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Welcome Penny! Way to go on choosing to return to your running roots!! :-)

I am with the others - I started off by doing Couch to 5k as well, and am actually re-doing it right now as a way to return to running following knee surgery (long story...not necessarily running related though). And as mentioned, many folks continue to do a walk/run ratio throughout their running careers as it helps give your running muscles a little break which can allow you to go further and/or faster than if you just ran straight through.

And as far as weight - trust me, there are others out there too! Just remember that what is important is that you are out there doing it!!

Best wishes to you and if there's any questions you have, you know where to come because you won't find a better or more supportive group than this one!!

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6/21/13 9:14 A

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Welcome Penny!
I too started out with a walk/run program and I still have to incorporate walks during my run. I did the Virtual 5K Your Way program here at SP and I found it to be great.
I totally understand about being shy to run outside. I avoided that for years, but now I cannot wait to go outside and run. It is very boring inside on a treadmill. I think after a while, you get used to it, and won't care as much. You might even encourage someone watching you to get up and run as well!
Good Luck with running!

Janet

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6/21/13 9:11 A

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Brandi, thanks for the info!

Penny
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6/21/13 9:09 A

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Welcome, Penny!

It's great that you are wanting to run! I have just finished 5k training with an app called "Couch to 5k". It trains you over a 9 week period to run a 5k....you start out slowly and build yourself up. There are tons of different companies that have put out something similar to Couch to 5k (most are either free apps or very low cost {less than $3})...you might even be able to find one that does it in 12 weeks instead of 9. Mine started out at Week 1/Day 1 with a 5 minute warm-up walk; alternating 1 minute of jogging and 1 and a half minutes of walking (8 cycles or 20 minutes); and a final cool-down walk for 5 minutes. You can get these for iPhone or other data phones.

I hope that's some helpful information. Good luck!

-Brandi

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I can't believe I'm joining a running group.. emoticon So, my name is Penny, I'm 39, married, 13 year old son, I live in Katy, TX right outside Houston. I was a distance runner in high school. I was never fast but I always had the endurance. I joined the Spark People walk/jog 5K group yesterday so I am jumping in with both feet.
I have always wanted to be a runner so I decided to just be one....with the proper training, of course. emoticon
My 2 biggest hang ups are: I work out at home because i don't like working out in front of people but I can't "be a runner" running in place in my living room. I'm going to have to get over myself and go outside! Watching a 253 pound woman run should be fun for the neighborhood! And I have a congenital issue with my ankle...i have limited range of motion and after about 20 minutes, the pain starts to really climb....in high school I just pushed through it. We'll see if I can do that as an adult. So that's me. I welcome all encouragement, pointers and ideas.

Penny
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All your life you are told the things you cannot do.
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or STRONG ENOUGH or TALENTED ENOUGH. They’ll say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or BE THIS or achieve this. They will tell you no, a THOUSAND times no... AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES



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