Anyways, I'm looking forward for a new exciting and fun way to learn a thing or two. I hope you guys,would be kind enough to give and share. I also love running. Running keeps our body fit. That's all, may you all have a great day!
My name is Layla and my husband Giles and I just finished W2 R1 this morning and we're feeling pretty good about this. We live in the Bay Area (San Francisco) and both have an on/off relationship with exercise. We've both struggled with our weight, but generally have been active even when we've carried a little extra. We both also know that if we don't exercise we're cranky and no good to our family (which includes 6 kids - we're a Brady Bunch).
We found that we were encouraging each other to fall into our bad coping techniques (eating, drinking too much, whinging) and that it was affecting our physical and emotional health, not to mention our capacity to deal with the kids in a calm and rational matter.
Previous to starting C25K we aimlessly messed around with getting back on the exercise horse - yoga once a week, half-heartedly lifting weights. But I knew it wasn't enough to kick us back into gear. We needed something aerobic and honestly a little challenging. Giles had done a few mini-tris many years ago, but that seemed too daunting for me. We also didn't have time to get back into surfing (our favorite sport, but it takes a lot of time and is weather dependent) so I settled on C25K. I have never been a successful runner but a 5K has to be doable, right? Anyway - I didn't pressure him to join me but I couldn't be more thrilled that he has.
Aside from some calf pain (clearly related to weakness, not injury) it's been going really well. Aerobically it's fine thus far - just want my body to get a little stronger.
We've signed up for a 5k in August - can't wait!
My name is kev, I’m almost 50 now (November) and looking to lose weight and keep fit, I do regular walks for 2 mile in the evenings with the dog and sometimes 8 to 10 milers with the wife up & down the dales weather permitted at weekends.
I am 5ft 8 and have recently let myself go a bit due to over eating and beer,
I currently weigh in at 13st 12lbs, I would like to get to around 11.5 stone and hold at that if possible.
After visiting my local up and running shop in Nottingham last year and getting myself some proper footwear, I managed to build myself up to 4 mile nonstop over a few months but kept getting tender shins if I touched them, but they didn’t hurt whilst running or walking, I did ice them after every run but they didn’t seem to heal before the next run so not sure what was going on or what to do about it I packed up running.
Now after finding and joining this forum I’m looking to start up again as soon as I have been to the shop for some more trainers, I would welcome any advice or criticism you guys could give me.
I'm new here.
I have, today, just completed week 6. I'm feeling more awake than i have in recent years, full of energy and i am sure its down to this app!
I've lost nearly 14lbs in the last 6 weeks so i am really pleased.
I was at a competition last week, typical thing sunday morning, kitted up for a 10k vasaline to the ready...not again!!!!...I'd forgotten my damned safety pins.
Any way after asking a around in the car park, there was a guy who had just bought some eventclips never heard of them before, I can't thank him enough he gave me his spare set...they're brillliant, no holes, simple snap locks the bib number to your top, though I was a bit reticent they might rub but no...Thank you Brain love you
Got some my self now and cant sing there praises enough so simple...why has no one thought of them before.
Only £1.99 from eventclip.net
I don't know if you're aloud to put things like this up but but it's a new product that is very relevant to running just thought everyone should know.
I'd be interested to know what other think
I've never been able to run without becoming immediately exhausted! I feel quite exhilarated to have come so far in such a short time. I do sometimes laugh to myself when I'm really struggling and the VoiceOver suggests that if you need to, you should slow down.....at these times I can't imagine actually going any slower without walking!
Like everyone else I feel I could use some company on this quest. Lisa x
I started the program at 260 lbs (118k), just a week before my 49th birthday. If I can do it, you can too! Get good shoes!
My name is Marie and I'm 41, living in Cambridge. This is my second time with 'Get Running'. I successfully graduated a couple of years ago, promptly sprained my ankle and never ran again! I'm currently on week 3 - for the second time. I'm stressing about moving on to week 4 because 5 minutes running seems impossible. It's silly because I know it is absolutely possible...
I love the app, the only thing I would love would be more encouragement once the runs get longer. Even an 'opt in' for more messages would be great. I spend almost every second thinking she's going to say something soon and that will pass another few seconds! Last time I felt a bit lonely on the longer runs and desperately needed some encouragement. I wonder if the makers could add an option like this?
What held me back was being overweight (some 20 kilos), being generally quite unfit and the embarassment of being seen puffing and panting by neighbours!! Lol! I know, it's ridiculous but true!
At 48 years I should know better, well anyway I did it and just finished week 6 run 1 this morning.
It is going well although I feel my knees, they have a hard time. Other muscle pain disappears in one day, as it should. I stick to the program religiously, running Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6 am before work.
The posts on this forum have been a great motivation, and I wish everyone good luck!!!