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Wendell

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  1. Hi guys! I had completed one round of this amazing program, when I herniated a disc in my back. Had surgery last spring (micro-discectomy), and feel I am at a point where I need to get back into it. Surgeon asked if I had to run, and I said no. He said then don’t. Problem is, I feel like crap, have gained probably 20 pounds, and want to feel good again, instead of like a slug lol. Did day 1, week 1, today on a nice cushy treadmill. Wish me luck!
  2. Wow for $8, I'm going to try them out for sure! Thanks!
  3. Georgia, good for you getting started!! That's usually the hardest part. Was for me anyway. That's the best thing about this app, it constantly challenges and pushes you, and there are a million people cheering you on! I usually run religiously every other day M-F and sometimes Sunday's, so I'll check in on you often :-) You got this!
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    New start

    Christi, you'll get there! Running was always so hard for me, but the farther along in this app I got, the more I craved it. The gym closed yesterday before I got off work so I couldn't run, and it's driving me crazy! Stay with it, you'll be glad you did.
  5. Jake, first of all, great job! Breezes is right on though, pace is everything. Focus on your breathing, music, anything other than how much time you have left to go. Mileage doesn't matter, endurance does right now. This app is crazy how it works, just trust in it. You'll amaze yourself! Good luck, you can do this!
  6. Rob, I did those for a couple of weeks and man do you feel it! I've since begun the 10k app, but I'm still varying my speeds since I'm doing it on a treadmill. I'm hoping for faster 5k times while still working up to a 10k.
  7. Which wireless ones Kelly? I'm interested in those as well, but they're expensive! I'd hate to spend that much on something I don't like. And I sweat a lot....like, Erin out my shirt a lot.
  8. I like some Sony's MDRA S200 active earbuds. They have the clip for over your ear, are durable (because I'm the worlds hardest person on earbuds), and sound great for the cost. They're $13.48 on Amazon.
  9. KC, try the next one anyway. I moved on a couple times when I didn't kill the previous one, and surprised myself when I was able to do it.
  10. I did w8d3 last night, so have finished!! I'm going to keep working on my 5k times until I get them where I want them. Endurance first, speed later. Well, speed is now for me. Great job everyone!!
  11. PS, worry about speed later. Endurance is the key this time through. Stay with it, it really works!
  12. Some days are like that, others you feel like you are dominating this. Day 2's were always hard for me, didn't matter what week. I'm 44, but like to pretend I'm 24 :-)
  13. Way to get it done!! I hit my wall during this program more than once, believe me. In in the 5k phase of it right now, and at 2.5 miles, I wanted just walk, just for a minute. But I know if I do, because I have before, it's just not the same so I push through. It really is 80% mental, at least.
  14. I quit last October 30th, so about 14 months ago. I'm always looking for excuses...anything other than, hey! You're 44 and out of shape lol!!
  15. Way to go Ruthie!!! It was really nice here yesterday (in the low 60's) so I was able to thankfully abandon the treadmill and do w8d2 outside. Around our block is exactly 3.3 miles, so I decided to run the whole thing, and I actually did it! I struggled though. 2.5 miles seems to be my wall. I'm going to keep working at it though. Lung capacity is a big problem I think. 20 years of smoking will do that to a person :-/
  16. Good for both of you for taking the hardest step, which is the first one!!! Be proud of yourselves! I've just begun week eight of the program, and one of the biggest things I've learned, is if you're out running, the people that aren't are jealous of you. Wishing they could do it. And if others are running around you, they are paying attention to themselves. Before I began running myself, I would see others doing it and think that's so awesome they have that kind of drive. I was so jealous!! So, just remember if anyone notices you running, it's because they are wishing they could do it too. Stay with this program, it works!! And everyone here is cheering you on!
  17. It's not horrible pain, I'd call it more annoying than anything. According to my ortho, it's actually normal and takes a long time to completely go away and might always be there. It's just an odd feeling because I can feel the silver dollar spot where it tore.
  18. I tore my calf muscle back in February playing basketball. Medium grade year so no surgery, but was on crutches for six weeks. Now when I run starting at around 3/4 of a mile, it starts barking at me. Will this ever go away? Anyone else dealt with this?
  19. Wendell

    Playlist ideas

    Amazon music is pretty cool too. You can make your own playlists and store them in the cloud, as long as you have a membership.
  20. Good luck!! Don't look at it as like basketball conditioning. If you're like me, I HATED it! My coach thought we were a cross country team I swear. I'm 44, always hated running, but if you follow this, and trust it, you CAN do it, I promise! Keep us posted!
  21. I have always hated running. Even in high school and college. Basketball conditioning was torture for me, and if even fake injuries to get out of running. Decided I wanted to try it, thanks to my kid who joined cross country in school. I'm SO GLAD I DID!! I never ever thought I'd succeed at this, but I love it so much I crave running. Stick with the program. Do it every other day. And don't give up. You CAN do this! If I can anyone can, believe me.
  22. Best time or not, you DID it! At the end of the day, that's all that matters. I'm doing w7d3 this afternoon. Just hate that it's on a treadmill, but better than not at all.
  23. Azatol is absolutely right! Pace is key, but if you did 8, you can do 20. Don't focus on the time, and just go til she says stop, and don't quit!!
  24. Congrats! I just finished week 6, and the advice I can give you is two things. 1) Pace is everything. Slow is better. And 2) Later in the program, SO much is mental. You CAN do this!!! Believe in yourself, and trust the program, because it really works.
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