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7/9/12 2:06 P

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and I'm 42ish so I'm right there with ya...I keep starting and stopping but want to finish it!

So, let's all do this and

welcome welcome WELCOME


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7/9/12 11:55 A

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Hi and welcome back! I've had to start over a few times too. I'm going to have to start over again now too. I had some health issues also that slowed me way down and I get frustrated because I can't do what I did. So here's to startng over. By the way I'm 57 so you're not too old LOL!


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7/9/12 9:32 A

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Hello Everyone:

I'm Baaaaaaaack! : )

I did the C25K program a few years ago and it started my love hate relationship with running. I usually hated running while doing it, but loved what it did for me mentally and physically. I loved being a part of this was so fun getting to report in that you actually survived and made it through the session and I remember the joy all of us had when we saw the 20 minute non stop run coming at us and we were all freaking out and then the jubulation when we all actually pulled it off.

Through this program I became an actual if not speedy runner. It helped me go from 206 pounds to 154 at my lowest. I completed a 10 k at one point and was so proud of myself. Then I started being promoted in my work place there became less and less time, and when I was promoted to GM for the hotel I worked there was almost no time at all and my fitness level dropped alot. This winter the hotel I worked for was destroyed by fire and well now I have more than enough time on my hands.

With my lower fitness level and then going through an illness this winter when I got back to exercising I was appalled at how horribly out of shape I was. Pride can be a terrible thing, because I just couldn't accept that I couldn't run like I used to. I'd go out and totally over do it and find myself in agony and barely able to move for the next week. That saying pride goes before a fall, well I'd fall alright into bed for a week. Another week with no exercise.

I tried to tell myself finally that running was just beyond me, after all I'm old 47 years I better just walk, so I did....soooooooooooooooooooooo boring and none of the nice endorphens you get from running. So I started to supplement with biking...better...but still...after walking or biking...I'd just feel wrung out, where with running I'd get that great energy boost and have this incredible mental focus because with running it was a vacation from all the thoughts crowding my head, all I could think of was the next breath, the next step and I missed that so much.

Anyway today I realized...I want...I need to run and so pride has been stuffed down and I've accepted that if I want to run again...I need to go back to the very beginning and start week one of C25K.

So hear I am and I'm ready to rumble.

My name is Heather Dawn and I'm from Nova Scotia and I look forward to going through this journey with you all.

Heres to Health, endorphins being released, and that great sense of accomplishment that comes from doing this program and hopefully saying good bye to the extra 8 pounds I've picked up.


SW - 206
CW - 180
GW-155 reached Oct. 16/09

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