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Trying Something New!

Monday, March 07, 2011

Well, I've been on my program - both with food and exercise now but seem to have hit a wall. I've been reading about the 5K Your Way - Walk/Jog program and thought I'd give it a try.

I walk almost 30 minutes per day at around 3 mph on my treadmill and seemed to meet the requirements for this program. Well, I'm here to tell you that jogging for only 1 minute every 4 minutes for a total of 25 minutes is MUCH harder than I thought. I was never a jogger and always thought that the only way I'd ever run was if someone was chasing me. However, I thought that surely only a total jog of 5 minutes within 25 minutes couldn't be that bad.

Well, I'm here to tell you that it was bad! It's sad to say that I couldn't make the last minute of jogging. I'm sure that if my son was home he would have been on the floor laughing uncontrollably since he is a Marine.

So the program was set up to do this for 3 days one week, then move onto a slightly more demanding time for jogging each week for 5 weeks. Since I haven't made it even the first day, it looks like my approach will be a LOT slower. emoticon emoticon

I'm glad I tried the program, now I just have to do it "my" way ...... I have no plans to be a jogger any day soon, but it would be nice to be able to do it for a short period if I ever needed to.... like a race for a great shoe sale! emoticon You get the picture!

Have a great day and try something new - we don't know until we try whether we can do something... and I plan to keep trying Wish me luck!! emoticon
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  • MARSHASTAR
    wow, i'm glad I joined the one where you just walk. I could never jog.
    I think you were brave to try it.
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    3239 days ago
  • SUSIEGKORN
    So proud of you for attempting something you thought you'd never do! I think the fact that you can even jog for a minute is outstanding, much less 3 in 25 minutes! I had a similar experience on an elliptical machine last week. I've always heard how hard they are, and ZOWIE! Now I can support that fact! I made myself do 2 minutes then did strength training machines then did 2 more. Yikes! Well, the second attempt was better, as I made it a whopping 4 minutes at one time! I'm on my way to the gym now so will see what today brings!

    Way to go! I know you will build up your endurance if you keep at it! Here we go!
    Susie
    3239 days ago
  • MADKAPKID
    Hi, ya know what. The good thing about it all is that YOU DID GIVE IT A TRY! WOO HOO! I see no problem with modifying things. I know I do have some limitations and I try to work with them rather than letting them stop me. SO, I often modify things a little so that I can do them. I hope you have a great day, Karen emoticon
    3239 days ago
  • HEALTHYASHLEY
    I modified it so the second week for 90 second intervals because I wasn't ready for the full 2 minutes. It is harder than it looks if you have never done it but you will progress quicker than you expect. I plan to be a runner and I am doing a 5K in May and I am glad I started the program. There is nothing wrong with doing it at whatever pace works for you! Good for you for trying something new!
    3239 days ago
  • MMNICKS
    Maybe your first attempt wasn't great but you still got out there and tried. Good for you!!!
    3239 days ago
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