I'm baaa-aaak! Did you guys miss me? Apparently not, because there were 4 pages of new posts to catch up on! Yay everyone!
So.... I didn't run while I was on vacation. I know... I said I would, just wasn't possible. But, tonight, my first day back, I moved on with W9D1 and prayed that I hadn't lost my mojo over 7 days away! And, guess what? I hadn't!
Tafadhali I, too, ran without my iPod (don't know where I packed it) and just timed it. Yes, I can run without music and encouragement, but it's so much nicer to have the voice tell me that I "can do it!"
So, I'm in the predicament of finishing up this week, too. My plan is to increase my speed by running 30 minutes 3x/week and try to increase the distance. I'm thinking it should work like the previous program if I increase things gradually. If anyone knows of any experts we can consult, please invite them into the forum. We'll all need this help eventually. We're just a bunch of crazy running chicks!
Oh, and I second the advice to run SLOWLY -- I took that very literally (feeling a bit silly) and avoided any injury so far, and I'm heavier than a lot of you. Yes, I'm slow -- but, by golly, I'm running! That's what counts!
Losing again since January 2012
"Tomorrow is a new day; You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense." Ralph Waldo Emerson
(3.10.14) I resolve to lose the last 60lbs to make it all the way to goal! One blossom = 5lbs