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5/3/12 6:11 P

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Well I run weekly for work so I figure starting out at a mile a day won't put too much stress on me. I will definitely play it by ear though. I don't want to hurt myself!

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5/3/12 11:43 A

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Unless you have been running for 6+ months, you should not run everyday. Your body parts, particularly bones and joints, need the time in between to recover and get stronger. Running every day can lead to injuries, been there and had many injuries.

Life is fragile. Love, laugh and enjoy.


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5/2/12 9:44 P

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Thanks for replying! It's good to know I'm not the only one who needs to run in order to lose weight. Sadly, I used to love running! Now I dread it...Probably because I've gained all this weight, it's not as easy!

But I'm dedicated and I've gotten a lot better about not COMPLETELY quitting working out just because I miss a day or two.

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5/2/12 7:49 P

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I can relate. I just don't drop any weight if I don't run. In addition, I have come to actually ENJOY running. I do still complete circuit training 3 times a week and do some aerobics now and then. I do have to get my short run in 6 days a week just like my daily decaf coffee or I am off kilter all day. I have tried the elliptical and stair machines, but they just bore me. I don't stick with things that bore me.

I am a newbie runner (less than 6 months) so someone please let me know if this is not the right thing to do. Three times a week I jog for 4 miles and the other days I do 1.5 or 2 miles.

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5/2/12 6:57 P

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when i was in the army (a long time ago) my drill sgt. would have us run a mile every morning before breakfast. granted i was 18 then, but now that i'm 55 i do a walk/run 2 miles every day sometimes twice a day

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5/2/12 6:52 P

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Ok now I just read a thread saying you shouldn't run on consecutive days...Does this apply to me since I'm only running a mile? I'm confused!!!

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5/2/12 6:48 P

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Bootcamp style classes just donít do it for me  Donít get me wrong, I enjoy the heck out of them and theyíre the reason I have gotten back into working out this past month or soÖBut all Iíve been doing is getting my muscle back and not losing ANY weight.
Am I crazy to be disappointed? I donít think soÖI just wanna see SOME results after all my hard work! But no..Itís just brought me to the realization that the only way I, personally, lose weight is to run. Iíve tried to deny it! But I gotta face the truth and get serious if I really wanna kick these 20 lbs to the curb.
So Iím challenging myself to run a mile a day 5x a week. Once that gets too easy, Iím gonna bump it up to 1.5 miles, and then so on.
I donít know how scientific this is or anything, but some people in my office did this for quite a while and said they had some success.
Whaddya guys think? Should this help me get back into running? If I were to start at a longer distance, itíd just be easier for me to avoid it, sadly. But if I just run 1 mile, it only takes 10 minutes and no problem.


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