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you go Karen!!! Let us know how it goes. Wish i could be there to cheer you on!

Some of you that know me know i like to post random pictures sometimes.

Here is todays workout. This is 30mins running. As you can see i go so slow i got a while before i can make 3 miles or 5k. But it does get easier.

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Whos - thanks! I have only run about 2 miles so far without stopping. Mybrother claims that if I can run one mile I can run 4 but I am not so sure! I can always take a walking break right? Plus, it is at midnight so dark and nobody will see me!

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Ok - today is our families first day for week 1!! I really wanted to start it yesterday but couldn't bear dragging everyone out on Christmas day to jog :) My hubby and two kids (14 boy; 10 girl) have agreed to do it with me!!! woohooo!!

Wish us luck this evening (any bets on who will whine the most?) could be me:rolleyes

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You go Karen! Keep going...midnight? lol...you make sure your safe out there!

Wombat!!!!!! I am excited for you! And your family! Tell me how you did as soon as you can!

Today im in Delaware visting inlaws so i worked out at the local Y but i managed to do my 30 min jog at about 4.6mph. Then i rode the bike for 10 mins and swam for 45 mins.

Now just to encouage you people im about 348 and i can still do 30min runs now!

Now way i could of done it on week 1 i would of totally collapsed.

Advise for Wombat...go SUPER slow when you jog today. Its going to more about building your joints and muscles up then it is burning cals and going fast.

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Woohooo!!! We did our first workout :eek:

My daughter was the first to whine ;-)

Since we are going to a track it's a little hard to keep up with the time not to mention it gets dark so early now. We had to guess and just pick a distance on the track rather than trying to time it. We went an extra 10 minutes because of it :)

IT FELT GREEAT!!!!!

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Today's going to be our second work out :)

It might be raining so I was thinking of doing it indoors and jogging in place. Will that work?

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i was training for a 5K last summer and broke my heel. my ortho surgeon has suggested i keep off the treadmill. i have been on the elliptical for months now (bored to tears!). i started running on the track at our rec and that seems to work. plus i went and got new shoes. for christmas i got a new i pod, so i think i am going to get my little nike running kit for it and have a go at this again.

i DO NOT run in Nike...at all. i broke my heel in those stupid shox. my brother said he got a little neoprene usb cover for the sensor and put it on his laces (he is a saucony guy, i am on asics right now).

so starting monday---it is time for me to try this again.

i hope posting here keeps me accountable.

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wow Miss Tracey! You seem to know alot about running! Welcome. I think we could all learn from you.

i have been thinking about running shoes alot. I am TOTALY too embrassed to go to a store as i ve been told the best way is to go to a running store and have them fit you for running shoes.

i do run 30mins every other day right now and the fact im still up in the 300's i would think they would look at me like im crazy!

On the other hand i know these crappy $30 piece of crap sneakers are not doing me any good also. Do you have any advice?

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OK guys - so nervous for my run tomorrow night! It is actually 4 miles whch is slightly more than 5K but I haven't even made it 5K yet - although I can run for 30 minutes. Wish me luck and happy new year to you all!

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I'm in! Was at the gym today w/DH and thought while walking on the treadmill - I'm going to run. Well DH almost fell OFF his treadmill when he saw that cause I've always barked that I'd never run unless I was being chased. I LOVE it!!! Not sure what program I'm going to pick up just yet but my first try today I was able to run 6 of the 25 mins on the treadmill. Thanks for the link!!!

Lulu

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lol - I'm with you LULU!! I always said "I don't run unless somethings chasing me (or a bug)". It's funny to watch me (I'm sure) and I'm pathetically slow but I'm not in a race so it's just about the health, right? ha!

Quick question for you seasoned runners ... is there a download that puts this couch to 5K to music? Since I don't have a treadmill, the music switching would be fabulous to keep track of the workout! I've searched the internet but haven't found much luck.

Thanks to all for your help :) Happy Running and Happy New Year!

wombat

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lol - I'm with you LULU!! I always said "I don't run unless somethings chasing me (or a bug)". It's funny to watch me (I'm sure) and I'm pathetically slow but I'm not in a race so it's just about the health, right? ha!

Quick question for you seasoned runners ... is there a download that puts this couch to 5K to music? Since I don't have a treadmill, the music switching would be fabulous to keep track of the workout! I've searched the internet but haven't found much luck.

Thanks to all for your help :) Happy Running and Happy New Year!

wombat

Wombat, Wombat - I'm sure I'm not a pretty site at the gym running. :( I'm pretty top heavy and while running today my DH suggested I duck tape the girls down or I'll hurt myself.

For music, I was able (actually DH did it for me) to create a "workout" feature on my IPOD that took songs I have downloaded and lump them according to beats per minute. I'm actually surfing Itunes right now trying to find more "upbeat" songs to download - so not to be bored & to move along a lot faster than a snails pace.

Happy NYR!

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Luluc

Yes there is a c25K podcast but i cant remember the link. It only works on Ipods not MP3 players. I will try and remember. If not pls someone else put the link up.

Karen.......GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!! Your SUPER Brave!!!!!!!!!!! I have only got up tp about 2.5miles so far and that is pretty much my limit right now.

Pleeeeeeeeeeaaassssssssseeeeeeeee let me know how it goes.

I got a 8am flight out of here back home tomorrow which means i got to get up at 4.30am. Stay up till midnight?????? i dunno.

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