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Way to go Jeshi!!! You have finished the app!!! Very proud of you. You must be jumping for joy. 

How are you going to train now?

Are you still going to log your runs here?

 

As far as food goes - I was on 1200 k for a good few months and it was fine. I don't eat any meat, only fish occasionally, nor do I eat any eggs or anything with eggs in. I wasn't hungry, but now I am. I am ravenous all the time. I don't want to put on weight because I am running - that would be ridiculous. I don't log my food now, nor have I weight myself in about a month... don't want to deal with what I might see... but I have to get myself organized again otherwise I will just eat myself back into my old trousers again...

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Wait what I missed something Hey Jeshi you finished the app way to go y didnt i realize it now im in my livingroom trying to type and dance at the same time and not wake everyone yay yaya yay. Hey Ruthie i hear you it gets tedious logging everything we eat i get on the scale every day and even though the pounds have only dropped one in months all my clothes are way to big now. There are days I just cant stop eating those seem to be the days that i add a sweet early in the day then it just wont stop

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Thanks, all. I do log my food to help keep myself accountable. I used to say I'm doing strenuous exercise 6 days a week, why am I not losing weight? It wasn't until I started logging and seeing that I was still eating too much.

 

Looking back, I did not have any heart or lung strength and could not exercise properly (as I was holding my breath and getting dizzy). Running with c25k really improved my cardio vascular system and taught me how to breathe while exercising. I've tried to transfer the breathing technique to other exercises.

 

I'm debating on whether to do speed intervals in the c25k app or cut down my workout time (to make it to work on time) or to move my training to the afternoon. It's be nice to keep logging my progress here.

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I think doing speed interevals during C25K training is an unhealthy idea. I know you're excited as is everyone but the program is designed to teach you to run for 30 minutes. It's designed to get you to that point without injury. Adding additioinal strress to your body during this training is a bit reckless and risky. I know I sound like a Dad when I'm always warning you guys to not do too much but I'm desperately trying to help you folks not go the path I went. I got my first overuse running injury the very next run after I completed the program and spent 2.5 weeks not being able to run at all. It was the most deflating experience I can remember and a feeling I truly hope none of you have to experience. Dialing up mileage (which is what your doing) is the riskiest part of running.  Your body is not yet accustomed to running and is being pushed to it's limits (even if you don't feel like it is). You have your whole life to run and increase speed. Show your legs the love they deserve and find a way(and the patience) to finish the program healthy and you'll thank me :)

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Thanks, I did finish the program. I ran another 30 minutes today.

 

11/30/15 Monday W9D1

 

Posting on my phone so less formatting and wording. I thought I was running pigeon-toed on the treadmill so I tried running with my toes turned out. I bent my knees more and took on a wider stance. I imagined that I looked like that old guy in the movies with overalls and bowed legs running.

 

I felt my feet rolling from outside in so I thought my gait was better until mid run when the sideways arch on my left foot hurt with each step down. I bought myself the Fitbit Charge HR on Friday and was messing with it during the run. I must have held my breath because I had to remember to breath and got shooting stitches on my right side. I haven't had any stitches in my side since starting this program, but this was a common occurence in the past.

 

I'll have to figure out how to treadmill run later and continue running on the road by crunching my abs and activating my back muscles. Oh, I lost almost another 4 lbs from Wednesday. Happy running, crew!

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Thanks!  :D I took a rest day yesterday to see if it'd improve my running. I keep telling myself I'll do a plank and try out some pushups, but I end up doing chores instead.

 

12/2/15 Wednesday

 

I just went for a run today instead of following the app. I ran for 25 minutes to make it to work earlier. 

 

Today, I did not tie my shoes super tight--where the sides are pinching my feet, not even snug, just not loose. I focused on activating my upper back muscles and my rib cage instead of my abs and feet and felt a slight shift in my hips in my posture. I felt pretty good and fast today (even though I don't think I actually ran any faster). However, the scenery is passing by much faster than when I first started this program at a crawl.  :P

 

I made sure to bend my knees and not reach with my legs to prevent jarring my knees. Everything was great until I felt a little rubbing on my left instep at the end. When I checked my foot, sure enough, there is a red spot forming into a blister.

 

Do you have any suggestions regarding this other than getting new shoes? I ran with cotton Wal-mart socks which I'll make sure to not use for running any more. I'll use some basic sports socks or look into the suggestions you guys have posted, but I'm not keen on spending a lot on socks right now.

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Do you have any suggestions regarding this other than getting new shoes? I ran with cotton Wal-mart socks which I'll make sure to not use for running any more. I'll use some basic sports socks or look into the suggestions you guys have posted, but I'm not keen on spending a lot on socks right now.

Jeshi - the guy at the shoe store taught me a different way of tying my shoes, and Azatol uploaded a video showing how to do it - its called a heel lock, I think. 

Its really helped me - it locks your foot in place without you having to tie your laces to tight - and keeps your foot from sliding around in the shoe. It took me a couple of times to get the right tightness - but it's great. All my complaints and fears about chaffing my feet and having to invest in good socks have gone out of the window. You should check it out.

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I already run with a string pulling me up, tie Reef Knots, and I don't think any of my shoes have the extra holes.  :(

 

I think my blisters form only when I wear the cotton socks, so I need to throw them away (even though I hate throwing away "perfectly good socks").

 

Also, regarding the weight loss, it seems that my scale is inaccurate. I've been eating 1000 calorie deficits, but I gained the 4 pounds back. I glanced at the scale in disbelief this morning and weighed myself 4 times, each time getting a different weight (up to a 4 lb difference). So, this not knowing whether I'm burning fat and keeping muscle is very upsetting. I feel fresher on runs that have had a rest day, but I'm paranoid that my waistline is expanding (whether due to sodium or monthly fluctuations, I don't know).

 

I really wish I could devote more time to each run, but unless I want to wake up at 5 AM or run at night, I'm not sure it's feasible. :unsure:  

 

Right now, I'm just kinda bummed out about getting in shape.

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You can't have gained them back with 1000 kal deficits and running 3 times a week - than alone burns about 1000 kals a week...

There are weight fluctuations all the time, due to water retention, monthlies and so on. Trust me - either you scale is bonkers or the weight it is showing is not "real" weight. DO NOT GET BUMMED! View this as a post-app blues...

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I already run with a string pulling me up, tie Reef Knots, and I don't think any of my shoes have the extra holes.  :(

 

I think my blisters form only when I wear the cotton socks, so I need to throw them away (even though I hate throwing away "perfectly good socks").

Virtually every athletic shoe in the world has the extra holes that are a bit lower than the normal holes. I've had them on my tennis shoes my entire life. Check out the below pic to see those holes I refer to.

 

As for cotton socks, ABSOLUTELY. Cotton socks = blisters. They rub and they cause sweaty feet which makes it worse. Tight fitting running socks are where it's at. Cotton is the devil for athletics. It makes you colder in the winter, hotter in the summer and causes chaffing.

 

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so once in a while i take 4 2&1/2 pound weights and put them on my scale then i re calibrate for ten pounds. yes my scale is not didgital i dont trust those. used one at work and every time u got on or off the number changed. Ruthie is right also put the cotton sox away do not use for running. Im not sure if my running shoes have that hole or not but i am not going out to the car in my jammies to look. Chin up Jeshi how do your clothes feel. How do you feel. what does the tape measure say. and could be muscle gain

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12/4/15 Friday

 

Words cannot describe how thankful I am for my Fitbit, While MyFitnessPal told me the calories of foods I was consuming, it couldn't tell me the calories I was burning. For a while, I was running a 1700 calorie deficit most days until my body forced me to eat a "heavy" day (800 calorie deficit) each week. I couldn't think, I was cold all the time, and I couldn't regulate my emotions. I read about a study where men were reduced from 3200 calories a day to 1600. I felt a lot like those guys.

 

I ate more yesterday and felt amazing this morning. I looked really bloated yesterday morning and saw a big difference today. I'm aiming for an actual 1000 calorie deficit now. Scale budge or no budge, as long as I keep up my running, sleeping, and eat right, I'm going to enjoy my fat burn.

 

 

Running 3 spread days a week really, really helped! I felt like this was my fastest run yet! It's hard to tell from MapMyFitness because I recorded my warm up and cool down, but even with that, it's one of my faster times. I also used the Fitbit map to track my time/distance and it's showing that I got up to 4 mph, averaging 3.8 mph (including walking warm up). Great, great, great! I only ran for 20 minutes, but those 20 minutes were more quality than my normal 30 minute runs 4 times a week. Bonus: 34 degrees outside today! I purchased some running gloves yesterday (just to cold to run bare-handed with Reynaud's), but my fingertips were still freezing!

 

I am definitely going to stick with 3 runs a week for now. My boxing membership came up and I didn't renew, so I'll have to do body weight exercises on my own, if I can get myself to do them (will be something I do if I feel weak). My forearms, they look impossibly thin for myself compared to my much larger upper arms.

 

 

Also, since I was half a dollar free shipping for Amazon's add-on item, I researched and picked up Swiftwick Aspire Zero socks, at Azatol's suggestion. I also got the free pair of Thorlos socks. Was that your suggestion, Anne? I didn't get running ones, though. 

 

Anne, were you the one that mentioned it was difficult to breathe with your nose covered? Or was that you, Ruthie? I find that NeilMed NasoGel Saline Nose Gel keeps the inside of my nose from hurting while running in cold, dry weather. That is, when I remember to use it. Apply with Q-Tip.

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Ahh UnderArmour. They claim they have redesigned the heal with a restraining system that doesn't require a heel lock. If you are having trouble coming out of the shoe it's a bum fit. Sorry. All the major shoe manufactures use the heel lock eyelet. UA is rather new on the scene. They aren't even sold in running stores out here. Nothing wrong with them. Just different technology.

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