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So this is weird for me, but I find that at least once a day, I think to myself I want to run everyday. I am only on week 4 of this program. I am amazed at myself, being overweight and generally unfit for the last decade. Even before that, I did not run. Like EVER. I am interested to know if anyone else is feeling especially inspired by running? Sorry if this is a little cheesey, I'm sorta embarrassed just writing it.

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Dont be embarrassed! That's great :) running and exercise has a great effect on your body and mind. It releases endorphins in your brain which is a feel good hormone. That's what makes working out so addicting sometimes.

More than that though pushing yourself and seeing how strong and capable you are is a great feeling :)

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Netty1202, you're not alone.

 

I think I said this somewhere else but..  If you would have asked anyone who knew me about the chances of me becoming a jogger, they would have told you that my kids would have a better shot at going swimming in an open-air pool on the MOON before I'd take up jogging.

I still don't consider myself a runner but I find myself wanting to get out there to keep the statistics going up (as recorded on apps on my phone) and my weight going down (22 pounds lost since this started).  I still haven't hit any of my 'goals' (an injury derailed my schedule - so I bought a bike and started riding that to try and keep some cardio going) but that may come as soon as January.

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I have goals in mind and each session is movement towards those goals.  Like the OP, I find myself looking forward to the next run and aggravated when I can't (now that I'm back to running after an injury).  I *never* would have thought that I would feel like that under ANY circumstances!

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I feel I may be pushing it a little too much, but it's like I can't help it! I have this need to run every day. I'm only in week 3, but I can't wait to get to week 4. I also have some friends and coworkers wanting me to sign up for a 5k run/walk on Thanksgiving morning. I really don't want to do one until I know I can run all of it, but also want to just go for it. Decisions decisions lol.

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I feel I may be pushing it a little too much, but it's like I can't help it! I have this need to run every day. I'm only in week 3, but I can't wait to get to week 4. I also have some friends and coworkers wanting me to sign up for a 5k run/walk on Thanksgiving morning. I really don't want to do one until I know I can run all of it, but also want to just go for it. Decisions decisions lol.

Running every day is counterproductive to learning to run. It's also flirting with running injury which could set you back a month+. First off, when you don't have a rest day, your muscle fiber doesn't have time to regrow and make you stronger. You'll become a stronger runner if you have stronger legs. Additionally, and I say this from unfortunate experience, you do not want to spend a month watching runners out the window as you're in physical therapy for runners knee (Patellofemorol Pain Syndrome).  Overuse injuries happen. Running is a contact sport. Treat your body well and give it the rest it needs and it will reward you with better running.

 

Cycle, Elliptical, Yoga, Golf, Hike. Find off day activities!! Your body will thank you for it.

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So my update. I just finished W6D3. I had a hard time with this one. I went on holiday and had a 5 day period with no running. If I were in the advice giving group, I would not recommend a long break during this program. I have since ran every other day. And I had to repeat week 6 completely.. But today I finally found my grove again. I found an old album I really loved on spotify and I went for it! Back to feeling amazing!

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