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12/19/12 11:04 A

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You did it! Keep going!
And keep up the positive self talk.
Running can be a mental challenge!
(you should hear what I have to tell myself during a marathon!! And wow, the negative thoughts do kick in!!)

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12/18/12 1:00 P

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Did my week 1 day 1 challenge yesterday. It went pretty well. It seems when I go to jog I tighten up, there was someone on the treadmill in front of me and I watched her relaxed run and just kept reminding myself to relax and just jog. It was only a minute. It amazes me regularly how much self talk I do.

It strikes me that I probably do a lot of negative self talk, more so than positive. That is probably a totally different challenge that I should enter. :-)


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12/16/12 11:30 P

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Welcome to the team!

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12/13/12 6:33 A

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I just joined the Team! I signed up for my 1st 5k in Feb. with my new boss....What better motivation?

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12/12/12 8:33 A

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Hello :) I just joined the team. I will be starting with week 1-day 1 today :) This is going to be awesome!

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12/10/12 9:18 P

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Way to go!

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12/10/12 10:44 A

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Way to stay motivated! emoticon

It's really hard to suck in your back fat.


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12/10/12 8:01 A

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I actually got in all 3 sessions of week 1 last week! emoticon I almost didn't get in a run on Friday but at the end of the day I just put on my shoes and a hoodie, grabbed the things I wanted in my pockets, and left! Yay, me!

Week 2 Day 1 is on a rain delay because I don't have an indoor track. But now I know I can do it!

Thanks for the kind words and encouragement! I'll be working on the week 2 intervals this week. emoticon

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ETTEZEUS's Photo ETTEZEUS Posts: 22,236
12/5/12 9:44 P

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good idea! Rest up and come back when you are healthy!

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ASHLEIGHGAL's Photo ASHLEIGHGAL Posts: 1,470
11/30/12 9:59 A

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I'm sorry you're having troubles! I've had my share too with being sick, kids sick, son having surgery, plumbing issues, you name it! Take a breather and run again Monday!

It's really hard to suck in your back fat.


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11/29/12 6:52 P

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Boy, did I pick the wrong week to start! First my son had surgery. Then I had both kids home for a week. Now I have a sinus infection! I will try again when I get my strength back but right now it's taking all I got to stay awake until my daughter is in bed (9 year old with autism... adult supervision required!). If my luck changes, I'll start week 1 again on Monday emoticon

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ETTEZEUS's Photo ETTEZEUS Posts: 22,236
11/22/12 9:32 P

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You can stay on week1 as long as you need to. There is no time limits.


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11/14/12 12:02 P

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Yes, this is hard!
First, I think you should stay on the current week until you feel ready to move on. I personally did one week for 3 weeks because I didn't feel ready to move up, but I also allowed myself the freedom to go back to the "easier" week if I moved up and it was too hard, but once I allowed myself the freedom to do that, I didn't need it and I kept moving forward.

Second, I haven't done a marathon, but I have run two full miles, about 23 minutes solid, just on Monday. That was HUGE for me! I started running 9/4 and went at my own pace and here is where I am, its been a long time but I've loved it, even the parts that hurt till I wanted to (and sometimes did) scream! Today I wanted to run 25 minutes and increase my distance, but I wasn't feeling it, I only did 1 mile today.

I allowed myself to go at my own pace and you should do.
Keep up the great work!!
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11/14/12 11:34 A

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I almost made it! On the 3rd and 4th run intervals I was not able to run for the full minute. I have a feeling I won't be ready for week 2 next week. How many weeks can we stay on week 1 until we're ready to move on? As many as necessary? Anyone have an encouraging story about how you were at week 1 for a couple of months and just did a marathon? This is hard!

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