Exercise! - Just ran my first mile!!!

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04-05-2012, 03:17 PM
I've been in a funk these past few days, so I decided to break the funk by working out more. So, I decided to run. I've been exercising for over a year, but never tried running as I have bladder control issues. BUT... I decided what the heck. Let's see if I can run a mile. And I did it!!!

11:40 near the lake by my house. Yay!!!!! It's not much and it's just a start, but it's something!!!

Back to bodystep tomorrow.

04-05-2012, 03:23 PM
WOOHOOO....I always follow your progress and sooooo admire what you've done. I just started C25K (finished week one today). I can't even imagine running a full mile. Celebrate...you deserve it :)

04-05-2012, 03:23 PM
Thats awesome and a GREAT time!

04-05-2012, 03:52 PM
You go girl! That is awesome! :D

04-05-2012, 03:54 PM
Excellent! :cp:

04-05-2012, 03:55 PM
That's awesome! Keep it up!!!

04-05-2012, 04:25 PM
NICE! Nothing feels better than knowing you can run X distance. I still get a kick out of running a mile, and I've been running since May 2010.

04-05-2012, 04:27 PM

04-05-2012, 06:06 PM
Whoop! Well done you :)

04-05-2012, 06:54 PM
Thanks everyone! I'm not sure what got into me today to try it, but there was no class at the gym and it was too nice to go down to the basement to bounce around to a video. And I have been feeling like "eh" to everything, so I decided to shake things up a bit and just see if I could do it.

Maybe I'll try a few times a week to build onto it and see where it takes me.

04-05-2012, 11:02 PM

04-05-2012, 11:05 PM
You Go, Girl!

04-05-2012, 11:49 PM

04-07-2012, 03:51 AM
Congratulations!! I know what a big deal that is. As someone who always hated running and thought I'd never be able to do it, I literally cried with joy/amazement the first time I finished a 1+ mile run.

And 11:40 is fast!!! Definitely keep up with the running - it gets even more fun over time. :) Be careful of adding too much mileage too quickly though, as that can be a recipe for injuries. Nothing wrong with incorporating it/building up slowly. :)

04-07-2012, 06:15 AM

I am very impressed at how fast you went! I also went to see your blog, and found your story inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

04-07-2012, 04:15 PM
Congrats to you! That's very exciting! Yay!

04-07-2012, 09:50 PM
Man, I must have had beginner's luck the first time. I tried to run today - doing it more properly - I walked a half mile briskly first, stretched and then ran. Well, I made it 4 tenths of a mile and my heart was racing (and I was having serious problems with the urinary incontinence - I even went out and bought Depends!!!)

I then just walked for another 1.7 miles to at least stretch out my legs and do some form of exercise.

I think I'll try again tomorrow, but I just didn't find the proper pace - I went too fast. How did I find the right pace the first time?

04-07-2012, 11:36 PM
You are awesome. I'm pretty sure I'll never be able to run.

04-07-2012, 11:48 PM
I found it better to go so very slow for the first walk/run cycle, then I speed up as i settle into the run. I get all wound up and go too fast at first, then I blow out. It seems to work better if i start off at a pace a geriatric slug could manage.


04-08-2012, 04:39 AM
Maybe you were overthinking the second time? I find myself doing that with my breathing. I have asthma, so I try to pace my breathing and sometimes make it worse cuz I am thinking about it.

04-09-2012, 06:00 PM
Great job!!!! I wish I had a nice outdoor space to run. I HATTTEEEE hate hate hateeeee running on the treadmill, but I love the results.