New Year...New runner

Every journey begins with the first step and all that!

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10/01/2012 at 22:39

as a beginner its nice to see a thread like this where everyone is really encouraging each other, found that sometimes people are a bit rude on some threads and it started putting me off posting anything. congratulations everyone for heading out and starting a journey for the new year......i only started yesterday and i'm aching lol!! today is a scheduled rest day then it back out on it tomorrow and thursday...hurts thinking about it.

11/01/2012 at 06:35

Morning all

Nice to see people making a move forward. Well done all.

Dog and I did a 50 min walk last night and then 11x run 1 walk 1 this am at 0530!!!!

11/01/2012 at 09:45

Wow, slowjoe, that's impressive.What you doing up so early???? At that time of day there is only one thing to say for that time and it's Dedication!

K-Anne - sounds like you're having a tough start, do stick with it though as it will get easier with time.  Don't hurt thinking about it, enjoy! You're making progress and that's what counts. Well done for getting out there.

I'm hurting today, think overdid the sit ups yesterday,oops! Planning on going for a walk later, hope the weather picks up a bit though as it is that horrible fine drizzle here at the moment.

Oh well off to finish my brew

11/01/2012 at 10:29
K Ann well done on starting, I started last Monday for some reason it didn't occur to me that I would ache.... Have no idea why lol. The next day I was walking round like a 90 yr old ! I did get back out to it on the wednesday and haven't looked back. One week in and I am already feeling the difference!! I love this thread, I was made to feel very welcome and was encouraged even though I was a little disappointed because I only managed to jog for 50 seconds only 4 times!! This week it's 60 seconds 8 times and will be increasing next wk, not sure it will be to the planned 90 though !!
11/01/2012 at 10:51

I work nights and even on days off tend to sleep during the day LOL

So if i finish work at 5 im home by ten past and go straight out. I find if I stop for a cup of tea I cant get going again.

11/01/2012 at 11:54

That makes sense slowjoe, can't imagine working nights, imagine it would be hard going.  Bet you get lots of peace when you're out doing your runs though which would be great

Can't wait till I get back to it, I feel like I'm chomping at the bit to get running again, but one step at a time and all that.

11/01/2012 at 12:22

Its difficult to know when to get back to it Maam.

Better to wait a day too long than start back too early. 

11/01/2012 at 12:45
I know what you mean, going to go for a walk in a bit once lunch has settled. See how I get on with that Quite looking forward to it as weather has cleared up a bit now
11/01/2012 at 13:45
Hope your walk has went well. I've walk up today and am starting to feel human again so I'm buzzing to get out tonight, supposed to be a 35 min jog........supposed to be, but we'll see, plus the football coach father is coming with me tonight so the family competitive nature will only spur me on HAppy running guys
11/01/2012 at 15:18

Sounds like great encouragement K, let us know how it goes.

As for my walk, I did 5.06km in 54.04! Still got another k to do as need to nip out again, but feeling really good for it. Only problem was part of the walk was my old running route and I just wanted to run Oh well! Going to save that for next week. Feeling like I could do it now, but as you say slowj, better to wait a little longer than do too much too soon.

In the words of K - Happy running everyone

Oh - has anyone heard from James????? Seemed really encouraged but not seen anything else from him

11/01/2012 at 21:02
a 5k walk is an effort, well done!! i managed 30 minutes running tonight, the last 5 i was sure were going to kill me, running against the wind tonight was brutal. ran with the old man, he done well but took a short cut through the park while i took the high road so it was a moral victory on my part lol, even though he made it back bout 10 mins before me lol. gotta get up and run at 7 in morn as i'm working late tomorrow then straight out...........doesn't bare thinking about how has everyone else done tonight?
11/01/2012 at 21:08

Fantastic day K, you did brilliant, bet you're feeling really good for it!

Know what you mean about getting up early. When I go back to work next week I'll be out the house at 6am everyday and not get home till just gone 7pm!  So workouts will be before I go if I can drag myself out of bed, or once I get in providing I don't sit down first!!!

Surprisingly I haven't done anything since my walk, other than chill out Just trying to decide what I'm going to do tomorrow???

11/01/2012 at 21:30
Sounds like you're doing great k! Well done.!
Well done to marmalade!

I am really getting into it now. Just got my Nike+ today with sportsband and have calibrated it to hopefully this will help push myself each day.
I got it at a bargain price of £19.99 from jjb online so half price hehe!
11/01/2012 at 21:37

Sounds like you may have found your passion in life now, stuck on the streets forever - should we start calling you Forest Gump???

I'm looking at a gps watch thingy to track what I'm doing, fed up of taking my phone out with me. May have also just bought a cross trainer - good for alternative when weather crap etc

11/01/2012 at 23:41
Hey all!!!

Apologies for the silence...back in work this week after a year off for maternity so has been a little crazy! Just read back through all the posts... and loving that this thread has really taken off and we are all going for it and big thanks to the more experienced runners for all your advice and tips! They are much appreciated!!

It seems we all have similar issues in finding the time to run and keeping it up!! My hubby is in the armed forces and works random shifts but have worked out early mornings are the best time to go...our little boy is still asleep and hubby is either coming in from work or about to get up so I can go consistently! It's tough dragging myself up at 5.30am especially on these cold mornings but as soon as I am out and get going, I love it! Really sets me up for the day! Am running Mon, Wed, Fri at the mo although this morning I have injured my knee - not quite sure how but worried in case I can't go Friday!! Last time I started running I got achy knees but that was down to being a little too enthusiastic and overdoing it whilst massively this time am doing alternate days and until today my knees have been fine!!

So far I have dropped a dress size and my energy levels are getting higher! Has been a massive boost! Has anyone felt any changes from running yet..apart from the achiness! LOL!! No pain no gain..well that's what I keep telling myself!

Glad to see we are all in it together!! For anyone on FB there is a group set up on the back of this thread called New Year New Start - Get Running if you would like to join! x
11/01/2012 at 23:43

thanks Maam, i'd b flat out let alone chillin out after 5k lol.

great your getting the running bug Wilson well done you, got any goals in mind anyone?

can i be really dim and ask what a nike+ and a gps do? feel like i'm missing out on something lol

11/01/2012 at 23:48
hey ginger, thats amazing that you've dropped a dress size, spesh this time of year when everyone tends to over indulge, well done for 5:30am??i genuinely would be sleep running lol, heres me moaning about 7am lol, i'll just have to man up. sorry to here put your knees, b very carefull. saw a thread about aching knees in the health and injuries forum.....never looked into it but maybe might be some advice there? Thanks for starting up this thread finding it really positive and motivational, defo add the facebook page. hope you feel better for friday
11/01/2012 at 23:53
Yes K I am looking to do the full marathon sometime early next year. I started mainly to push my body and get fit, I used to be a sprinter in my teens but I've always fancied the London marathon as my aim. Ive had a bad year in 2011 with issues that they still haven't found the cause convinced its anxiety and would probably fit in my job. This running is hopefully gonna make all that go away and chill me out. I've got a big year this year getting married in July in Mexico so I need to get my ass in gear!lol

As for this Nike+ it is a little chip that u can put in some Nike trainers but if you don't have a Nike shoe then u can buy a pouch and out it on your laces. Then you can either use ur iPod/iPhone or buy a sportsband by Nike which is the option I have chose. Basically as u run it records from your chip in shoe and records miles, pace, calories burned and gives u the time. You can then connect it to your pc and logs all your runs as to how fast, how far you ran and you can compete against yourself and others to make you go further and faster.
Hope this helps.

11/01/2012 at 23:55
May well give this Facebook page a whirl! Hehe
12/01/2012 at 00:00
There's quite a few group pages called 'new year new start'. Any idea which one K? None seem to stand out.
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