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7/25/07 7:45 A

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Hello my name is Christine and I'm new to running. I started when my trainer had me start on the treadmill at the end of March. He had me run as long as I could then walk and repeat. I could only run a quarter of a lap to start with. Two weeks ago I ran my first mile straight in 12 minutes and 42 seconds so I was thrilled. I've definitely found that I like running and am looking to improve. Last night my trainer had me run a lap for him so he could see my form and push me and he did. He had me running at 5.7 and 6.0 on the treadmill which is faster than I've been doing. I'm working on my speed right now then I'll continue on my distance.

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STEVENRIGNEY's Photo STEVENRIGNEY SparkPoints: (28,628)
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7/24/07 11:35 P

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Congratulations on finishing the 5k and on pushing further. I am with you. Running is my therapy.

If you don't try you can't succeed -- me.
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7/24/07 5:25 P

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Welcome, Steph! You sound like you are doing great! This wonderful group will support you on your ongoing trip! Enjoy!!!

The road goes ever on....
and I must follow if I can.


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JONNYSMOMMY's Photo JONNYSMOMMY SparkPoints: (32,089)
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7/24/07 4:50 P

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emoticon Steph! Running is an awesome way to relieve some stress. I kmow for me it's my only real me time where I can just zone out! Awesome job finishing the C25K...you will love the Rookie Runners. Make sure that you check out the monthly thread...that's where all the action is.
Take care and good luck!

Jean
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7/24/07 3:46 P

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My goodness, Steph! If you've done all that & consider yourself a Rookie, I'm wondering what one has to do to graduate to non-rookie status! LOL

Welcome to the group! This is just my 2nd day here, myself, & I'm looking fwd to chatting w/ you!

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"I can do it because I want to do it!" (~ my DH)

"Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD Almighty." (Zechariah 4.6)
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)


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7/24/07 3:23 P

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Great job Steph!

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Congratulations on finishing your C25K. Running is therapeutic for a lot of people, myself included. I have found it is a great way for me to deal with stress. Good luck on your new program.

Steph

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7/24/07 2:35 P

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My gosh, you are running circles around me! I'm still counting blocks run, not kilometers! haha
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The problem is, nobody does it.


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7/24/07 2:23 P

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Good Afternoon Everyone,

I finished the C25K in June and I am still continuing with running. However, I am still at the beginning stages of running. I run a 5K in about 45 minutes and would like to shorten that time. I am working on a 10K program today, which has 4 days of running. I look forward to this, because running is so therapeutic for me. I have been looking for a running group and I believe I have found the best fit.

Steph

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No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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