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2/17/13 11:08 P

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Kudos to YOU!

Not really a runner myself...more into cycling and elliptical...but still do some running and push myself into one of our annual 5Ks every year.

Great to have you joining our SparkFamily!

Don

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2/16/13 9:07 A

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Welcome to the World of Running! You're gonna love it. In HS I couldn't run for anything. I would always get a bad side ache. Then in my early 20's I decided to give it another try and I ran for years. Until I had kids that is. Now after 20 something years, I've lost the weight and I'm back at it. Plus I'm running better than I did 20 yrs ago! You've gotten good advice about running. Just don't over do it at first! Most of all, Have Fun!

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2/15/13 3:07 P

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It's funny that you mention that, my mother in law (a daily runner) just passed along 2 boxes of fitness magazines and I just bought 3 books on the topic from Amazon. I'm glad to see I'm not way off base on the idea of reading up about it. :) Thanks for the suggestion.

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2/15/13 2:27 P

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Welcome! Congratulations on becoming a runner! My recommendation - read, read, read. I soak up all running and sports nutrition info I can get my hands on.

Rhonda, Simpsonville, SC

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2/15/13 1:48 P

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Hi, my name is Pam and I just recently tried out a treadmill for the first time. I've always been scared to try one. I imagined myself flying off the back of one and making a fool out of myself so I just avoided them all together and decided that running just wasn't for me. When I was younger I hated running, I ran flat out and ran out of steam so quickly that I gave up because "I can't run, running isn't for me."

But then one crowded day at the gym I decided to try it, swallow that lump of fear in the back of my throat and get on a treadmill. I set it to the pace I typically kept on the elliptical and instead of running flat out I was at a comfortable pace. I found my rhythm and pushed myself to do my best. I even got to 1mph faster than my typical elliptical speed without reaching my burnout level. I felt strong, capable....I CAN RUN!

I bought myself some runners because my cross trainers were quite heavy and the next time I got on the treadmill I felt even more light, free and dare I say, happy.

So here I am, I've decided that I can run and that running can be fun. Now I just have to learn to do it properly to avoid injury and how to reach my potential as a runner. I welcome all constructive advice and tips from you guys, like I said I'm new to this and want to learn to do it well.

Someday is today!


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