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  1. Hi Everyone Just started today. Not too bad as the weather is nice at the moment in the UK but I can see a 6.30am start in October being more of a challenge. Despite being generally fit I've never felt particularly comfortable running. Sore hips and back and I've never quite found the right sports bra. However, I'm determined to at least try it for a month not least because I need to lose my belly gut that is putting me in the right risk category for diabetes and heart disease!!! Female, 47yrs, 72Kg
  2. Hello there! I want to run a 5K before I turn 50 late next year. I have not run since I left the Army in 1991. Goal is to run a 5K on Thanksgiving for charity. Anyone else doing the same?
  3. Hi everyone, I just started the C25K last week and finished the first day of week 2 today. I normally do around 50 mins 4 times a week on the elliptical but would love to get into running instead. Every time I've tried, it's been a miserable, awful experience! I've always tried to push too far, too fast, and never had any patience. Everything hurt and I hated it...! This time I decided to do the exact opposite and follow a proper, simple training program for newbies. So far, so good!!! No misery, no tears :-) I'm walking at 4.0mph and running at 5.5mph which feel about right, not too difficult or taxing. Good luck to everyone just beginning on their journey like me!
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    Hello! i am very excited about this app and training! I have successfully completed day 2 of week 1! I am 54 yrs young and needing to loose a good 25-30 Lbs. I feel certain I will be looking for advise and support as I continue! Look forward to getting to know some of you here!
  5. My name is Kayla. I am 24, totally blind, and a college freshman. I want to get physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy. Could use some support. Very scared. I don't want to fail. I want to try the program on the elliptical. I hope that will work. Thank you for listening to me.
  6. Second run ever... for someone who is overweight and a smoker I think I'm doing quite well...! Felt I was going to pass out at some point but I survived, pushed through, and every time I finish my workout I feel great... so yeah... guess that's about it for now... although my calves hurt from time to time, hope that's normal! Any thoughts?
  7. Next week I will be scheduling gallbladder surgery. I am motivated to start now, but not sure if it would be worse to stop in middle for recovery or wait until after surgery, healing, and risk losing the motivation? Any advice?
  8. I just started yesterday. Don't exercise other than walking a mile or two a few times a week. Started with my 10 yr old dog. We both loved it. So much I repeated it after work again. He's beat this morning so I'm going solo. It'd great to have all this info at hand. Peace, Jeff
  9. I just started yesterday. Don't exercise other than walking a mile or two a few times a week. Started with my 10 yr old dog. We both loved it. So much I repeated it after work again. He's beat this morning so I'm going solo. It'd great to have all this info at hand. Peace, Jeff
  10. Ciao! I'm an American who sold everything to travel the world, and after a year of restaurants around the globe, I felt it was time to start running. That and I listened to a podcast episode of On Being with Krista Tippet that talked all about runners and running and how they came to love running, and what they get out of it. It was really interesting. They spoke of how anything can be accomplished if taken in small increments, which is how I came to look up "best running apps for people who hate to run" or something like that. My timing could be better - it's really mountainous up here, and there are no flat runs. The majority of my run, well, all of it but one part, was uphill. But hey, I'm fit, right? I can do this! (day one high talking here) Best from Vermiglio, Italy
  11. As a young (ish) dad I'm doing this to ensure I have the energy to run around the parks and beaches with my little ones when they get older :-) Looking for people to share the long hard journey with! Good luck everyone.
  12. I've never run before and I just finished Week 1 Day 1! I am sore, but I feel amazing. I have never felt more positive that I could accomplish something like this than I do now! This app is so great and I seriously love it. I am so excited for the coming days. I am ninja running at night so my family stays out of it. Tips on how to cool down or running techniques?
  13. Hi, inspired by an online friend I decided to start C25K a few weeks ago. I haven't done much exercise for years apart from walking, I used to run as a kid and in my early 20's but have not done so for many years. After the first day when I got home I had to lie down for half an hour , then sit in my dressing gown for over an hour before I could even face showering. I've had a few aches and pains but nothing that doesn't get better on my inbetween days. Today I completed Week 4 Day 2 and my recovery time was about 5 minutes. I am simply amazed at how good this program is! :-) Really looking forward now to doing all the other weeks and getting back to running on a regular basis.
  14. Hello all, I just did my first day with the C25K app, and i was astounded I got through it. (woo hoo!) When I finished the workout I noticed that I actually erred and did the week 1/day 3 workout. Now I don't know what to do.... Should I keep doing this one for two more workouts? Do I just start over? Do I continue and start week 2? I have a goal to run my first 5k on May 8. I've NEVER run before (I still don't - it's more like a 'rolling jog'). I am 48 years old, have asthma, as well as other medical history to contend with. I am tired of being this roley-poley old woman). Thanks for any info/advice. -badjenetix
  15. Hi i just started running like 2months. just recently started this c25k. today just finished my week 2 day 1. However, i realized that everytime after a run my right side hip is in pain..only right though causes me to limp when i walk. seems to be more painful when i climb up stairs compare to when i go downstairs. what seems to be causing this? the pain is mostly on the outer side of the right hip. i run 3 to 4 times a week. currently every run like 3km only.
  16. I've been overweight since leaving high school. I "lie" to myself and have little to no support at home, and am not even accountable to myself. I want to be healthy. I need to feel better. I'm a wife, mother, and full time student. One of my children has 'Special Needs'. I'm hoping I can get some type of push here, some tough love. No BS so that I can get underway.
  17. I've been overweight since leaving high school. I "lie" to myself and have little to no support at home, and am not even accountable to myself. I want to be healthy. I need to feel better. I'm a wife, mother, and full time student. One of my children has 'Special Needs'. I'm hoping I can get some type of push here, some tough love. No BS so that I can get underway.
  18. Hello, just started today with W1D1. Have not run in years but felt it time to give it a try and work up to that. Have been walking (lightly) 3-4 miles on average daily for the past few months.
  19. Hello. I didn't see this thread yet and I'm looking for a couple of accountability partners. I was 54 in September 2015. I'm down 20 pounds with 40 more as my 2016 goal! Ran track in high school.
  20. Hiya everyone! I'm 18 (Senior year!) and have a little too much extra "lovin'". Quick back story: I use to be obsessed with running when I was a Freshman. I actually would run almost every day Freshman year; on a normal day I'd run atleast 3 miles and on crumby days I'd push myself to 5.5 miles. I was a fitness junky. I always had to be doing something active. I played soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and ran both cross country & track. Last school year (Junior year) I went from weighing 128 lbs. to weighing 159.6 lbs. within barely 2 months. I got depressed and everything went down hill. I'd burn maybe 600 calories during the day but would come home after school and consume 4,000 calories... So my tiny body stretched out. I've dropped all my weight (down to 135 lbs.) but nothing is in shape like it use to be. I have almost lost all motivation for anything regarding fitness. I'll get on big health kicks and they'll last for a month or so then go 4 months without doing anything. I miss being active and the excuses I've been feeding my brain is "I'll do it tomorrow." & "I just need someone to push me." and they're not doing anything for me. So here's the purpose of this thread. I'm looking for someone to be a "running buddy" (someone to do the same thing the same day as me or even yell ((nicely)) to do my daily run) and really we don't have to be on the same progress. If anyone is interested please let me know! I'm not sure what time I'm doing it tomorrow but most likely it'll be early (10-ish East Coast Time). And if someone is looking for a buddy or encourager as well let me know, I know I'd love someone for that and I'd gladly help someone with it!! Sorry for the long post! Xoxo
  21. Hiya everyone! I'm 18 (Senior year!) and have a little too much extra "lovin'". Quick back story: I use to be obsessed with running when I was a Freshman. I actually would run almost every day Freshman year; on a normal day I'd run atleast 3 miles and on crumby days I'd push myself to 5.5 miles. I was a fitness junky. I always had to be doing something active. I played soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and ran both cross country & track. Last school year (Junior year) I went from weighing 128 lbs. to weighing 159.6 lbs. within barely 2 months. I got depressed and everything went down hill. I'd burn maybe 600 calories during the day but would come home after school and consume 4,000 calories... So my tiny body stretched out. I've dropped all my weight (down to 135 lbs.) but nothing is in shape like it use to be. I have almost lost all motivation for anything regarding fitness. I'll get on big health kicks and they'll last for a month or so then go 4 months without doing anything. I miss being active and the excuses I've been feeding my brain is "I'll do it tomorrow." & "I just need someone to push me." and they're not doing anything for me. So here's the purpose of this thread. I'm looking for someone to be a "running buddy" (someone to do the same thing the same day as me or even yell ((nicely)) to do my daily run) and really we don't have to be on the same progress. If anyone is interested please let me know! I'm not sure what time I'm doing it tomorrow but most likely it'll be early (10-ish East Coast Time). And if someone is looking for a buddy or encourager as well let me know, I know I'd love someone for that and I'd gladly help someone with it!! Sorry for the long post! Xoxo
  22. I have never been fit in my entire life, and I'm ready to make the change to a healthier lifestyle. I'm getting married next June and want to look and feel the best I ever have. I hope I can do this..
  23. Hello all. I'm new to the C25K challenge. I had wanted to do it previously but it wasn't a free app yet. I am excited to see what this program can do for me. I'm a 26 year old mom of three young boys. I also suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). I use the term suffer because weight is nothing but a struggle due to insulin resistance and very poor metabolism that comes with the disease. Most women with PCOS aren't able to conceive, and I have been blessed enough to have had three beautiful children. However, I now have baby weight that will take twice the effort of the average woman to get off. With that being said, I am excited to start this program and see what results it can provide. My only question coming into this is what is the proper "form" for running and jogging? I've heard a lot of people say it's very important, and I don't want to be doing it the wrong way and injure any muscles. Thanks
  24. So I have just completed w1d1. When I say completed I don't mean that I actually ran the whole time I was meant to: but I did make it to the end of the cool down without keeling over so that's a win in my book! A bit of background, I'm a nearly 33yo Aussie whose previous exercise history is basically none existent. I'd go for a walk every now and then and feel good about myself for a bit until I would realise my clothes were getting a bit tight so I'd go walking... And then buy the next size up. All that is about to change. I am seriously committed this time, not because I want to lose weight or look good or anything like that. But just because I want to be able to run. As simple as that. So how did W1D1 go? Well like I said, I finished it so that's a plus. The first 60 seconds flew past, oh yeah I could do this all day. Then the next 60 seconds and I made to about 57 before I had to walk. After that it was pretty much all down hill (figuratively speaking) ranging between gasping for air, wanting to die and hoping like crazy that I wouldn't see anyone I knew! So yep there was a section that I completely skipped and just kept walking but that's ok because I managed to run a bit in the next one and I didn't give up. I even did a little jog after it was finished because I was still a little ways from home and I wanted to see how much I had left in the tank (not a lot but it's nice to know there was something). Anyway I can't wait until Saturday when I get to go again. I honestly never thought I'd say that but there you go. If anyone is still with me, I have a question - is it ok to go for light walk on rest days or is it best to totally rest? Thanks!
  25. 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!!