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4/28/10 1:12 P

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That is definitely not a fail. First of you, you did not quit. You stayed active and completed the distance you wanted, not to mention burning a good amount of calories. And second, you recognized a mistake that you made, learned the consequences, and have a plan to stop it from happening again. We all make mistakes, we just aren't all so ready to fix them. I think you're headed in the right direction. And never forget that we all stray a little bit here and there, just keep one foot in font of the other and keep listening to your body.

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4/28/10 1:06 P

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Definitely not a failed first attempt! When I tried W1D1 the first time, I couldn't run for 60 seconds straight. However, I counted it as a successful attempt because I ran for at least a part of all eight intervals. I honestly can't remember how many weeks I spent on "week one," either. Now I'm on W3 and I can't tell you how amazing it feels to know that I can run for a quarter mile without stopping!

We're all capable of different things at different speeds and different improvement rates (how's that for a euphemism?). It isn't failure to do something differently than the written "ideal." Failure would be if you didn't try it again!

"Nothing worth having comes without some kinds of fight, got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight." - Bruce Cockburn, "Lovers in a Dangerous Time"


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SIMPLYNIA's Photo SIMPLYNIA Posts: 493
4/25/10 11:09 A

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Thanks Zoe! A monitor is next on my list of things to buy for working out. That and some three pound hand weights.

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4/24/10 12:50 P

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I haven't been able to figure out how to "tweak" the numbers yet. Thus I am overflowing with gratitude that someone just gave me their "old" Garmin forerunner that has a heart rate monitor and a GPS to calculate distance and effort.

I am the first to admit "the numbers" make me crazy, but try your best to just "enjoy" the extra challenge of the kid workout. It's making you stronger, even when you can't measure it!


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4/24/10 12:00 P

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I did my walk with my daughter yesterday, which also impacted my time, by like 3 minutes or so...how would I account for this difference? Could I somehow incorporate her weight? I use the fitness map on here, until I can find me an inexpensive, but reliable monitor. Also, we don't have a jogging stroller, so I used her umbrella stroller.

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4/23/10 6:17 P

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I have worn a heart rate monitor while pushing a jogging stroller and our kids make a big (like 10 pt) difference. So if it's hard with the stroller, please don't use the F word! If you have to walk, cool. It's still a rockin' workout.

(I got a fresh reminder of the kid workout when I put my daughter in the bike trailer. HOLY COW!)


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- 5/2/2010: Na


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4/23/10 12:15 P

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CONGRULATIONS for getting back on that treadmill and continuing to walk after getting cramps!!! THAT IS SUCCESS!!!!!!! Congratulations and continue on. I can't stand the thought of having to go exercise right now but after reading these boards . . .I'm off to see my treadmill. Thanks!!

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SIMPLYNIA's Photo SIMPLYNIA Posts: 493
4/23/10 11:48 A

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Thanks Carolyn!

I will not use the F word again...well not that F word...

I need to remember to stop being so hard on myself, because you all are right, I finished, even if it didn't go the way I planned.

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4/23/10 11:44 A

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That is NOT failure! You had the determination and perseverance to continue with your workout, even if you had to modify it to fit your needs. Don't even mention that F word! You planned to execute your run as scheduled, you showed up, you kept moving. Failure would have been if you used your first set back as an excuse not to try again. You are a winner! You will be a runner! I can feel that spirit and energy. You will do this!

Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Fierce and Be Fabulous!

Be the kind of woman you are inspired by!

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SIMPLYNIA's Photo SIMPLYNIA Posts: 493
4/23/10 11:42 A

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Thank you everybody! I will keep your tips in mind. I will start making my pre-workout snack a banana and make sure I keep up my water intake. I'm finding that I'm loving working out, and I'm pretty satisfied with at least sweating a good bit. It's hard for me to consider rest days, but I know I need at least one. Since our weather today is supposed to be decent, I'm at least going to walk the route again. I also discovered I enjoy walking/jogging as long as it's outside. I've never been a big fan of the treadmill...walking outside was just so much more rewarding to me.

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4/23/10 11:34 A

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At least you are keeping the workout goal in the front of your mind. As for hydration I start drinking more water about an hour before I start working out. Just before I start to run I will drink another 2 glasses of water and drink more water during the run routine. So far I have never had any cramping of the muscles. (Just sore ones)

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4/23/10 11:27 A

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You got out of the house and moved,,, that is not a fail! I have serious cramping problems too. If you can try to find a store that specializes in running shoes and have them fit you, you may also find you need inserts for arch support. My friend who is a physical therapist said to increase intake of potassium and calcium to help with cramping. I finally had to switch to a treadmill for about 2 weeks. Now I run 2 days on the treadmill and 1 day on the road. It has made a HUGE difference! Good Luck :)

 
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4/23/10 10:53 A

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I see no failure either! You did jog part of it. You kept on walking even when it got difficult. You finished your route. That's a great start. It will come, just be patient with yourself and keep on working at it.

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4/23/10 10:48 A

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I see no failure in your run/walk. You have to remember everybody starts out differently. You know where you made a mistake and how to correct it, that's all that matters. I am proud of you for pushing through to finish the time/distance. Remember when starting out you want to jog/shuffle slow. Slower than you think you should and eventually you will get stronger and the speed will build on it's own. Also, be sure you are putting a day between each run. I know you are excited but you don't want to injure yourself. Since most of yesterday turned into a walk you would be fine today, but I would walk again or cross train/strength train on saturday and do the next run on sunday. Spacing and pacing is very important. You have to give your body time to recover.

Nice job and KEEP IT UP!

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4/23/10 10:18 A

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Thanks Avery. Yeah, I didn't fail. I'm happy that I kept moving and didn't slow down even though I was in pain. I'd love to do this every day, and I think as long as the weather cooperates, I will.

Thanks Zoe. As soon as I felt the cramps, I realized where I'd messed up. I'm going to stick with my route and do it again this evening. Only difference is most evenings I'll have to push my toddler along, since my bf works in the evenings.

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4/23/10 10:18 A

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My husband finds being hydrated makes a huge difference. For future workouts, you may want to pace them with walking between your run days, so you don't take out your feet (I did that!) or knees (my husband did that!)

I am up to running 2 miles, so while it may take longer than 8 weeks, the elation of accomplishing this program is worth it. Now if the idea of myself running for 28 minutes could keep up with my body.... it's still like "me? running? NO WAY!"


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- 5/2/2010: Na


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4/23/10 10:16 A

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WOOO girl..what's important is that YOU DID IT and didn't turn around and just go home! Don't say you FAILED..you SUCCEEDED!! You finished and that's what's important. Next time, hydrate, energize up and try again! I KNOW you can do this..you know you can do this!



"Eat to live, not live to eat"!

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4/23/10 9:57 A

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So yesterday I attempted to begin my C 2 5k...fail!

I did my five minute warm up walk and then proceeded to my first jogging interval...went great. I had a nice steady pace, and despite the weight of my fat bouncing up and down and me feeling everything jiggle, I was ok. Fast forward to my second 60 second jog...got about halfway through and then there was massive cramping in my hamstring and calf...uh oh. I stopped jogging immediately and walked...cramping did not stop...then it dawned on me that I had only had about 20 oz of water for the day at that point. Totally bummed out, but I didn't turn back...as I was about .4 miles in. I went ahead and finished my 1.5 miles at a steady paced walk. I finished the 1.5 miles in 28 minutes, having stopped briefly twice to attempt to stretch out my calf, which was screaming!

So I guess tomorrow I will try again. I know I can do this. I just have to make sure I am properly hydrated. I input my data into the fitness map and it said I burned 200 calories...Not bad and I did feel the burn in my quads, so I'm happy about that.

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