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8/23/12 11:15 A

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Mobil, glad that you are keeping on. Speed should not be an important issue rather, the fact that you are doing your best is the real thing. I am also learning to run and am very slow too but I don't worry about my time or even what the scale says. I have had a time when it refused to move for about 5 weeks. Just keep on doing your best.
It is well with you.

I can do thisl!!

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8/23/12 6:08 A

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I just keep telling myself that I am only competing against myself! So any progress is great! Keep logging how fast you are going and celebrate any progress. I even give myself a cheer when I manage to jog(very slowly) up the hill to our home.

Its an excellent idea to go to a 5k event. I am sure you will find everyone very friendly and supportive.

Keep going and remember excercise reduces stress!

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8/23/12 12:16 A

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Thank you to everyone for the replies, I just feel stuck lately. (Stress over other things is probably contributing a LOT to that feeling)
I know that I am my own and only competition, and I usually DO have fun out there. I can't help but compare myself to other's progress sometimes (especially when I get stressed out).

I am planning on being able to run (jog) 5k by the end of the year, but had been thinking about maybe trying one sooner even though I can't run very much yet, (YET!), and was just wondering about it all.

We are actually going to go to one of the 5k events coming up this weekend, just to see how it all works. I am extremely nervous in new situations and thought it would help if I chedcked one out beforehand.

Tracy, Illinois, CST

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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;

The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
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8/22/12 10:45 A

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I totally agree with everyone else! Go for it!

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8/22/12 9:56 A

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I agree with everyone else--you should definitely do it! For the 5k I'm running in September, the course closes after an hour and a half, which is plenty of time to walk it at a 20-minute mile. Just go for it and don't worry what everyone else is doing. You'll feel awesome afterwards!

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8/22/12 4:24 A

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I think you should totally go for it! It doesn't matter how fast everyone else is going, as long as you're doing your best.



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8/22/12 1:31 A

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Yes - sign up absolutely. Your time will improve as you continue training. You can even walk a 5k. The goal is completion and time improvement will come. emoticon

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8/21/12 11:22 P

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We saw a guy jogging today while we were out doing errands, I commented to my beau 'I wish I looked like that when I jog.'

No, not shirtless and tan...but he was actually MOVING. He was getting his feet off the ground. I seem to barely move even after like 6 weeks. I am still on week 2 (its been a hellacious week at work).

I have started walking 5k on Sundays since Monday and Tuesday are my no jogging days, that way I have 2 days to recover if I need it, if not, I use those day at the gym, pool, or stretching and resistance training at home.

My question is that should me walking a 5k at what feels like a decent pace, take me an hour?
I realize that carrying around as much weight as I am, is no easy task for my body, but I seem to have such a short step even in walking and I also noticed that I get a bit pigeon toed the longer that I walk or jog. It doesn't hurt....actually after the first mile, my ankles don't hurt as much, I guess they get loosened up or something.

Is it even worth me thinking about signing up for a 5k with a 19 or 20 minute mile?

Tracy, Illinois, CST

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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;

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