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8/5/12 9:10 P

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even though there are days that i'm really challenged to keep pushing on, i do so because in the end i feel better off...when i really really don't feel like going to the Y i say to myself "am i better off staying home" and of course the answer is always No, so i push on. for me having that little talk with myself works.

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8/3/12 9:27 P

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for part of the run I feel like I can just keep going
when I tire...I return to intervals
I am building my confidence
I have a great fear about running but I battle it at least 3 times a week with this challenge

Carve out what is most important to you first, then allocate your day to others! I promise you and they will be better for this decision!!


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7/20/11 10:32 P

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Go Joelley!!! :)

Edited by: DISPATCHER04 at: 7/20/2011 (22:33)
Susie : )

"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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7/20/11 1:48 P

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I did. Until I started marathon training......

Suezette
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7/20/11 12:31 P

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great job everyone! i feel like all of a sudden my endurance is through the roof and i don't even take the walking intervals when i run anymore. i know it is very difficult for some people, and it was for me until about 1 1/2 weeks ago when all of a sudden it's like, "i can stop now, but i don't need to" so i just kept going. has anyone else encountered this?

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3/30/11 6:05 P

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I've been running for over 2 years now and still haven't experienced the runner's high. And if I did, I didn't know it.

Don't focus on how much longer or it will be longer. Get your self a good mantra when you want to think of how much longer....

I can do it!
I am strong!
Look at me go!

That type of thing. I noticed when ever I have a bad run, it's because I focused more on the *when will this be over* rather than the *look how far I've come!*

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3/27/11 8:20 P

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I finished week 6 feeling much stronger during the running intervals. I had to use the treadmill this week because of time constraints and I noticed that I didn't feel like I was going to fall off while I was running. I don't think I've had a runner's high yet but I don't dislike it as much as I used too!

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3/27/11 8:04 A

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I'm with RJSAMS, I don't think I've ever experienced a "runner's high". A few weeks ago I realized that I no longer detested every second of running and that I liked the feeling of accomplishment afterwards, which was almost a physical, energetic feeling, but I don't know if that is the "runner's high" I keep hearing about.

I run because it burns the calories and it's actually easier on my feet than the elliptical (which is strange but my left foot gets numb on the elliptical) and because I have to do a 2 mile run in 18 minutes as part of my black belt test.

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3/27/11 7:50 A

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I agree with DISPATCHER04, I have to focus on what my body is doing and not on the 'how much longer' aspect. When I feel myself really running/jogging, and know that I AM doing it, the happy feeling sets in and carries on for hours after the walk/run.

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3/26/11 9:26 P

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A lot of it for me is when I quit focusing on "how much longer" and such thoughts, and when I am feeling powerful and triumphant in my body.

Susie : )

"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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3/24/11 11:37 A

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Way to go, everyone!

I did W6D2 today, and it went great. However, I have never experienced a "runner's high" before. At what point does that kick in? I mean, I know it's different for everyone, but I'd sure like to feel some sort of reward for this--ultimate fitness aside and everything, I've never felt anything that made the exercise itself fun. It's what I slog through to lose weight and get stronger, but it is NOT fun in and of itself. When does it get fun?

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3/23/11 9:52 P

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Whoo hoo, AGILLASPIE60! :)


Susie : )

"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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3/22/11 7:33 P

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Halfway through my run, I get the runner's high and can really kick it up! I KNOW I am strong and healthy. I feel it in my bones, my muscles, my lungs and my soul! I AM A RUNNER! I AM A RUNNER!! I AM A RUNNER!!!!!!!
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3/22/11 10:16 A

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Wonderful!!! Keep up the good work!!!!

A smile is a curve that can set things straight!



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3/20/11 2:32 A

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LOL--sometimes, to me, running feels better than the walking.

Keep truckin' girl! :)

Susie : )

"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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3/19/11 10:52 P

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Way to go! You're almost there!! Keep it up!

Suezette
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3/19/11 9:22 P

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So I went and did my W6 d1 on Monday and realized that 8 runs seemed too daunting to me. Just the thought of that many runs was throwing me off my groove. So on my d2 and again today for d3, I changed it up so that I was running for 4 min x 6 runs. This still equaled my 24 min of running time, but it didn't seem so "undoable" that way.

Then when I looked at the programs weekly runs, I realized that I actually was doing the week 7 program. :) I will only have to add one more run next week and since I know I can do it, I'm looking forward to it!

Yaaaaay me!



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