I miss running so much! I am not a great runner, usually I run 10minutes and then walk a minute or 2. The last run I did was Thanksgiving day 10k. Then I got a back/hip problem which I am still trying to get back from. My ultimate goal is the hot chocolate 15K in Chicago in November! I don't know if I will ever get back to it but I hope so! It helps to see some of you that have been struggling with it too. I hope you are all healing well! I am also losing some weight so that it will be easier on my body for running as I am not the typical "runner build". Anyway, as long as I have 2 feet to keep carrying me forward, I will keep trying! Good luck to all of you and maybe we can keep each other moving!
One day at a time....
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (14,718) Posts: 35 4/17/13 9:06 A
I too LOVE RUNNING!!! It takes you to a special place that only a runner can explain. A year ago I had surgery for a torn tendon in my ankle. I not only lost the ability to run, but I took up smoking after having quit for over two years!! I also gained 50 lbs!!! Very frustrating!!! I am ready to give it another try now!! I am going to do the C25K, AGAIN, and go from there!! Remember my favorite saying, "You will never regret going for a run, but you will ALWAYS, regret not going"! Actually, my co-workers sister used to tell her that all the time!! Words to live by!! So here's to quitting smoking again, and hopefully running a 5K!!
Pounds lost: 5.2
Fitness Minutes: (6,397) Posts: 58 4/11/13 11:05 P
I always love running more AFTER I' m finished with the run :) I love being in a race, no matter the distance, and being surrounded by people with the same goal - no matter their time goal, they are there to finish the race and have fun! I ran a marathon last September and actually took a wrong turn and ran part of the course twice so my marathon was about 28 miles. I'm thinking I may have to do it again this year and ONLY do the 26.2, lol...
I don't know that I'd say I "enjoy" running, but I'm trying to learn to enjoy it and sometimes I do =) I completed Couch to 5K a little over a month ago, took a couple weeks off after that, and am working on getting back on track.
I love the wind in my hair and the sun on my shoulders. There is nothing like an early morning run while the world is still asleep and it's just you and the birds, keeping each other company. Right now, I am coming back from major injury and surgery, incl. weight gain, but walking isn't so bad and slowly but surely I'll get back in the race. My ultimate goal has always been to run a marathon, so that is where I'm heading. I would love to connect with other like-minded free-spirits.
Happy trails, Jane. :)
Edited by: MARATHON-RUNNER at: 4/10/2013 (20:19)
"What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days give us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate." John Bingham
current weight: 275.0
Fitness Minutes: (35,070) Posts: 563 4/10/13 5:19 P
I enjoy running very much. If I skip a day I feel that the day isn't complete. I am working my way to running a . I have no one that really runs or even enjoys it, so to have other runners as friends on here would be awesome!!!
current weight: 183.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,903) Posts: 19 4/10/13 4:28 P
Hi! I have learned to love running - and from last year to this year have gone from a person who couldn't run .25 miles to a person who ran 4 without stopping (a HUGE milestone for me). For about 3 months in the winter, I had to significantly reduce my gym/running time due to a surgery and subsequent health issues, but now that I'm getting back to it, I find I'm having to start over a bit. So I can run two miles now (barely, lol) and I'm trying to work back up to 4, then reach my goal of running 5 miles without stopping. :)
I also was diagnosed with asthma recently, so... another goal is remembering my inhaler AND my headphones when I go running now.
I am just beginning running. I started a 12 week running plan to get started. I have led a team for Race for the Cure a few times, but never really put much effort into increasing my running fitness. I usually would walk most of the race. NOW though, I want to push myself to be my best.
46 Days until: BAHAMAS!
Fitness Minutes: (6,397) Posts: 58 4/10/13 8:30 A
I enjoy running and especially like having races to train for and participate in. I do several 5ks throughout the year (even organized one myself) and try to do at least one half or full marathon each year too. Looking forward to talking to some of the other runners in this group!
current weight: 139.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,478) Posts: 2,198 4/10/13 7:45 A
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