100 lb. Club - For the first time ever...
08-08-2009, 02:41 PM
I actually ran for twenty minutes straight today! No walking, no stopping. I still can't believe I actually ran the whole thing. Had my legs no been so tired when I got done, I probably would have danced in the parking lot of my apartment complex. Several years ago, I had really gotten into exercising while trying to loose weight, and even though I could kick butt walking, I still never could run for more than a few minutes. Six weeks ago, I thought it would never happen.
08-08-2009, 02:46 PM
That's AWESOME!!! Congrats!!! :cheer:
Yesterday was my first 5 minute run....looking forward to the day that I can do 20 minutes! :)
08-08-2009, 02:59 PM
what an achievement!!! well done!!!
08-08-2009, 03:18 PM
08-08-2009, 05:09 PM
Congratulations !! You ROCK !!
08-08-2009, 05:28 PM
That is a huge physical achievement, congratulations!
08-08-2009, 05:31 PM
I actually ran for twenty minutes straight today! No walking, no stopping. I still can't believe I actually ran the whole thing. Had my legs no been so tired when I got done, I probably would have danced in the parking lot of my apartment complex. Several years ago, I had really gotten into exercising while trying to lose weight, and even though I could kick butt walking, I still never could run for more than a few minutes. Six weeks ago, I thought it would never happen.
WOW!!!!! that's amazing!!!! well done ! you're a total superstar!
i can only run/jog for 1 minute straight. i've only recently been able to do that. before i couldnt run/jog for more than 30 seconds!! now around the 50 second mark my legs start to hurt, lactic acid build up. and then i push myself for the last 10 seconds and my legs kill and burn. but i then walk until the pain subsides. and go for the next 1 minute. i'm hoping slowly i will get fitter and be able to run for 1 minute pain free.
how did you do it? did you slowly build up over the weeks?
08-08-2009, 06:02 PM
:bravo: that is a huge milestone to reach!
08-08-2009, 07:29 PM
Hooray!! Congrats :cheer2: :hug:
08-08-2009, 11:19 PM
WHOOP, WHOOP, I know that felt wonderful! Way to go!!:cheer3::cheer3:
08-08-2009, 11:44 PM
Awesome doesn't it feel very empowering? :)
I had that sam experience too for the first time last summer.
08-08-2009, 11:58 PM
Congratulations!! I just had that same experience a little while ago(just finished C25K a few weeks ago)! It is an awesome feeling!
Now, I am able to run 5K! Woohoo!!
Keep at it!
08-09-2009, 03:48 AM
That's a pretty long time, congrats!! :D
08-09-2009, 10:20 AM
Wow I'm impressed! What a great accomplishment!
08-09-2009, 10:39 AM
Woo! That's awesome, congratulations! The carrots will do the parking lot dance for you:
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08-09-2009, 11:28 AM
That's a huge accomplishment! My hat is off to you.
08-09-2009, 11:20 PM
08-10-2009, 08:45 AM
Thanks so much everyone. I am a little glad to be going back to walking/jogging intervals for a few days (C25K program) because I don't know if my legs are up for another 20 minutes yet, but I am still so excited that I actually did it.
08-10-2009, 09:17 AM
That's awesome!!! I'm doing the C25K and just completed week 3. I'm nervous about the first 20 minute run but i'm excited too! You inspire me :)
08-10-2009, 10:13 AM
It is an awesome feeling! Congrats!!! :cheer2:
08-10-2009, 11:12 AM
WTG Amanda! That's a great accomplishment.
08-10-2009, 02:29 PM
That is completely awesome! I have always wanted to be one of those runners, lol! Congrats!!!
08-10-2009, 03:12 PM
:bravo:That is so great - what an accomplishment!
08-10-2009, 03:16 PM
WooHoo!!! Let's do the happy dance :carrot: