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Back again!

Post by sixfootaliw » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:12 pm

There may be a few peeps on here who remember me, but I attempted C25K about three/four years ago. I gave up in about week 7 last time, then got a back injury that's held me right back.

Well, no excuses now. I'm injury free, but overweight, and trying to get back into exercise and healthy eating. I also need some time in my day to do something for me, not waiting on others all the time, so I figured I should get back to trying to run!

I've got as far as locating my running gear and downloading the podcasts. So now the only thing stopping me is nerves! Stupid, I know, but I'm terrified of starting. I figured that telling people that I'm going to start might make me actually do it, so wish me luck!
C25K Progress:
Week 1 started 21st March 2016
Estimated W9D3 date 12th May - on track!

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Post by PhotoBob » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:25 pm

Welcome back! Since you made it to W7 before - you must remember that a lot of running is mental (nerves). Like all the NIKE ads say - "Just Do It!!"

Good luck!

Bob S.
"One step, then the next - gets you where you're going" - Sister Creep

C25K Grad: 7/19/09
5K PR: 26:08| 10K PR: 54:49
5M PR: 43:02 | 10M PR: 1:27:58
HM PR: 1:58:07
Longest Run to Date: 15 miles

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Post by sixfootaliw » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:23 pm

Hi Bob!

You are so right. It's all in the mind.

I got home, thinking of excuses not to go, and wondering what my husband would say about me going out trying to run instead of cooking his dinner, but when I got in from work, I just got changed, announced I was going, then went.

I don't feel comfortable doing exercise in front of others, so I went over the farm fields. It was actually quite nice walking out there at dusk. I started off running quite slow, but comfortable, and I was waiting for that moment when I started to want to stop and struggle to carry on, but it didn't happen. Through all of the first session I was feeling pretty OK (if a little embarrassed about the amount of wobbly bits!), some shin pain when walking, but nothing major. And I still had the energy to finish cooking dinner when I got home!

Time for a rest now, then out to walk the dogs :D
C25K Progress:
Week 1 started 21st March 2016
Estimated W9D3 date 12th May - on track!

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Post by PhotoBob » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:27 am

Glad you got out there! Never be embarrassed to run - there is no shame in running! Great job on completing the first run!

Bob S.
"One step, then the next - gets you where you're going" - Sister Creep

C25K Grad: 7/19/09
5K PR: 26:08| 10K PR: 54:49
5M PR: 43:02 | 10M PR: 1:27:58
HM PR: 1:58:07
Longest Run to Date: 15 miles

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On track - W1D2

Post by sixfootaliw » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:38 pm

Thanks for the support Bob!

I managed to find the motivation to get out for run 2 after work tonight. It helped that it is weigh in day tomorrow morning and I weakened and ate a choccie bar this afternoon, so I figured going out for a run would help 'pay' for it!

I guess it doesn't matter what motivates me, as long as I keep going!
C25K Progress:
Week 1 started 21st March 2016
Estimated W9D3 date 12th May - on track!

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Re: On track - W1D2

Post by PhotoBob » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:29 pm

sixfootaliw wrote:I guess it doesn't matter what motivates me, as long as I keep going!
So true!!

Bob S.
"One step, then the next - gets you where you're going" - Sister Creep

C25K Grad: 7/19/09
5K PR: 26:08| 10K PR: 54:49
5M PR: 43:02 | 10M PR: 1:27:58
HM PR: 1:58:07
Longest Run to Date: 15 miles

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