Trust me when I say that your knees can become better as you embrace the lifestyle. As one who lived at maximum density far too long, I found the proper balance for the cardio, strength training, and fueling properly. As you progress, you will see what I mean. There is a wealth of knowledge in the team on Jeff Galloway's methods & proper training! The team is always sharing. I wish you all the best.
Embrace the lifestyle! Monty
Monty, Team Leader *SparkPeople's Official 5K Your Way Running Program *Spark Triathlon Team *Spark Florida - The Official Team
Congrats on making the decision to do a 5k. I did my first one in May. It was a color me rad. I highly recommend that one. I had always dreamed of running one. I wasn't able to run it but I did it anyway. I did walk really fast though. I too am very over weight and am now working on prep for the dirty 30 mud run zombie edition. This will be in October. Having a run you are excited about helps with the motivation.
You cant get the butt you want by sitting on the one you have! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I can reach my goals if I do the work and trust that He will help me.
current weight: 220.5
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Hi all! I'm Kellie from Western Kentucky. I have about 60 pounds to lose...I've been off and on Sparkpeople for a while now, but the motivation and support always draws me back.
I am registered to do my very first 5K during the Tower of Terror 10 miler weekend at Walt Disney World in October. I basically signed up to give myself a reason to get up off the couch and get going. I knew a 5k here at home wouldn't do the trick, but my love for visiting WDW would! Our reward for completing this will be a 6 night stay and visit to the parks.
I was a little worried about how I was going to start running. Being overweight I have bad knees, tendinitis, and plantar fasciitis that flares up occassionally...i had no idea how i was going to finish a 5K, I just decided i would. I came across Jeff Galloway's method on the runDisney site and immediately knew it was going to be the plan for me. When i started, it took me 30 min to walk a mile. I'm in under 20 now. My intervals are still in the "seconds" range, but I am getting better and growing more confident. Someday I may even enjoy running! :)
I am anxious to hear your advice for new Galloway style runners and excited about finding this group of motivators and running buddies!
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