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[personal profile] ashtoreth posting in [community profile] c25k
Hello! I'm a new member but I have been working on getting more fit over the past year. I've been walking and starting to learn (to enjoy) running. I have a Fitbit Flex that I love, have been scouring the Skinny Ms. site for fun recipes and workouts, and have just begun the C25K training. It's an easy app to download and I am using it tandem with RunKeeper.

I started Week 1, Day 1 today. Even going out early, it was brutal from the humidity. The puddles on the ground were the only indicators of the thunderstorm we had last night. I'm going to have to push the time I run back further to when the sun is just an idea on the lip of the horizon until this heat wave breaks.

In all honesty, the enthusiasm I had last night to start this training quickly waned this morning when the first bell rang to start the running segment. There was a lot of self-talk occurring to get me through the longest minute of my life, but my enthusiasm began to perk up after the 4th interval and hearing that I was 1/2 way completed. I continued through the training, adding humourous comments to the announcer's "begin running" instruction, and indulging in a moment of black humour when I was in the middle of my 8th running interval and saw a deputy sheriff approaching. I figured that if worst-came-to-worst, I could collapse early enough so that the deputy would stop and give me a lift home. The chuckle was enough to keep me going, and I felt exhausted and exhilarated when I completed my first training session.

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Date: 14/06/2015 06:59 pm (UTC)
faesdeynia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] faesdeynia
Welcome! It's good to have another runner here :-D

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Date: 14/06/2015 07:12 pm (UTC)
angrboda: Running feet with running shoes on. (C25K)
From: [personal profile] angrboda
Well done on your first run! It sounds like it was difficult but not too difficult, which is pretty much the same experience I had on my first go as well. I was absolutely wondering what I'd got myself into and what it the world I'd been thinking! I made it all the way to 5K eventually, though, and so can you. One thing I learned quickly, though, was to disagree with the program. If you don't feel ready to make it more difficult when the program says you should, don't. We're all different and with different levels of ability and bravery, and it perfectly okay to repeat a week as needed. Pushing through before you're ready might just make you feel miserable and defeated and whole thing will be even more difficult.

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Date: 14/06/2015 07:41 pm (UTC)
yvi: Kaylee half-smiling, looking very pretty (Default)
From: [personal profile] yvi
Welcome and we'll done!

Finding ways to cope with exhaustion and so on mentally is also really normal and important - sarcasm and black humor are time-tested ways to do that ;-)

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Date: 17/06/2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
liv: oil painting of seated nude with her back to the viewer (body)
From: [personal profile] liv
Hello, welcome to C25K and to the community, belatedly. Well done for getting started, and most importantly, for making yourself keep going in the horrible humidity.

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Date: 17/06/2015 09:28 pm (UTC)
rmc28: Rachel smiling against background of trees, with newly-cut short hair (Default)
From: [personal profile] rmc28
Welcome! And well done for getting through that longest minute :-)
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