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Old 03-24-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default I ran for 20 minutes straight!!!!!!!!

I can't believe I actually did it!

I started running on Jan 1st doing the Couch to 5K plan http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml ...

I had a bout of really bad shin splints in February which threw me off the plan for a long while, but I got back on track again... taking it at my own pace, not theirs! It's a really, really good plan. For years I've said to myself : "When I lose weight I'll start running again" and made every excuse under the sun for not doing it now. I get asthma. I have bad knees. I'm too fat. Blah. Blah.

Well... each session has a five minute warm up walking and a five minute cool down... walking. The first one is running for 60 seconds and walking for 90 seconds for a total of 20 minutes.

For the last few weeks I have been doing run for 8 minutes, walk for five minutes, run for 8 minutes. Then all of a sudden the next one on the list is : "Run for 20 minutes". .... It was just too abrupt for me and it scared me! That jump from 8 minutes to 20 seemed extreme, so I kept stalling.

Today I did it! I ran for 20 minutes straight! Actually it was 21 minutes ... just because I could!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For all of you who think you can't do it..... I just want to say..... YOU CAN!!!!!!!!!!

*does a happy dance*

Just wanted to share
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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Today I did it! I ran for 20 minutes straight! Actually it was 21 minutes ... just because I could!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For all of you who think you can't do it..... I just want to say..... YOU CAN!!!!!!!!!!
You are incredible!

I always wanted to run, but my knees have become so bad that I'm sure I wouldn't be able to. Maybe someday though.

Keep up the awesome work!
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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Way to go!!!!
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:47 PM   #4
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Isn't that the most awesome feeling? to you for doing it!!!!!
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:29 PM   #5
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Congrats Kerry - that is awesome!
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Gret job!!!!
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:48 PM   #7
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WooHoo! for you!

I remember how that felt...you deserve every single bit of accomplishment that you feel!

And thanks for posting...I am looking forward to having that feeling again when I've shed a few pounds more. Your post made my 'mouth water' so to speak!

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Woot! Good for you!
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:46 PM   #9
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Thanks, everyone!!!!!

Ti'an, I'm glad I made your mouth water!!! lol ... It really is awesome. I love it! Heck... never thought I'd be saying that about exercise....
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:06 PM   #10
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Fantastic...way to go!

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Old 03-24-2008, 07:34 PM   #11
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Wow... that is great... Keep going... I'm going to get there too.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:30 PM   #12
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Wow! That is just too cool! I can barely run for 20 SECONDS!!!!


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Oh wow, that rocks! YOU rock! Great job!
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:32 AM   #14
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Wow - high fives all around! I'm going to have to try that program. Good for you!
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I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous! I can't get past two minutes, but I keep working at it. I never thought I could run two minutes, so I've already proven myself wrong once. Great job!
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