmile322 posted 6/4/2013 21:22 PM

WTG! I started it recently as well. I just ran Week 5, day2 today and I was really proud! It was the two 8 min. runs. I made it and felt great.

Tomorrow is that big 20 min run. I am terrified! Congrats! I am not a runner either and I know how big an accomplishment that is, I understand the fear. You should feel so proud!

I am also running a Color Run as my first. I looked at the route and I am terrified, but I am trying to focus on one minute at a time.

Keep us posted!

[This message edited by brokensmile322 at 9:23 PM, June 4th (Tuesday)]

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