Thanks for asking. I don't consider myself a natural runner, yet. I struggle with it. It is a love-hate relationship. I am jealous of those that talk of the running zen... I hardly ever feel that. Every run, I have a 5-10 minute starting struggle that I have to get past, then I get comfortable in my run. If I am lucky... the next 1-3 miles might be enjoyable - which determines how far I run. Lately, I am fighting a lower back problem which is effecting my left glute and leg muscle all the way to my knee... so fun. Chiropractor has worked it each week for a month. Needless to say, running hasn't been comfortable. BUT, I want to get comfortable. I have had moments of zen, they don't last long... I want a good long 30 minutes of it!
- what would you like from this team? Place to share frustrations, accomplishments, ask questions without fear of being put down or laughed at, etc. Maybe some mini challenges, or group challenges for different fitness levels.
- what would (or currently does) make you want to participate or post something I usually post if I have something to say or add that is worth adding. I don't just comment. I usually don't participate on the emoticon fun posts, or how many points did you get spinning threads. That wastes my time... I only have so much I can spend on SP. I think most of us in the Masters Runners groups are serious enough about exercise, we don't need a 5 min fitness challenge a day. Not sure though.
- what would (or currently does) make you visit here more often I like the articles, questions, accomplishments. Neat information or feel good stories. Monthly challenge threads or habit threads.
- what’s working well Team is a pretty good posting team.
Hope that helps some.
~ Sheri ~
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current weight: 177.3
Fitness Minutes: (49,714) Posts: 1,812 1/30/12 8:43 A
I have been running for a little more than two years now. I still consider myself a newbie to the Sport and as such I like a resource for the inevitable questions I have whenever I encounter something new, be it related to nutrition, the special recovery needs we have as Master Runners, injury issues, not to mention the litany of general running issues that any runner will encounter. It's just great to hear the answer from the "more experienced" crowd rather than the general running public. Similarly what usually gets me to post is a question that I read and I think I have something to contribute to help to either directly answer the question or to further whatever discussion might be taking place. I don't generally (sometimes, but not usually) comment just for the sake of commenting.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the path of the weak becomes a steppingstone in the path of the strong. - Thomas Carlyle
I am fairly new to the running world and I really find a lot of motivation when I read what others are experiencing. Sharing training ideas and cheering each other on is why I am here. I am looking for the experience of others, what works and what don't. I love reading about other's success! It makes me believe it is possible for me too.
Thanks to you all!!!!
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74 Days until: Harrisburg Marathon
Fitness Minutes: (54,945) Posts: 4,493 1/28/12 2:53 P
I guess that I am also wanting to discuss what will help to keep me fit and active for the years to come. Too often, I find myself trying to keep up or compete with others far younger or who have been fit for a much longer time than me. I'm relatively new to healthy living. Only been at goal for about a year and a half and right now, during the winter months, am struggling to stay there. I need to work at motivating myself to maintain and progress without beating myself up because I'm comparing myself to unrealistic standards.
"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)
"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin
I guess I'm looking to exchange info that is specific to master runners like injury prevention, running schedules, eating to support running well, running to support longevity in running (I'm hoping to be a runner in my 80's). My personal best resource has been Phil Maffetone's book "The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing". If anyone is using that I'd love to talk about it.
Yes, new to leading here, and with that comes some curiosity… I am interested in hearing from YOU - members of this team - on such things as; - what would you like from this team? - what would (or currently does) make you want to participate or post something - what would (or currently does) make you visit here more often - what’s working well - what else? Please let me know by either replying to this post OR by sending me an email THANK YOU and happy running pdq
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