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MLAN613 Posts: 20,466
8/5/18 7:31 A

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How is the running going?

Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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8/3/18 3:13 P

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I agree with MOTIVATED@LAST. I am in a similar position. I started running about 5 years ago and had accomplished some personal success (good times for me but will never come close to winning a race).

I recently had a surgery that I find myself virtually starting over. trying to rebuild some stamina. It does take patience and being satisfied with incremental success. What I am doing and what i recommend is set personal milestones and don't worry about what others are accomplishing.

It is not the mistake that causes the serious damage. It is the mistake that you make of defending the first mistake that causes it, Einstein


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MLAN613 Posts: 20,466
7/22/18 7:33 A

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I agree that signing up for another race may help you keep your momentum. Personally, I try to do at least 1 race a month year round to help me stay motivated for exercise. (I live in Minnesota and yes, I have run races when it's colder than -0 F and snowy.)

I am sorry but I can't commit to checking in daily but this very thread may be a place we can check in on each other. Would that help?

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7/21/18 7:43 P

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In terms of "making it stick", it might help to set some additional goals beyond just running a 5K. It might be to improve your 5K time, or to extend your distance to 10K, etc. Even just signing up to another 5K race in early Spring may help you keep on track with regular running over winter.

That way when you have achieved your initial goal of a 5K, you then have something additional to work towards.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


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7/21/18 6:16 P

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Hi everyone!
A few years ago I started running. The farthest I got to was about 3.1 miles, as I was working towards my first 5k. After the 5k, I really just stopped running. I've since put on a lot of weight, but I love how I felt when I was running daily. Is anyone interested in starting to run and checking in with each other daily? I know this is going to be a long process for me, as I really need to build up endurance even walking to start.



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