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    Timb113 got a reaction from ashelbashel in Help   
    Randy, you can do it. I hope you are a few weeks into the program right now. Just take your time, don't be afraid to repeat or even take a step back if needed. You can do this!
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    Timb113 reacted to Suzaku86 in Running theraphy for depression   
    Hi, thanks for replying. My running progress so slow but progress is progress! Im on week 4 run 1 now. I am now in way better place mentally than when i started running. I had bad run, but i had good run too. 
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    Timb113 got a reaction from Suzaku86 in Running theraphy for depression   
    Suzaku, one of the best things that I found about running is that you realize your body can do so much more than your mind thinks is possible for you. This might be great therapy for you, especially when you get to that point of doubt in yourself and you're able to push through! There will be days that are disappointing, just keep believing that you'll be able to do it, and it will work out. Good luck!
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    Timb113 got a reaction from sdbeachgirl in nervous of running 10k   
    R&S, don't be nervous. If you can run a 5K (no matter the speed) you are very close to being able to knock out the 10K. I would suggest that you start on week 9, and see how it goes, if you feel like backing up a week or two to feel comfortable, that's fine, as well. I wouldn't worry about getting in just two runs per week, you'll still gain the benefits if you keep on a scheduled. I think you'll be good advancing each week every nine days (or whatever your schedule allows). You may not complete the 10K program before the end of March, but you'll be close, and when you get to race day, you'll be surprised how ready your body is to make it the entire distance.
     
    I breath through my mouth almost exclusively when I run. I've always felt like I can't not get a deep enough breathe and don't get enough oxygen when I breath through my nose.
     
    Best of luck, keep us updated on your progress.
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    Timb113 got a reaction from TheRoseWithin~Shannon in nervous of running 10k   
    R&S, don't be nervous. If you can run a 5K (no matter the speed) you are very close to being able to knock out the 10K. I would suggest that you start on week 9, and see how it goes, if you feel like backing up a week or two to feel comfortable, that's fine, as well. I wouldn't worry about getting in just two runs per week, you'll still gain the benefits if you keep on a scheduled. I think you'll be good advancing each week every nine days (or whatever your schedule allows). You may not complete the 10K program before the end of March, but you'll be close, and when you get to race day, you'll be surprised how ready your body is to make it the entire distance.
     
    I breath through my mouth almost exclusively when I run. I've always felt like I can't not get a deep enough breathe and don't get enough oxygen when I breath through my nose.
     
    Best of luck, keep us updated on your progress.
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    Timb113 got a reaction from Federica in Week 5 day 3 done and dusted ! This means a lot to me   
    Federica, great story to share! We are all so proud of you. Keep up the great work!
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    Timb113 reacted to TheRoseWithin~Shannon in healed fractured 5th metatarsal pain   
    teehee Timb ...  I'm butchering her song; however in regards to price ...
    I'm all 'bout that price, 'bout that price, no trouble!
    I'm all 'bout that price, 'bout that price, no trouble!
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    Timb113 got a reaction from TheRoseWithin~Shannon in Am I supposed to hurt this much?   
    Donna, sorry to hear about that. What is the recovery time on that? Is there rehab, or just rest. My thoughts are with you. Be strong, you'll be able to get back out there!
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    Timb113 got a reaction from TheRoseWithin~Shannon in healed fractured 5th metatarsal pain   
    Elle, I am not an expert on shoes (by any means). I'm still working with my first pair of "real" running shoes, and I still bought those because the price was more in the range I was looking for. Don't tell some of my running friends who aren't on this forum, or they'll kill me for allowing price to be a concern! I would try a few things that might help with the pain. Try wrapping one day for your run and see if that helps. The biggest thing I would suggest, if you are often getting swelling later in the day is to ice right after you complete your run, and again later in the day, if necessary. Best of luck!
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    Timb113 got a reaction from TheRoseWithin~Shannon in question   
    Ricky, DEFINITELY TAKE THE REST DAYS!!!!! Let me tell you from experience, it is not worth the pain and frustration! I built up to running a couple of 5Ks and recently completed a 10K. I was at the point where I ran a few training runs at 6 miles. I thought I could do anything. Well, just before the 10K, I decided to get three good workouts (6 miles, 3 miles, and 4 miles) in on consecutive days. Just before the end of the third day, I felt a pain in my knee. It's been three weeks and I've tried to run once, to no avail. Overuse injuries happen too often. You can certainly exercise nearly every day, but make sure you are cross training, (lifting, yoga, walking, cycling) on those others days. Give your body a chance to stay healthy.
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    Timb113 got a reaction from TheRoseWithin~Shannon in Week 5 day 3 done and dusted ! This means a lot to me   
    Federica, great story to share! We are all so proud of you. Keep up the great work!
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    Timb113 got a reaction from TheRoseWithin~Shannon in Week 3 day 2   
    Mike, great job. Keep up the good work. You'll be great on March 14!
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    Timb113 got a reaction from TheRoseWithin~Shannon in Week one day two finished!   
    Jlwill, the push to get back out there will continue to get stronger. Running and seeing what your body can do next is an amazing addiction!
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    Timb113 reacted to Azatol in Here I Go!   
    We've already got you running.
    GO GO GO!!!!
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    Timb113 reacted to Azatol in W8D3, you ain't got nut'n on me!   
    Felt awesome. Weather perfect. I just went for broke. 34:36 to clear the full 5k. BLAM!
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    Timb113 reacted to cendorly in Get your hands off that phone!   
    I was doing this today, checking my phone ever few seconds seeing how long I had left until I walked.  I'll have to try leaving my phone in my pocket next time.
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    Timb113 reacted to soculese in I did it!   
    5K in 32:57. Suck it "old self"!!!!!!
     
    Probably could have went another 5 minutes!
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    Timb113 reacted to soculese in I did it!   
    Thx! Beer in hand now!
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    Timb113 reacted to soculese in Week 8 Day 1 Slayed!!!   
    Totally! Had a victory dinner of a wonton soup and beer for dinner when I finished....lol! I'm down 36 pounds from when I started. Feeling much different.
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    Timb113 reacted to TheRoseWithin~Shannon in 'Like This' quota   
    LOL   'Like This' ... success!!
     
    Thank you ... again Admin!  <3  Love this space/place!
    Folks make it easy to respond, encourage and support, as well as making it easy to receive the same in return.   How cool is that!  
    Cheers!!
    ps. the above post was 'liked' without restriction!!! YeeHaw!    ... brought to you by the Zenlabs Admin!
    *wiggles happily*
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    Timb113 got a reaction from TheRoseWithin~Shannon in Taking the distance up in 2015   
    Well, that did not work the way I had hoped. After a 10-day layoff (of stretching, walking and gentle cycling), I tried to run a mile. I made it about half before my knee started acting up from the IT Band. At first, I decided I wanted to push through the moderate pain and finish the mile I set out to complete, but then asked myself if that last half mile of running was worth the extra week that I might have to rest to come back from it. I decided it was not, I listened to my body and walked. I iced and heated later in the day. The troubling thing is that I have to cancel my plans to run the 10-mile race in a few weeks, but that also means I am going to take three weeks off running, work on stretching and the dreaded foam roller to try to get back to where I want to be. I'm already planning for my return, and my next race, which will be a 5K just after Memorial Day, when things will be finally winding down at work. All of your support and encouragement here has been a great help as I've worked through this, and I'll continue to lean on you all as I keep battling back! Thank you!
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    Timb113 got a reaction from TheRoseWithin~Shannon in Red Must Run   
    Red, that is awesome, and I love your goals mapped out and including your daughter and friends. Having someone along for the ride is a great way to go. If you haven't seen the Accountability 2015 thread head over there and you can start a thread for your journey. Keep all of us updated as we are all keeping each other accountable!
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    Timb113 got a reaction from TheRoseWithin~Shannon in How chunky and unfit is too CHUNKY AND UNFIT?   
    Blackcat, there is no too unfit to do the program. The beauty of this program is that you can take your time working through it. If you run into a spot that your physically unable to complete just repeat until you are ready to move on. If you have not done much exercise leading up to starting the program, I would recommend taking at least a week or two of just brisk walking for 20-30 minutes before you try to run in the program, but you can do it. We all started some where, and these forums will be a great place to see how others who are starting at the same time are doing. Keep us updated, you can do it!
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    Timb113 got a reaction from TheRoseWithin~Shannon in This body doesn't run...or so I thought!   
    cendorly, that is awesome to hear what you've accomplished so far. I'm excited to hear about your accomplishements going forward.
     
    I recently completed my first race with a finisher's medal, it was a really great feeling to hang that on the wall!
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    Timb113 reacted to cendorly in This body doesn't run...or so I thought!   
    Hello! New member here and thought I'd give a bit of background and some inspiration to others...
     
    If you would have told me 6 months ago I'd be doing 5ks, and actually jogging, I would have thought you insane!  Well, maybe I'm the crazy one!  LOL  I'm 45 and about 100 lbs overweight.  Bad knees, former smoker, sedentary day job, and definitely NOT a runner.  I HATED exercise, especially walking/running (BORING!!!)
     
    It all started because of a 5k obstacle course race I really wanted to do about 2 months ago.  I knew I could do the obstacles, but running 3 miles, NO WAY!! I tried jogging a few times and all my fat jiggled, my knees started hurting, and I could not breathe.  So okay, I figured I'd walk it.  BUT, I wasn't even sure I could WALK 5k.  So I started out a month before the event walking and sure enough, I was able to walk 5k.  Came the day of the race and I walked it and did the obstacles, had a ton of fun and got my finisher's medal.
     
    By now, I was HOOKED!  I wanted to do more 5ks! I was all about the bling and the excitement of doing something I never thought I could do.  So I registered for a few more and kept walking them, but I really wanted to TRY to build up my strength and endurance to run them.  
     
    I'm fortunate to live in a warm State where I can get out side at the local park and run around the trail (which is a 1 mile loop). So I started Week 1 in the beginning of December.  Week 1 Day 1 was BRUTAL. I could barely jog for a minute, let alone keep up the intervals, but I pushed myself through.  By the end of Week 1, I knew I wasn't ready to move onto Week 2. So, I did Week 1 again, and it got a little easier.  Then moved onto Week 2.  The first day was difficult, but I stuck it out.  Week 2 day 2 was still hard, but doable.  BUT a funny thing happened, I noticed I could breeze through the first minute without feeling tired and only at the last 30 seconds was I feeling it.  WOW!! You mean I built up my endurance to jog for a minute without really feeling it?  AWESOME!
     
    I finished Week 2 and repeated the first 2 days again.  Then I had another 5k just a week ago. I did Week 2 day 3 during the 5k and when the session was done, I kept my music on and finished the 5, using my watch to time the walk/jog intervals.  I did my BEST time yet (shaved off 10 minutes).  This plan was REALLY working, I was really jogging, even if only for 2 minutes at a time!
     
    So...Monday this week I walked 3 miles (briskly, since I was with a friend) instead of going back to the plan.  Today I decided "what if I try Week 3?? How far could I get?  Well, the first rep of 3 min jogging wasn't bad.  The second rep of 3 minute jogging nearly killed me.  I had to start walking about 2 minutes in, which I did until the 90 second jogging interval.  I finished it, and I'm proud of it! I know the next time I get out there I would be able to do both 3 minute reps jogging.
     
    Other "funny" things are happening to me too!  When I start the 5 minute warm up walk, I don't want to walk, I want to start jogging!  My fat isn't jiggling as much (so far I lost 10 lbs, need to really get better with the diet now).  My balance seems to have improved. My knees don't hurt AT ALL and most of all, I'm jogging and enjoying it!!  I look forward to "workout days" when I can just put the music on, zone out, and follow the trail for 30 minutes doing whatever the lady in my phone tells me to do.  Most of all, I'm really jogging for more than 30 seconds at a time - WOOHOO!!
     
    The motto of my story is....BELIEVE in yourself!  If you can't jog for 60 seconds in Week 1, so what? Jog for 30 seconds and walk the rest until the next interval.  KEEP DOING IT - you WILL Get better.
     
    This app is really the BEST thing since sliced bread. 
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