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    That’s a great way to ignore your program lol Enjoy!
  2. I am reading this and chuckling quietly... I know exactly what you mean about finally learning your lesson. I can be so stubborn sometimes lol
  3. I am beginning to think that I may need to rest my legs for a while. It's so disappointing but the pain is telling me to stop pushing. I'll definitely work the incline on my treadmill and when I am back to running I'll transition slowly over to being outside. Thank you for the info!
  4. The one thing I noticed after my 5K this past weekend was how different it was being on the pavement compared to the treadmill. I feel like I have "treadmill legs" and running on the pavement felt so awkward (for lack of a better way to describe it). In the interim I'm still dealing with ridiculously sore shins from Sunday. I don't know if I should keep moving or give my legs some time to rest...
  5. Quick question for you. I know your post was from February but I am hoping you are still around... when you started, were you in "decent" shape or an absolute couch potato? You said your fitness level was "average", what exactly is average? Thanks!
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    Foam Roller

    I went back through posts and the most recent post in foam rolling was a question in 2015. Anyone use a foam roller? A couple people I know who are avid runners swear by them. After yesterdays run my shins and butt muscles are so sore! OMG lol Looking for a little advice to get stretched out. I am taking the night off. No treadmill tonight.
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    Foam Roller

    Here’s one more video. This video is more of what I am looking for from foam rolling. There are so many. It’s a lot to sort through but I think it’s worth studying to find what works best. My daughter suggested yoga too. I have gone to a yoga class. It is a LOT harder than it looks lol https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw2sQK3rzG0
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    Foam Roller

    I never heard of one either. Two of my runner friends both recommended using one. Here’s a video that shows one set of exercises using a roller. Going to give it a whirl.
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    Foam Roller

    https://www.tptherapy.com/product/grid_foamroller Ordered one today... I had some Amazon credit left hanging around.
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    Hi there!

    Hello! It really is a very supportive community here
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    Do you use a fitness tracker?

    I’ve been using a fitbit for a couple years but hadn’t paid as close attention to it as I have this past year with the HR. I’ve gone through several. They seem to have their problems. This one is great and coughs up a lot of useful info lol I do use myfitnesspal too.
  12. Today is an off day for me. I will be on Week 3 Day 3 tomorrow. I did my usual morning walk on the treadmill this morning. I don’t work weekends so I’m just doing the usual Saturday routine, laundry & cleaning. How’s everyone’s day going?
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    Do you use a fitness tracker?

    I use the fitbit HR
  14. CleBkPkr

    Happy Saturday Everyone

    Outlook for next week is already trending warmer!
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    Where do you call home?

    I was just in AZ recently for vacation. Love it there!
  16. This weekend I’m participating in a 5K/Guinness World Record Kilt Run. I’m excited and nervous too! I need some good vibes my way! My goal is to finish ahead of my 5K I was in this past Thanksgiving. I won’t “run” the whole thing but I sure hope to finish with some good stretches of running. Please! Send those positive vibes my way
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    5K on St. Patrick’s Day 2019

    What a fun time this was! So my plan was to improve on my time from my first 5K on Thanksgiving 2018. That one I finished according to my bib time 1:00:08.74 (19:24/M). Today I finished 52:59.8 (17:05/M) I would say that was a pretty good job. I'll count it as a success. I also started my fitbit tracker about 18 seconds before I actually crossed the starting line. My tracker had me completing the race at 54:49 (I had to wait to stop it until I was past the crowd) with a pace of 16:43/M so I dunno lol I really didn't run much. I did "sprint" at times and honestly once I got going I felt pretty good. According to fitbit my last mile was on track for a pace of 16:01/M. The weather was down right cold! It was in the 20s at the start but the sun was shinging and it made for a beautiful day. At the half way point I ditched my gloves and headband. I was plenty warm Thank you everyone for the words of encouragement! This race was just what I needed to motivate me to keep working on this. I'll be scanning the websites for more races to sign up for this year. Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
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    Just keep working on it! You got this
  19. CleBkPkr

    Need to get in shape

    Welcome aboard! There is a great group of very supportive people here!
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    Weightloss and Park runs.

    The big show for me I am hoping is the Turkey Trot this year on Thanksgiving. Last year it was my first ever 5K and even though I walked it, that race was what put me on this path. I did run the last 50 yards. My cousin’s son was waiting for me after he had finished. He ran up next to me and said “come in finish big” and he ran with me across the line. It was awesome!
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    Here (again) after a health scare

    10 pounds is awesome. Good job! Keep working, your blood pressure will come down too
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    Weightloss and Park runs.

    Excellent advice to keep setting goals! Once I can “run” a 5k I’ll keep your advice in mind!