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  2. Ninjawife2003

    Using C25K with Fitbit Ionic

    I saw that there is a app connect for the Ionic, but I can't find any instructions on how to link the two. Anyone have any ideas?
  3. Yesterday
  4. Everyone I know that runs regularly say exactly that. Running is a mental game. I hope my self imposed rest doesn’t hurt the mental part of my training. The upside though is today when I woke up I felt more like myself. Not hurting. Come Saturday I am back to it.
  5. Something interesting to note (for me, anyway) When I had been running 5K for a couple of weeks, I still felt like it was so tough - a struggle - difficult. It felt exhausting. But a friend said to me "running is 90% mental." I thought about that the next time I was on the treadmill and I realized something very surprising. Half way through the run when I was moaning and complaining to myself, I realized I wasn't actually tired. My legs felt just fine. In fact, I felt pretty good "physically" and I certainly wasn't exhausted. I was just moaning to myself because I "thought" I was tired. I "assumed" I was exhausted. But my legs definitely were not, and I was not out of breath. I realized that now I was getting used to running, the complaining was indeed mental. I was so used to assuming I was tired and it was a struggle, that it has just become my mindset. I changed that mindset, and it suddenly became MUCH better. I'd repeat affirmations to myself like "running is SO easy for me" and "I feel SO awesome when I run." And everything just kinda changed :-)
  6. CleBkPkr

    Foam Roller

    lol it most certainly is! And of course I will be subjecting myself to it again hahaha
  7. Silver Pie

    Foam Roller

    I took a yoga class two or three years ago and I have to agree. It is a lot harder than it looks.
  8. That is so true. I have been working out for two years and thought I was in fairly good shape. I knew that I'd be lucky to run a full minute initially, but thought I'd follow the running schedule better. For example, I should be able to run 5 or 10 minutes or more by now, but I am lucky to run 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  9. Ninjajedi

    Disneyland

    Thanks
  10. CleBkPkr

    Disneyland

    That’s a great way to ignore your program lol Enjoy!
  11. Ninjajedi

    Disneyland

    I been in Disneyland neglecting my program. Hope to get back to it.
  12. Last week
  13. I am reading this and chuckling quietly... I know exactly what you mean about finally learning your lesson. I can be so stubborn sometimes lol
  14. Yeah, I'd do the same thing. I have a habit of pushing when I shouldn't, which made a tennis elbow take much longer to heal than it should of. Then, shoulder tendinitis that took longer because I overdid things. I've finally learned my lesson :-)
  15. I am beginning to think that I may need to rest my legs for a while. It's so disappointing but the pain is telling me to stop pushing. I'll definitely work the incline on my treadmill and when I am back to running I'll transition slowly over to being outside. Thank you for the info!
  16. Yeah, that's pretty common from what I've heard. I was actually just reading up on transitioning from the treadmill to outside (I do 10K 4 x week only on the treadmill). I learned: Forces are greater outdoors than on a treadmill which has some "bounce" to it. This means your body feels more impact. Movements vary much more outside as the ground is never totally flat and surfaces can be uneven. You have to propel yourself forward more outside, whereas the treadmill helps propel you forward with the movement of the tread. Unless you have an accurate GPS, your speed is likely different as it's much less controlled outside than on a "fixed speed" on a treadmill, so you may have been running faster. My local running store told me to transition slowly outside because of these differences. It's recommend that you take 2-3 weeks off if you have shin splints, and if you have to run, here's some advice from runner's world: <<<If you have to keep running with shin splints, our Runner's World physio recommends you do so on a treadmill, with the incline set to five – the incline means the forefoot has less distance to travel to the floor, meaning the muscles have less work to do. Run for five minutes, then do some of the stretches below. Repeat this up to five times as long as you have little or no pain. As the pain reduces, increase the duration of the runs then start to remove some of the stretch stops.>>>
  17. The one thing I noticed after my 5K this past weekend was how different it was being on the pavement compared to the treadmill. I feel like I have "treadmill legs" and running on the pavement felt so awkward (for lack of a better way to describe it). In the interim I'm still dealing with ridiculously sore shins from Sunday. I don't know if I should keep moving or give my legs some time to rest...
  18. Hi there, Well, I did power yoga 3+ times a week from a "formal exercise" standpoint, but no cardio. I also did daily walks with the dog, and consider myself active in general. But first time I got onto that treadmill, literally after 30 seconds I wanted to give up. I think that people can call themselves physically fit, but when it comes to running for first timers it feels like any fitness built up has gone out of the window :-)
  19. Quick question for you. I know your post was from February but I am hoping you are still around... when you started, were you in "decent" shape or an absolute couch potato? You said your fitness level was "average", what exactly is average? Thanks!
  20. CleBkPkr

    Foam Roller

    Here’s one more video. This video is more of what I am looking for from foam rolling. There are so many. It’s a lot to sort through but I think it’s worth studying to find what works best. My daughter suggested yoga too. I have gone to a yoga class. It is a LOT harder than it looks lol https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw2sQK3rzG0
  21. Jacquie

    Hi there!

    So good to know
  22. Jacquie

    Hi there!

    Thank you!
  23. Ninjajedi

    Hi there!

    Welcome!
  24. CleBkPkr

    Foam Roller

    I never heard of one either. Two of my runner friends both recommended using one. Here’s a video that shows one set of exercises using a roller. Going to give it a whirl.
  25. Silver Pie

    Foam Roller

    It's probably good to take a break after a run like that. I don't even know what a foam roller is or how to use one.
  26. CleBkPkr

    Foam Roller

    https://www.tptherapy.com/product/grid_foamroller Ordered one today... I had some Amazon credit left hanging around.
  27. CleBkPkr

    Hi there!

    Hello! It really is a very supportive community here
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