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by JoelGwood
Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 9
Replies: 8
Views: 3251

Week 9

Alrighty, zoom with me back to 8 weeks ago. I had just downloaded this app on my iPod called "Get Running," and had a free afternoon to try it out. So I threw my iPod in my pocket, plugged in my earbuds, and headed outside. That day, I "ran" one-minute segments, and thought I was going to die! In th...
by JoelGwood
Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 1 Run 1 Done!
Replies: 11
Views: 4211

Re: Week 1 Run 1 Done!

Meggie: In several weeks, I want you to come back to your post about the difficulties of running 1.5 minutes at a time. I promise you'll look back on it and just smile, since you're about to do not only 1.5 minutes, but in just a matter of time, you'll be up to THIRTY of 'em! Keep it up! :)
by JoelGwood
Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: W1R2
Replies: 3
Views: 1826

Re: W1R2

Guess what? You CAN do it! Congratulations! Keep looking ahead, and your progress will soar! :D
by JoelGwood
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: New at running, breathing tips needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3053

Re: New at running, breathing tips needed

My lungs were almost the exact same way! Somewhere around the beginning of week 4, I just felt good during the runs! I notice that I don't have any trouble at all with breathing while I run, and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside :D

Way to go!!
by JoelGwood
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 4 Run 1
Replies: 23
Views: 7072

Re: Week 4 Run 1

Way to go, both of you! I definitely agree, this is SOO exciting to be a part of!
by JoelGwood
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Did my first run - feel like I'm going to die!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3136

Re: Did my first run - feel like I'm going to die!!!

Ditto to startknut! It was tough for me at first, due to "Couch Shock" (my body was so used to sitting that my legs completely rebelled). But after a couple weeks of getting into the routine, I started looking forward to my runs! Now, if you're thinking, "he probably just says that all the time, bec...
by JoelGwood
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 4 Run 1
Replies: 23
Views: 7072

Re: Week 4 Run 1

Woohoo! And to think that you were worried about the 3-minute increments at the start of this week! Way to go, Steph! :D
by JoelGwood
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week one!
Replies: 21
Views: 5386

Re: Week one!

Mary, I start week 6 tomorrow. I can't believe I've actually made it this far-- only 4 weeks to go! I know how you feel now, but don't worry at all about it, because in a few weeks, you'll feel amazing! If you get discouraged, just keep remembering that no matter how slow you go, or how little dista...
by JoelGwood
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 5 run 3 - solid 20 mins (eek!)
Replies: 86
Views: 25638

Re: Week 5 run 3 - solid 20 mins (eek!)

Sorry I didn't post yesterday (had a huge visit with family), so I guess I'll say it here and now: I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe how easy it was! I even felt good after it! This is the first time in the program that I have felt that running for 30 minutes straight might finally be attainable! ...
by JoelGwood
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week one!
Replies: 21
Views: 5386

Re: Week one!

Nice to "meet" you, Mary! It's so wonderful that you've acted on your decision for health! I'm really glad I found this forum, because the encouragement I get (both directly and indirectly) before each run is wonderful! For me, the first week or two was the worst for pain, but it all seemed to slowl...