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I've been making lots of healthy choices since the new year: eating whole foods, little grains and lots of veggies as well as committing to exercise everyday. I have about 18 more pounds til I get to my perfect weight.

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Guest TrishE

Welcome welcome! Congrats on all your healthy choices and weightloss. Those are great steps in a healthy lifestyle. 

The only advice I would have on switching from treadmill to road is to take it slow at first. Your body is going to have to get used to the change because it is a big difference. Also make sure you have a good pair of shoes that can cushion your feet because pavement is very unforgiving. 

Good luck on your switch over and I hope you keep us posted on your progress!

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Trish, thank you so much for responding! I started today and I had an awesome start. My husband and my 2 kids committed to training with me and we all ran with our Westie this morn! It wasn't near as bad as I thought it would be to run on pavement. Actually it felt great! I'm having a little knee pain which I'm icing and can't wait to do day 2. Woohoo!

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Hello. Newbie here. My friend suggested I run on grass or dirt the first week and transition to pavement. Is this wise or should I just jump in? My first day was yesterday as well. A bit sore today but I think it's because I never ran before, I always walk.

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Hey Lydia. Welcome here. You will do great. So proud of you. Trishe hit the nail on the head. Shoes will make all of the difference. I'm in love with Asics and New Balance.

 

Got to the main topic page and you will see the accountability 2015 Board. Feel free to post a Journal if you want to. It's a great place to be held Accountable. So Haooy younare here.

 

Hey PRQueen, welcome here on our forums. Happy you are beginning. So many people here cheering you on. Yes!!!!! I live down a 3 mile dirt road am di don't kniw why you would run in dirt or grass first??? I've never heard of that. Hmmm. I'd like to know the background of that???? It is softer. But...... Fill me in.

 

Anyways. Good luck you two. You can do it. Go for it.

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Prqueen I actually have friends that run cross country for school, and they actually told me that running on pavement is better for your ankles. If you don't have grip on the grass or gravel/dirt, you have a better chance of rolling your ankles and getting hurt. This is the whole reason why I run on pavement, and it works for me, but find what works best for you

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I heard pavement is bad on knees but I havent had any issues in the year and a half ive been running. So go pavement go! haha

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My sister runs marathons (she got the active gene and I got the not-so-active gene) and she will run on both pavement and on trails. She has told me to take both locations slowly until I get used to running again. She also says that having the right shoes is important.

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Hi all! I just wanted to update you on my progress on pavement. I'm on week 6 day 2 and I feel great! I'm loving the running on pavement with my hubby at 5:00 in the morning. We registered for a 5k on April 18th. I'm so eager to reach my goal! I have an old knee injury that acts up every now and again. I Ice it and get my day of rest and it's been fine. I've lost 10 lbs and have a healthy BMI. Feeling like a million bucks. Thanks for all your support

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