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Hi everyone! Im sort of new to running as its been several years. Prior to having kids i shed 50 pounds with running and felt so healthy and happy. Now 2 kids later i am overweight (196lbs) and unhealthy. My goal is to run a 5k in september and my challenge is going to be finding the time to consistently run. My 2 year old and 3 month old keep me busy, but i know there are people that are busier than me that do it my other challenge will be getting over my self consciousness while running... i feel like every part of my body is jiggling and bouncing with each step but i suppose that will get better the more i run and the more weight i lose! Looking foreward to getting to know the people in this community!
I just completed Day 1 of C25K today and I know exactly how you feel. I was so glad there was no one around early this morning to see my body jiggling and bouncing, it made me feel so self conscious, but I am hoping it gets better each and every day. Good luck and if you find out about any tips or suggestions, please let me know!
ok,ok I am reading and want to start this c25k but have not been able to find out how. Where do I find a schedule for the weeks so i can start.. helpme please.
Oh and congrats on startinf over again..
Hello, I too am just starting. I am a long time walker ( I am told since age 15 months) and hope I can speed things up to an actual run. This is a nice site in that I feel less alone. Been my experience so far that people are very supportive of a newbie, even slow and jiggly newbies. People really do seem to give you an "A" for effort.
It's all about moving.... as long as we are more in motion than we are sedentary the healthier we are... Walking is good. Walking is great. Running just get's it done a tad faster. You burn only a few more calories running vs walking so it's almost a wash. I've heard arguements that the act of running, and the actual jostling of one's internal organs, is actually a good thing. I'm still debating the wear and tear on my knees, ankles, and hips... But I'm still running... Keep at it, and do what feels good to you.