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New to DM and hoping to share motivation with others!

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In short (hopefully!): In Spring 2010, I took steps to finally get my health and fitness into check after years of neglecting it (not being out of shape, but not being completely healthy!) I started to walk daily.. to save time here, on and off through til Spring 2012 has brought me to where I am now.. I'm not in horrible shape, but at 35 (36 next month!!) I am wanting to push my power walking to jogging and now I want to push that to running! It's early days and I'm going to be patient! But I know it's going to take some time, dedication and lots of motivation.. so any I can get would be awesome!

For now, I'm aiming to jog/walk 3 miles 4x a week (with more jogging than walking), right now, I'm averaging 31 minutes per 3 miles. My shortest term goal is to be able to jog one continuous mile by the time I turn 36 (July 25) and further on by Autumn to hopefully be up for a 5k! (I aim to start a C25K program soon since I took some time-off since my partner from the US was visiting!!)

hope this wasn't too long for an intro!! The more we can motivate each other, the better!!

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  • Hey Trish,

    Your intro wasn't too long and I am glad to read about another newbie runner and her goals!

    I joined DM last month to track my traing for my first 5k race. I wasn't in bad shape and I eat healthy but I knew I needed to exercise too. I started walking off and on in March and April but it was half hearted at best. Then I read about the Wipro marathon and I signed up in May. I about 3-4 miles three times a week. My first goal is to run my 5k in 30 minutes with out stopping. It would be great to motivate each other. Thanks!

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  • Hi Tish! Sounds like you are on the right track. Good luck with future run/walks. FR coming your way.

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  • Hiya Juanita! thank you!! I'm so glad I found this website (I did via a widget on a blog!)
    I'm thinking about registering for a local 5k that's in mid-October to really get my backside moving! I would be happy to motivate and cheer you on!!!:) :)

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  • Thanks Stephanie! I am happiest when I am moving (and my most calm, too!) All the best to you, too!!:):)

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  • be careful about getting too concerned about pace. A lot of people think they are only getting better if their pace keeps getting faster. I've seen a lot of people on this website logging 4 miles runs with a 9:00 pace. Then they race a 5k and have an 8:45 pace. Your everyday runs should not be anything like a race effort.

    run lots. mostly easy. sometimes fast.

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  • I love this! And good luck trish you can do it!

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  • Great job getting started here! I agree with a previous post -- take your time, and don't be overly concerned with pace. FR sent!

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  • thanks guys for your support!! I'm just happy if I can manage to keep going steadily, even if it's only a bit above fast walking! And if I can do that 4x a week to (really) start this effort, I'll be happier! Slow going and early days, I'm in no rush!!
    thanks for all the FR's too! :)

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  • Welcome! And loads of luck coming your way...you can definitely do it!

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  • thank you!!! I am going to keep telling myself that I can do it! I can't give up, even on the days I go extra slow, I'm still moving!!!

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  • sounds like a plan - welcome - friend request sent

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  • hi Ann! got it and have accepted! thank you!! :):) this community buzzes with positivity, love it!!:) happy Saturday:):)

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  • Sounds like you are off to an awesome start!! :) - Heather

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  • Welcome to dailymile! I've been here for a few months and am loving the new healthier version of myself. FR sent. :)

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  • Sounds like your ready to take on your goals! You can do this!! Good luck:) FR sent.

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  • ditto below

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  • still getting the hang of this posting ...grrr

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  • in reply to what Doug said:be careful about getting too concerned about pace. A lot of people think they are only getting better if their pace keeps getting faster. I've seen a lot of people on this website logging 4 miles runs with a 9:00 pace. Then they race a 5k ... read more

    sounds like sound advice....i must remember this

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  • thanks Dawn for the words and the FR!! (got it and accepted!!) good luck to you too! knowing there is this great community here helps so much!!

    posted over 2 years ago

  • Hi,

    Its my second year of running, i did an half last year and i plan to run two half at the end of this summer. I do this for the fun of it and loose some weight i got at this same computer i'm using right now! I got hurt in the middle of decembre 2011, now i'm okey, but its hard to be behind what i was doing before it happened.

    So feel free to add me, any motivation is welcome :)

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  • Hiya Martin! I've added you! thanks for the FR!! I hope your healing is coming along okay...all we can do is slowly build back up to where we were and get there with time!! And on days when I don't feel like even moving, let alone getting out the front door, I just remind myself that any motion is better than none! :)

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  • I am new to this too. I really like this site for keeping up with my progress. I am nowhere in the league of most of these runners, but I am trying. Good luck to you! I will send you a FR :)

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  • I just saw this now, Alli!!! It's a great website...so much variety in athletes but so far I've not encountered any negative behaviour (or over competitiveness, etc!) Will definitely do what I can to keep you (and others!) motivated!! thanks for the FR!:)

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  • Hello Trish, FR sent

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  • Hiya Gavin! Just got it and thank you!!!!:)

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  • Welcome and FR sent! Anyone feel free to add me as well...can always use more motivation :)

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  • got it! thank you!!!!:)

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  • agree with Doug. enjoy and don't stress pace. i am certainly not "fast", but when conditions are right (cool, i am rested, not focused on pace) my times seem better. focus on staying healthy (no injury) and finishing whatever goal you have. you will do great! keep at it and enjoy!

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  • Thanks for the reassurance Bill!! Since I've let up on what my pace is/isn't, I am enjoying myself more and my focus is going towards my stride, making sure I keep steady without going too quick and my breathing (this has been so helpful!)..
    I just want to enjoy myself, which I am!!:)

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