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  1. Way to go, Stacey! My wife and I have 3 boys, and neither of us were in the best shape either. We've combined the C25k program with a lifestyle change in eating habits and the results have been addicting. Neither of us were runners, now we're always looking to see what 5K/10K races are in the area!! Oh, and sliding into a pair of pants that haven't fit for 2 years, with room to spare, priceless! Keep it up. It may seem hard at first, but it gets addicting! I found that once I got past the "big 20 minute run" I felt like I could overcome any barrier.
  2. The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're not willing to stay where you are. Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It come from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.
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    on a journey

    That's awesome...it's what got me and my wife started as well! Keep it up, it becomes addicting!
  4. Yeah it's going to time-stamp it with whatever time and date your phone is showing at the time. I guess honestly I never paid too much attention to that, since I use MapMyRun along with the C25K/10K apps. That has all my runs and routes.
  5. Depends on what phone you have. iPhones and Androids are different in this area Once you do have music on your phone though, you'll want to set up a playlist in the actual music app. It can then be quickly accessed either through the C25K app or through your music app.
  6. jvincent78

    ad banner

    That is interesting. Not to be "that guy", but are you sure you have the pro app downloaded and not the free? The pro app shouldn't have any banner ads.
  7. Can you give more details as to what the exact nature of the problem is? Is the app not logging in to your fb/tw accounts, is it logged in but not posting?
  8. There is no sign-in for pro. I believe all it does is remove ads. That being said, you can just skip ahead to where you were at on the free version. Also, you can long-press on the days you've already accomplished and the app will mark them as finished. Since it was the first time you used the app, that's why FB acted like you were new. Great job on getting through week 2. Keep it up! Before you know it, you'll be cruising along, knocking down personal milestones!
  9. While I was doing the 5K trainer, I tended to not have anything except some water before hand. Then a smoothie after showering. Now that I've started the 10K trainer, I've taken to downing a can of V8 Fusion Energy when I get up. Then getting ready and stretching usually allows me enough time for it to kick in. I think the most important thing to remember is that your body is unique. Try what others are doing, but find and stick with what works best for you.
  10. I've noticed this same thing about runners...they generally tend to be encouraging. I'm blessed to have a forest preserve right behind my house and I can jump right on the trails and it's generally pretty private.
  11. My saga continues...I've started the 10K training app! Tomorrow is Week 9 Day 3. I continue to be blown away by the barriers that continue to fall.
  12. There's been some times when I cross-trained on my mountain bike. But mostly I just run, usually every other day. I do need to start a weight-lifting program, it would definitely help. Keep this in mind...nutrition plays a huge role. I know it's easy to fall into the trap of "I'm running, so therefore I can eat whatever I want". While it's true to an extent, putting in healthy items will speed up the loss of inches/pounds.
  13. This is good advice on listening to your body.
  14. Way to be proactive at a young age (well ok compared to some of us!) Work the program the way it's designed; don't try to go too fast. If you can, invest in a good pair of running shoes. The best would be to go to a running store and have them fit you for the proper pair. Keep at it, you'll soon find your body craving a good run!
  15. I agree with Timb113...it becomes very addicting! Keep at it, just make sure you don't try to do too much too soon. The program is designed to advance slowly so you lower the risk of injuring yourself.
  16. Personally I've found that for my body, it's possible to run "too much". I definitely have to give myself rest days, otherwise it gets to be too much. THere's also the flipside, not allowing too much time off. So find a good balance,
  17. The other day I did not want to get up and run...but I did, and I never regret doing it. Don't focus on what you're at right now... The Zen Labs FB page posted a pic today that said "The first step of getting anywhere is deciding you are not willing to stay where you are" Keep at it, don't give up. I've been in your shoes. My wife and I did the program together as well...it helps to have an accountability partner.
  18. If you feel like you can do it, then you can do it! I hadn't run in 18 years (since high school) and I just finished the 5K trainer, now working on the 10K trainer. Don't let yourself get intimidated by thoughts of "I have to run how far???" Just keep knocking down those walls one 60-second clip at a time.
  19. I also started at week 9. I figured that since weeks 1-8 on C25K and on the 10K trainer were the same, it was if I had been doing the program using the 10k app the whole time.
  20. And first 5K....FINISHED! Pretty decent time, I wasn't too worried about it. Goal was to keep going the whole time and finish. Only point I walked a little was near a water station, to pour some over my head and swig a small amount. TThe feeling coming around the corner and seeing the finish line was pretty cool! Can't wait for the next one!
  21. Hit another success milestone today... Put on a pair of dress pants that two weeks ago were painfully tight, and they fit beautifully! All that running in the Florida humidity while I was away on business really paid off and continues to pay off.
  22. Great job, thanks for sharing that. It's motivating. I don't recall if I saw this on Zen Labs Facebook feed, but somewhere I read that to treat your running sessions like business meetings. Literally put them on your calendar if you have to. You wouldn't skip an important business meeting, so don't skip your running session.
  23. It is important to have that rest day in between, especially when you are just starting out. That's one of the beauty's of the C25K program, it keeps you from overdoing it and hurting yourself. On those in between days I try to do some weight training or cross train on my mountain bike to keep the calorie burn going. But I must warn you the running gets addictive and it's hard not to run on those rest days!
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