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5/2/11 4:42 P

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I too wanted to redo the program because I'm walking the 5K on Mother's day with my family. I left the team and resigned up but now my weeks aren't quite going to come out right.



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5/1/11 7:09 A

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Since I completed the first 28 day Bootcamp I have just continued doing it over and over. I enjoy the daily variety and it adds a quick daily routine to the rest of my exercise program. Stay motivated!!

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4/13/11 5:32 P

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Susan... HUGE (((((HUGS))))) to you! Thank you so much for finally getting a definitive, working answer.

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4/13/11 5:19 P

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Janet, I got this email back from Help Desk.

"On the bottom of the 5k Your Way walking program, there is a link you can click to "Leave the Program." Did you use that?"

I tried it and it worked. I chose to leave the program and then it gave me the option to immediately rejoin the program.All the activities for the 5 weeks have been reset.

It also kept my original fitness items tracked when I did my first 5K in March and beg of April.

Hope this helps.
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4/11/11 8:16 P

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On the hunt for the answer to this... hopefully it will come soon. Watch for the answer coming to a thread near you (actully to this or the questions thread).

Janet ^.^

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4/11/11 4:46 P

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I am beginning again. I was instructed to go to the planner and change to week desired, and click save. I did this, but I cannot find a new planner to track. What am I doing incorrectly now?

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4/8/11 3:41 P

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SONORANARIZONAN: That's a great idea. As for your shoes, if they are on the cusp of wearing out, they alreay are. Time to get new shoes, your feet will appreciate it come the 6.2 miles.

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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

Don't look at life as "you have to," view it as "you get to." It puts the fun back in things.


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4/8/11 11:46 A

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That is a great idea! What a great way to continue to challenge yourself! I will be cheering you on.
I am afraid I am not to that level (yet) -Not only would my shoes wear out, but so would I.
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4/8/11 11:14 A

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I've been dithering around with my idea of repeating this program, but with a twist. I've printed out the training program again, BUT I've doubled all the numbers (doubled the time or doubled the distance). So instead of taking 5 weeks to train to 5k, I'm taking another 5 weeks to work my way to 10k.

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4/7/11 9:30 P

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I admire your determination. Working through personal limitations and doing the best to meet those challenges is what it is all about. Your attitude is inspiring! I too, want to repeat the challenge. I have never done anything like this before, and if I compared myself to others I would be crushed. It is hard enough to compare myself to me. This challenge provided many insights, and I, too wish to repeat it and perhaps amp things a little with diffiering terrain as I was forced to do most of my work at the gym.
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4/7/11 8:13 P

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I definitely want to repeat this program. I will be doing the "official walk" on Sunday. I may not have the fastest time in the world, as I broke my foot last year and right now its acting up. Considering I couldn't have walked 5K when I first joined SP, I'm excited to be able to do the walk, albeit slower than some of the other team members

When I do it again, I hope to decrease my times. I may not be able to speed things up and that's OK with me. I know I'll probably never be able to run it, but I'll certainly make an effort to walk it as quickly as physically possible. I don't think its at all backward if anyone wants to do this walk again. You're out there being as active as your body allows and that's a celebration in itself.

My son plays football and he's built for speed as a wide receiver. When they are doing their conditioning runs, with the bigger linebackers and O line, he'll run his time and then go back and run it again to the finish line with them, so that the bigger guys don't feel like they're in last place. That teamwork makes this momma very proud. It doesn't matter the speed as long as you cross the finish line...even with someone else's help.

Hats off to all those walking this race with me! This football mom is cheering us all on.

Cheers,
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4/6/11 7:31 P

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HUNGRYWOMAN2: emoticon on completing your 5K! You can just rest your plan back to Week 1 (or where ever you want to start) then hit save.

Janet

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4/6/11 3:36 P

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I completed my 5k today. I have had many interruptions and have actually had more "rest" time between my usual 7 day per week routines. I have learned I may need that. I was shocked at my time which was quite a bit lower than my "average". Could it be the extra periods of down time?
Since I feel that my average is higher than my final result, if possible, I would like to begin the challenge again. I noted you responded that it is possible to do, and simply amp it up a bit.
Is it necessary to join again, or do we simply use the same plan and begin our reporting on the appropriate week?

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4/3/11 2:59 P

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JMIRROR: emoticon on completing your 5K program. If you want to sweat during walking just raise your heart rate by increasing your speed and adding hills. If you want to work toward running, give the walk/jog program a try.

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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
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Don't look at life as "you have to," view it as "you get to." It puts the fun back in things.


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4/3/11 9:44 A

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I completed the 5K walk and I'm looking for another challenge. I'm not sure what I will do. Meanwhile, I find myself a little interested in running. Maybe I'll run walk when I'm on the treadmill. Running a little is good for me because it make me perspire more readily than walking. I feel like I've done something when I perspire.
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3/9/11 9:51 P

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I just want to say that I, too, don't plan to jog or run. I prefer to walk or hike, and that's what I'm going to stick to for now. This is only day one for me though, so who knows what may come.

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3/7/11 11:35 A

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"I'm not an athlete or a thief, so running is not a part of my weekly routine :-)."

LOL!!

I agree with everything you said. We shouldn't be told we need to advance onto the next stage by anyone. This is OUR journey, this is our body, and our choice. We don't all want to compete or win the race, we just want to move!

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3/7/11 11:29 A

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I'm with you. Not everyone wants to progress to running. I am doing this challenge to build up endurance for all the walking I do with my husband when I'm shopping and on vacation. I understand that some people like the challenge of pushing their bodies to the limit, but I prefer exercise that relates to the activities I partake in regularly. I'm not an athlete or a thief, so running is not a part of my weekly routine :-).

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3/1/11 5:34 P

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Wow! I want to wish you the very best in recovery and health! You're very strong and I know that with time, you'll be able to do more and more!!

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3/1/11 4:48 P

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OKAY~I'M GOING TO GIVE THIS MY BEST SHOT! After a sleep walking accident eight months ago, with spinal cord injuries, as well as back injuries from the base of my skull to my tail bone, nerve damage from my left brain to the tips of my left foot severe, and the right side of my entire body "moderate damage," this may be a turtle mode process for me. Anything counts as exercise after an accident as such!

I've been in physical therapy since five weeks following my stair case fall, and still not allowed to exercise, but am encouraged to take short walks (7-14 minutes), when my balance feels steady enough. Using my four prong cane, or walker also encouraged. Every step we take, could be our last one, or the one that "GETS OUR LIFE BACK!" I'M IN! YESSS I AM!!!

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2/21/11 5:45 P

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I'm planning on doing this again. I had a knee injury and while healing, an MRI showed I have arthritis in my knee, and although it is in the early stages, I am trying to slow down the progression instead of making it worse, and any running would be tough on my joints. I plan on increasing the speed next time. Right now, I am just trying to get my knee through the program without pushing it so far that it is re-injured. By the time I am finished, I will have a good idea what I am capable of doing and up the speed little by little. I don't know if there is a program to walk longer distances, but I may look into it later on.

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2/18/11 5:41 P

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I don't plan to move out of the walking activities, ever. Have arthritis in both ankles, both knees, and both hips due to carrying this weight around for too long (although the ankles are the main source of pesky pain at this point), the running programs would just be too much.
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I'll likely continue the 5K walking program after I'm done, just for motivation, and enjoy walking 5K's around my area/town as much as possible...no running at all. :) I'll try to increase my pace, definitely, over time, as my weight comes down and my fitness level goes up, and I admit my dream is to one day walk a 10K distance all at once....but I'm happy just walking 5Ks and redoing this program or others that Spark offers for motivation and inspiration. :)

Congrats on planning for fitness after Mommyhood! I sure wish I'd done that! :)

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2/18/11 4:34 P

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Bc of health and personal reasons, I want to keep Walking a 5K my main *thing* if you will. I like I said previously, I want to increase my pace, but not necessarily distance. It's also nice for women like myself whom plan on having children/giving birth within the next year so that we have a place to start from again. No woman can give birth and 2 weeks later walk or run a 5K. SO it's a way to get back into something I like, but have a plan to follow.

And personally, I don't think there is anything wrong if someone never wants to progress past walking a 5K. There are too many issues and personal reasons that would make walking more enjoyable or beneficial. To each is there own. But the choice should still be given to those that want to take it. It's an indivdiual process and how we choose to take this journey is unique for us all.

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2/18/11 4:19 P

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If someone has to start at square one due to injury, birth or whatever, I'm sure you could repeat the program. As for completing it and then re-doing it from the start just because, that would be something like going backward. Once a person reaches a goal distance (ie: 5K) the idea is to keep up with the goal distance, doing slightly shorter then slightly longer distances to keep the body moving and getting stronger. If you want to re-do the program a new goal could be to increase your speed throughout the 5 weeks. Another option if you are able to and interested in running, would be to move to the walk/jog team.

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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
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Don't look at life as "you have to," view it as "you get to." It puts the fun back in things.


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2/18/11 2:55 P

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I'm not sure, but I would think so, just to keep people motivated and moving.
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2/18/11 2:23 P

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I am curious and want to know if after we complete this 5K program, if we can reset it and do it over again?

I think this would be a great program for new moms and moms-to-be and I personally know that I will use this Walk Your Way 5K program again. I just want to be able to chart it with SP/My Fitness Page.

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