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Way to go, Leigha! Keep up the good work!

I haven't been checking in much lately, but I've been trucking along with my runs. I did really well on week 3, so I am moving on to week 4 tomorrow. I have a feeling this one will be rough, so wish me luck!

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Ran 5k on the treadmill last night in 36:30 . I am paying for it today.. My knees and Feet are killing me today..

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Liftingchic, great job! Good time, too! Take care of those feet and knees and keep up the good work!

I started week 4 this morning and it was much tougher than week 3, but I survived! I predict at least 2 weeks on week 4, lol.

How is everyone else doing?

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I really want to do this program, but I am so afraid of dislodging or flipping something! I am 6 wks postop today. My surgeon told me I could do anything so long as there was not pain, but I still cannot shake the fear that something may not be "securely" in place with scar tissue, etc...Am I being too cautious? I guess I just need to get out there and try, but I am really afraid!

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Ugh! I went to run this morning and my legs felt like logs! I ran a mile and stopped to get a drink and could not convince myself to start back! So I walked home. This was the worst running day since I started 10 weeks ago.

Yesterday, I did a 6 hour marathon cleaning job on my house, moved furniture, dusted everything, washed baseboards, etc. Do y'all think that could have effected my run? Oh, and I got stuck Saturday night so I was on liquids and mushies yesterday. Any ideas? :blink::thumbup::mad::thumbup::thumbup::tt2:

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I really want to do this program, but I am so afraid of dislodging or flipping something! I am 6 wks postop today. My surgeon told me I could do anything so long as there was not pain, but I still cannot shake the fear that something may not be "securely" in place with scar tissue, etc...Am I being too cautious? I guess I just need to get out there and try, but I am really afraid!

Why don't you try walking it for a week to start and see how that goes. You can go to mapmyrun.com and map out a 5K distance and then walk it 3 times a week and see how you feel, if you feel up to it then start week 1. Good luck.

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LeighaMason, that is a fantastic idea! Thank you for the suggestion! I will try it today! Thanks!

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ok guys so currently i weigh 237 and i have been holding off on starting the couch to 5k bc my husband says that i need to be under 220 before i start any running program. i have now decided to ignore that and i got a friend of my to join me and we are starting the couch to 5k on monday. im soo excited. im having a hard time losing weight lately bc i hit a plateau. a few weeks ago i started working out hardcore and gained back 4 of the lbs i lost and it got me really discouraged, so i stopped working out. well i started back up this week and i feel good about it. i think i am just going to stay away from the scale as much as possible. i go in for my 3rd fill in 2 weeks.last month i didnt need one so i think bc im getting hungrier that i need one this time around. wish me luck with the couch to 5k. im kind of intimidated by the program, but hopefully it will work out some stress. lord knows i have alot of that right now.

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Ugh! I went to run this morning and my legs felt like logs! I ran a mile and stopped to get a drink and could not convince myself to start back! So I walked home. This was the worst running day since I started 10 weeks ago.

Yesterday, I did a 6 hour marathon cleaning job on my house, moved furniture, dusted everything, washed baseboards, etc. Do y'all think that could have effected my run? Oh, and I got stuck Saturday night so I was on liquids and mushies yesterday. Any ideas? :tt1::):mad::angry::smile::mad2:

Leigha, your 6 hr cleaning spree very well could have had something to do with it. Maybe your muscles were too worn out. Some weeks I have to do a couple of runs back to back (M, T, Th or T, W, F). I find that my back to back runs are much harder than the other runs (that have rest days in between). I think our muscles need a break in between workouts. Being on liquids could have been a factor too. More than likely, it was a combination of the two. Don't get discouraged...you are doing so great! shake it off and keep on trucking. Let us know how the next one goes.

ok guys so currently i weigh 237 and i have been holding off on starting the couch to 5k bc my husband says that i need to be under 220 before i start any running program. i have now decided to ignore that and i got a friend of my to join me and we are starting the couch to 5k on monday. im soo excited. im having a hard time losing weight lately bc i hit a plateau. a few weeks ago i started working out hardcore and gained back 4 of the lbs i lost and it got me really discouraged, so i stopped working out. well i started back up this week and i feel good about it. i think i am just going to stay away from the scale as much as possible. i go in for my 3rd fill in 2 weeks.last month i didnt need one so i think bc im getting hungrier that i need one this time around. wish me luck with the couch to 5k. im kind of intimidated by the program, but hopefully it will work out some stress. lord knows i have alot of that right now.

Good for you! Don't worry about your weight. I am 275 and I'm on week 4. Remember to stretch before and afterwards to avoid muscle strains. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

Well everyone, I haven't ran since Tuesday and I don't look to be able to run tomorrow either. I have had a terrible stomach virus since Tuesday night. I am so ready to get over this and run again. I have never had a stomach virus to last this long. I will probably visit the doctor tomorrow if I'm not better.

Keep up the good work everyone!

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ok guys so currently i weigh 237 and i have been holding off on starting the couch to 5k bc my husband says that i need to be under 220 before i start any running program. i have now decided to ignore that and i got a friend of my to join me and we are starting the couch to 5k on monday. im soo excited. im having a hard time losing weight lately bc i hit a plateau. a few weeks ago i started working out hardcore and gained back 4 of the lbs i lost and it got me really discouraged, so i stopped working out. well i started back up this week and i feel good about it. i think i am just going to stay away from the scale as much as possible. i go in for my 3rd fill in 2 weeks.last month i didnt need one so i think bc im getting hungrier that i need one this time around. wish me luck with the couch to 5k. im kind of intimidated by the program, but hopefully it will work out some stress. lord knows i have alot of that right now.

I am 262.. I dont wait to get to a certain weight to do anything. The time is now I can do anything I want to do at 262, you just got to put your mind to it :)

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Ugh! I went to run this morning and my legs felt like logs! I ran a mile and stopped to get a drink and could not convince myself to start back! So I walked home. This was the worst running day since I started 10 weeks ago.

Yesterday, I did a 6 hour marathon cleaning job on my house, moved furniture, dusted everything, washed baseboards, etc. Do y'all think that could have effected my run? Oh, and I got stuck Saturday night so I was on liquids and mushies yesterday. Any ideas? :frown::confused::mad::scared2::cursing::mad2:

Feeling better? Did you run today? Hope you are feeling better.

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So I signed up for my first 5k, Its August 28th. I also Signed up for a 10k at the end of sept. I think it might be a little too much for me but I will be happy if i run most of it and just walk a little.

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I am going to run in the morning, I have been so lazy, I'm not sure what my problem is. I will let you know tomorrow how I did. My son is running with me whether he likes it or not. :confused: Actually I bribed him, we were at the mall looking for him swimming trunks and I told him he could have a pretzel if he ran tomorrow and he went for it.

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Wish I had someone to run with... Its just me and the good old MP3 player... Which stopped working today at 1 mile in and 2.5 to go :confused: oh boy let me tell you it was hard to keep going... Will have to buy a new one tomorrow...

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Note to self-- Next time you are going to bribe a 15 year old to run with you, make them run first and then get the bribe.:cursing:

I ran this morning, ran 2 miles and then walked the other 1.1. It was 79 degrees and 89 percent humidity. I may have to start running on the treadmill for a while till it cools off. I have to start my strength training, I have not been doing it. I'm not sure what the problem is I have a bowflex at work and plenty of extra time, I am just being lazy.

I went a different way than normal and there was a sign for a local gym offering crossfit classes. You don't have to join the gym to go you can pay by the class or the month, I looked it up on the internet and it seemed cool but expensive. ( www.premiercrossfit.com if you are interested ) They have a free class on Saturdays and I might try and do one.

I have been considering selling my motorcycle because I have not been riding it much so that would free up the money in my budget to take the classes. :confused: We'll see.

Liftingchic-- A 10K :scared2:! I am hoping to do well in the 5K in November.

Countrychic-- Hows it going?

GG-- Hows the stomach? I hope your feeling better.

Sassy-- Did you start walking? If so hows it going for you?

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