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About myshirtsr2tight

  • Birthday 01/19/1978

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  1. Hello everyone, Just wanted to share my success story... I decided to get in shape this year because of my weight and the fact that heart disease runs in my family. My wife and I just had our first child, and it made me realize that I may not live long enough to see her down the aisle. So, I downloaded the C25K app and followed it exactly: I didn't slack or push it too hard. By Week 8, I was able to run 5K. Now, I run five days a week and 5K is my "low" run (I don't run anything less than 5K). I'm able to run over 10K and will be running in a half marathon this December. Anyways, I hope all of you reach your goals! My friend and co-worker just started Week 3 of the program. I can't wait until she gets to 5K so that I can run with her.
  2. Hi Lainey! Only advice that I can give is to treat your rest days with as much importance as your run days, especially since you are a new runner. You will get the urge to push things a little bit, but this can lead to injury and/or fatigue quickly. Rest is where you get stronger. Good luck on your upcoming 5K!
  3. Hello everyone! Glad to see the new forums here. Anyways, to tell you a little bit about myself. I'm a 36 year old male. I'm a US citizen, but I live in Hanoi, Vietnam with my wife and 9 month old daughter. My wife is also 14 weeks pregnant. They are the reason that I started running. At the beginning of the year, I realized that I was too fat. Add a history of heart disease on my father's side, and there's a big possibility that I wouldn't live long enough to see my daughter get married. So, I decided to do something about it. In January, I started the C25K program. I stuck with it and 8 weeks later, I was able to run 5K. Now, I run about 30K a week, mostly to lose weight, but also to run in the half marathon this December. Anyways, I look forward to chatting with all of you on these brand new forums!
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