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Coral Sea,

Just saw this remark you'd written "Consider yourself a runner, even if you are a "slogger." And I love it... Thanx for encouraging us. I didn't know that you didn't become a runner until age 50 that's awesome.. I was a young runner, middle school, high school & into young adulthood into my 30's. Then I had all kinds of female related surgeries, weight gain, the birth of my son (with autism) and life just took one crazy turn after the next. I started running a lot in my 40's and then got (of all things) a fungal infection in my lungs.. I am just now completely recovered after years of having to use a nebulizer, inhalers, steiroids.. But I can finally breathe now no medications and made it through an entire winter without getting sick in my lungs (AMAZING) I too just completed 2.5 years of school and finally graduated this May and so I'm capable of spending time for focus on me in other ways. I just wanna say thank you *after all these years at Spark People that this team has remained here and that you've been it's leader. I intend on becoming a more active member of this on-line community.

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Being 2 weeks off running is not too hard to work with, even recovering from injury. You just need to listen to your body and take things slowly. Indoors, you can do strength training, which should be part of your program, or some other cross-training, like swimming or spin bike, to maintain your conditioning, if available to you.

do you have a written schedule to help you stay on track?

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I signed up for a 5K in August. I need to actually get out there and run! I've lost 2 weeks of training due to an injury, then bad weather (I don't know how to work around this!) and then bad time planning.

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Good for you GMOJARDIN! Great run!!

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I just jogged my first non stop 2 miles at 13:99. When I saw the teams name I said Hey that's me!!! So excited I found a group that is like me who is like me and shares my interest in running!

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I got that book from the library and it is so encouraging and had me smiling as well.

The possibilities always outnumber the problems.
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Relaxing at home with my husband. There are three novelty runs coming up but I'm not sure yet if I want to run in them. We have a trail run coming up in December.

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Hi team in New and I'm also a slow fat runner. I may not ever run a consecutive mile but I keep going. My husband and I prefer trail runs but road races are great too.
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emoticon Sweetneey! I hope you enjoyed your vacation. Where did you go?

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Been on vacation and I've been exercising everyday. The first 4 days involved walking seeing sites - so i racked up some miles walking. The next 4 days I exercised to get my heartrate up. It included hills and steps. I've enjoyed it because I could go out in the middle of the day and not worry about dying of heat. As my vacation winds down so is the exercising, not going as long but trying to get in at least 30 minutes.

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Hi All,

I ran outside today! I normally run at the Y on the indoor track. In fact, the first outside run was last weekend at my first 5k. Now that the weather is nice, I wanted to give outside running a try. I stayed on the street the entire time (instead of the side walk) and only went 1 mile. I felt like I was going much faster than I normally run at the Y. I am excited about keeping it up outside. I hope my knees don't hurt too much tomorrow, they feel find now.

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(edit: removed and pasted in "Introduce Yourself...)

Edited by: HAPPYDOES at: 4/23/2013 (07:28)
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Hi, Maggie, and welcome!

My daughter ran her first marathon in Seattle, we did the Inaugural Rock N Roll, and my kid sister did the Half with us one year. There were some larger-than-average folks in the event, as well.

With proper training, you WILL do a marathon some day. Slow still goes!
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New group member, but not a new slow, fat runner. In fact, my 2nd 5k's 'WooHoo' blog was all about how I was the fat runner at the 5k.
When I was new to SparkPeople a marathon's starting line was 1/2 mile from my workplace. I watched as an entire hotel of average-built people went to start their race...and decided it was my turn.
I WILL run a marathon some day. It's been slow going, but I WILL do it.

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The most important thing you're all doing is constant motion, doesn't matter if that means walk, jog, "slog" or run. That you're on your feet and moving forward is a lot more than most folks are doing.

Good job!
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Cuban Jelly,

Isn't it the most amazing feeling, running a whole mile without stopping. I started running again last year and when I ran my first consecutive mile I cried, and almost died too, but it was a great feeling.

Congrats on your multiple non-stop miles!

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Has everyone seen this blog already?
http://flintland.blogspot.com/2012/05/hey-
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It reminds me that I had a lot of very nice comments when I ran a 5K in July. Even though I was still kind of embarrassed.

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I will totally have to keep the gazelle image in mind! Hehe. I did try to just focus on my form instead of those people (Who I'm sure could care less about some stranger running at the park!) and that did help a little. Practice, practice, practice. Before, about two years ago or so, I tried to start running and quit because I just couldn't deal with anyone seeing me jiggle and all that. Soooo I'm certainly doing better than I was with being self-conscious, but it'll take some (okay, a lot of) work.

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Hello, Cherry,

Get how you look out of your head and focus on what you're doing. Every adult runner was a beginner at one time; and there are plenty of them out there who were also carrying around extra weight before they started running, too.

In my mind, I'm a gazelle, even though reality shows that I'm more like a roly poly in my finish photo. I call it my "matronly figure at my age," LOL!

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NORAB52GOOD: Thank you for sharing how you were self-conscious to begin with and now you're not. It's SO unbelievably encouraging to hear. I'm so nervous about people seeing me run that I will go a different way than I planned just to avoid having to run (well, jog!) past them. There usually aren't many people around, but today I was surprised with a group of at least 15 people and was just mortified at how I must look. I'm only on week three of the SparkPeople 5k Rookie Running training program, so I'm still really new. . . hearing how you get less self conscious is definitely what I needed to hear. Thank you!

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Yippee, CubanJelly!

Just want to put in a work for run/walk training. It can help to avoid injuries, especially if we're older and slower to heal. The lungs and muscles strengthen up much faster than the bones and ligaments so gradual training gives them time to keep up.

I recommend The Beginning Runner's Handbook: The Proven 13-Week Run/Walk Program. Everything you need including the vital stretches for after your run.

Congratulations on beginning!

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You're not alone - I didn't start running until I turned 50, and did my first marathon at 53. Before that, I just took long walks around the neighborhood; got bored and impatient with that and started jogging.

Consider yourself a runner, even if you are a "slogger."
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Just stumbled upon this team and thought - Wow - that's me. I started walking 5K races a few years ago and just this summer decided to do a C25K program. Very slow start, since I'm in my 50s. A friend just told me at a 5K race this past weekend that we are "sloggers" - slow joggers. I loved the term because I don't feel like a true runner.

Anyways, I hope to learn and share with team members here.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

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Good job, CubanJelly!

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One day at a time... I ran one mile without stopping twice this week. I will do it again on Friday. Next week, I'll add another lap and sooner than later I'll be back up to 5k material! And... I'm happy with that :0)

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Run/walk is a very good method to follow, especially for those of us who are dealing with extra weight, years on the bones, or other issues. It helps keep us injury-free and to recover well. It sounds to me that you're doing just fine!

About heart rate monitors and training - I have been training with one for the past couple of years, ever since I started with my personal trainer/coach, and it has made a difference in the quality of my training. As a coach, myself, I also encourage HRT; but, you should have a qualified person help you determine your levels of exertion. You'll learn to pace yourself, how to know when you're going too fast, and how to maintain a steady, comfortable pace for the long haul.

Here's an article that may interest you:
www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,
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I also very losely use the term RUN to describe my workout, lol. I can only jog for about 2 minutes at a time so i jog, then walk, then jog, etc., until i get through my route. I dont monitor my heartrate, just my breathing and how my muscles feel. I've thought about getting one of those heart monitors, but I'm not sure it would be valuable...? any comments on it?

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Great attitude!!!! I "ran" this morning too, it was really great. I use the term RUN loosely as I'm still only at 2 minutes super slow run until my heart rate goes over 155 and then 2 minutes walk....we'll get there!

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Beautiful Day today!! Nothing is nicer than waking up early and having a run to see the sun come up!! So Peaceful!! Even at my snails pace it feel wonderful!! August is really going to be special!!



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Welcome to our newbies!

When you look around at distance events, you'll see people of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities. If you keep participating in distance events, you'll see the same folks, with whom you'll form a kinship, and maybe even see how you all morph into stronger, maybe even slimmer versions of yourselves.

I know it's easier to tell you to not be embarrassed by your size. Let me just say that I've seen lots of Athenas and Clydesdales out on the course, and they're out there inspiring folks on the sidelines.

Start thinking of yourself as an inspiration and example to others.
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So i am too a slow fat runner. I enjoy running even at my slow snail pace. I feel like it is the best workout and i always feel accomplished i started C25K and failed after an injury i want to start it up again. For now i have been doing my own thing. I tend to push myself to fast at times and that is hard. I would love to do a 5k by years end. I have had the opportunity to do a couple this year and talked myself out of it becuase i thought i could not do it and would be embarrsed by my size. Thanks for making a team for us self concious runners!

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I'm a slow fat happy runner and I'm in love with this team! This is me! Who knew I could be happy being a slow fat runner?

Keep on running, slow style!

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Good for you!

It has been far too windy and hot, here, for me to venture out on the trail, and my body is telling me I need the rest, anyway. Instead of waking up in time to make my workouts with my trainer, I've been waking up too late all week.

Have a great weekend!

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It was a wonderful day to run yesterday morning. Warm and sunny. I took a longer route than normal and ran 6 miles!! I was just enjoying the spring weather. After running all winter it is nice to have the sun on your back. It made me feel great all day!!



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Hi i've been running for a couple of years off and on although i can't seem to get my speed up. My weight has gone up too since I quit smoking some 8 years ago. Since then I've done 5k's, 10k's and last November 2011 a 21k in Santa Barbara. My goal for this year is to do a 42k. I've accepted that I am a slow, fat runner and I'm just grateful that, despite that, I can still enjoy running the way I do. Did a 5k without a watch today. It was a slow, meditative run and I feel GOOD! It's great this group is here. Happy Running! :-)

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Catherine,

Do the best you can and most importantly enjoy the race. I know so many people that only think about their time. They don't consider the benefit that they are getting from the run, the fact that they can say that THEY DID IT!, and the fact that others are sitting at home on the couch while they are out doing it.

Make a friend along the way, enjoy the scenery, give a kid a High Five and smile!

It matter not what anyone else's time is, only that you did it.

Waddle On!

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I too am a slow runner. I don't suppose I will ever be faster. I really don't care as it is the distance that counts for me. I am so happy to do the runs!! If you can do a 5k in 35 minutes Ifeel that is good. I am shooting for a 10 ki in under 75. but I will be happy just to complete it!!



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It's nice to find a place of fellow Penguin Runners!

I'm new to SparkPeople after my wife and daughter encouraged me to join.

It will be great to read about others and gain motivation from you!

Waddle On!

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Thank you for this team! I feel much better about not being a SFR. I started running in September. I have never been a runner. Never did the 1 mile run requirement in highschool. I have a lot of the same conversations in my head when I run. You need to stop. But I say to myself, why? You aren't breathing hard...Your not hurting...Suck it up and keep going. I am amazed at myself that I have been able to make the progress I have made over the past 3 months. My 1st 5K run takes place on Sunday (12/12). My goal is to complete it in under 45 minutes.

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Week 1 WI - 11/6/13 - -4lbs
Week 2 WI - 11/12/13 - -4.6lbs (-8.6)
Week 3 WI - 11/19/13 - -2.6lbs (-11.2)
Week 4 WI - 11/26/13 - -3.8lbs (-15)
Week 5 WI - 12/3/13 - -1lb (-16)
Week 6 WI - 12/11/13 - -5.6lbs (-21.6)
Week 4 WI - 11/26/13 - -3.8lbs (-15)


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I like that! I didn't start running until this year when I turned 50 and I thought I was nuts! But yeah, I'm not dead yet either. It's all in your attitude, isn't it? I hope to never be to old for anything. I am so thankful I found this group. As I was reading through some of the past posts, it was like this is where I was meant to be. Best decision I ever made.

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Emily, I've had similar conversations with myself.
FIrst I tell myself I need to stop. My response is, "really?? what hurts? maybe you just need to straighten up a little, slow down a little, stop thinking about running so much and look around you".
Then I tell myself I'm too old (almost 58). The answer is, "Really? Are you dead yet? Do you really want to believe you're too old for ANYTHING?"
Next I think about how I probably look ridiculous. I get very red in the face, I'm not thin, I'm wearing glasses. Again, I think about how I look at runners who aren't sleek and gorgeous, and I cheer them on. And I also tell myself people can look somewhere else if they don't like how I look.
So keep listening to that answering voice- that's the one that's telling you the truth. You are a runner!!!

Jeanette
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i'm definitely a slow, fat runner. i ran 3 miles in about 37 minutes yesterday. i was so proud of me.

i keep having a hard time with my head. it keeps telling me i can't run, WHILE I AM RUNNING. i am still working on telling myself, "Shut up, I CAN run and I AM"

If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
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I recently have become a "SFR". I decided in October that I wanted to run a half-marathon in May. Mind you, I could hardly run out to my car at that point. On Monday I ran a mile with out slowing down for the first time in my life. Tomorrow I'm hoping that I can do it again.

Losing now, so I don't have to fight later.


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I didn't run today and I'm kind of beating myself up over it. I had to decide whether the run or last minute studying before a math test was more important. Math won out. I am glad about the choice I made but I know I can't run again til thursday-double work shift tomorrow. I am staying with the healthy food choices and I really don't limit the amount I eat just what I eat. I hear the chocolate thing! I allow myself one peppermint pattie mini a day-50 calories, 1 gram of fat. It's my night time reward. I bought myself new shorts as my 2 week reward for sticking with it. thanks for being here!

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Everyone's metabolism is different, but, some really can drop a few pounds in a short period of time. The challenge will be to reach your goal weight, then maintain it.

I don't know how many calories you need, everyone's demands are different. Your body wants those calories, but you're also burning them. As long as you avoid bad carbs, refined packaged foods, hydrate well and eat fresh, you'll be in great shape nutritionally.

One of my running buddies, who started out her first training season 100# overweight, lost 35# in her first year. She's still working on the rest that she'd like to lose, but it's going to be very gradual for her, and that's okay.

Mine has been a menopause weight battle, and I haven't been able to shed it as quickly as I would like. In 5 years, I've only lost around 10# and have 15 more to go. My body shape has changed for the better, though, and I'm starting to wear a smaller size in the alphabet (just not in the numbers, still in double digits). Then again, I think job stress, chocolate and lack of sleep are my nemeses, LOL!

You're doing great! Add some strength/resistance training to build your core strength and keep your leg muscles strong, and remember to stretch to stay flexible.
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Well, I changed to the 3/2 ratio today. Including a 5 minute warm up walk, it took me 36 minutes to cover 2 miles but at least I can say that I ran 19 of those minutes! I will put in the same work out tomorrow then see about adding a minute to the running side of equation on Thursday. I run Mon, tues, thurs, fri. Wednesdays and weekends do not allow me time right now to run. this sounds strange but can the weight drop off too fast? I am eating 1500-1800 calories and have lost 7 pounds in 2 weeks.

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Sounds like a plan to me!I did pick up a cold so I was careful not to push on Friday. I am hoping to feel back to normal soon! Thanks for responding! I look forward to a long happy relationship with this team!

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Patti - you are so fortunate to work at an organization that has invested in your health by providing you with a space and program. Congrats on your progress, awesome!

May I suggest that you drop your walk interval down to 2 mins, then gradually to 1 min, while gradually increasing your run interval to 5 mins? It may take a few weeks, but that's okay. You'll be building your strength and endurance, burning more calories, and you should find it easier to maintain your pace.

Just a suggestion; see if this works for you. If not, that's okay.



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Hello SFRs! I started 2 weeks ago to walk/run again after 2 years. Too many things fell apart in my life at once and it took all I had just to cope. I now find myself with the 60 lbs I had lost plus 7 more. A divine hand seemed to interfere though recently. Our school added a females only workout room which staff can use as well as starting a Biggest Loser Club. These were all the motivation I needed! I have already dropped 4 pounds and am running/walking in 3 minute intervals. This week I plan to switch to the C25K plan at about week 4. I will let you all know how it goes! All your stories are so uplifting and supportive! Thanks for being here!!!

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You are so right about my luck with the work commute. It's been three miles for the 20+ years, but in early October 80 of us are being moved to a new location. It's only 1.5 miles further, which is nothing on a bike. But in winter, in Wisconsin, when it's dark and maybe icy in the morning, I may have to bus part way. It will be an adventure!
At least it's still mostly bike path along a creek-very pretty and peaceful.

Jeanette
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If it's any consolation, I'm older than you (not by much, but, still).

How fortunate that you can bike or walk to work. I'd love to be that close to my office. I only get to walk around our office area (shopping, residential "village").

Who cares what you look like on your 10K. There are plenty of folks who are jealous that you can run the distance. All that really matters is that you're out there, getting fit and healthy, and doing something not everyone can.

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Hi all,
I love the team name, and it's been fun reading about all your successes. For a challenge for another team I signed up to run 10K by the end of September. I bike or walk to work, so I chose running as more of a challenge. I decided to ignore the fact that I hadn't really "run" for more than about 6 minutes in over 20 years. Along with being slow and fat, I'm old - well 57 isn't that old...
Anyway, I managed to do the 10K last Sunday. I tend to go out very early in the morning so no one will see me. I'm not sure I'll ever get over that.
I look forward to hearing more about your success stories, and sharing mine with you all.

Jeanette
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Hi SFR! Do any of you wear support shoes? I bought a pair of Brooks the other day. They felt good, but so did another pair (ASICS). The Asics were much lighter and flexible, but the person helping me convinced me that I needed the support provided by the Brooks. He watched me run in every pair and there were about 7 or 8 that I tried on. The Brooks feel different with all that support. Am I going to get used to this? Will it be beneficial in the long run? I'm just doubting myself for spending so much $$. Would the Asics have been better? I guess I just want to hear if anyone else wears these and if they had to get used to the support. He said that my pronation was good, just too fast. I was rocking inward too soon while running, which could have caused the heal pain I had last spring. This is probably too much info. but I would love to hear from anyone who knows what I'm talking about. emoticon

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even slower than normal tonight, but slower helped me get farther without feeling like dying!

"Running downhill is controlled falling"

SW 2/10/10 ~ 198.6
5/25/10 ~ 187
8/07/10 ~ 175
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i signed up for my first 5k today! slow fat runners all the way!

"Running downhill is controlled falling"

SW 2/10/10 ~ 198.6
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This morning I decided to start really getting organized & if at all possible to just really be focused and get things done. emoticon but there is just too much that one could be involved in too many interesting teams and wonderful people. Today I decided to take my self off several other teams because I was just not there. I really am 'A SLOW FAT RUNNER' & perhaps I will always be.
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fact if I can hang onto this... I hope that my knees and the rest of me hold out the years to come. This is a very good place- Thanx all for sharing your hope & dreams, aspirations, inspirations and achievements.
You give me hope and a bit of lift under my feet~ emoticon

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