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Klh79

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  1. Hello! I'm a middle-aged mom returning to running after taking a few years off. I completed C25K several years ago, then continued training and ran a few 5ks, a 5 mile race, and two half-marathons. Then I got lazy and depressed and I stopped running. I gained a lot of weight. I was so stressed out about my job, I started grinding my teeth in my sleep and I was having SVT episodes (rapid heartbeat). My doctor said that I had to reduce stress. In July of this year, I decided that I had enough and started C25K again. I also started eating low carb again. I've completed C25K, and I am working on Bridge to 10k now, Week 9, Day 1. I'm very slow, but I am not running to set records. I'm running to get back into shape and to help my mood. Endorphins are fantastic for depression! I also take medication every day, but that wasn't enough for me. Since August 15th, I've lost 20 pounds. I can run for at least 30 minutes with no walking. I'm happier and healthier. I'm dealing with stress so much more easily than I ever did over the past few years. My family is supportive, and they know that every other day is a running day. It's not all sunshine and rainbows, there are difficult days and I'm searching for a job that doesn't send me into the deep end, but I know that I can do this! Here's a link to my blog if anyone is interested. karensrenewalrunning.home.blog My running partner is my little dog, Luci.
  2. I completed C25k about five years ago and eventually went on to run two half marathons. I'm not fast, but I was doing pretty well. After my second half marathon in 2012, I took a break which was supposed to be a few days and turned into about three years. I'm starting up again. I remember why I started running in the first place - it feels good! Well, it doesn't always feel good at the time, but it usually feels good afterwards. To anyone just starting out, trust the program. It works. I'm an out of shape forty-something woman, and if I can do this, I think you can too!
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