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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?

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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!
    4309 days ago
    Right! you can do this! emoticon
    4309 days ago
    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.
    4310 days ago
  • 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!
    4310 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Best of luck and WOW that's amazing!
    4310 days ago
    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!

    4310 days ago
    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!
    4310 days ago
    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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