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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I am hurting today! My brothers gf wanted to start walking. We walked for the first time Monday night. It was bad, we walked like maybe 1/2-1 mile total. Stopping halfway at the park for the kids. We walk fast enough the 4 yr old has to run, to keep up. Poor kid. haha. Yesterday we walked for 30 mins in the morning with no kids. Then walked to the park again last night. I ran not far, but it was a good sprint.I dropped the leash and the dog took off lol. And then my bro's gf wanted to run down the road to our driveway, and UP our driveway. I almost croaked!! I swear to gosh, I am sooo sore. I didnt get up to walk this am, but I am going for sure tonight. I hope to beable to up how far and long our walks are, and run longer and farther. (ps, I HATE running with a passion. like not even funny, and can not force my body to do it)

so that's where I'm at. I just don't want to lose the motivation, like I always do.
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    Good for you! The big thing is that you're doing something! You're burning WAY more calories than if you were sitting on the couch.

    Like Andrea mentioned, I did Couch to 5K last year. I've never been a runner, and I don't know that I'd say I am now. But you know what? I can do it, and that feels great (even though I, too, hate every step!)

    Just keep at it. Certainly don't feel like you have to run now. I had been seriously focused, eating well, and exercising for more than 6 months before I started, so at least 25 lbs down from the start, maybe 30. My trainer told me once that when you run, you're putting 7 lbs of pressure on your legs for every 1 lb that you weigh. so if you take off even 10 lbs, it'll feel like a whole lot more. I think that's why I was more successful with running after I had lost a little weight.

    Keep it up! You're doing great
    3623 days ago
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    YAY!!!! You won't as long as you keep the desire alive! That's what our little team is for!

    You know, I'm with you kind of on the running front. I HATE it when I'm doing it, but when I'm done, I think: DANG....I just did that! I just RAN! And that good feeling at the end, when it's DONE is what keeps me going. lol.

    Both J-La and I did the Couch to 5K plan (can be found on cool running.com) and I know 4 other people who have done it...NONE of us ever thought we'd be runners, yet here we are. It is a very gradual program that lasts 9 weeks.
    3624 days ago
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