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I completed 8 weeks of the C25K then got a stress fracture to my ankle, so had to quit. I was down and out about 6 months in 2012, then in 2013 I completed Power 90, Slim in 6 and 21 Day Fit and lost a total of about 20 lbs. But since then I have put the weight back on plus a little more. I still hope to become a runner someday, as well as get healthy plus get my weight back to where it use to be or at least at a healthy weight. And I would love to be able to get off blood pressure and high cholesterol medicines and become healthy again. I am tired of feeling horrible all the time! Hoping I can get some life back in me! I joined the new Planet Fitness they just opened 1 mile from my house, so that helps. I joined in the last week of May and have been going 5 days a week doing cardio for 45 minutes to an hour. This week is my 5th week at the gym and I am now adding strength training in. Training upper body 2 days a week and lower body and abs 2 days a week. I still hope to become a runner again someday. I am doing a combo of walk to walk run on the treadmill, but I must go slow, get in better shape, build muscle and get some weight off before doing too
much running. So wish me luck this time around!

Member Since: 8/22/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,600

My Goals:
I hope to get healthy and get my weight back to a healthy weight less than 150 but my goal is 140. And I also hope to be able to eventually get off high blood pressure and high cholesterol medicines. In doing this I am doing the a Couch to 5K Program and the ultimate goal is to run a 5K in November 2012. I am tired of feeling exhausted and fatigued all the time, it's time to change that!

My Program:
Walking and hope to eventually try running again! I tried the Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries (Couch to 5K) Program last October, but got an ankle stress fracture.

Personal Information:
I am a married mother of one grown son and two young step-children who live with their mother. I work part-time as a Engagement Specialist aka Wine & Product Demonstrator. I am from Southwest Virginia.

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    It took me about six months to heal completely. I started slowly walking again in April. I'm walking about 25 to 55 minutes (3/4 to 2 miles) 5 days a week. Usually, I walk one long day a week for 2 miles in about 50 minutes, then the other four I walk 3/4 to 1 mile in 20 to 30 minutes. I've been trying to ease back into it very slowly this time. I'm hoping to start going back to the greenway where I use to do the C25K and try adding in a little running, but this time it will be on my own terms. Gonna take it very slow. They're having the C25K Program again this fall, but I still think even the beginner class is too much on my joints, so I figure it's best to do it on my own terms, real slow.
    2212 days ago
    Hey how's your foot? Able to run again yet?
    2343 days ago
    How are you doing? I know you are still healing from the stress fracture which is a bummer. I signed up for a 5k which takes place on Cinco de Mayo (May 5). Hopefully I will be able to train without problems (Hamstring, plantar fasciitis, etc.). I hope 2013 is a great year for you.
    2427 days ago
    I'm glad they figured out what the problem is. I think you have a good plan. I wish you a speedy recovery.
    2468 days ago
    Hey. Sorry to hear that you are still having problems with your ankle. Sounds like you are dealing with t the best you can. Stay positive. Running will always be there when you're ready.
    2468 days ago
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