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  1. debwal124

    My progress - wk 12

    Thanks Trish - I am not very good when it comes to IT and this sort of thing but thought it as suspect. Such a shame as this is such a great forum. Hope you getting on well with your running
  2. Hi, I have posted under general discussion as I received an email which I don't think is genuine. Anyway, as I have not been on the forum for a few weeks thought I would post my progress to date. Beginning of January I started the couch to 10k ready to run a 10k on 26 April. So there I am age 40+ never ran before in my life and had not exercised for years! Always found exercise sooooooo boring. So here I am, 12 weeks on and THIS GIRL CAN RUN. I have followed the programme exactly and still can't believe that I can now run nearly 6 miles! I completed a 5k park run a few weeks ago, running it in 33 mins - can't tell you how pleased I was. I am on track to complete the 10k on 26 April. For me running first thing in morning is he best time - so tomorrow my alarm will go off at 4.45am and I will be out the door by 5am. When I run in the mornings I run along the main road, where there is traffic and cyclists going by, with me wearing reflective gear. When I run during the day or early evenings then I venture off the main road and enjoy running my local golf course. I think I have found a form of exercise that I can actually say I enjoy! Once I get going I get into it and do enjoy it, I love being outside in the fresh air and upon completing my run feel invigorated and a huge sense of achievement. So for anyone reading this who is at the start of their running journey..........if I can do this then so can you. Deb
  3. Hi, I have posted under general discussion as I received an email which I don't think is genuine. Anyway, as I have not been on the forum for a few weeks thought I would post my progress to date. Beginning of January I started the couch to 10k ready to run a 10k on 26 April. So there I am age 40+ never ran before in my life and had not exercised for years! Always found exercise sooooooo boring. So here I am, 12 weeks on and THIS GIRL CAN RUN. I have followed the programme exactly and still can't believe that I can now run nearly 6 miles! I completed a 5k park run a few weeks ago, running it in 33 mins - can't tell you how pleased I was. I am on track to complete the 10k on 26 April. For me running first thing in morning is he best time - so tomorrow my alarm will go off at 4.45am and I will be out the door by 5am. When I run in the mornings I run along the main road, where there is traffic and cyclists going by, with me wearing reflective gear. When I run during the day or early evenings then I venture off the main road and enjoy running my local golf course. I think I have found a form of exercise that I can actually say I enjoy! Once I get going I get into it and do enjoy it, I love being outside in the fresh air and upon completing my run feel invigorated and a huge sense of achievement. So for anyone reading this who is at the start of their running journey..........if I can do this then so can you. Deb
  4. I have received this email..............not sure how genuine it is? I won't be replying. Thought it best to share in case it's not genuine to make others aware. I have not been on the forum for a few weeks as been busy with my running - now on week 12! debwal124, viviana111 has sent you a new personal conversation entitled "hi". viviana111 said: ====================================================================== Hi? Greeting I am writing to you to let you know that I am really impressed with your profile I would like to get to know you better for a chance to discuss an important issue? & we can share great experiences together,I'm sorry if i am embarrassing you'll always be grateful if you will reply to my E-mail address ( Vivianaisatou@gmx.com ) not in this site because i am a new in this community and i don't visit this site often, I would very much appreciate to get a reply from you thank you for being who you are, and for providing such a great example of a good person to which I could aspire and admire. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks Best regards ====================================================================== PLEASE DO NOT REPLY DIRECTLY TO THIS EMAIL! You can reply to this personal conversation by following the link below: http://forums.zenlabsfitness.com/index.php?app=members&module=messaging&section=view&do=showConversation&topicID=73#msg168
  5. debwal124

    hi im tori

    Good luck Tori - you can do this. At the age of 46, I never ever thought I would be able to jog..........6 weeks later I can now run for 25mins. I am loving it and feel a real sense of achievement. Let us know how you get on. Deb x
  6. debwal124

    week 4 Day 2

    Well done
  7. debwal124

    Week 5 day 3 completed

    Thanks for your messages of encouragement. Weaklegs - you will be fine. If I can do it you will be able too! How have you been finding the programme?
  8. This girl can ............ Jog 2 miles! When I started the programme 5 weeks ago, I never ever thought that I at the age of 46 would be able to jog/run for any length of time - but I can. I am so pleased with my progress and what I am achieving on a personal level. I am so glad that I found this app and this forum. Hope everyone else is doing well. Deb x
  9. Fantastic - Reading your post has given me confidence that I can do this too! I am coming to the end of week 4
  10. debwal124

    Week 3 Day 1

    Ahhhh thanks for your lovely replies and words of encouragement. My alarm will be set in the morning ready for day 2 of week 3. Will keep you posted on my progress and watch this space for news that I have been brave enough to run in the daylight
  11. debwal124

    Week 3 Day 1

    I was up bright and early again this morning to do day 1 of week 3. I am still at the stage where I will only run when it's dark so no one can really see me!!!!!! Still getting up T 5.30am to do my run before I go to work. Need to try and get out in the evening too, however think the mornings are better for me. Not sure about the whole breathing thing, I have started chewing gum to help me focus and regulate my breathing. Have to say, I found it hard today running for 3 mins but I did it and carried on. At this stage I just can't imagine being able to run for any length of time..........will see what happens. I am so pleased that I have got this far
  12. debwal124

    Day 1 Week 2

    Hi, Heavy rain stopped play yesterday, so up at 5.30am to complete day 1 of week 2. Determined to do this despite being a middle aged woman who has always found an excuse not to exercise! I eat a healthy diet and my health is very important to me, hence me wanting to get fit. Would love to hear from anyone at the same stage as me, or from those who can remember what it's like to be at at week 2 - any hints and tips most welcome
  13. debwal124

    Just started

    I am new to running too, just completed day 2 of week 1. What a great forum, everyone is so encouraging and supportive. Deb
  14. debwal124

    Day 1 of week 1 completed

    KellyAnn, Jo4applerose and Timb113 Thank you for your replies amd words of encouragement. Up bright and early this morning to complete day 2 of week 1. Wet amd windy, but I didn't let the weather deter me. Now ready for the day ahead. Deb
  15. debwal124

    Day 1 of week 1 completed

    Thanks for your speedy replies. Will be getting up bright and early on Thursday morning to complete day 2
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