iamnataliemarie Posted October 7, 2015 Report Share Posted October 7, 2015 Hi everyone, Not sure why I got into running but I've been trying to do so all summer with countless failures and colossal mistakes, until I finally discovered this app which was exactly what I needed to make progress the right way. So now I am on week 4 and although I've had hiccups along the way (shin splints and knee pain) I've learned to overcome those and I now LOVE running. Week 4 was definitely the first real challenge and I was nervous about going through with it, I toyed with the idea of repeating week 3 but I pushed myself and got the first run finished and it feels fantastic. My goal is to do all 8 weeks without repeating any of the weeks. I want to follow the program to the letter but I completely understand people who feel the need to repeat. I am by no means in shape, I am 5'2" and weigh 155 lbs and have been a serious couch potato my whole life, not to mention I'm a web designer and do nothing but sit in front of my computer for hours on end daily. I would love to lose 35 lbs, and running along with some minor dietary improvements (basically not eating after 6 and doing my runs at night) have already helped me lose 5 lbs in these few weeks. I have very full legs so I'm sure once I lose weight my issues with shin splints and knee pain will subside. I will occasionally post my progress on weight loss and running and hope to encourage those just starting out or thinking about starting out. Thank you C25K! PS: I bought Asics Gel Quantum 360 running shoes and they are superb. Totally recommend this sneaker for pretty much every runner as they have gel cushioning throughout the entire sole. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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