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Old 06-09-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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So, I have secretly wanted to be a runner for a really long time. Even in high school (ok, 2 years ago in my junior year, the last year I had to take gym), as much as I hated running the mile (aka walking the mile or getting out of it), I really wished that I could run.

Anyway, cut to me, today at the gym. I decided to start C25K on Monday to try and get me running by the time I go back to school at the end of August. I set my goal at 30 solid minutes of running by the end of the summer. I'm doing a modified version, instead of the 30 minutes I've been doing 45, and I am doing it daily. So today I wasn't really feeling the program, and I decided that I would stop at 30 minutes IF I tried to run as long as I could after the 30 minutes of the regular program were up.

To cut to the chase, I ran for 10 solid minutes! No stopping, no pausing, just me running. Going from 1 minute runs with 90 seconds of walking to 10 minutes was kind of crazy. My pace was 10:54 minute/mile, so I was pretty close to hitting the mile mark. Anyway, sorry this is a bit rambly but I am so excited!!!! I wanted to do a dance at the gym.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:47 PM   #3
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Wow, congrats.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:11 PM   #4
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thanks for the post!
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:44 PM   #5
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:46 PM   #6
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Good for you! Isn't is crazy how much strength we have within?
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:12 PM   #7
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You have let the inner runner out & now she is unstoppable. Good for you.

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Old 06-16-2010, 06:38 PM   #8
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:18 PM   #9
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Nice! Keep up the good work and let us know about your progress!


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Old 06-17-2010, 11:54 AM   #10
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That is awesome! You are gonna blow your goal out of the water at this rate! Keep it up!
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:22 PM   #11
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:31 PM   #12
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:02 PM   #13
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Hey I am proud when I can run for more than 1 minute and if I managed 10 I would be thrilled!

WTG and keep it up!!
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:08 PM   #14
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That's awesome! I just recently started running and it feels great to be able to!!! Go you and keep it up!!!!
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:18 AM   #15
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Congratulations! That was a fun post to read.
You sound so excited.
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