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I have never ever run in my life. I don't even exercise. I have a big family and many of them are runners (4 of them are running the Caldera Triple right now). My family makes fun of me for eating junk food and not exercising all the time and I'm so sick of it. I plan to run at night because I don't want them making fun of me if they find out I'm trying. So, as I run in secret, I hope this app and this community helps!

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I, too, have never ran in my life. I always said that if you see me running, then something is chasing me.

 

I used to be a ballet dancer, and still feel in my heart the freedom it brought me when on the stage. Now I have two kids and been fat and happily married for 10 years and let myself go. But no more! Just finished day 2 today and it hurt like hell was reaching up from underground, but I did it.

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I, too, have never ran in my life. I always said that if you see me running, then something is chasing me.

 

I used to be a ballet dancer, and still feel in my heart the freedom it brought me when on the stage. Now I have two kids and been fat and happily married for 10 years and let myself go. But no more! Just finished day 2 today and it hurt like hell was reaching up from underground, but I did it.

I start day 2 tonight! We can do this!

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I love reading things like this it's really helping me I know now I made the right decision when I downloaded this app. I signed up for a 5K in October. From Couch to 5K doesn't even cover it it's more like from laying down in bed under the covers watching TV eating cupcakes to 5K LOL

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I love reading things like this it's really helping me I know now I made the right decision when I downloaded this app. I signed up for a 5K in October. From Couch to 5K doesn't even cover it it's more like from laying down in bed under the covers watching TV eating cupcakes to 5K LOL

I know what you mean!! I went from laying on the couch playing video games with 10lbs of junk food next to me... And I started week 2 yesterday! You can do it!

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I'm with all of you! Not doing in secret but my desire is secret! I work a physical job, not too out of shape but have laid the pounds on from stress. I'm not in the happiest of marriages but I need to make me happy. I have taken care of many people, raised 12 kids (2bio) and now have a husband that I don't know if he will change. This change for me is to better myself. I do not want to look or feel like this in 4 years. I will succeed. You can too! Support that's all we need.

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I understand the desire to keep your exercise a secret, but you shouldn't worry about being made fun of for trying to better yourself. Your family's reaction to finding out that you want to run, too, might surprise you.

 

Until you're ready to tell them, though, you've got a whole family of support right here. :)

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I'm very e cited tomorrow will be my day one! I work in high risk labor n delivery. I'm 80# heavier than I was 4 yo, family stressors blah blah blah, turned 50 in December BAM. Had a heartattack during my stress ekg at my cardiologist's office. I woke up in the cath lab anyway you get the picture....I am commiting to checking in everyday. And moving. I only do 2 16hr shifts now since my MI. So I have the time. One downfall I'm in Phoenix and right now it's a averaging between 110-118' everyday. Nights gets down to 100' but coyotes are out then so I'm working out the logistics as I go. Cheers!

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I've never run a step. Just downloaded the app and completed my registration now I am trying to get motivated to take that next step: put on my running shoes. What time do you find it best to run? I work full time and have 2 kids so my time is usually not my own. Any words of wisdom and encouragement would be deeply appreciated. When can I expect to achieve that "high" that I hear so much about? Very quickly I hope because I fear I will fizzle out!

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I'm with all of you! Not doing in secret but my desire is secret! I work a physical job, not too out of shape but have laid the pounds on from stress. I'm not in the happiest of marriages but I need to make me happy. I have taken care of many people, raised 12 kids (2bio) and now have a husband that I don't know if he will change. This change for me is to better myself. I do not want to look or feel like this in 4 years. I will succeed. You can too! Support that's all we need.

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I'm also starting as a new Runner. I'm super excited about the opportunities this new lifestyle will bring. My motivation is about putting me first. I needed my alone time, time for just me. I think I'm more excited about having me time than i am about the benefits of running! We can do this!

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I too am not a runner. I dreaded the yearly mile run in P.E. Class!

About a month ago I restarted working out at Anytime Fitness and am working with a personal trainer 1x per week, in addition to trying to make it at least 1x by myself. I work full time and am a single mom, so life is very busy. However, my goal is to run/walk at least 1 if not 2 5k's next summer! There are 2 that I already have my eye on!

C25k will give me the additional boost, especially on my non gym days to get out there and move. I live about a city block from a really nice walking trail that I need to utilize more! So, jumping on the "fast train!"

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TheDoc, you got this! We all got this! I just did my first day today. Did pretty good although my shins/calves are so very sore but I'm pumped I'll get thru this and reach my goal! I'm working towards joining the Military as an MP, something I have wanted to do for 13 years but was rejected 13 years ago for medical reasons. But since not having that specific problem or having to see a doctor about it for 7 years, I don't think it will hinder me again. Now, I just need to get my self confidence and fitness where it needs to be and with this ap and boxing, I hope I will get there to finally be able to get my dream job! Stay positive and if you ever find yourself in a slump, we will help get ya back on track! That goes for everyone! We are all awesome!

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As the topic says "I have never run in my life". I often joke that I will never run without something chasing me. I get winded running down the block. I am about 35lbs heavier than I would like and I hope this program will help me lose some weight and get into a healthy regular running routine. My neighbor told me about this app and I am so excited to get started. I have 2 kids so one challenge will be finding the time to run. But I plan to make this a priority in my life because it is time for a change. I am getting close to 40 and I want to be active not stagnant.

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It's so nice to see so many non-runners on here. I am too. I don't run in secret mainly because I have no where to hide. I am just glad there are no mirrors when I am running; I am sure I am quite the sight. I don't care though. I am doing this for me and eventually I will look like an athlete out there. Hang in there Doc WE GOT THIS!

 

margo

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