(Closed) Anyone else new to running?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
55 posts
Worker bee

I am! The military made me start running and I realized that although I am not the greatest at it, I really enjoy doing it. I still get embarrassed when we have to run as a group because I am usually more slow then other people but if I run at my own place then I can usually go for 6 KM before being too burnt out

Post # 5
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That sounds like an awesome program!! Congrats on signing up and getting started. I wish I’d had something like that when I started running last year.

I suppose I’m not new to running anymore, but I still feel like I am! Does that count? 😛 

Post # 6
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I am! I have been running since May/June. I am usually too lazy to weigh myself. When I did just a few days ago, I was surprised to have lost 6 lbs.

I’m leading the Learn to Run program at work (which is essentially the Running Room schedule). I actually made a lot of new acquaintances at work with people from other departments just by leading the running group. We run after work on Thursdays and sometimes, I join the more advanced runners at lunch.

The Runkeeper on my iPhone does the interval barking for me; tells me my pace and distance. This week, I’m doing Run 3/Walk 1 minute. Next week is 4-in-1s. I have a feeling that I will have to fit more than just two extra 3-in-1s after the first run.

Running is highly addictive!! I’m hoping I’m ready for next year’s Colour Me Rad!

Post # 8
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@SupermansSweetheart:  It’s going to be a fun run! 🙂 Try find a white T-shirt!

I’m doing an Edmonton Heartbeat Run (5 km) this Sunday. It’s not going to be too fun as we start and end on the hills in downtown river valley. There’s a Zombie race in October, ha-ha. I don’t think I’d sign up for that though. It must be fun for volunteers to dress up as zombies to chase after runners.

I pushed myself just now and did a run 5 minutes and walk 1 today with my dog. Best record so far as she is a slower runner than I am. (Average of 8:53 minutes per km; 3.7 km total) Here she is after our run! All happy! 🙂

Post # 9
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yes. My husband was into running before we met and while we were dating. We moved across the US, and both of us just stopped excercising because of lack of time. Over the summer we started a couch to 5K plan, so that we will be able to do one of the ‘Run for you lives’ runs. (My husband is a hugh zombie fan).

Although really I’d call what I do shuffling or maybe even fast walking.

Post # 10
241 posts
Helper bee

@SupermansSweetheart:  i am!! I started in the summer! I was always able to do 5k runs for cancer… But never thought id be able to go further.. I started forcing myself to go.. Now i love it!!!! I have my first 10k in november!!! my favorite part of running… Its FREE!!

Post # 11
2037 posts
Buzzing bee

@SupermansSweetheart:  I’ve been dabbling in running lately so that I can burn calories while making sure my dogs get their energy out if I’m unable to get them to the park (which is more often that I like to admit!)

My SO has introduced me to map my run which helps me see just how far I run and its been very helpful.  I’m not apart of any clinics though, nor would I know where to find them in my hometown!




Post # 12
7403 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I started intially running back in January. I joined a group that ran for 10 weeks but we had twice a week sessions and expected to run once on our own. I did stick with up until I got sick just few sessions short of completion. Sadly, after I recovered I didn’t continue.

Thankfully in the last six weeks I have gotten back into it. I really enjoy it. It’s not easy but the sense of accomplishment when I tick off a new goal is fab. I ran a 4M a weeks ago, I have 5K this weekend and 5M next month. I even joined a local running group but I haven’t been able to connect with them yet. All things in due time.


Post # 13
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I HATE running, but have been running twice a week (also doing fitnesses classes 2 other days) for the past month and halfish.

I set a goal for the month and am proud to hit it (2 miles in 30 mins) which is huge for me b/c running has always been my weakness. But, its almost Oct which means I have to set a new goal, I will start off slow and aim to do 2.25 in 30 mins and maybe push myself a little more, but we will see. 

Post # 15
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I started running exactly one year ago and ran reguarly until about March. Then because of depression issues I struggle with I fizzled out. But today my mom made me run with her and we managed 3 miles, it was rough and in the moment I hated every minute of it. I also hated how far I set myself back and I was up to almost 6 miles and doing a decent job. So I guess I am kind of new to running, again. I hope to keep with it because it is helpful for depression but  we will see, I certainly am going to try though. 

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