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9815 Views 97 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2009 7:32 AM by meryl27 RSS Go to original post 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Previous Next
  • meryl27 Pro 116 posts since
    May 18, 2009

    Mindplunge- Thanks for your insights. I visited your website yesterday and enjoyed reading your personal story.

     

     

     

     

     

    I love that this group wants to stay together after C25K, and I too think the OHR program sounds great, but I'm in no hurry. I know that many of you want to move on to 10K's and 1/2 marathons (wow), but running for me is going to be for recreation and personal fitness. Honestly, at this point, even doing races isn't that appealing to me (although I will do a 5K to "celebrate" my success in this program.) I want to run for "me time". My work and family committments run me ragged some days and this time doing C25K has been an "escape" of sorts. The structure has no doubt kept me on track, and hopefully the OHR program will do the same. After that, I'm hoping that this habit will be so ingrained in my life that I won't need a schedule. I really do long for the day when I go out running and just go where the wind takes me for as long as it takes me - not worrying about times, the route, pace, whether or not I will need a paramedic (lol), etc. Some of the posts here on these boards by people who forgot their ipod, timer, etc. have sounded like some of the best runs! That is what I want to achieve. I described this journey to a friend recently who said "ick, I don't want to work out at all at this age. I want to relax". I tried to tell her that my runs are like my own personal escape -- therapeutic in a sense. Time to clear my mind of deadlines, obligations, housework, etc. I can only imagine how they will be when I no longer have to think about the minutes I've completed and what week I'm on!

     

     

    Good running, everone!





    Meryl I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown

    C25K Graduate 7/18/2009

  • carly85 Amateur 41 posts since
    May 17, 2009

    Meryl, I agree with you in a lot of ways. I don't see myself becoming really competitve and training hardcore, I think I'll mostly run for myself, just to run. I also don't think I'll want to do a lot of races, maybe a few occasionally just to prove to myself that I can. However, I'm a very obsessive person, and my fear is that if I don't have a program to follow after C25K, I'll end up overdoing it. I need to find a structured way to work myself up to regular training, longer runs. I know that with my work schedule I'll probably never be able to run more than about 4 days a week. Hopefully after C25K and OHR running will become a routine for me and I won't have to think about it at all, just do it.





    Love is just like breathing when it's true.

  • MistyInSalem Amateur 24 posts since
    May 27, 2009

    Hi WTF'ers. Just checking in- did week 5 day 2 today- and got through both 8 minute runs. I ran at a 4.7 and came in total distance at just under 2 miles. Will keep you all posted on the dreaded day 3!!!

  • Anij34 Amateur 41 posts since
    May 14, 2009

     

    Ok, well I dealt with the stomach flu (yes it WAS the stomach flu because even my husband had it!) 10 days ago and today I got a HUGE surprise!  I'm expecting!  But before you all get super insanely excited for me let me give a tiny bit of history...I have one living child who was 7 in April.  I've had dozens (yes, dozens) of miscarriages and I'm really hoping this one sticks!  We're trying to adopt still too!  So, obviously I'm taking it super easy right now for the health of my little one.  I will stick around and read and hopefully I'll have good news from the Doctors office tomorrow after I get my first round of blood work done.  I'll keep ya updated and hopefully it'll all work out and I'll get the go ahead from my doc to get back into gentle running. 

     

    Blessings

     

     

    Anij

     

     

  • RachRob Amateur 53 posts since
    May 12, 2009

     

    Great job everybody -high fives all around! W5D2 tomorrow, I'm looking forward to it! Anij- lol- of course your pregnant-you're adopting aren't you!! It's so crazy how that happens to so many people! Stay healthy, hope you feel better soon!

     

     

     

     

     

    Quote for week 5 (or whatever week you happen to be on )

     

     

     

     

     

    Success is dependent on effort.

    Sophocles

     

     

  • Anij34 Amateur 41 posts since
    May 14, 2009

     

    See that is the misconception though...I've lost 24+ babies!  I can get pregnant (almost every cycle at one point) I can't stay pregnant.  Adopting or not I can get to the point of the positive test......Its nothing to do with the adopting....I'm praying for this one to stick. 

     

    Blessings

     

     

    Anij

     

     

  • Tchrmomto2 Amateur 24 posts since
    May 13, 2009

    I finished W5D2 today.  The eight minute runs were actually pretty enjoyable, but I'm still nervous about hitting the total 20 minute run.  Does it seem crazy to anyone else that we go from 8 minute segments to a 20 minute segment the next run?  EEEK!

     

    Lanity: I am in Dallas.  We've been at 100 degrees all week, which is typical for much later in the summer!  I'm thinking this will be a hot one.

     

    Good running everyone!

  • guybrush Amateur 42 posts since
    May 17, 2009

     

    @Anij: Sorry to hear that. But you've got another shot. I'm praying that everything turns out right for you.

     

     

     

     

     

    Well, it's time for my W5D2 run. Actually looking forward to it today.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     





    Guybrush Threepwood: You're about as fearsome as a doorstop.
    Murray: Is it a really EVIL-looking doorstop?
    Guybrush Threepwood: [sigh] Never mind.
  • meryl27 Pro 116 posts since
    May 18, 2009

    Anij - Just had to tell you that I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.  Hope this one sticks.





    Meryl I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown

    C25K Graduate 7/18/2009

  • guybrush Amateur 42 posts since
    May 17, 2009

     

    Well, I'm done with W5D2! It was a little tough today, but somehow I made it through. There's always a certain sense of accomplishment after each run. I don't know if it's because I've completed the run or if it's because I succeeded in dragging my couch-ridden body to the treadmill.

     

     

     

     

     

    Regarding 'WTF is next?', I'm kinda planning on sticking to the 30min run and increasing the frequency. I'd like to be able to do 30 min every weekday and take a couple of days off over the weekend. My goal is to lose weight. I'd like to keep running 30min (non-stop of course!) everyday atleast until I lose those extra pounds. Once I attain a lean and slim figure, I'll get into weight training and start putting some mass in my upper body while continuing the 30 min run on alternate days. Before I began the program I took some pics of how I look from the front, side and behind. I'd like to be one of those 'before - after' guys and if it works, even try to become a poster boy for the C25K program. Seriously, this program is awesome.

     

     

    The aim appears to be very far away, but I'm at a point in life where I've got nothing but plenty of spare time. And I intend to make the most of it, it's not gonna last forever.

     

     

     

     

     

    I know this may sound a little mushy, but I'd just like to express my gratitude to everyone in this thread. I won't take names, but every single one of you has helped me in coming this far. 5 weeks of continuous exercise is a very big step for me. And if it weren't for your continuous support, I don't think I would have made it this far. Thank you!  

     

     





    Guybrush Threepwood: You're about as fearsome as a doorstop.
    Murray: Is it a really EVIL-looking doorstop?
    Guybrush Threepwood: [sigh] Never mind.
  • mattmikesmom Expert 67 posts since
    May 17, 2009

     

    W5D2 finished yesterday and it felt great!!  My family and I are at the beach.  We played all day at the beach and pool, and I wasn't sure how this would affect my run.  Plus, I don't have a good layout of my terrain, so I just ran around the block.  I felt good, and I find that my second and so on runs are easier than the first.  I feel that I'm at a point where it is becoming easier to run than to stop and run.  I'm looking forward to tomorrow, as it will be the 20 minute run.  This I think will be my defining moment.  I'm certainly looking forward to running 5K runs, as I find the whole atmosphere positive and encouraging.  (Husband is a runner.)  Used his Garmin, as I forgot my Timex watch.  Found out during my runs that there are times that I am running at a less than 10 minute pace.  This information made  me feel so good about where I am in this program.   Next week I am planning to start weight watchers, what pace could  I run without this excess 70 pounds?!  I would certainly like to be included in the  post group ot C25K graduates! 

     

     

     

     

     

    Anj--God bless you and your family in whatever is meant to be in your life.  I was told at 19 that I could not have children.   At 33 I became pregnant while on the pill, to regulate my hormone levels, to my surprise.  I told everyone who came across  my path, elated to be pregnant.  Loss the baby at 14 weeks, devastated beyond words.  I could feel the body changes, and I had a baby inside me for a short while.....I kept the ultrasound pictures.  A year later, almost to the day, God gave me a beautiful, little boy.  You never know what is going to happen in life, and you will be in in my thoughts.

     

     

  • mfssl Pro 84 posts since
    May 22, 2009

    Wow! What a lot of great posts since last week! I read all the posts and would love to comment on every one of them but don't have time. Love reading everyone's advice and comments of support. Makes me feel like part of a wonderful fitness family. Everyone be sure to stretch! My thoughts are with those of you who are sick or injured, GET WELL! God Bless the expecting mom, Anij!

     

    I was the last one to post on last weeks thread. Finished W3D3 last Sunday night. Started W4 with D1 today. Did it!! Easy breezy 3 min and 5 min runs except I had to stop to go to the bathroom TWICE within the 1/2 hour while I was out! WTF!! Hope the rest of the week goes as well, but without the potty breaks. Geesh!

     

     

     

    Would have liked to have kept to my MWF schedule but was delayed again. So I plan to be doing D2 on Friday and D3 on Sunday.

     

     

    Can't believe BlueDaisy is MIA!! Maybe she is sick with the flu or cold like everyone else has been lately. Oh, Bluuuuue, where aaaaaaaare you???

     

     

    Congrats to all! Keep going everyone, keep rollin with the changes!

  • hneal Rookie 16 posts since
    May 15, 2009

     

    Hey everyone...You probably don't remember me but I ran the first couple weeks with you until I noticed a change in my back pain. Well I finally got my MRI approved and got it done and I found out that I have a tear and 3 bulging disk L3 L4, L4 L5, and L5 S1. So no running for me which saddens me because I was looking forward to staying with this group and completing the C25K. But anyways I go to a back specialist Dr Emadian on August the 25th and I will get be given my options of treament.

     

     

     

     

     

    Keep up the good work and the running.. Everyone is doing great!! I will continue to read and follow the thread so I can cheer you guys on...

     

     

     

     

     

    Happy Running WTFers!!!!!

     

     

     

     

     

  • Flikker Amateur 15 posts since
    May 25, 2009

     

    Hi all

     

     

    W5D2 completed yesterday evening and the 2 8 min runs were actually ok.  A bit tired on the last minute or so of the 2nd but all in all a good run.

     

     

    I am trying hard not to really think about the 20 min one tomorrow.  Will just pop the headphones in and go.  Will aim to keep pace slow and regular and hope for the best!

     

     

     

     

     

  • meryl27 Pro 116 posts since
    May 18, 2009

     

    Hello Witnesses!

     

     

    I know everyone is concerned and wondering where Blue has been.  I PM'd her yesterday and she just wrote me back.  She asked that I let you know that I've spoken to her and that all is well.  Work commitments have kept her away from us this week, but she should be all refreshed and ready to start back with everyone on Monday.  She will be a week behind us, but as she said... it's a journey not a destination, right?!  She said she really misses everyone!!

     

     





    Meryl I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown

    C25K Graduate 7/18/2009

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