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naumom57

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Hi there!  I am 56 years old and have finished W1D2.  Very new to this.  But surprisingly I am able to do it!  I have never been a runner so maybe this will change.  My motivation is two-fold....I need to hold off Type 2 diabetes, which all of my doctors have said it is not if I become diabetic, but when.  :blink:   I also want to look good for a family wedding in October.  I am less than 20 pounds overweight, so this should really help.

 

My biggest problem I see is going to be finding the time to run.  I am a teacher and I can run now in at 6am.  In Phoenix, Arizona that is important since our temps go up to 118 in the summer.  I will be starting back to work by the end of July and I leave for work at 6:30. I don't know if I will be making myself run at 4:30...in the dark...in the city.  It will be TOO HOT when I get home from work.  So I may have to find a treadmill somewhere.

 

Thanks for listening.  I am looking forward to success.

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I am redoing week 2, because I had problems finishing the 1.5 min running parts.  Well, surprise suprise!  This week, my redo week, I can actually do the runs!!! Even this morning....at 5:45 and 95 degrees with humidity alread.....I figured I would take it easy and walk most of it.  Well, I did all the running parts.  I am stunned.  But the jump to 3 min. per run for week 3 still seems daunting.

 

Sadly, I start back to school next week and I am up at 5am.   I won't run at 4:30am....seems unsafe to me. So that leaves me with afternoons and evenings.  It will be so hot.  Easily 105.  I think I will be doing w2 for about a month!!

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The important thing is that you're doing it. Even if can find a treadmill for two days a week and then hit the third at home on the weekend. I've started and stopped programs too often. I'm into week 7 now, just two and a half weeks from my first 5K, and making sure I make time to get out on the road has been the biggest thing to success. Each time I've had to step up time, I didn't think it would be possible. This morning (my alarm goes off at 5:30 so I can run before the kids get up), I did three miiles in 25 minutes. It's an amazing sense of accomplishment, and something that will keep me going.

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Naumom57,

 

I am also a teacher outside of Phoenix! I work at Desert Edge in Goodyear. I get up at 4am with my hubby so I can run and get back before he needs to leave. Wednesday will be much harder!

 

I am doing the Color Run 10/18. Would you like to do it together?

 

Michelle

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