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Weightloss and Park runs.

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I've joined up to lose some weight, I've put on around 40lbs since my wedding in 2017 and need to sort myself out to get in better shape, I've done casual runni g before but never kept it up, hopefully c25k can keep me on track. I'm sound 207lbs now and looking to get down to 160ish and get some regular park runs in over summer. 

I'm a bit of a yoyoer so really going to give this my best shot. 

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Dear MellowYellow,,

Welcome!  I also joined up to drop some weight.  I was doing great 6 years ago and had completed 2 5ks  but life stuff happened and I ended up gaining all my former weight back. I think also that it was a bit of "resting on my laurels" because I had accomplished my goal of a 5k race.  So now I am back with a bigger goal, a 10k.  And again life is interfering a bit with back and medication issues, but I really think the key is to dust yourself off and keep going toward your goals.  You can do it!!!  and when you do, immediately start thinking about your next goal so your focus is on the journey forward always heading for that next  bigger goal.  

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Well when I completed the 5k courses It was still at least 1/3 walking. but I came in the second time 5 minutes faster than my first so I am very proud of that.  I did 2 11 minute miles then I got tired and finished with a 16 minute mile and a sprint at the end for the camera lol!  I found that a cheering crowd and a big timer staring at me motivates me to dig for that last bit of energy at the end.  The tee shirt is also a bit of proof you can wear afterward to show the world what you've accomplished.  I highly recommend signing up for at least one official road race as you finish your training program.  It's like the show to all of your rehearsals. 

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The big show for me I am hoping is the Turkey Trot this year on Thanksgiving. Last year it was my first ever 5K and even though I walked it, that race was what put me on this path. I did run the last 50 yards. My cousin’s son was waiting for me after he had finished. He ran up next to me and said “come in finish big” and he ran with me across the line. It was awesome! 

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