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ALLISONAZ
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6/26/14 8:32 A

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In my head I think I run all graceful and gazelle-like and I really don't want to see any evidence to the contrary lol!! emoticon emoticon

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MAINEALI
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6/24/14 2:41 P

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I've wanted to run for awhile but my doc said no. Yesterday, just for fun, I tried to break into a little jog. I won't even call it running. Between my boobs and my butt jiggling, I'm surprised I could keep in a straight line! I don't even want to think about what I looked like. Someday I'll run but for right now I'll do everyone a public service by sticking to walking.

P.S. - Growing up and not giving a crap about what other people think is SO liberating!

I'm not training for a competition. I'm not trying to set a new record. I'm not trying to impress you. I'm saving my life!


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SPUTNIK512
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6/24/14 1:54 P

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When I first started C25k a few years ago I did every workout at about 5am on the treadmill at the gym in my apartment complex because I didn't want anyone to see me run. My dad has always made fun of me saying I look like a T-rex when I run. Once school started back up and I know longer had access to that gym, I had to make do with running outside, and now I much prefer that! I've gotten over what people think about me, I figure I'm out there getting healthy for me, if they want to judge me from the sidelines, that's their issue!

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Zoo Run Run 5k, Madison 9.26.2010 - 36:41:00
Literacy Run 5k, Madison 10.3.2010 - 35:57:00
Turkey Day 2 Mile Run, Kenosha 11.25.2010 - 22:26
Jingle Bell 5k Run, Madison 12.11.2010 - 37:55
Crazylegs 8k Run, Madison 4.30.11 - 1:01:52
Turkey Day 2 Mile Run, Kenosha 11.24.11 - 25:01
Jingle Bell 5k Run, Madison 12.10.11 - 36:20


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COFFEEQUEEEN
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6/23/14 9:23 P

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I envision Pamela Anderson during her Baywatch years...but these boobies retired after feeding 4 kids and are at least a quarter mile behind the rest of my body when I'm at full speed--which, btw, isn't all that speedy at all. Don't care, I run my booty all over this town anyway!!!
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I will admit that I always cringe when I bump into people & they mention they saw me out "jogging" the other day. Ugh

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JUNIORSSISTER
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6/23/14 8:36 A

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I am trying to go from walking to running. I currently can run .15, yes that's less than quarter of a mile, I don't know what I look like, I'm sure it's not pretty, but I'm out there. Ughh. to just get to 1 full mile. Yikes.


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RUBYREDSTAR19
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6/23/14 8:32 A

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My sister runs like the Rhino on Jumanji :)



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CAROLINAGIRL69
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6/23/14 8:19 A

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This is the best thread I've read on these boards! lol

There's no telling what I look like. Which is why I prefer to get it in before the sun comes up.

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Never let success go to your head, and never let failure go to your heart.

Make time, or make excuses. The choice is yours.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.


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MRSBENNETT2
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6/22/14 11:10 P

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I just told my trainer at the gym today that I'm reluctant to do a Fitball class because I look like a floundering untrained seal...



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SPEEDYDOG
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6/22/14 1:50 P

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I always thought I ran in herky-jerky motion and plodded along like a Galápagos tortoise! I saw a video of me running. I didn't look as bad as thought. Well, I actually looked good!

Unfortunately, high school kids can be pretty nasty. OK, maybe you run like a dinosaur. There were lots of very fast and agile dinosaurs!

I am reminded how humans are supposed to run when I see a six year-old kid running. Little kids are not thinking about running - they are just running.

Like the Nike commercial says; "Just Do It!"

Thanks, Bruce

“No one has ever drowned in sweat.”
Lou Holtz

"The strongest have their moments of fatigue."
Friedrich Nietzsche

"It ain't bragging if you can do it."
Dizzy Dean

" Not everyone who looks fast really is, and not everyone who looks slow really is."
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AZULVIOLETA6
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6/22/14 12:05 A

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That's great! Good for you!

I am working on running less like a ballerina. My instinct is to run on my toes, which is just wrong, wrong, wrong.

Nobody on my track team ever made fun of me...probably because I threw discus and shot and could have beaten them up. :)

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RAVELGIRLY
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6/21/14 7:16 P

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Archimedes, LOL!! I am going to think of that every time I run now, complete with sound effects. emoticon

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ARCHIMEDESII
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6/21/14 3:23 P



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I run like Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man.

Ever watch him when he's chasing a bad guy ? He's always shown in slow motion even though he's supposed to be running at 60 mph.

That's how I feel some times. I think I'm supposed to be running at top speed, but I'm really in sloooooooooow motion, just like Steve. LOL








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6/21/14 3:06 P

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I run like an elephant running through peanut butter. but I don't care what I look like to others as I get the job done.

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MOTIVATED@LAST
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6/20/14 11:38 P

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"floppy eared drooling basset hound"

Love it!!!!

It's awesome that you are comfortable in your own skin these days, and don't let long ago comments put you off doing the exercise that you want.

M@L

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


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HEALER1
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6/20/14 6:49 P

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I too look like I'm a slow moving herd animal when I run, but so far I have not had anyone stop and ask me if I'm okay!! I would have thanked him for his concern (after I finished laughing hysterically!)
I have had people stop and ask if I wanted a ride home because it was raining--thanks but no; I'm already wet so I may as well finish my run emoticon



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MCROW35
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6/20/14 4:22 P

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I hear ya.

I was an elite level wrestler in high school and wrestled two years in college so I was familiar with running. Now days I look a lot less graceful between the extra weight and losing good form along the way.



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GREEBO
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6/20/14 4:20 P

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I think he might have thought I was having a heart attack or fleeing from someone emoticon I can do a lot of stuff really well, and I was a sprinter in high school and college. I won thingies and titles.

But make me run slow and steady and I want to shoot myself. I'm not pretty slogging the miles.



MCROW35
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6/20/14 4:11 P

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It's not good when the Cops see you run and think you might be drunk or having a seizure. emoticon



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GREEBO
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6/20/14 4:03 P

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I actually had a cop pull over next to me and ask if I was in distress.(Ma'am) I burst out laughing, he must have thought I was insane.



MCROW35
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6/20/14 3:07 P

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Well, I run like a drunken ox when I run so it just so happens I get exercise and everyone else is entertained. emoticon

Edited by: MCROW35 at: 6/20/2014 (15:08)

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COURTNEYANNE414
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6/20/14 3:01 P

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I joined the track team in high school (9 years ago) to get in shape and quickly became known as "Court-a-saurus" because I ran like a dinosaur... I quit after a year of pre-historic jokes. Since then I've avoided running in public at all costs.

Well, after losing 30 lbs and being stuck at a lengthy plateau, I threw caution to the wind and added the Couch to 5k program to my exercise routine (I also kick box and play ultimate frisbee). I wake up 3 days a week at 5:30 AM and do the workout - every time I feel stronger than the last. It's such an awesome feeling to reach the end of the workout where you start off thinking 'how the heck am I going to run 15 minutes without a rescue on speed dial'!?

And guess what? I still run like a dinosaur... or the 'meme' where you think you look really graceful running but in reality you look like a floppy-eared drooling basset hound...but I'm now totally okay with who I am and how I look. I am 1/2 way through the program and I can't wait to sign-up for a real 5k.

To anyone else out there who runs like an extinct species, farm animal, k9, etc... you got this! Don't give a hoot about what others think...they're just jealous because we're having more fun!




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