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It's been two years since I ran this program. It's been over 7 months since I ran and or worked out. Please tell me there are others out here like me! I need encouragement to keep me going. Any takers on wanting to start this journey with me?
How did your week go? I hope it was wonderful! Are you in W2 now?
I just finished W1 today. It's my second time doing c25k. Last time around (2010), I was about 30lbs heavier and was running at a 14-15 min pace. This week I did my running portions alternating between a 9:14 and 10 minute mile. A huge accomplishment for me and feeling great.
Happy to be your online running bud!
Yay!! So happy you responded...I did do week one and it went well. I will start W2 tomorrow morning. I've been sick on top of being out of town and have gotten a late start on W2.
This is also my second time using the wonderful system I started my first round in 2010 as well. A lot has happened in two years and here I am again. I'm with you I'm slow and steady runner between 9-10 minute miles. I dont run for speed at all.
Hope your week 2 has started off well too.
Thank you for the encouragement.
Happy running and glad to have you as my running bud
W2D1 today. Managed to continue alternating between 6.0 and 6.5 on the treadmill (with 1.0 incline) and it was definitely more challenging than week 1. Not quite feeling like 9-10mm is a "slow and steady" pace , though 10mm is surprisingly comfortable!
Hi Sindi and Shauna!
I didn't see your post, and started another one for February starters! Please drop by that thread and let us know how y'all are doing! Since you are ahead of me, I could use your point of view
I started C25k (again, 4th try) today, so I'm a bit behind at W1D1. I've almost completed the program before, although I haven't run or had a serious workout in many, many months. I'm hoping to get back into the habit of being a regular at the gym, figuring out a way to run outside when the weather warms up (Massachusetts isn't the best place for outdoor winter running) and be in better physical health before I have kids.
I'd love to join this thread, I could use some motivation to keep me going towards these goals. Good luck with week 2!
Glad to have you on board. I have to admit I have slacked off and will be repeating week two this week. I have not been sleeping nor have I had the energy to run. This week is a whole new week and I am back on the wagon. I think this is a great program and with wonderful supporters like you and ShaunaBeth I think we can continue to encourage each other. Thank you for your post you have helped me stay motivated
Keep me posted on how you are doing and I will do the same.
Just another thought ladies...
Are y'all working out too? I just wondering if your only running or if you are also doing other exercises or activities. I am working out, just started that back too.
Also, if you would like to chat about food diaries/journals I'm game for that too. Running is such a small part of being totally fit and healthy. Just to support all of you on every level of it. I have been into fitness for many years since I was about 18, I will be 33 next week I even looked into becoming a personal trainer at one point but with my small town I would never be able to make a full time living of it.
I too struggle as my body is odd shaped, I am small framed with large hips (Starnes thunder thighs, is what my family calls it) but I do need all the help and support I can get to keep my head right so that I can make my body do what I need it to.
I have more than over educated myself with the knowledge of what I need to do and I can talk it all day, but once I fall off the wagon it's hard to jump back on. However, like most of us we have an oh so wonderful friend who is oh so willing to work out with us and then a few weeks in (if that long) they bail on us. I've gotten over the feeling of needing that extra body with me at the gym that I am "semi-confident" to train by myself.
I fell of the wagon after I went through a divorce and started dating again. I was hit and miss on working out after my divorce mostly hit but still not 100% dedicated. I moved to be closer to my parents and started driving over 60 miles round trip to work and that was my old work out time not to mention my extra time was now taken up by my boyfriend. I say extra time, it was very little extra time as I am also a single mother of a wonderful 7 year old daughter who has more energy than 5 of me. I started making excuses and here I am 7 months later and as I walk into the gym they ask who I am since its been close to a year since they have seen me, lol.
This website has always been a major help to me and I hope that I can also help others like me regardless of what age or fitness level we are on. Everyone of us needs support and thats what I'm hoping to find here.
Now that my after thought from this mornings replies has turned into my life story for you guys, lol.
Hope all of you are active today.
Any ideas or comments to help each other are greatly appreciated
Can't wait to hear back from y'all.
Congratulations on getting back on the wagon! I have definitely had times where I was more active, less active, more motivated, less motivated. This life stuff is no joke!
How is your running going?
I am in Week 4 and still doing at least one run a week in my VERY HILLY neighborhood. It's brutal when a steep grade coincides with a running portion but gives me a huge sense of accomplishment! Pretty psyched for Week 5!
In addition to c25k, I'm doing yoga on most days (great post-run stretch, btw) and The Dailey Method (a brutal barre-based fitness class). I'm currently on day 24 of my self-imposed 30 Day Fitness Challenge which I'm blogging about at:
Can't wait to hear how you're doing!
How's your running going?
After a hiatus, I returned to running, finishing my first 5k about a month ago in 32:40. I'm currently training for my first HALF MARATHON on 10/7 and loving running more than ever! My most recent long run was 6miles and I can't believe how much things have changed.
I hope you're all well!