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Janine28004 Amateur 15 posts since
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Mar 16, 2011 6:28 PM

I did it! W1D1.

I am a 39 year old 315 pound stay at home mom and I just jogged! The only change I made was to run one and walk two, instead of walk 1.5.  I made the change to keep the timing easier.  I was able to set my watch timer for one minute and then press it twice for the walk.  I added one more one minute run at the end so that I got the same number of minutes of run that the program calls for.


I feel pretty good!  The new Enell bra works wonders, it's an amazing piece of machinery!  Today I bought a pair of Brooks Ariel.  I am going to ice my shins just as a precaution, but right now I feel ok.


I am so stinking happy with myself!! 


Anyone know of a watch that I can set two timers on?  Something where I could have set it for a one minute time, push button and start 1.5 minute time, push button back to one minute time and so on?  That would really make it much easier and be able to do it the correct way.


Milwaukee, WI

Do Life Tour Chicago 5K -- July 4, 2011

Madison Mini Marathon 5K -- August 20, 2011

  • rememberkcaco Amateur 20 posts since
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    1. Mar 16, 2011 6:47 PM (in response to Janine28004)
    Re: I did it! W1D1.


  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    2. Mar 16, 2011 7:29 PM (in response to Janine28004)
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    First Congrats! Garmin 305... Amazon has them for a reasonable price!

  • ColoCorredor Pro 97 posts since
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    3. Jan 7, 2014 6:07 AM (in response to Janine28004)
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    That's awesome Janine!!!!  I read your post, and felt joy for you :-)  Its an amazing feeling getting over that first hurdle, and it will only get better from here!  Great choice with the Brooks Ariel running shoes!  I think those will work well for you as they offer superb stability and motion control!


    Keep up the good work, and remember this little piece of inspiration when you are struggling:  “When your legs get tired, run with your heart.”


    Good Luck & Happy Running!

    Believe you can do it. Think no other way but “Yes you can.”
    The human body is capable of considerably more physical endurance than most of us realize!!
  • Runningcolorado Expert 50 posts since
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    4. Mar 16, 2011 10:41 PM (in response to Janine28004)
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    Good for you, Janine!  Congrats!  No turning back now. Keep pressing forward.  I have a Garmin 305.  It has all kinds of gadgets to help w/your walk/run program. I bought mine a few years ago at for less than $150.


    Good luck and happy running .

    Live, love, run

  • drbojangles Pro 110 posts since
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    5. Mar 17, 2011 2:24 AM (in response to Janine28004)
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    AWESOME!!!!! Go you!!


    Be sure to keep updating us, can't wait to hear how you're doing!

  • camcat82 Pro 67 posts since
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    6. Mar 17, 2011 9:10 AM (in response to Janine28004)
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    Congrats!!!!   You should feel pretty proud right about now so enjoy it.

    Keep up the good work and good luck with the rest of the program. Looking forward to hear about how you go and give a big virtual high five once you complete it all

    Busy mum, but loving it

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    - Every day I'm reminded that perfection doesn't exist, and to strive for perfection will only defeat you. I want to be better than I was today and not as good as I'll be tomorrow -

    First race entered 4.5K on May 22nd - looking forward to it!

    Currently doing C25K - W4D2 completed

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
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    7. Mar 17, 2011 9:14 AM (in response to Janine28004)
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    Janine, CONGRATULATIONS!!!  You made a huge step in the right direction. Keep us posted as to your progress. I know you can accomplish great things!


    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

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    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1

  • flippinmental74 Expert 41 posts since
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    8. Mar 17, 2011 2:59 PM (in response to Janine28004)
    Re: I did it! W1D1.

    hi janine i too did my first run/walk today but did 60s run then 90s walk. i havent got a proper stopwatch so use my mobile phone instead. i feel so great to have completed WK1D1 but feel so tired now. i live in the UK and signed up for my first 5k run which is in July. no one i know runs so im doing this on my own. we can support each other!!



  • makanasmom Amateur 12 posts since
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    9. Mar 17, 2011 4:01 PM (in response to Janine28004)
    Re: I did it! W1D1.

    Congratulations! I know how exciting it is to take control of your health...any step is a step in the right direction. Last week I was able to jog for 3 miles nonstop for the first time in my life! I was so elated, I actually teared up and I felt as though I had just finished a marathon...well, lets face it, for me it was a marathon =)


    Keep up the good work, and this forum is amazing for help and advice on getting over those hurdles that at times seem unbearably difficult to get over.

  • happytoes Rookie 5 posts since
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    10. Mar 17, 2011 8:06 PM (in response to Janine28004)
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    Congrats Janine!  It feels great to know that jogging isn't an elusive skill availabale to a select few... Anyone can do it. : D

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