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C25K - Week 1 DONE!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Okay, so it's June (although the weather here in "sunny" California isn't quite cooperating...) and on the 1st it was National Running day, as many of you already know. What some might not know is that I used to run, all the time. I ran on average 5x/week for 3-5miles (depending on how much time I had). During that time when I was running, I lost 30lbs in 4 months. Then life got in the way - working 45+hrs/week, going to school part time, and being in a long distance relationship. Then the weather changed, and I lost my morning light to run in (I ran on a dirt trail next to a county maintained irrigation ditch. Said ditch was the home to many a mountain lion...), and the next thing I know, I'm right back on the weight gain train...

It has been two years since I ran on a regular basis; two years and 30lbs. So, on June 1st, I made a decision: I am going to become a runner again and run a 5K in the fall. June 1st was my W1D1 of C25K. Today, June 5th, was the completion of W1D3! While I know that I have a long way to go until I can run for a full 30 minutes (let alone 3.1 miles). I feel stronger then I did a week ago. I am going to see this through. I will conquer my fear of failure and complete this, even if it takes me longer than 9 weeks (which it probably will...).

So, wish me luck friends. I'm going to be a runner again!

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  • LITTLESAPPHIRE
    Hey, congrats! That's really amazing that you want to get back to where you were! I just picked up running again, too, after having surgery last year and then not being able to run in the cold nasty winters we have in upstate NY.

    I wish you all the best!
    3140 days ago
  • no profile photo TIGERLILLYBILL
    Good luck with your running goals!

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    3144 days ago
  • CORKY1303
    Great job on making the decision to become a runner again!

    I wouldn't quite call myself a runner, but I used to really enjoy running. I even completed a 10k (running the whole time). And then out of nowhere, I stopped running! (eeeek) So I'm also trying to get my stride back and start running again. We can do it!!!

    Good luck girl!
    3147 days ago
  • LEKLOV
    You can do it! You have done it before so you can do it again! I have faith that you will get back there again. :-)
    3148 days ago
  • CRBSMITH1968
    OK, you have something really great going for you - you KNOW you can do this, because you've done it before and gotten great results!! Way to go on finishing your first week emoticon
    3148 days ago
  • BIRDEE210
    Yay!!! That's so exciting! I'm glad that you had a good first week! It's an amazing feeling when you start noticing all the changes in your body!! Running sure isn't easy! That's awesome that you used to run 3 to 5 miles a day! It shouldn't be too hard to get back into the swing of that one!
    Good Luck!!
    3148 days ago
  • E27JUNEBUG
    Go you! emoticon
    3149 days ago
  • JESSICAKES88
    yay! good for you! I use to be a runner too. It is not only great for losing weight, but it is really good for maintenance. You burn a TON of calories, get your cardio, and your leg workout in all at the same time. Keep at it! emoticon
    3149 days ago
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