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8/30/10 1:15 P

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Well thanks to everyone, I even purchased after looking on the net for the best a Enell sports bra. It looks like I should be fighting on a horse with a sword but if it holds them down I don't care what it looks like I will have a shirt over it.

You all are the best!!!

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8/30/10 4:53 A

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The only things I can think of off the top of my head are: (1) are your running shoes the right ones for you - fitting, cushioning, the correct pronation (not sure about spelling - but it's for the impact and roll of your foot)and;

(2) are you going too fast, doing too much at one go?

Hope this is of some help emoticon

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

The fourth glass of wine is always a good idea before you do it and a really bad idea afterward! ;-)

It is far easier to MAKE time to exercise than it is to FIND time to exercise. You want results???? MAKE it happen.


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8/29/10 2:37 P

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I started Couch to 5K last week. I did 2 workouts for week 1, and I couldn't complete either due to shin splints and cramping in the shins. Suggestions?

I'm starting over today- week 1
I plan to hydrate and eat a banana this afternoon, and then run at dusk when it's cooler.

My husband suggested that I soak in a warm tub before my run to loosen the muscles up more. Thoughts?

Any help is appreciated.
Robin

"Don''t wish it were easier; wish you were better. Don''t wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don''t wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom" ~Jim Rohn


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8/28/10 7:42 P

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You've heard it from several people, couch to 5k is the best!

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8/28/10 8:18 A

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You got this, girl!! Take one day and one stride at a time! emoticon

BTW, my "girls" were a problem in the beginning too... I just kept trying some different sports bras and finally found one (which I bought 2 of) that keeps them locked and loaded!

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8/27/10 11:58 P

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There is excellent advice here - just another reason why I love SP - so positive and helpful.

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

The fourth glass of wine is always a good idea before you do it and a really bad idea afterward! ;-)

It is far easier to MAKE time to exercise than it is to FIND time to exercise. You want results???? MAKE it happen.


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8/27/10 7:31 P

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I agree with the others that c25k is a great way to start. And I also am so pleased to see people out running, especially the ones that don't fit the stereotypical picture of a runner. I'm so glad to see a variety of people out doing it. As someone told me, at my slowest I'm still faster than all those people just sitting on the couch.
If you can't run the whole 5k by the time it comes around just run what you can of it and walk if you need to. I've done that before. And be proud of yourself for what you are doing for yourself and the heck with what anyone else things! You go girl!

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8/27/10 9:46 A

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My advice is to take it slow. I have been doing the c25k program, but I modified it after week 4 and I have repeated several weeks. It is definitely going to take me longer than 9 weeks to get to a distance of 5k. Plus, the program assumes that you will be running a 10 minute mile by the end, and I find that a bit optimistic, if not downright ridiculous.

I don't know how long your driveway is, or how long it takes you to run it, but I would suggest not running more than 3 times a week to start. It takes a lot for a body that isn't used to running to adjust to the new stress to your muscles and bones.

I agree that getting started is hard. You feel like everyone is watching you and judging you. After a while, you stop thinking about it and/or caring about it. Just don't psych yourself out before you get started.





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8/27/10 2:24 A

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Fantastic work - getting up and doing it can be the hardest. My advice would be to invest in a good sports bra to minimise discomfort.

I too admire it when I see people out running and always try to give them a big smile of encouragement - I know I sure appreciated it when I was running (getting right back into it very soon)

Keep up your fantastic work - bet you feel pretty good emoticon

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

The fourth glass of wine is always a good idea before you do it and a really bad idea afterward! ;-)

It is far easier to MAKE time to exercise than it is to FIND time to exercise. You want results???? MAKE it happen.


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8/26/10 5:42 P

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I would recommend the Couch to 5K program. It worked really well for me and the program is 9 weeks long (longer or short depending on your needs).

Just wanted to mention: I never laugh at people when I see them running I usually find myself thinking that they are awesome and I should be doing what they are doing! Good job Keep it up!


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8/26/10 12:54 P

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Okay I found this team from VIRGINIAGRETA page. She is very motivational to me.

Well I am sure you have heard it all, I am 41 years old with 2 young kids. I have always wanted to run but my size and boobs have prevented me from doing it. So I signed my big butt up for a 5k walk/run to get me motivated to run. I am really excited about it. I have ventured out and run our driveway to start out, then ran it twice the next day. I will attempt this. I ran 1/4 the very next day. I even ventured out on the road. I was praying no one would see me and laugh.

So any pointers I would love to hear. Is 2 months too short because the 5k is Oct 16. But it is a walk/run so I won't be too scared.



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