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Hello all!

 

I am a 37 year old father of two active boys. I have been inactive for about 15 years. I started the C25K app about 4 or 5 weeks ago. I am running more frequently than the 3 days a week and so I am in the 6th week of the program. Two days ago I did the 20 minute non-stop run. Whew!  That was exciting!  

 

I am am so happy that I found this program. It makes it so much easier to know what to do so that I don't over do things. I've tried before and pretty quickly overdid it and hurt myself (not bad) and quit. 

 

I would have never believed you if you told me a month ago that I would be able to run for 20 minutes non stop!  It feels good!!  

 

Does anyone one have any advice for me?  Am I over doing things by having only skipped 2 days so far this month?  I hope not - I really enjoy running. 

 

Im about to get a camelbak so I can drink water while I run. I'm typically going about 2 1/2 miles at s time right now. Working up to a 5k and then who knows. Any suggestions on what to watch out for on CamelBak?  Is there a brand that's just as good but cheaper?

 

someone told me to make sure I tie my shoes correctly for my stride. Any idea what that means?

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I have Psoriatic Arthritis, Christi Malformation and  Degenerative Disc Disease. Psoriatic Arthritis is the disease that Phil Mickelson (golfer) has and is on TV commercials for a medication (Humira). 

This is an autoimmune disease in which the body's white blood cells attack the body's joints and connective tissues. 

I take muscle relaxers and pain medicines every day. Running does cause me pain but I already have pain even when I don't run.

For a long time I told myself I didn't feel well enough to exercise. It hurt too much. Blah blah blah. Now I realize it doesn't matter if I exercise or not...I will hurt either way. 

How do I dry out my CamelBak bladder?  The package says to put it in the freezer.  Does anyone have any experience with this?  Is there a better way?

 

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