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by jessicaboykin
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Losing motivation
Replies: 9
Views: 3387

Re: Losing motivation

I second everything above. I'm just now getting into the 5+ minute runs, and they are so much easier. On the short runs, starting back after walking was so hard for me. BUT, my breathing gradually got better over the first 3 weeks, and now I don't struggle as much through the runs. It gets better! O...
by jessicaboykin
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Stitch
Replies: 2
Views: 2204

Re: Stitch

When I first started I would get the worst stitches, sometimes in both sides. I haven't gotten one at all since about the end of week 2, and I'm now in the middle of week 5. I think that my breathing just naturally got better (deeper and more even) as I did more running which eliminated the stitches...
by jessicaboykin
Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Post your gear!
Replies: 2
Views: 2612

Re: Post your gear!

Yeah dude the sound is great, and they work perfectly for calls. Call comes in and you just press a button on the side to accept. Call quality is excellent. I figured out the problem with my ears lol. It was the way the headphones were sitting on my sunglasses. It just takes an extra minute to get t...
by jessicaboykin
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Post your gear!
Replies: 2
Views: 2612

Post your gear!

Thought it would be cool if we shared our Get Running gear! Apple iPhone 3GS - My baby. That is all. http://assets1.omio.com/images/phones/apple/iphone-3g-s-32gb/apple-iphone-3gs-01-1.jpg iLuv Armband - Love it. Very sleek armband. Fit's my lil arm perfectly and doesn't slip at all. http://ecx.image...
by jessicaboykin
Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Outside V Treadmill
Replies: 7
Views: 4174

Re: Outside V Treadmill

I've never ran on a treadmill in my life. I kinda want to give it a try now just to see if I like it, but at the gym on my campus there is literally a wait list to use them in the evenings after work. Fortunately we have a lovely fitness trail right in front of the rec center/gym, and that's where I...
by jessicaboykin
Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Always doubtful about moving on!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 8050

Re: Always doubtful about moving on!!!

I moved from week 1 to week 2 today without repeating any of week 1. Ugh. I am embarrassed at how hard it was, but I made it. I just get out of breath so fast. :oops: Like Dawn, I am scared of moving to week 3. Any updates on how it went for you? On a treadmill you are all to aware of when you have ...
by jessicaboykin
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Running affecting eating/what are you eating?
Replies: 3
Views: 3004

Running affecting eating/what are you eating?

I just finished week 1 today. I'm thinking about repeating it because I'm not sure that I'm ready to move on. I'm still crawling around the track at the speed of smell. Anyway, this past week I have been eating a lot less than usual. We were discussing nausea symptoms associated with running in anot...
by jessicaboykin
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Feeling a bit sick
Replies: 2
Views: 2832

Re: Feeling a bit sick

I almost always feel nausea when I run. The most I can have before a run is a banana. Running on an empty stomach helps, but even then sometimes I still feel like I'm going to throw up. So you are not alone.
by jessicaboykin
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Barefoot running anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 2807

Re: Barefoot running anyone?

Actually, I did notice that my calf muscles had a bit more soreness, but my knees had way less pain than usual. I don't really land on my toes so much as my mid-foot.

Going for my run in a bit. Everyone is back on campus from spring break, so I'm hoping I don't get too many stares on the trail. :D
by jessicaboykin
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Sticky: Introductions!
Replies: 529
Views: 229256

Re: Sticky: Introductions!

Hi I'm Jessica. Twenty-six year old former high school athlete trying to get it together after about ten years of being lazy. I love the app! I'm actually looking forward to running which is a miracle!