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I'm going to attempt the beginning of the coach to 5k program.
My piriformis (butt!!) muscle is still really wonky, so this should be really, really brilliant.
Hold me, oh Internetz.
Posted at 09:24 PM in Challenges | Permalink
OH! Man, now I am encouraged - do write about it ALL! I want to start this too...but I am older than you, and much heavier...so I am reluctant to get my butt running. Walking/biking are one (well two) thing(s) but running?
Good for you!
September 17, 2009 at 11:23 PM
Did you mean 'couch' to 5k?
Elizabeth, I am also older and heavier than Carmen, but we can do it too! Carmen, where are you getting your program from, I would love to do it too! :-0)
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September 17, 2009 at 11:51 PM
It all starts with just walking ladies. Lace up the sneakers I'll meet you at the corner ;)
No excuses about age or weight. If you want to make the change and lose weight and get healthy YOU have to take those first steps and keep following through. The only way to fail is to never start.
September 18, 2009 at 07:44 AM
enjoy your running time! go you! i'm proud of you and you can get it done.
September 18, 2009 at 09:34 AM
Amy, I totally agree with you and I have been walking for a few weeks now and building up my stamina....I even ran one minute, walked two,ran one, walked two...for a total of ten minutes run, twenty walked PLUS five sets of big staircase and 100 pushups. It's not actually the walking that's the problem...it's getting OUT OF THE HOUSE every day, THAT is the problem ;-) Any suggestions on how I can talk myself out of the door each day??
Tracey in Calgary |
September 19, 2009 at 09:33 PM
I'm starting couch to 5k this week too. I figure starting year 36 on this rotating rock...that's a good time. ;)
September 20, 2009 at 11:14 PM
Please let me know if it actually useful.
September 21, 2009 at 08:26 AM
be sure to download the podcasts of your choice that supply you with music to time the sequences!
Rock on, girl!
September 21, 2009 at 02:51 PM
That is too funny! I did week 3 day 1 of c25k today and I was thinking that I should come here and read some archives to see how you started running. I am fairly certain that I will need to do week 3 a couple times before moving on to week 4, but I can't wait to say I can run (okay, jog very slowly) a 5k. Thanks for the motivation Carmen! Good luck, keep us posted!
September 22, 2009 at 12:01 AM
The motivation to get out of the house? Don't think about it. It's easy to excuse yourself out of it. Focus on how it feels AFTER you're done. Seriously nothing feels as good as accomplishment and then you don't have to mentally beat yourself up all day for NOT doing it and tossing in the towel and think you can begin tomorrow.
If you don't have a safe space to walk but your drive your kids to/from school everyday or go to the Post Office to pick up your mail...park a mile away (or a half mile) and walk to the school with your kids and back. That gets it in.
I always read about these great programs in Prevention mag but seriously need some sort of timer that I can preprogram for the walk/fun intervals. Having to slow enough to read a watch is for the birds and really trips me up. If I had something I could preprogram would make training a lot easier for me. Or I walk and run from one telephone pole to the next, walk for two, run for one. I can't keep a steady 60 second count in my head because I tend to count to my breath and not actual time.
I also don't go for speed but for distance. So even though my 13 yo size 00 daughter whooped me speed wise when we did the running portion of our walk Sunday a.m. I didn't give up and walk before getting to where I needed to be. Slow and steady wins the race right?
September 22, 2009 at 08:23 AM
How's your butt muscle doing ? LOL I did an hour and a half FAST walk (with big butt hill....sweating!) with my walking gal group today :-)
September 23, 2009 at 12:49 AM
Question from the back of the room in the seat close to the door so no one actually see me, wii running isn't as "real" is it? I mean I can't for the life of me figure out how I can ndo a 2people run with my son at a steady pace (island run) and yet can't run outside? it's crazy! outside is scary and hilly!
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