(Closed) C25K Begins (Again) Today!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Good luck hun! C25K works if you stick with it. And hey, motivation can come from anywhere!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MLDoddie:  Ooooh!  Good luck πŸ™‚  If you feel yourself avoiding workouts or slacking off, sign up for a 5k- then you HAVE to do it!  I have found that my best motivation for running (besides the fact that I actually do enjoy it…) is if I paid money to run a race.  Once I pay money, I’m doing the race come hell, high water, or blisters.

A few tips from a runner, if you don’t mind (because you didn’t ask)-

Get fitted for running shoes, and get moisture wicking socks.  Cotton socks hold onto water and can give you blisters.

Take rest days.  Rest and recovery prevent overtraining injuries.  I overtrained myself into a stress fracture- trust me, it is even less fun than it sounds.  Rest & recover!

Cross train.  This also prevents overtraining, but also keeps you motivated by breaking up the monotony of running.  Lift weights, do yoga, take a spin class.  Shake it up a bit!

Have fun!  Running doesn’t sound like fun, but once you get into the running community and do a race, you’ll be hooked πŸ™‚

Post # 5
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@DaneLady:  You’re much more of a runner than me, but I wanted to second the rest and avoid overdoing it advice. I ran myself into a stress fracture too from inadequate rest. No fun!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Gemstone:  Have you seen this quote:

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.”
John Bingham

It keeps me motivated when faster, more experienced runners blow by me in a race or a training run.  I’ve been running a long time, I’ve run a lot of races, I’ve gotten a few medals too, but sometimes I feel like I’m not a ‘real’ runner because I’m not terribly fast, I don’t have the fancy gear, I didn’t have a great finishing time in my marathon… but then it dawns on me… I FREAKIN’ FINISHED A MARATHON!!!!!!!  Holy shit!  Not a lot of people can say that. 

Oh, and this quote too:

“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.”
-Bart Yasso

 

Happy running Bees πŸ™‚

Post # 7
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@DaneLady:  That’s a great quote! And I love that it still motivates you, even after you’ve run a marathon, just as it can be motivational for newer runners, too. I will have to remember that one!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Congrats! You can do it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I hope you stick with it this time, I know how hard it is to follow through with workout goals cause I always fall off the bandwagon. Good luck!

Post # 10
Hostess
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Awesome & congrats!!  Running is such an awesome high.  Stick with the program and you’ll finish that 5k!!  Sign up for one now.. you’ll have that much more motivation to get out there on days when you just don’t feel like getting off of the couch.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@DaneLady:  except when you’re me and you find yourself 2.5 weeks from a 5k that you signed up for months ago and you gave up running long ago to work on wedding stuff and school so now you’ll have to walk most of it πŸ˜‰

For real though I LOVE c25k. I would go back to that this weekend when I start running but since my 5k is in 2.5 weeks I believe I’ll just be going out and running for as long as I possibly can and then alternate jogging and walking. I’ll probably get back on the program after the 5k though just so that I have a guide until I can just go out and run several miles at a time.

Post # 12
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5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsFeatherbottom:  In your defense, you were drowning in burlap & twine, rescuing a teeny kitty, and oh, I dunno… BUSY GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!  You’ll rock that 5k anyway πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Awesome!! You will do great – stick with it!! 

Post # 16
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5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MLDoddie:  So how’s the program going for you?  Have you been sticking with it?  Did you find a 5k to run? 

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