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Posted July 24, 2014
Great start. Keep it up!
The important thing is that you're doing it. Even if can find a treadmill for two days a week and then hit the third at home on the weekend. I've started and stopped programs too often. I'm into week 7 now, just two and a half weeks from my first 5K, and making sure I make time to get out on the road has been the biggest thing to success. Each time I've had to step up time, I didn't think it would be possible. This morning (my alarm goes off at 5:30 so I can run before the kids get up), I did three miiles in 25 minutes. It's an amazing sense of accomplishment, and something that will keep me going.
Posted July 22, 2014
Keep working hard. It's so rewarding to finish a new day and a new challenge in C25K!
Part of eating better is like the C25K program. You're not going to be able to go from pizza, burgers, soda and beer to salads, fruits, veggies and water in one day. It's a process. When I started the C25K program, one of the things I knew I needed was to drink more water, so I tried to cut back on soda and coffee (which was about 3-4 cups every morning). Gradually backing off, I'm down to coffee about once a week (a cup or two). Eating is the same way. Don't try to go cold turkey, do it gradually. And if you make a mistake, don't beat yourself up for eating too much, or the wrong thing. Learn from it and move on. Get better the next day.
I use MapMyWalk, and have always had good results. I've been able to go back, even with the free version, and check my splits afterwards. A big help as I approach running a full 5K.
My wife dealt with this a few years ago and the only remedies the doctor could give was rest. She ended up in a boot for a few weeks to help with stability. Unfortunately, I think that's the only thing you can do.
I hope you attempted the 5K and ran as much as you could. I did so, with not training about six weeks ago. It hurt for a few days, but once I recovered I got back into the C25K training (which I first started in January). It made the first two weeks of training easy (advanced through in about eight days) and now I'm into week 7 of the training and I'm looking forward to running an entire 5K in just a few weeks. Good luck!