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  1. I love your story Shannon...a very sweet memory to hold onto when the run gets a little longer and the body starts burning.


    Bookrun...I do not enjoy running inside on a treadmill or a soft track. I think there is a huge difference when trying to run outside. I know many people prefer the climate control aspect of running inside but it never has worked for me. When I was in the Air Force, we had an outside rubbery track that we had to do our pt test on and I always struggled with that track. I was able to have someone score me running around the flight line which was just a normal sidewalk and I always did much better there. Another idea is to have someone run with you that is an avid and experienced runner that can set a desirable pace for you.


    I hope that helps you...but just remember don't let one bad run stop you from getting back out there.

  2. I got a garmin band for christmas which is really good...it has a digital display which shows steps, goal, milage and calories. It also has time and date on. The thing i like about it though is the red lines that show how inactive i have been!!! Certainly gets me up and moving!

    Oooh that sounds good. I will check that one out too...maybe with my tax return or for my birthday I can get one.

  3. Maybe later on down the line I will weigh myself more frequently but for now I'm not in a rush to see my number on a scale.


    I have heard great things about the Fit Bit and Jawbone...I would love one just to track my steps throughout the day that would be fun and to be able to connect with other people for "competitions".


    I did Week 1 Day 2 last night and that was brutal...I don't know if it was because I just ate dinner but my calves were killing me the entire time I was running. I am probably going to repeat this week before moving on to week 2...I'm feeling very confident but don't want to go to quickly.


    Oh...currently I do my runs around the lake at my apartment complex...its a soft dirt trail for the most part but there are a few twisty turns that have some bumps and tree roots that I have to dodge. I think these things may be slowing me down or distracting me along the way. Should I try just doing my runs on the road instead of around the trail???

  4. I dont even own a scale Kelly...its amazing. I will probably hop on one this weekend to just get a starting point but after that I wont be a frequent checker. It is too hard to deal with the let downs. I am ok with once monthly.


    I dont know anything about Paleo...but I will check into it for sure. Right now my plan is to stay out of the drive thru, cook meals at home and drink loads and loads of water. But I will certainly be looking into other options. 


    Thanks everyone!!!

  5. How much water is the right amount? I know the eight glasses a day but what does that equate to in real life? On my desk right now is a 1 Liter bottle of Fiji water...how many of these do I need to drink? Sorry I know this maybe a stupid question but I dont what the right amount is.

  6. No worries TrishE! I have a love/hate relationship with the scale...currently we hate each other but I think that it will change once I get my groove back and start running again for enjoyment. I really hope that happens soon. However, I also need to get my eating back in check in order to start seeing any gains in my overall health. I'm a big mess...but I am here so thats a good thing.

  7. Wow...its been about 5 1/2 years since I last attempted to run. I wanted to die at about minute 16 and every time the girls voice came on and said "start running" I wanted to scream...but I DID IT. The last minute was about torture and my 11 year old son ran with me cheering me on. It was a great accomplishment. My body is pretty sore but otherwise I feel good. :)


    But heres a little about myself:


    I am 32 years old and a single mother. I was in the Air Force for 8 years and would run about 14 miles a week...I always did much better with long distance running versus running fast so I struggled with the pt test. I've been out of the Air Force for 5 years, went to college, became a paralegal and gained probably over 50 pounds. I was 160 when I left the Air Force and the last time I got on a scale 6 months ago I was 220. :( This past Monday, my son said that he wanted to go for a run, he is 11 and a baseball player and he wants to start running as he gets back into the season. So he ran...I walked and watched him and I decided that I wanted to start running again too. So I went home and downloaded the C25KFree App and did my first day last night. I am praying that I continue through this program because my son and I now committed each other to running a 5K together in 3 months or so.  ;)


    Good luck! I hope we can all encourage each other on this journey.


    Happy Running!!

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