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1205 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2014 12:23 PM by StevenKirchgasler0
Amy8241 Rookie 5 posts since
Aug 24, 2014
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Aug 24, 2014 2:51 PM

New and want to say Hi

Hello everyone,

 

I am new to this site and thread and to the running too. I am a working mom of three kids with a very busy schedule. i started walking and running just to have some my time and started loviing it. I have done one 5k which did not go very well. Although i did finish it, but it made me realize how unhealthy i am? and that is what motivated me to more walking and right now i am training myself for the 8K in october. I am hoping to find lots of support and motivation here and would love to take any advice from you all.

  • justamaniac Legend 197 posts since
    May 30, 2007
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    1. Aug 24, 2014 5:24 PM (in response to Amy8241)
    New and want to say Hi

    The key is to keep moving and to get involved with other people that are running / walking.  Congrats on signing up for the 8K.  Train for it as if it were the event of the year.  Make it a priority. Don't worry about your speed, but rather focus on having the endurance to go the distance, and cross the finish line proud.

    Best of luck to you, and keep running!

    -b

    http://runningthrutime.blogspot.com

  • NrsGingersnap Rookie 1 posts since
    Aug 25, 2014
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    2. Aug 25, 2014 12:16 PM (in response to Amy8241)
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    Heyyyy working single mom of 2 here and I got no clue what I'm doing I'm just doing what that ap tells me haha! I'm just finished day 1 of week 3 and although I'm better off now than I was, I looked ahead at week 4 and I'm already dreading it lol!

  • Kelly1066 Pro 123 posts since
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    3. Aug 25, 2014 2:37 PM (in response to NrsGingersnap)
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    I'm a mother of 2 also and I did the same thing and it CHANGED MY LIFE - can't tell you how much I've loved running and how good it is when you're a parent and life is insane and you need that energy boost and exercise endorphins to make it through the craziness.

     

    Congrats and run on!!!





    I write a running blog geared towards other new runners at http://www.iamrunningthis.com!

    Couch to 5K graduate, September 2012

    First 10K, June 2nd, 2013

    First Half Marathon, September 2013

    Twitter: @iamrunningthis

  • Kelly1066 Pro 123 posts since
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    6. Sep 18, 2014 1:40 PM (in response to Amy8241)
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    Thanks for reading!  So... how's the training for the 8k coming?  It's almost October!  Are you excited?





    I write a running blog geared towards other new runners at http://www.iamrunningthis.com!

    Couch to 5K graduate, September 2012

    First 10K, June 2nd, 2013

    First Half Marathon, September 2013

    Twitter: @iamrunningthis

  • StevenKirchgasler0 Rookie 2 posts since
    Jul 7, 2014
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    7. Sep 24, 2014 12:23 PM (in response to Amy8241)
    New and want to say Hi

    Amy,

    I would like to commend you for taking steps to become more fit and healthier. I am 61 and when I hit my 60th birthday I wanted to commemorate it with something worthwhile so I signed up for a 5K and trained for it for about 4 months. (I was pretty out of shape) I felt like it went well for my very first race. I kept up the training and my daughter and I signed up for a 1/2 marathon relay last fall. It was both rewarding and fun to do this with my oldest daughter. I live in a climate with cold/snowy winters so I nose-dived after that and did not even do any treadmill work. Well...fast forward to this summer. I knew I needed something to motivate me so I signed myself up for a 10K and started training in July. The race is this Saturday (9/27) and I am both ready and excited about it. I never entertain illusions of winning any of these races, I just set personal goals and try my best to obtain them. The goals I set for myself are not easy but they're achievable and they push me to do my best. Good luck with your running and never get discouraged. Doing something is far better than sitting on the couch,,,right?

     

    Steve

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