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It's totally doable! I have had fibromyalgia for at least 18 years and I started with slow walking. I did a 5k in April (mostly walking with a few short jogs) and enjoyed it so much I transitioned into running. I ran a 10k in September. Now I'm thinking about training for a half marathon.
Don't increase mileage or time too fast. I find I have to increase more slowly than other runners but that's okay - slow and steady really is key with fibro. Listen to your body and you will do great!
First 5k -April 2013
First 10k - Sept 2013 1:23:00
10k PR- May 18, 2014, 1:00:26
Initial goal weight reached Dec 10, 2013 (80 pounds lost)
90 pounds lost as of Feb 18, 2014.
100 pounds lost as of May 2014
Thank you so much for the your encouragement!
Yes! I started with c25k and can regularly run/walk that distance now. I have run 4 half marathons with Jeff Galloway run/walk/run program. Take it slow and listen to your body.
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Snow City Cafe 5K, Anchorage, AK 42.01
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My daughter and I did the Color Run last year. There are no times or anything, just the fun of being involved in a race. We did little (read none) training and still survived. Just popped a couple Aleve before and after, and drank a lot of water. It can be done!
I have walked a few unofficial 5Ks. The first time I did one I slept for 3 hours afterward!! I'd suggest making sure you are getting enough rest and don't train to hard. Most of all listen to your body.
Yes!! I ran the Columbus Marathon in October - just increase mileage and intensity slowly.
There are a few of us out there... while waiting for responses, you can always check the list of discussions by clicking the team name at the top of this page, and see what's there already...
...personally? walking the hardest thing I do, and I haven't been able to run at all in YEARS--but I dance! It's actually easier for me than walking! LOL Then too, I am sixty (as of yesterday! LOL) and have a lot more than just the fibro to watch out for...
But all of us on the team have individual issues, so... I know there are those of us who've done this. Just keep in mind that whatever you do, you will need to take things slowly, work up to it at your own pace, and keep in mind that what you can do today may be different from what you did yesterday--or you'll end up back at square one. And THAT is no fun.
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t
I'm new here to this forum, and to this site in general, so hello to all!
I'm 43, I used to run/jog in my younger years. I was diagnosed with FMS a couple years ago and have not engaged in any exercise program since then. I have been walking and swimming though. I have been thinking about doing the C25K training program. I was wondering if any of y'all had any experience with that app, or with running/walking 5K races?