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Couch to 5k

Thursday, June 28, 2012

After starting a little too fast in February, and getting a painful set of shin splints, I may be wiser. Let's hope! I started the Couch to 5k program this week hoping that I would be able to gradually increase my strength and the stress I am placing on my already overloaded joints and muscles without causing another injury.

I tend to be the sort of person that jumps in with both feet and I have high expectations for myself. Sometimes I set these expectations too high! I feel like I could keep running, but the next day I know I pushed too hard. I am hoping that this program will be a good fit for my current fitness level and I will be able to use my exercise as motivation to be more careful about my nutrition!

I would love to run another half-marathon someday, but for now, I must stay focused on my current goals and try not to push myself back to the sidelines!
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LJCANNON 6/28/2012 7:30PM

    emoticon Baby Steps and Moderation in ALL Things, even when Exercising!!
Good Luck with your C25K!! emoticon

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BECKYANNE1 6/28/2012 1:47PM

    I did the SP program that is like the Couch to 5k and I found it very helpful. Follow the program and you should be fine. Good Luck!

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