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1052 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2014 7:31 PM by justamaniac RSS
canadamom Rookie 1 posts since
Jun 19, 2014
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Jun 19, 2014 12:13 PM

new and want to say hi

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!

  • Bevnken Rookie 1 posts since
    Jun 22, 2014
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    1. Jun 22, 2014 10:50 PM (in response to canadamom)
    new and want to say hi

    Hi Canadamom!


    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!



  • SanJuanita Rookie 3 posts since
    Sep 28, 2011
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    2. Aug 13, 2014 8:03 AM (in response to canadamom)
    new and want to say hi

    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..

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,386 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008
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    3. Aug 13, 2014 9:19 AM (in response to SanJuanita)
    new and want to say hi

    The original is at  More info can be found at


  • MarjorieDeJongh Rookie 1 posts since
    Apr 12, 2012
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    4. Aug 13, 2014 10:47 AM (in response to canadamom)
    new and want to say hi

    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.

  • justamaniac Pro 187 posts since
    May 30, 2007
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    5. Aug 13, 2014 7:31 PM (in response to MarjorieDeJongh)
    new and want to say hi

    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.


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