Everyone sounds like they are doing great today! The weight loss is amazing. We walked to the park for a picnic yesterday (only about 1 mile round trip) and it was so much fun! I was carrying my 3 year old on my back on the way home and it kind of just hit me that I had lost 2 of her (she weighs in at 30 something pounds and I have lost 61 to date). It was kind of surreal that I was carrying that everyday - no wonder I couldn't walk that far. lol
My baby and I took off walking this morning - she is such a good stroller baby. We ended up going 4.5 miles just walking. I laughed because I used to could barely walk a mile and now 4.5 is nothing at all. It is so amazing what we are trying to and have already accomplished. I am very honored to be a part of this group.
I have really been watching my food today and logging everything. Tonight's meal was mahi mahi and veggies.
I am all for signing up for a local Turkey Trot 5K. It would be awesome if we could all do one!
My question of the day: Do you sign up early for the races or do you wait until the last minute? We have so many coming up and I want to enter them all today but know I shouldn't. lol I just didn't know the pros and cons to signing up early or on race day.
Have a great rest of the day.
WheresTheFinishLine - I approached all my races I have done or plan to do a bit differently, but I had 2 major ones that were/are goal races, and for those I signed up early (the 5k that I did September 13th and the 10k that is coming up October 11th).
Some races have a max number of participants so you need to make sure you can get a spot if it is a major goal race for you. I know the 5k I did as part of the Montreal Marathon was a sold-out event, so I am glad that I registered early to secure my spot -- it would have been heartbreaking not to be able to run it because I waited too long to register. So, if it is an important race and you are sure you want to run it, sign up, otherwise you can always wait until the day of.
5km - August 30th - FINISHED 32:50
5km - September 13th - FINISHED 32:16
5km - October 4th - Run For The Cure COMPLETED NO TIMING
10km - October 11th - FINISHED 1:11:59
10km - November 7th - Goal: To finish in < 1:10:00
Mr. & Mrs. F- The Turkey Trot I'm talking about is in SoCal. But they are so popular that they are EVERYWHERE.... I think it would be really great to do one...good for us and most Turket Trots have the registration $$$ go to local food banks. Can't beat that!
Started C25K 09/07/09
Dinosaur Dash 5K 11/01/09 40:12
Turkey Trot 5K 11/26/09 44:02
Buffalo Run 02/27/10
Wheresthefinish... do you go running with your baby? I am just wondering if I should get started with this program without my kids in the jogger to make it a little easier until I can move a bit smoother. Today was my first day and pushing 56 pounds of kids plus the stroller didn't help me out. I have plenty of my own extra weight to move!! On the other hand, I kind of thought if I get used to it, it won't be that big of a deal as I continue along. Thanks!!
Graduated C25K 08/09/2009
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Boy they did make some changes to this forum!
I'm just getting on here tonight because I'm going straight to the gym in the morning and don't want to forget everything I want to mention here.
a) Well I dipped above 200 again after a weekend of poor food choices. So I'm taking it back off this week.
b) If you get fitted running shoes, break them in first! I made the mistake of doing W4D1 today in brand-new shoes and it HURT. I got through the first 3 minute and first 5 minute run, but during the second 3 minute run I started getting gut cramps again. I had eaten nothing, but I also didn't have water either. I'll work on preparing myself better for the early morning runs. I'm going to repeat W4D1 so I know I can get it right.
c) Does rest really mean rest? I mean, can I do the elliptical on a day off, or is that considered as intense as running? If I do weight training, that can't be considered rest, right? I think I need to start taking real days off, but I want to exercise every day. Maybe just a really long walk should do?
d) I registered for my first 5k run. Jingle Bell Run on Dec 5 in Cincinnati. I've already raised money for it!
Well, time to hit the sack. Feel free to respond to any of this in tomorrow's new thread.
Started C25K: September 10, 2009
Finished C25K: November 22, 2009
Dec. 5, 2009: Jingle Bell Run, Cincinnati, OH 35:43
April 10, 2010: Aruna 5k, Cincinnati, OH 39.06 (after not running for several months)
May 22, 2010: GO/OTR 5K, Cincinnati, OH approx 34:30. (route was changed at last minute, and about .2 mile was shaved off. boo!)
Cool - that was kind of the way I was thinking. If there is one I really want to do, I will make sure to get in it early. There are quite a few coming up in my area in October (actually every Saturday and one Sunday) I guess I can just have my pick. lol
4goodreasons... If I go to jog, then I leave my kids with my husband, unless he goes with me, then I just jog beside them. If I am going for time, I usually really try to just make it about me (I know, sounds selfish, but I have enough weight to push around without adding more - atleast until I get used to it)
If I am going for distance, then I will go while my oldest is at school and push the stroller. I walk a little and jog a little with the stroller. AND then we also go at night with both kids.
I know I probably didn't explain that right, hope you understand.
Pushing 56 extra pounds would be tough, let alone trying to get started in a new program. I try atleast 3 times a week to get out by myself - kind of my "time off" period. I used to go get ice cream for my time off now I want to go jog - funny how things change.
Good luck with the program.
I really missed the conversation on this forum, even if it was just one day. Went out to the great outdoors today to do W4D1 (instead of the treadmill) and it was easier than inside and more enjoyable too. Plus I was able to experience my "real" pace. I'm going to try to go outside 2-3 times per wk if the weather & timing is good.
Signed up for my 5K on 10/17. (Its a fundraiser too) It's early in the training (end of wk 6), but I'm checked out results from prior years and there are others who go at the same pace I can do, so even if I'm "wogging", I know I can finish it and not be alone at the back of the pack. There is a local race 11/28 so even if its not a Turkey Trot, I can race on the same weekend as many of you.
Have we switched the thread to daily elsewhere, during this "upgrade"? Have a great training run in the A.M. folks!
Jo Ann C
Started Walking 7/15/09 Weight = 265#; C25K Grad 11/6/09
8/30/09 5K (62:42) 262# 10/2/10 5K (37:44) 206# 3/26/11 5K (36:42) PR 202#
6/19/10 10K (83:47) 208# 3/6/11 UAH 10K (79:18) 200#
6/27/10 IronGirl, Atlanta Tri S 1/3m/B 18m/R 3m (2:42:10) 207#; 5/15/11 - (2:34:08 200)#
9/25/10 Women's HM, Nashville (3:27:10) 209#, 11/13/10 Huntsville HM (3:17:27) 203#
2/13/11 Mercedes HM, B'ham (3:02:02) 203#; 3/19/11 Rocket 10mi (2:13:37) PR
4/30/11 RnR HM Nashville (3:10:12); 5/15/11 5/30/11 Cotton Row 10K (84:36) ;
6/11/11 Mt. Mania 15K (2:17:12); 7/16/11 Wet Dog Tri (98:56);
8/13/11 Mtn Lakes Tri; (2:13:32); 8/28 Rocketman Oly Tri; 9/10 Frantic Frog Tri (1:52:35)
9/24/11 Womens HM (2:54:28) 195# PR; 10/1 Toray 5K (35:35 PR);
10/15/11 Liz Hurley 5K (36:24); 10/22 Book-it 10K (74:51 PR) 197#;
11/12/11 Huntsville HM - Target 2:50
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