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    pistolgirl13 got a reaction from Crabapple in Quick question   
    Silver Pie, I totally got where you were coming from. I have a friend doing this with me so we agreed to repeat week one. I'm so motivated right now I'm wanting to push so hard but I know what an injury can do to derail you so I'm slowing down a smidge lol. Thank you all for your help and encouragement!
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    pistolgirl13 reacted to CleBkPkr in Quick question   
    Only you can really decide but if it helps any, more than a few of us have repeated a week. I don’t believe the program is a “cookie cutter” that everyone will fall into exactly. Go at your own pace! Don’t give up, you got this 
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    pistolgirl13 reacted to Crabapple in Quick question   
    I did week 1, then week 1, then week 2 then tried week 3 and went back to 2, then did week 2, and today finished week 1 again. So that's a total of 6 weeks to date - and I'll be starting week 2 again on Monday.
    I'm at the point where most of the time I can run for a full minute and, if it's not up hill and I'm having a good day, I can run for a minute and a half.
    An important note if you are keeping track of your runs:  When you do a day or week over, it erases what you've done, so you might want to write down your runs (dates, times, and distances) on paper or in a program like Fitbit or Google Fit, etc.
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    pistolgirl13 reacted to Crabapple in Finally able to workout again!   
    That's a lot to overcome!  
    You can totally do this!
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    pistolgirl13 got a reaction from Crabapple in Finally able to workout again!   
    This post may be long so if you take the time to read it thank you in advance. About 8 years ago I was injured at work. I did some serious damage to my left wrist and have had eight surgeries since then trying to alleviate some of the pain I was in every day. Being in so much pain I spent a lot of time on the couch just trying to deal with the pain or recover from one of my many surgeries. It was so bad I wasn't able to work since my job had been a physical one, which meant more time sitting on the couch. In October of 2015 my dad passed away suddenly which added depression into the mix of things. 11 months later my mother who was 64 years old at the time was diagnosed stage 4 triple negative breast cancer. I spent the next six months watching her wither away which only deepened my depression. I had my last surgery in February of 2017 and before my cast even came off my mom passed away and it was the most crushing horrible thing I've ever had to deal with. But after a year physical therapy my wrist has finally getting better. Shortly before I was fully released from my injury I found out I was pregnant at 36 years old. Had a rough pregnancy with lots of daily pain but got a beautiful healthy girl out of it so it's totally worth it. Now my daughter is 6 months old, I'm not in horrific pain every day, and I'm starting to deal with my grief instead of sit in it. Before all this started I really enjoyed running. I just did it for fun and I really only ran a mile at a time but it did wonders for getting into shape. So after many years and lots of weight gain I am super motivated to get back into shape. At this stage I am obese but I did week 1. It wasn't pretty, it wasn't easy, but I didn't quit and I didn't give up. I look forward to seeing where this road takes me. 
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    pistolgirl13 reacted to Ninjajedi in Finally able to workout again!   
    That is quite a testimony. You got this!
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    pistolgirl13 reacted to Mellow yellow in Weightloss and Park runs.   
    I've joined up to lose some weight, I've put on around 40lbs since my wedding in 2017 and need to sort myself out to get in better shape, I've done casual runni g before but never kept it up, hopefully c25k can keep me on track. I'm sound 207lbs now and looking to get down to 160ish and get some regular park runs in over summer. 
    I'm a bit of a yoyoer so really going to give this my best shot. 
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