I officially got back on the treadmill yesterday. Starting slow and easy. I don't know if I'll ever get to RUNNING, but it's a start at least.
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Running as a hobby
Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:50 AM
I'm in week 4 right now, and my biggest problem has been the rain. I have noticed that the exercise does seem to help with my asthma overall, though, despite causing more problems around the time of running.
It also does wonders for my knees and joints in general. Damn, I'm getting old.
Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:14 AM
FFS you people and your distance running.
I went out to the soccer field on Saturday and Sunday of this past week and ran some sprints to try and prepare myself for the upcoming season and lord almighty. You'd think dropping nearly 40 pounds would make that sort of thing feel better. It doesn't.
Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:13 PM
Congrats to all who are getting into a treadmill or running routine.
I have still been trying go do 20 miles each week, but working from home has made me lazy since the gym is out of the picture. I am tracking my overall steps with my fitbit so even walking counts for that.
Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:01 PM
This is an older post but wanted to comment,...
If you were to take your run time one or twice a week and do 30/60's or 60/120's during that time, you would see a vast improvement on your overall cardio health and distance times. Once, maybe twice a week take an hour during your regular run time and sprint full out for 30 seconds, then rest or walk for 60, then repeat for then next hour (or less depending on your fitness level). 60/120 is doubling then time, but same result intended.
Posted 30 May 2014 - 07:49 AM
I've been running for about three years or so. My dad isn't the most in-shape guy, and I was worried that I'd inherit his gut if I didn't start taking better care of myself.
The first summer I started running, I did it with the goal of finishing a 5K in under a half hour and was able to do it. If I prep right and keep a good pace, I can do it in under 25 minutes now. I'm working my way up to doing a 10K and maybe even doing a half and then full marathon one of these days.
If you want to get into it, I highly suggest installing the Nike+ running app on your smartphone. It will keep track of all of your runs, and give you really good data on how you're doing.
Posted 30 May 2014 - 08:22 AM
Over the weekend, I went for a run with my brother who did cross country in high school and picked up some tips from him. Now I just need to run further, longer, and faster. Easy peasy.
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 07:58 AM
I am doing a Glo Run this weekend, Fozzie. Hopefully it is less crowded than the color run! I am hitting 5 below tonight to see if I can snag some extra glow accessories on the cheap. Also considering making a tutu for it. Running is so much better with accessories!
Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:33 AM
I'm still not running, but I'm still on the treadmill for 30 minutes 5-6 days a week, and alternating days of push ups/crunches. I should probably add some weights or something else in there too, but haven't yet. It's only been about a month and a half, but there's definitely some slimming down progress. Guys I'm even down to drinking just one night a week. Well, most weeks.
Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:21 AM
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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:13 AM
I just ran home from work. It was fun, got some odd looks though while I was legging it down the street in my denim shorts and army shirt and vans as apposed to the tech gear running nuts love. Might run to and from work again tomorrow, cough out some of the lung butter I have accumulated in 10 years of smoking.