I am going to restart week 3 too... I have been battling with my health for a little over a week (breathing/viral issues)... I am hoping that by Sunday I will be "up and running" again and can get back on track. I would love to finish this challenge before the end of the year :)
I have not even been able to get through week three, though I'm trying. It is so hot here in Virginia, that I have only been able to go outside twice to run. I to am 64 and have been having foot issues. I was never a runner until last year, when I completed a 3 K walk/run with Weight Watchers,but medical issues got in the way for a while, and now I am trying to find my way back.
I just completed week 3 once and I know I'll need to do it again. Last Thursday I did the 6 repetitions and I was dead tired at the end of it. I think one of my biggest mistakes was to exercise outside at 12:30 pm. It was too hot to be pushing myself too hard. I'm going to force myself to get up early so that I can get my runs done before the air gets too hot and stuffy. You're not alone, those 2 minutes can feel like an eternity sometimes.
Edited by: CERULEANTEAR at: 7/21/2012 (00:26)
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I keep wanting to hang onto the treadmill arms during the walking phase after running. I have completed all 6 reps 6 times now, but have yet to do a 7th rep. I suspect week 4 is going to be really, really challenging.
I keep reminding myself, it's not how fast I go. It's that I finish and feel good about the effort.
This is the last time I'm losing this weight.
Pounds lost: 8.2
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I started week 3 today. Went to the treadmill wondering if I would even be able to complete a 2 minute run. I did. I made it through all 6 reps. I had to force myself not to hang onto the handles in the last two reps when I ran. Wanted to so badly. I will try to complete the next session Wednesday but am finding this week a total challenge and it leaves me wondering if I will be able to continue or will have to repeat week 3. We'll see what the week brings. Remember to give yourself the time you need.
Maria "Slow but sure wins the race!" "I will persist until I succeed." BLC26 Challenge - Hot Mocha Maniac - Pacific Standard Time Zone BLC27 Hot Mocha Maniacs Co Captain - PST Zone BLC28 - PST Zone
Hi Bingo............I'm 64 and was the same way. After years of running, many years ago, and starting up again, it is hard on our bodies. I've discovered, initially, it's much harder on the joints, tendons and ligaments than the cardio-vascular system. So take it easy and don't be to hard on yourself Good Luck Michael
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I had to take a week off due to being very sore and I am still sore. I am a former runner from years ago and I had been walking over 3 miles per day prior to starting this challenge. But I am 65 years old and am beginning to wonder if this challenge is too much for my body. I really wanted to do this, but it seems that my mind and my body are in two different decades.
Focusing on the positive.
current weight: 127.0
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