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  • Birthday 03/20/1959

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  1. So today was supposed to Week 2/Day 1. But I didn't sleep well Sunday night: My right ankle, knee, and hip all hurt. This was the leg I was concerned about when I started C25K. I was ready to give up. But I decided to take another rest day today and see how I did. I managed to get 10,000 steps yesterday and am on track to do that again today . . . and I'm feeling MUCH better. So, after reading over the advice I was given about my first week, I'm going to give it another go tomorrow. I am planning to repeat week #1 and run at the slower speed as I talked about on Sunday's post and see how it goes. I will keep you updated!!
  2. I really didn't want to do this today. I tried to think of reasons why I couldn't . . . but in the end I convinced myself to get on the treadmill. I know that running outside is more optimal but I'm not ready for that . . . AND I'm not willing to risk falling on the ice. I have to have more confidence before I move any farther out of my comfort zone. ANYHOW — I did complete day #3 though I really had to talk myself through it. Had I not already completed it twice before I think I would have walked through one of the jogging sequences — but I kept telling myself that I have done it before (twice), I could do it again!! I did feel the need to kick the speed down from 4 mph to 3.9, then 3.8, then ultimately 3.7. Is that cheating? So I have a few questions for you seasoned runners: 1. I have one leg (my right) that has caused me different aches and pains in the past (the leg that made me think I couldn't do this!). I'm finding the running is really helping that leg and I'm not having any problems there. I do, however, notice that what I would consider my non-dominant leg gets the burn worse than the right. Am I running incorrectly or doing something to cause this or is it normal for one leg muscle to burn more than the other? 2. Secondly, I really am wondering if knocking the speed back slightly is cheating? Should I try to be consistent at the 4 mph? 3. Lastly, though I feel great now that I'm sitting comfortably in my easy chair typing this, it really was a struggle to complete today. Should I stay with W1/D3 until I don't feel so challenged by it or should I push ahead with W2/D1 on Tuesday? Thanks for all your help!!! I'm glad I pushed myself to do it today because I feel GREAT!!!
  3. Great! Thanks for all the advice. I'm taking today off but will do day #3 tomorrow!! I also aspire to walk 10,000 steps everyday--but this is the first time I've actually made over 10,000 for a whole week!!!! I'm pretty pumped about that!
  4. I started my journey at 261.5 pounds. I am finally ready to change. I have lost nearly 15 pounds with Weight Watchers and have only been walking for exercise. I have a friend who is an avid runner, having completed a number of half marathons and currently training for her first full marathon. Though I am intrigued by her, I've always said I couldn't do it (while she stands there and tells me I could!!). I can't say what the turning point was . . . . reading a lot of WW blogs and success stories I guess. Many had become runners and most said "I never thought I could". The more I read the more I saw myself. The icing on the cake was when one of those bloggers said "Never discount a form of exercise until you try it." Soooooooo . . . . I decided to try it! I'm early in my journey but I'm still very excited. I have run three days in a row, not understanding I was supposed to run on alternate days. I was unable to complete Day #1 so I repeated W1/D1 the next day and I finished it!! I was so proud of myself!! Today I completed W1/D2 and that was when I discovered there are only three training days per week!! So I will take tomorrow off and the do W1/D3 on Sunday. My ultimate goal is to run 10K. I never thought I'd hear myself say those words. I have bad knees and bad ankles; I was sure this would only complicate that. But, after three days of running, I have to say that rather than causing problems I feel like it is improving my weaknesses in my legs. I feel so much stronger already! I'm amazed . . . and today I BELIEVE that one day I will be running a 10K run!!
  5. Thank you Kelly!! I will skip tomorrow and then do Day #3 on Sunday. I have to say I'm one of those people who never thought I could do this!! I have an avid running friend who has encouraged me and read many blogs of people who never thought they could. I was finally convinced to try when someone wrote "don't discount a form of exercise until you've tried it." I've also lost almost 15 pounds with Weight Watchers with another 100 to go. I will definitely move over to the accountability board! Thanks again for your help.
  6. I started on Wednesday but couldn't finish so re-started Thursday, then did Day #2 today (Friday). I just noticed there are only 3 days in the training week. Am I supposed to run every day or alternate days? If it is alternate days? Do I rest 2 days between weeks or just continue with every other day?
  7. I started on Wednesday but couldn't finish so re-started Thursday, then did Day #2 today (Friday). I just noticed there are only 3 days in the training week. Am I supposed to run every day or alternate days?
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