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  • SiberMom Pro 104 posts since
    Mar 28, 2011
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    17. May 9, 2011 6:17 PM (in response to MichaelS75)
    Re: New Runner, Week One complete

    Congratulations all the way around, Michael.  So glad you found a pair of shoes that were comfortable.  Extending your runs will make future weeks so much easier.  Inspiring your wife to begin was icing on the cake!!!  Successful week so far!



    Cooter 5K completed May 28, 2011 in 34:05!

    Lake Placid Half Marathon  June 12, 2011 in 2:48:06!

    Madrid Bluegrass Ramble 5K completed  June 25, 2011 in 34:38!

    Massena 5K completed July 2, 2011 in 34:48 with casualites...LOL!

    Tour de Potsdam 5K completed July 14, 2011: untimed

    Maine Half Marathon scheduled October 2, 2011

  • Dobrobuck Pro 151 posts since
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    23. May 21, 2011 7:31 PM (in response to MichaelS75)
    Re: New Runner, Week One complete

    Hey Michael, Keep up the good work!!! The new shoes should help. I like you am 6'3 and weighed 285 lbs last June. I now weigh 225lbs and have run two 10Ks, run 15-20 miles a week, and haven't felt this good in quite awhile. It looks like your on the right path so keep faith in yourself and find some folks to run with if possilble. You can do it brother!!!! Dont forget to keep up with some strenghtning and some form of cross training to help round out your lifestyle change. It is truly a lifestyle change we're talking about here. There are times I fall off the wagon with my eating, but there's really no excuse for it. Just bad eating habits for a lot of years. I wish you the best with your quest and keep checking back in to let us know about your progress and victories!!! D.

    4/30/11 IL Marathon 10K 57:43

    5/14/11 Kirby Derby 10K 57:49 3rd place in div

    7/4/11 Freedom 5K 28:59

    Lost 80lbs since 6/17/10 starting wt 280lbs

    Joined Second Wind Running Club 9/2011

    8/27/11 13.38mi 2:32

    9/17/11 13.45mi 2:27

    Habitat for Humanity 5K 12/31/11 26:42 PR

    4/28/12 IL Marathon 1st 1/2 2:10:38

    Cycled 1600 mi summer of 2012

    Cycled Hilly Hundred 10/25/12

    Upcoming races

    April 2013 1st full marathon..

  • reddolp50 Legend 461 posts since
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    24. May 21, 2011 7:55 PM (in response to MichaelS75)
    Re: New Runner, Week One complete

    Welcome Michael - thanks for sharing that amazing story.  Lots of encouragement in these threads.  Good for you & way to go on thye great progress you are making!

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    10/29/11 5k Chocolate Beano 42.52

  • LiveYourDreams Amateur 12 posts since
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    28. May 27, 2011 7:43 AM (in response to MichaelS75)
    Re: New Runner, Week One complete

    Michael, thank you for chronicling your progress through C25K.  I am new to the "Cool Running" community and have completed W1D1 (W1D2 is TODAY!).  Reading your posts gives me motivation and insight into what's upcoming in the program.  Congrats on your lifestyle change...I'll be following your journey.


    ~ Lana

    C25K Program:  

    Week 1: Complete! (05/29/11)

    Week 2: Complete! (06/04/11)

    Week 3: In progress...


    First 5K...09/04/11!

  • RLMatlock Rookie 7 posts since
    May 20, 2011
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    29. May 27, 2011 9:27 AM (in response to MichaelS75)
    Re: New Runner, Week One complete

    WOW what a story Michael, congratulations.  I too have just finished week 1 in the C25K.  Looking forward to getting healthy.  Since March I've been able to drop from 215 to 204 (this morning)  All I've done was watch what I eat, it is a journey.  Also this month May I've deemed No Soda Month.  Not that I drink a lot of them, but I do like my Verner's Ginger-Ale.

    Have a great weekend.

    Best of luck to you Michael.




    5K Goal: 30 mins

    5K PR: 34:27 Jan 31, 2009 Super Run, San Diego California


    Starting Weight: 215 (Mar 12, 2011)

    Goal Weight: 190

    Current Weight: 204 (May 27, 2011)

    5k Goal: 30:00 (July 23, 2011)

    5k PR: 34:27 (Jan 31, 2009, Super Run 5K San Diego Calif.)

    Starting Weight: 215 (03-15-11)

    Current Weight: 203 (05-31-11)

    Goal Weight: 190


    July 23     Red Cross Red Hot Run

    Sept 10    Big Brother/Sister Run

    Oct 22     Spinners Great Pumpkin Run

    Nov 19     Turkey Burner

    Dec 3      Jingle Bell Run

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