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Old 10-28-2009, 01:14 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone.

I just wanted to share my NSV! This obese girl just ran 9 miles yesterday! It took me 2 hours, but WOW! I have a 15k race this Sunday and I think it will go well. 15k is about 9.3 miles and I'm aiming for under 2 hours. I'm not speedy, but I'm getting the job done.

Posting this here and not in the exercise forum, because I know a lot of you are doing couch25k type program, and I feel like running when your heavy is *THAT* much harder when you're starting out. But If you keep at it long enough you'll be a runner too soon enough!

Rock on Heavy runners!
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:39 AM   #2
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Wow, that's fantastic! You are officially my inspiration. Somehow I let someone talk me into training for a half-marathon this week. Considering at the moment I can run 3 miles in a row, maybe 3.5, I'm not sure how I will pull off 13 six months from now. But you came pretty close just yesterday, so I will keep that in mind as I train

Thanks for the inspiration, and congratulations.
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:46 AM   #3
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Nice! It just shows you that the only limitation we have is what we "think" we can accomplish!
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:09 AM   #4
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YAY!!!!
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:38 AM   #5
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Wow! Thanks for posting this!!! You are an UBER inspiration.

You guys have inspired me to incorporate running VERY SLOWLY.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:47 AM   #6
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You're inspiring me to try the couch25k program.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:38 PM   #7
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Wow, that is totally awesome! I am in week 4 of C25K (though week 4 is being more than 1 week for me). I can't wait until I can do things like run 9 miles. You should be so proud of yourself. I hope the race goes well, I'm sure it will.

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Old 10-28-2009, 12:56 PM   #8
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OMG--I am not sure I in your league..the most I run is 5 or 6!

WAY TO GO! Isn't running great? Yesterday was absolutely GoYgEoUs! I could have run fahevvah!

Good luck on the 15K. Don't think twice about your timings. If your are gettin' her dun', then you are gettin' her dun'!
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:55 PM   #9
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OMG! You are awesome! I am soooo glad you posted this, I have been contemplating running and I just keep saying, I am way too big for that, there's no use in trying, but you know what, I AM going to run! Way to go and good luck in your race!!

So happy for you!!
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:34 PM   #10
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Thistoo - 6 months is plenty of time just make sure you don't add miles in too quickly, (I think they say 10 additional percent a week is OK) but also make sure your running frequently enough - When I bumped up to doing every other day runs I saw pretty quick progress. I'm going to be doing a half Mary in the spring as well, but I'm not sure which one yet.

I didn't do C25k, BTW but it's a great program I followed something w/ similar intervals from the 13 week learn to run program. Great job for those of you doing it now or thinking about it! Go for it!

I'm actually doing a Marathon at the end of my Ironman next fall, but I don't think I'll end up running all of that! Yikes.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:36 PM   #11
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What a great feeling! 9 miles is awesome...good luck this weekend too!

I am doing the c25k and appreciate your comment...just stick with it...just keep going...
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:58 PM   #12
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You are ama-za-ZING!

You are so inspiring to me! Way to go on 9 miles! You can totally do 13 keep up the great work.
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:22 PM   #13
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idealmuse- congrats that's so awesome!

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Wow, that's fantastic! You are officially my inspiration. Somehow I let someone talk me into training for a half-marathon this week. Considering at the moment I can run 3 miles in a row, maybe 3.5, I'm not sure how I will pull off 13 six months from now. But you came pretty close just yesterday, so I will keep that in mind as I train

Thanks for the inspiration, and congratulations.
No worries. You'll make it. That's about the level my sister was at when she started training and she trained for 6 months as well. She not only completed her half-marathon, she did it in unseasonably hot weather and beat all of her friends.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:55 AM   #14
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Thanks for the pep talk, you guys. I am pretty excited to join the ranks of all you 'real runners'.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:01 AM   #15
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Dang - that is incredible! When I grow up I want to be just like you lol Seriously though -- I can walk/jog and I do about 2.5 outside but I can't jog that long -- 1 minute dang near kills me. I am working my way up though and thanks for inspiring me!
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