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Prepping to start the Couch to 5K Program, wish me luck!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I've been pondering this for quite some time. I joined the Spark group for C25K right ago and will head that way in a minute to get the low down on everything. I am determined that I want to do this. I've always wanted to be a jogger/runner. I've just always assumed since my, well....my, let's just say lady friends in the front were way too huge. I've been told otherwise so there's nothing holding me back right?

Right?
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  • KARVY09
    I'm a big girl (42DD) and I just finished W4D3! I love this program and it's helped me lose over 20 pounds in 7 weeks! Just get a great sports bra. Definitely try it out. You'll be amazed at what you can do!
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  • STRONGMELISSA24
    Right! you can do this! emoticon
    4309 days ago
  • MAXFOCUS
    Good luck with the training program. I started using that and was running 2 miles when I got side tracked. I am looking forward to getting back to it soon. It is a great way to ease yourself into running. Just make sure to go to a specialty running shoe store to get fitted for some good running shoes.
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  • no profile photo CD5403463
    Last night my boyfriend and I downloaded the podcasts mentioned above with the goal of starting C25k this week. Keep me updated on your progress!
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  • BOVEY63
    Best of luck and WOW that's amazing!
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  • 4EVERADONEGIRL
    Congrats on getting ready for C25K! I am on W3D3 (tomorrow is my Day 3 run!) and I have been amazed at how well I have adapted! I always told myself I could never be a runner...but here I am! I am planning on running a 5K in September.

    My advice is to download the FREE podcasts if you have an iPod or other MP3 player. They have made a huge difference for me! I use the Robert Ullrey one, but there are several others depending on your tastes. I actually thought about starting a couple months back, but never did because I let the whole timing thing sidetrack me. But when I was ready this time, I used the podcasts and not having to worry about how much time has passed and if I can change routines yet has helped immensely!

    The other thing I will say is, if you haven't already, sign up for 5K near you. It is a great motivational tool to keep you running when you are in the middle of thinking you will die! (Believe me...it's what has saved me many a time already!) Being able to be training for an actual event, and not some far off idea, is a big motivator. Plus, when I am in the middle of one of the jogs, I picture myself at the 5K running tall and strong with my hair in a ponytail, my Minnie ears on (the run I'm doing is at Disneyland!), and my feet beating a rhythm on the ground...it keeps me going and pushing harder than I ever thought possible!

    Okay, rambled on longer than I intended but I guess I had a lot to say! Enjoy and have fun with it - it shouldn't be a miserable time! Make sure you blog about your experiences so we can jog along with you!

    Best wishes!

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  • POKIEFUZZBUCKET
    Good luck!! I am going from couch to 5K as well, though I am not specifically following the c25k training schedule, and it has been great!
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  • THE_NEW_MELISSA
    I'm on W2D2 of the C25K, I love it. Well I don't always love it while I'm doing it, but i love it before and after :) I think it's really helping in the scale area. I don't know how big you are, but I'm 'D' and I generally wear 2 sports bra's and that seems to help. I'm sure there are super good support bra's out there for just that, but I'm really cheap and am getting by with 2 bra's :) Good luck, I think you will really like it! Just go at your own pace and push yourself :)
    4310 days ago
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