Hi everybody! I've been on sparkpeople for years and have been attempting to get into running since I was 11 years old! I have just never been a runner! This new year I decided to start the couch to 5k program and it was going really well, I was up to almost the last week... then at some point my left ankle started to get sore and I had to stop running.
I'm worried I've lost all of the ability I spent so long building up, and now I'll have to start all over again =(. My ankle still gets sore off and on, so I am going to take it slow until I'm sure that running isn't aggravating it. I also focused a lot on speed when last trying the couch to 5k program, and I think this time I will try not to worry so much about my speed and simply focus on gaining distance instead. Hopefully this way I won't be pushing myself too hard just to run at a 10mph pace for the entire time.
I really hope to eventually get to a place where running is enjoyable for me and something I can maintain for about an hour. I am already capable of completing a 5k, but I would like to someday build up to a half and then a full marathon as well as work on speed.
I would love any advice you might have for a yo-yo beginner like me and I hope to try and stay active on this team and become a REAL RUNNER! =D
Edited by: LISA52 at: 4/27/2011 (07:14)
Slow and steady wins the race =D
age: 25 height: 5' 1.5"
goal 1: 155 (check!)
goal 2: 145 (check!)
goal 3: 135
goal 4: 125
| current weight: 141.0