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  • gdsmit1 Legend 332 posts since
    Sep 20, 2010
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    4,560. Nov 12, 2010 9:12 AM (in response to jalynn77)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    @Jalynn, congrats on taking the first step.  It's really cool that you  and your hubby are undertaking this together, I wish I could talk my  wife into running with me, but I'll settle for her daily walking that  she's doing.  There is a lot of encouragement to be had in this thread.  Post about your journey and the folks here will be there to offer encouragement and to answer any questions you have.  Just keep in mind that you are just starting up, don't try to go too fast with it.  Slow and steady is the name of the game.  As a man I'll tell you that if your husband starts pushing the speed issue, just reign him back in and make him go slow.  Nothing worse than getting started only to injure yourself and have to give it up for a while.





    Greg

    Nike + id: gdsmit1

    Graduated C25K: 26 December 2010

    Upcoming races:


  • BigBonedLawyer Legend 305 posts since
    Jul 6, 2010
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    4,561. Nov 12, 2010 9:50 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Welcome to anyone new who I missed previously.  The program, and this thread, are a good time.

     

    Finally decided to pull the trigger on a second 5k.  The Run for Justice is on the 20th.  It's slightly mercenary of me since it's going to be mostly lawyers running.  Shame I won't have my bar number by then to stick to my shirt.  Trying to figure out how to put my resume on my shirt.  Waiting to hear back from my school to see if they have a team again this year.  If anyone in the Atlanta area is interested in meeting up there, let me know.  I haven't decided if I'm running for PR or just going out for the slow jog yet.

     

    My son had a pre-run for the president's physical fitness thing yesterday.  My wife said he came in last.  I'm going to see if he wants to run with me to work on his time.  I was actually surprised he was last since he runs for soccer.





    Nike+ - BBL17

    Tracking my progress - http://bigbonedlawyer.blogspot.com/

    2010 Cobb Make A Wish http://cobbcounty.org/makeawish5k/ - 30:03 111/252 no walking

    2010 Run for Justice http://www.rungeorgia.com/runforjustice.html - 28:10 no walking 105/343

    2010 Sleighbells on the Square http://www.cobbcountybar.org/pdfs/Sleighbells%202010%20flyer.pdf  - 27:26 no walking 120/5xx

    2011 Big Peach 5k http://www.bigpeachrunningco.com/ 33:00 after 4 months no running.  Walked about .5 miles total.

    2011 Peachtree Roadrace  - http://www.peachtreeroadrace.org/ 1:11:00 on 3 weeks of training.  Finished in the top half overall.

  • JKnow Expert 45 posts since
    Sep 14, 2010
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    4,562. Nov 12, 2010 10:08 AM (in response to jalynn77)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    @ Jalynn - I can only echo what PaulinWi said. The hardest part is starting. The longest, toughest distance will be the 5-6" between your ears. I have had times where I was saying out loud "MOVE" talking to my legs. I had HUGE anxiety about the 20 minute run, then the 25 minute run.

     

    I have been doing a little weight lifting along with running. I think the biggest change has been in what I consume, cutting out soda and beer.... yes BEER! My diet was pretty bad. I'd drink 2-5 sodas a day or more. All-you-can eat buffets feared my name a couple times a month. Micky D's Cookies & coke runs were all to common. It is really hard if your spouse is not on-board with your goals. I think it is great that BOTH of you are doing this together.

     

    I wish each of you success!





    C25k Completed on 10-NOV-10

    Veterans Day 5k 13-NOV-10 time 33:32

    Turkey Trot 5k 25-NOV-10 time 33:18

    Nike+ ID: jknow

  • musicteacher29 Pro 103 posts since
    Oct 3, 2010
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    4,563. Nov 12, 2010 10:10 AM (in response to ktface17)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    If you have serious hooters, this will strape 'em down!  Seriously worth it!!

    So I get a chance on this day to read the forum during my lunch...and I have to thank you for this laugh!!!  Serious hooters!! What size constitutes as "serious" exactly?   lol   Yes exercise seems to give you that energy- I especially seem to get a rush in the evening.  YIPPIE IT IS FRIDAY and Beautiful out here on the east coast!





    Rochambeau Ramble 5K- 10/16- 34:52

    Love Your Body 5K- 10/23- 33:04

    5 MILE Kent Pumpkin Run  - 10/31- 53:47

    5 Mile (4.75) EBAC Fall Challenge- 11/13- 50:12

    Hot Coco 5K 11/20-  32:28

    Sweetheart Run 5mile- 2/12/2011- (INJURED)

    Freihofer's Run for Women- 6/4/2011-

  • musicteacher29 Pro 103 posts since
    Oct 3, 2010
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    4,564. Nov 12, 2010 10:18 AM (in response to BigBonedLawyer)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Wow they still do that mile run- ugh I hated that way back when.  As far as the shirt goes..maybe a sign on the back that says, "For Hire".  I wonder what a run would be like of all lawyers?  What if someone "fell"- I am sure there would be some injury lawyers in the house. hee hee (I can joke about this because both my brother and sister in law are laywers)





    Rochambeau Ramble 5K- 10/16- 34:52

    Love Your Body 5K- 10/23- 33:04

    5 MILE Kent Pumpkin Run  - 10/31- 53:47

    5 Mile (4.75) EBAC Fall Challenge- 11/13- 50:12

    Hot Coco 5K 11/20-  32:28

    Sweetheart Run 5mile- 2/12/2011- (INJURED)

    Freihofer's Run for Women- 6/4/2011-

  • ktface17 Pro 125 posts since
    Aug 15, 2007
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    4,565. Nov 12, 2010 10:23 AM (in response to musicteacher29)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Everyone needs a good laugh!!

     

    Serious hooters...any hooters that are not controled by the cheap sports hooter holders. Most I've tried on are almost laughable....I've been using a champion one that is decent...but the moving comfort rocks in comparision!  But really....all hooters should be well taken care of when doing something like running, no matter the size.

     

    Sorry for the girl talk fellas...





    Katie

    10/4/2010 - Began C25K...

    Graduate of C25K 2/2/2011!!!!!

    First 5k - May 8, 2011 WBW Mother's Day 5k COMPLETE 45:56

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    4,566. Nov 12, 2010 10:51 AM (in response to ktface17)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    I can't see spending $50 on one, I have several nikes sports and they do their job.

  • IsabelleInSD Rookie 2 posts since
    Nov 11, 2010
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    4,567. Nov 12, 2010 11:49 AM (in response to ktface17)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Thank you so much for the recommendation for the Comfort Bra! I had just been using a really tight sports bra, my girls are sooo much happier now!

  • PaulinWi Pro 117 posts since
    Oct 28, 2010
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    4,568. Nov 12, 2010 12:10 PM (in response to JKnow)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    JKnow wrote:

     

    I have been doing a little weight lifting along with running. I think the biggest change has been in what I consume, cutting out soda and beer.... yes BEER!

    Wow, I started running so I could enjoy the occasional beer  I know what you mean.  We are always eating at work and it's none to healthy.  I hate this time of year because our vendors are always bringing in cookies, cakes, and what have you.  I need to start adding extra excercise before much longer.  You're doing a great job!!





    Graduated C25K 10/29/2010

    OHR Progress: Graduated 1/9/11

    Hal Higdon Modified Half Program:Week 12 Done

    5K:The Elf Run-Nov. 28th-31.32.03

    5K:Run into the New Year-Dec.31-32.24.8

    5K:Great Lakes Expo 5K-Jan. 30th-28.59.67

    5KThe Big Chill-30.26-Feb.27th

    Last 5K-Luck of the Irish Winter Championship-March 19th-28.45-PR

    Platte River Half Marathon-April 10th-2:24:10

  • gdsmit1 Legend 332 posts since
    Sep 20, 2010
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    4,569. Nov 12, 2010 12:11 PM (in response to ktface17)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    ktface17 wrote:

     

     

    Sorry for the girl talk fellas...

    No appology needed, that's one of my favorite subjects.

     

    Let's talk pain and injury treatment. 

     

    My ankles are really sore when I'm going down stairs.  When I ran yesterday, they were a little sore, but didn't feel too bad but they ached a little the whole way through my run.  It is kind of odd, this morning, the pain was on the outside just above the ankle bone.  That's better now, but way low on the front of my ankle is hurting now.  It does not feel like shin splints and I'm not sure exactly what to look into to correct this.  Is there some sort of stretch that would help?

     

    Any help is appreciated.





    Greg

    Nike + id: gdsmit1

    Graduated C25K: 26 December 2010

    Upcoming races:


  • BigBonedLawyer Legend 305 posts since
    Jul 6, 2010
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    4,570. Nov 12, 2010 12:28 PM (in response to PaulinWi)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    I cut beer out completely when I was unemployed.  I can't drink cheap swill and beer is a luxury.  Granted I was pretty much a non-drinker already at that point so no great loss.  I started drinking diet soda 15 years ago, so isn't an an issue.  I have noticed that cutting out even diet soda in favor of more water has made a big difference in whether my brain tells me I'm hungry, not necessarily because my stomach feels full, but because I'm not trying to get the diet soda taste out of my mouth.  A 12 pack used to last me 2 - 3 days, now it can last a week or more.

     

    In the last 3 months, I've discovered just how "easy" it is to give up some of those things that I used to think were necessities of life.  I think when we had to give up peanut butter for my son, I realized if that staple of my existence wasn't necessary, a lot of other things probably weren't.  I still look at a Reese's cup with unfettered longing, but I walk right past them.





    Nike+ - BBL17

    Tracking my progress - http://bigbonedlawyer.blogspot.com/

    2010 Cobb Make A Wish http://cobbcounty.org/makeawish5k/ - 30:03 111/252 no walking

    2010 Run for Justice http://www.rungeorgia.com/runforjustice.html - 28:10 no walking 105/343

    2010 Sleighbells on the Square http://www.cobbcountybar.org/pdfs/Sleighbells%202010%20flyer.pdf  - 27:26 no walking 120/5xx

    2011 Big Peach 5k http://www.bigpeachrunningco.com/ 33:00 after 4 months no running.  Walked about .5 miles total.

    2011 Peachtree Roadrace  - http://www.peachtreeroadrace.org/ 1:11:00 on 3 weeks of training.  Finished in the top half overall.

  • wesyoung91 Pro 65 posts since
    Apr 21, 2010
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    4,571. Nov 12, 2010 12:35 PM (in response to BigBonedLawyer)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Wow! Post is jumping today.

     

    I am completing week 2 today and on to week 3 Sunday. I have been training every other day to speed up the process. So far my body has not told me to slow down. Once I get to the longer runs I will probably take a two day rest before starting the next week. I will be signing up for two 5k's in January. A resolution run on the 1st and a Zoo run on the 22nd. The Zoo run sounds like a blast to me!





    St Jude Music Row Road Race 5K - April 9th - 41:50

    Cinco in the Gulch 5k - May 7th - 40:17

    10th Annual 5K Run for Family & Fatherhood - June 18th

    Nashville 1/2 Marathon Presented by Hard Rock Cafe - November 12th

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    4,572. Nov 12, 2010 12:55 PM (in response to BigBonedLawyer)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Since I started this, I've been able to give up  a lot of what I ate and drank. I love coke especially from McDonalds. I haven't had coke or McDonalds in 3 months and no it doesn't bother me at all. Now I make a consious decision before eating something.

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    4,573. Nov 12, 2010 12:56 PM (in response to wesyoung91)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Good Luck

  • jalynn77 Rookie 2 posts since
    Nov 12, 2010
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    4,574. Nov 12, 2010 1:11 PM (in response to JKnow)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Thanks yall for the good lucks & yes Im pretty excited about my hubby joining me he used to run in high school ( a few years ago now) & both of us have just gradually gained weight  as the years have passed. Our downfall seems to be time, we have 3 kids that play sports nearly year round, oldest is 17 & plays football, our daughter is 15 plays volleyball, cheers, & softball, & our youngest plays football & basketball. We are out of the house 3-4 nites a week @ games. It's just soo strange because we were both VERY active people before & slowly we just didn't make it a priority & now we are mid 30's trying to figure out when we became fat? It's crazy the way your mind can convince you not to do something but luckily for us we have a community track less then a mile from our house we are looking forward to putting it to use......Im only afraid since the hubby is used to giving me my way that he wont push me when im feeling lazy & not wanting to go...hahaha. I know that it takes about a month for something to become a habit so right now im planning a day @ a time to make it 30 days hopefully by then it will be routine GOOD LUCK to anyone else starting out!

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