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On my way to a 5k!


Friday, September 07, 2012

I started the 8 week 5k program on sparkpeople today. I have never been a runner. I have definitely tried to run in the past, along with various training program, but was quickly discouraged because I never seemed to 'get better' or 'get faster'. In fact, running or even jogging made me feel extremely nauseous.
So today I started a new program. It starts out simple enough. I walked for 4 minutes and ran for 1. I did that 6 times total. Even though it was really scary for me to get on the tredmill and run, i still did it. No nausea. Every time the timer came down to run, I could feel my heart jump with nerves. 'Am I going to make it? Can I do this? What the heck am I doing?' But I did it! I got through the whole 1st day. So now I am happy and feeling like this time is different.
I am hoping I can run for so many reasons. I want to run with my husband. I want to run with my cohort mates. I really want to do a marathon or half marathon for a cause just to know what that's like. I want to run for my future. I want to run to stay healthy. I want to run because when I have kids, I don't want them to be able to out run me. I want to run in cute clothes. I want to run because I remember the joy it brought me as a little kid and I want to see if I can feel like that again.
I really want this. I want it bad. So I guess I have to make it happen. 1 day at a time :)
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PATTIE441 12/9/2012 11:55AM

    You can do it! You are amazing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 9/7/2012 9:42PM

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It is a matter of one foot in front of the other, one day at a time. It does gets better but it won't be fun at first. The body sort of goes...what the heck....just keep consistent with the workouts and before you know it you will be running the whole thing.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 9/7/2012 9:41PM

    Congrats on finishing day 1. Keep up the great work!

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LDYJARHEAD 9/7/2012 9:16PM

    Good for you!

I started the 5K walk/jog program too and went out and walked about 5K the first day to try to find a course to use, then yesterday I did the first day of walk 4 min/jog 1 min for 25 min (although I did about 28 min, jogging 2 min the last leg). The jog didn't seem like much of a jog, but I did it!

Congratulations on taking those first steps. It does get easier.

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