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8/6/15 1:18 A

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Hey Tess,
I know how hard it is to recover from a setback, but you are doing an amazing job!!!! Do you have running routes that are not in your neighbourhood? It sounds like you are ready to get out there, but need to find "go-to" routes to allow you to rock out your runs.

One of the things I have done, is to find hikes near me, then work running into the hike. It is actually pretty fun. Like hiking up a hill, and putting in 30 second runs in every few minutes. What it has taught me, is that I don't have to go out knowing I am doing a ?? distance run, I can run/walk/climb/sprint whenever through the outing. It is especially good when your body isn't ready to run a long way. You are doing cardio, then kind of throwing in some extra bursts, while not over doing it.

So glad you are getting back into it:):)

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8/5/15 8:41 P

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Thanks for the encouragement. I'm just self-conscious and extremely prudish with some of the teenage boys that live around my house. They don't hesitate to pick on anything I do, like getting stuck with my truck in my driveway this past winter. When I'm ready I'll be out there. I used to be way before I taught them. I'll get there. :)

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8/5/15 8:38 P

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Thank you!! :)

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Hi Theresa -- I'm not one of the more experienced runners Gill was referring to :) -- Welcome and congratulation for starting running again. I also used a preplanned program to start slow and build. I liked not having to think about my progress or expectations and just trusting the plan. As far as getting out in public. I guess we all just have to do it sometime. I think you'll even find your high schoolers supportive.

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8/5/15 2:40 P

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Thanks for the encouragement. I was running on the treadmill, but I would like to eventually move outside and run there. I just feel too self-conscious about running outside right now. Especially when some of my high school students are my neighbors. ;)

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8/5/15 1:27 P

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Hi Theresa - well done for getting on that treadmill..........I'm glad to hear you are over the pneumonia.

Sounds like you probably know how to ease yourself back in, but I found some helpful encouraging articles on the Runners World website. Setting yourself a programme, and perhaps aiming for a goal, like a fun 5k, might help kick-start you?

There are some much more experienced people on this team who will come and give you support. emoticon



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...but I've been away too long and need to get on track. I used to run and cycle regularly, but a long run with pneumonia got me way off track. Now I tend to overthink before I do anything and end up not doing any exercise at all.

I went on the treadmill for 10 minutes this morning. It was an easy run, set on 3 with my track flat, but it was still more than what I've been doing, which is nothing. I do plan on gradually increasing my running, but I have to commit to it.

During the time that I haven't been running, when I would just walk, or see people I know running, I miss it. I just need to get my butt in gear. Motivation and encouragement would definitely help.

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