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Old 04-24-2008, 03:57 AM   #261
 
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Yea -- congratulations, wild~hair -- you're turning into a runner!!!
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:32 PM   #262
 
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Yea -- congratulations, wild~hair -- you're turning into a runner!!!
haha, really?! I can't even express how weird that is!

I took tonight off. I haven't been feeling the yoga thing at all, so I think it may be time to switch it up again and I'm thinking about some biking.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:15 AM   #263
 
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yesterday: 30 min morning walk; 2.5 mi afternoon run, followed by lunges, squats, round kicks, abs, and then weightlifting (arm curls, dips, rows).

today so far: 30 min morning walk
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:01 AM   #264
 
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Wednesday - stretched with exercise bands
Yesterday - full body weight training
Today - hopefully run on treadmill
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:41 PM   #265
 
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I wasn't sure if I was going to do the Week 5 Day 1 or Week 6 Day 1 routine, because as of today I was still really feeling the effects of my run on Sunday. I thought it might be very wise to slow things down a bit.

So I decided to just go with it and see what happened, which is super easy to do because the routines are very similar, save a 3-min difference in the length of the middle run. I thought if I was in that run and really suffering, I could cut it short.

This is the first time with the C25K that I've felt this way. My attitude up to this point has always been, "Bring it on!" And not because I was pushing myself, it was totally a natural response my body was having to the running.

So I wound up doing Week 6 Day 1, although it was very challenging for the first run, and somewhat challenging for the second.

Then on the 3rd one, about 1 minute into it, something shifted and I started sprinting and I sprinted to the end and felt great. It was weird!
I believe that is called "runner's high" you are suffering and then KABOOM... I can DO this. I love that feeling.

Anyway, I saw that I posted on this week, but not my exercise...HA!!

Monday - I switched it up, I went to Pump in the morning and just did Step at night. (My DH was still sick, so I had too)
Wednesday - 3.7 mile run... (My DS got hurt, so I couldn't go to flow. )
Friday - Step and then Pump.
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:20 PM   #266
 
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I'm visiting Penn State this weekend w/my daughter. We walked MILES all around campus. It wasn't aerobic, but we walked forever and it was real hot, so I think I should get exercise credit! Beautiful campus, by the way.... I really like the trees up here!
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:45 PM   #267
 
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I think I was waiting for the weather to improve. I finally realized that if I waited around for that, I would have to start C25K completely over.

Today I did Week 6 Day 2. Good run, even sprinted a little in the second half.

This "wintertime in April" BS is gettin' old, though. Although the reality is, this is much better weather for running. It's just harder initially to get out there and get warmed up.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:36 PM   #268
 
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I tried out my new weight lifting routine today despite being dead tired. I did okay but tweaked my knee doing deadlifts. So I've got my leg up with ice on my knee and keeping my fingers crossed that it will feel fine in the morning.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:39 PM   #269
 
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Hope your knee is okay, badgercurls! I have a trick knee and have to baby it sometimes. Sounds like you're doing everything right, though.

I went for an 80 minute walk this evening. Feeling low energy [premenstrual], so I'm taking it easy.
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C25K Week 6 Day 3. 25 minute run with sprinting at the end! whoo hooo!

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Old 05-01-2008, 04:19 AM   #271
 
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Great job, wild~hair!!

I walked around Longwood Gardens for 3 hours yesterday. Certainly not at an aerobic pace - but I was moving and absolutely enjoying myself outside on a glorious day!
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:50 AM   #272
 
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Thanks! And now I have my period and I'm not doing a dang thing and I like it.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:25 PM   #273
 
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I did 10 minutes on the exercise bike and then 20 on the treadmill tonight, plus lots of stretching before and after b/c I'm having some achilles tendon issues.
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wow, haven't been on this thread in awhile!

i just started working at my old job at the zoo this week, so the past four days have been spent outside doing a lot of heavy lifting, carrying, and other physical work.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:33 PM   #275
 
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I have a silly question, RDW... where is the zoo you work at? (You can PM me if you don't want to put it here.) I have friends who live up in your area but I didn't know there was a zoo there. I <3 our little free zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo) here in Madison.
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I walked for 20 minutes on the treadmill. My achilles and knee are still achy, so I didn't want to push it.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:04 AM   #277
 
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40 minute walk in beautiful weather both Saturday and Sunday — we're finally getting our springtime here! — and I did Week 7 Day 1 of C25K Sunday evening. A good run. 25 minutes is not exactly easy, but it's totally do-able.

I read a great quote on one of the running websites last night:

The mind tires before the body does.
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3 hours planting in the garden. My back is so sore right now.... Time for aleve and an ice pack.
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I've been walking a bunch, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Last night I did Week 7, Day 2 of W25K. It was excruciating, but only because I had purchased a new running bra and let's just say it was inadequate to the challenge! Between physical discomfort and [real or imagined?] male stares, it was a difficult run. I kept thinking of the "male gaze" thoughout the run and even came up with a T-shirt concept around it. Hey, what else are you gonna do while you're running and hiking up your boobage every 50 feet?

For the record, it was a Champion jog bra from Target — their "top seller" — that let me down. [haha] I love Target and I actually really like the line of Champion sports stuff they carry, but this one's a dud.

I hope women aren't regularly running around in bras like that. Well, who am I kidding, I do see them from time to time. Hopefully they're like I was yesterday and never repeat the experience. I know I won't.

I'm looking forward to my next run, in my Moving Comfort jog bra, which I know will give me the support I need!
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I've been walking a bunch, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Last night I did Week 7, Day 2 of W25K. It was excruciating, but only because I had purchased a new running bra and let's just say it was inadequate to the challenge! Between physical discomfort and [real or imagined?] male stares, it was a difficult run. I kept thinking of the "male gaze" thoughout the run and even came up with a T-shirt concept around it. Hey, what else are you gonna do while you're running and hiking up your boobage every 50 feet?

For the record, it was a Champion jog bra from Target their "top seller" that let me down. [haha] I love Target and I actually really like the line of Champion sports stuff they carry, but this one's a dud.

I hope women aren't regularly running around in bras like that. Well, who am I kidding, I do see them from time to time. Hopefully they're like I was yesterday and never repeat the experience. I know I won't.

I'm looking forward to my next run, in my Moving Comfort jog bra, which I know will give me the support I need!
Hey wild hair,

Congrats on your athletic progress!
A good sports bra and running shoe is a must as your runner career unfolds. You might want to try to wear two bras, if you feel one is not enough.

Also, I'd like to share with you (if nobody has yet), the importance of the running shoe. I wish somebody did when I started, it would have probably saved me some blisters and injuries.

First and foremost, your running shoe needs to be one or 1 1/2 sizes bigger. Your toes need to have enough space so they will not touch the front of the shoe while running. So, my foot is 6 1/2 or 7, but my running shoe is 8! I put on two socks: one thin running sock and a normal sock over it.

Next thing, be sure your shoe is appropriate for your foot type (neutral, overpronator, underpronator). There are some stores where you run over a treadmill equipped with a foot type detector, which can be helpful to fit you. Running with the wrong shoe is hell.

And finally, running while challenging, is supposed to be fun. So, listen to your body and take time to adapt. You can do two or 3 times the same week of the program, if you feel the need. Each individual is unique, and these programs are meant to be guidelines.
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