I started running right after I left the 300's, I was surprised by the fact that I could actually run. I did a 5K training program that pushed me, but I kept with it. I run slow, but I run and I don't huff and puff. Honestly, the only way to do it is to jump right in and go for it. Start slow, my friend does the C25K program and she loves it.
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Thanks everybody for the encouragement and the support. I visited my doctor today and she gave a thumbs up. She advised to start with walking.... Thanks for the reminder. Also, I've seen a couple of running room(i think they are running clubs) I'll check one out this week... Again thanks all and keep the comments and suggestions coming.... Have a wonderful day all of you Joy
Hey everyone, I'm Nellie and I have been trying my hand at running for a while now, but never really committed to it. But recently, I have decided it is something I want to become better at and do regularly. I am currently 244lbs and have had the worst time with trying to lose weight, so cheers to changing my lifestyle. I started slowly changing my diet to whole foods, more veggies, smaller portions, etc. That is going well. Now for the fitness part! Running has NEVER been easy for me and I get very frustrated but I am committed to I stick to it. I recently had a bad fall off a treadmill and can't bring myself to going back on one, so it's just me and the roads/sidewalks. I guess the hardest thing is pushing myself when I feel that fatigue and just getting my endurance up. My ultimate goal is to run a full marathon by the time I'm 30 (6 years)!!! But my short-term goal is a 5K in October put on by my school which I'm going to be helping organize. I really appreciate any and every bit of help I can get, and I feel blessed to be a part of this team with such wonderful people! I wish you the best with your goals and can't wait to read success stories and share mine with you as well!
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I second what SUNNYAUTUMN say. See a doctor first. Then start with a running program. There are some good free programs on the web. The C25K is wonderful. I done that one myself. There is even a Spark Team for it. They will help with everything. This program starts you off slowly, and if you are having trouble you can always repeat a week. If you Google c25k you can find the program and the podcast. With a little looking you can find those podcast for free. Or you can ask someone on Sparkpeople where they found them for free. We are always glad to help. Good luck on wanting to run. You will be running a 5K before you know it,and looking for you next race.
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Hi Joy! I started running in 2009, and up until then, it was always something that I wanted to do, but for some reason felt I couldn't. One day, I decided that I was just going to try it, what was the worst that could happen, and I fell in LOVE! I have since ran numerous 5K's, two 10K's, trail races and one half marathon. I am training to run my first full marathon in September. So be careful, it is totally addicting. A friend of mine has lost over 100 pounds running, and is running the marathon with me in September! Just remember to start out slowly, don't try to do too much too quickly. Also, be sure to have the right shoes, as far as equipment, that is ALL that you need. If you can, I would suggest going to a running store to professionally get fitted for the appprorpiate shoes. I would start with walking, and just try to incorporate brief periods of running into your walk, slowly increases the period of time that you are running. I have no doubt in my mind that you will be able to run comfortably for 10 minutes by July 1, 2011. Best of luck to you, and if you need anything, or just some motivation, please just ask :)
Hi to everybody on this team. I'm super happy to join, so i haven't started running my goal this week it to build up with a walk.. but I'm mesmerized when i see people running... i feel like they're living my dream. I sense freedom and access to space, I'm caught in a daze and trapped like I've just had personal incite into the mysteries of the universe... and now its my turn to live it... to experience it, so any ideas as to how to start, shoes, clothes... i want to be able to run 10 min comfortably by July 1st 2011. Any help encouragement, ideas, would we welcomed... I WANT TO RUN
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