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C25K is on hold now, but I'm not giving up for good.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I really miss doing the C25K program & even more so I miss the group...the social aspect of it. I don't know many people here in Roanoke & haven't met but a couple of people since moving here in late 2008. Like I said, I know a couple of people, but have no friends here. So it was great getting to know a couple of others at the group workouts, so I really miss that now. That went out the window. On the other side of it, I have gained 6 pounds back and my blood pressure has gone back up too! At the doctors last week it was like 159/97. Not good! I have an appointment at the orthopedic this Tuesday. I'll probably be out of running at least another 4-8 weeks, so it'll be probably be around February before I could even try again. So I figure I'll download the app & try to start my own C25K program in the spring. That way I can go at my own pace & repeat weeks if I need to. Plus it'll be getting warmer then too. The toughest part will be motivation and accountability without the mentors/coaches & the group to push me. I'm just so worried that my body can't handle running and that my ankle will get injured again or maybe next time it will be my knee, hip or legs...I'm just nervous about the injuries now. It seems my body won't cooperate. Hopefully when the spring get's here I'll be good to go and I pray I will have the will and motivation to persevere.
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    Unfortunately, I don't swim and don't really care for that or bicycling either. I don't belong to a gym & really can't afford to either. So all I have is my treadmill & the great outdoors. I'm out right now, but the Dr says I can resume running once my ankle heals. I just have to ease into it even more so than before. So I figure I'll walk a month or so before starting the C25K. I hope to try it again in the spring. Thanks everyone for your great comments!
    1917 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    It's certainly hard to give up something you had already invested so much time into as well as the enjoyment you clearly received from running with the group. JMaries51 comment has some good suggestions. I hope you feel more yourself very soon. Good luck.
    1918 days ago
    I gave up running a couple years ago and it broke my heart and I am still trying to loose the weight gained. I use the elliptical and ut's not the same but it's much less painful. It looks like you have a lot people giving you advie and they all sound great. I hope you find something that you enjoy and get back in the groove.

    Best regards,
    1919 days ago
    Hi. I just posted to your page before reading your blog. I'm sorry for you. I know it's disappointing. In the past I have ran a couple of 5k's and even a couple of 10k's. I had a problem with plantar fasciitis and stopped running. Healthy eating fell by the wayside and I gained quite a bit of weight back. Now, when I try to run, I have hamstring pain. So frustrating! I'd love to run again but I have got to get my eating and weight under control. You can get those 6 pounds off without running. Stay positive. Wishing you the best.
    1919 days ago
    I have read other people's blogs that have been injured and have felt so depressed, but then decided to find another exercise that they can do. I don't know if swimming is an option? Or cycling? I guess it depends on whether you are wearing a cast or wrap? There was one Spark Person that just did yoga and another that did chair exercises. What I think might help is to look at this as an opportunity to find something other than running to help you get your exercise in. You may have already thought about all of these, and I don't want to minimize how you feel about not finishing the C25K this time. Just trying to brainstorm with you to find other ways to keep healthy while you are healing. emoticon
    1919 days ago
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