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7/4/11 2:51 P

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Hi everyone-

I'm Tracy and I am looking forward to being a part of this team and working my way up to running 5k! I've never been much of a runner but am amazed by all those who are good at it and have decided that I can be good at it too... can't wait to get a move on this evening after the kidlets are settled.

Happy running!

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7/2/11 9:15 P

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Welcome everyone to the team!

Sorry I wasn't here last week to welcome you all but I was in Seattle running my 12th half marathon! It was fantastic and the hills were so much fun. The weather was even great for me as I'm a FL girl who runs in the flat lands with high heat and humidity!

Enjoy the program!

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Good job, Briandoyle! :)

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

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7/1/11 8:42 A

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Today was day 2 in Week 1. Pushed myself more today than on day 1. Went 1.5 miles with the plan and I look forward to seeing the improvement in distance over the next 7+ weeks

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6/29/11 12:08 A

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Well, I'm looking forward to getting to know ALL of you! Welcome aboard! emoticon

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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6/28/11 12:35 A

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Hello! My name's Kate. I joined the program to help me train for a 5K that I'm planning to do in August. Looking forward to getting to know some of you. :)

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HEllo to all the newbies out there! Glad to have you aboard! I just beat you a couple of days, so I can call you newbies!! LOL

Together we can all do this!!!

I have finished day 2 of wk 1 so far, so good!!!



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6/27/11 2:10 P

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Hi all! Yesterday was week 1 day 1 for me! I have been walking a lot for several months training to walk a half-marathon which I completed last week. My next goal is to run a 5K. I'm so excited to be done with my distance walking training and on to something new! I have actually signed up for one 5K a month for the next three months, but don't expect to be able to run the whole thing until the last one.

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Hello, my name is Carrie.. super newbie!! I just started, and I thought I was going to DIE!! but, YAY!!! I did pretty well.. one day down, 23 to go!! I WILL DO THIS!!!!!

Hope everyone has an AMAZING day!!!

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6/27/11 5:47 A

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Welcome newbies! emoticon You're gonna like this program! :)

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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6/27/11 2:47 A

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Hey everyone my name is Allie and today was Day 1 for me and it felt great!! I normally walk 3 miles a day and wanted to step things up a little bit. I have not run since I was in the military and that was over 10 years ago. My feet are a little sore since I run with vibram five fingers but my feet did not go numb this time which usually happens when I wear regular running shoes. I'm very excited about starting this journey to become a healthier person and finally run my first 5k ,now I just need to find one in Italy since that's where I'm at : )




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6/27/11 1:53 A

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Hi everyone! I'm Amanda, and I've never been a runner. Don't think I've ran since JV Volleyball in 1996! But now my husband (who once weighed 400lbs and had gastric bypass surgery and is now down to 205lbs) is running away from me, literally! I feel like we have nothing in common anymore since he's started this addiction of his. I told him I wanted to work my way up to running, but do you think he will slow down and train me?!? Nope. So, I'm going at it alone! Friend of mine at work is about 1/2 way thru the Couch25K program, and is doing great! Can't wait to be a runner and say I did it on my own =)

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6/26/11 10:40 P

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I definitely agree that Wii Fit running is not the same thing AT ALL. But treadmill running and outside running are not quite the same, either. Most of my running is treadmill running. :)

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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6/26/11 10:37 P

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Yesterday was day 2 for me as well. I agree it's not the same as running in place, but I think the WIi Fit has really helped me prepare for the C25K program!

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6/26/11 6:18 P

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Today was day 2 for me. A little easier today though it hasn't been as bad as I thought. Though definitely not the same as running with the Wii Fit. LOL

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6/23/11 11:08 P

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Welcome, Mike! Wow--that's an impressive amount of weight to lose! :) Go you!

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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6/23/11 11:02 P

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I'm Mike been a SP since Jan 2011. Lost 70 lbs so far. been walking decided to try something new and challenging. week 1 day 1 was today. not nearly as bad as i thought it would be.

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6/23/11 11:01 P

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Yay!! :) Welcome, runners! emoticon

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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6/23/11 8:05 P

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Since I did W1D1 today, I decided to stop deliberating and join the team! My husband and I both have one month to make running goals, so we'll keep going with this as long as we can and hopefully make it to week 8 (unless I get pregnant!) and run a 5k.

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6/23/11 5:16 P

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Hey I just joined this group today. I really want to run a 5K and definitely need to start all over again. I am really stoked and can't wait to get home and get it started with day 1,

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6/21/11 5:34 P

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Thanks!

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6/21/11 4:25 A

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Welcome aboard, Ken. emoticon

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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6/20/11 11:50 P

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Welcome to the team Ken!

Suezette
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6/20/11 2:05 P

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Ken here!

Been a member of SP for about 4 years. It kinda feels like a rollercoaster ride. Have a 5k in 6 weeks and need to get my butt in gear!

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6/17/11 4:41 A

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Hi Jill! emoticon

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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6/16/11 11:01 P

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Welcome to the team and to spark people!

Suezette
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6/16/11 12:43 P

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Hi, I'm Jill. I've just started really using this site in the past month and I find it very helpful. I am in my first week of the running program. I'm very excited to push myself to the end and not give up.



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Welcome Jaclyn! emoticon

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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Welcome to the team!

Suezette
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6/14/11 11:28 A

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Hello everyone. After a year of Americorps service, it's been a while since I've taken the time to do something for myself. Running a 5k is something I've always wanted to do, but never had the time to train for. So, here I am! Running for my health; mind body and soul. :)

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."

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6/10/11 9:33 P

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Hi Michelle! :)

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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6/10/11 4:07 P

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Welcome to the team AND to SparkPeople!


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Hello, I'm Michele. I'm totally new to Spark, but I'm excited.

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Welcome TFSILVA and Kimberly! emoticon

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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6/7/11 6:53 P

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Welcome to the team!

I've heard the Warrior Dash is lots of fun . Enjoy it!

Suezette
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Hi! I'm Kimberly. I've been running I off and on for about a year. I jogged/walked my first 5k in April. I signed up for the Warrior Dash and I'm really trying to work up to running the whole thing. It's at the end of August so I have plenty of time to train. I just hope I'm ready for it when I step up to the starting line!

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6/7/11 3:34 A

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Hello everyone. I have been walking for a few months now, but felt that it wasn't enough anymore. With my husbands help started the program yesterday.
Raced slowly but did all four intervals. Hadn't run in years, so I am very happy with my first day.



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Go Kellie!! :)

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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Welcome to the team. You're off to a good start!

Suezette
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Hi everyone! I've been running a little bit the last couple of years, never more than a half mile at a time. This year I decided to get serious and commit myself to running a 5k. I have two lined up this fall I want to run in, so I have dates in mind and now a plan in place. I'm very excited!
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Welcome aboard! :)

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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Welcome to the team and WTG on maintaining!

Suezette
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Hi! I joined about a week ago when I signed up for the Rookie training program. I want to run a 5K when I'm done with grad school. I've been maintaining for nearly 21/2 years now.

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WOW!! Look at all these new runners!
I'm so excited!

Welcome to the team!

Suezette
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Welcome everybody! emoticon

Susie : )

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

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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Hi Everyone.
My name is Kim and I can't believe I am actually considering running a 5K.. I the most unathlectic, uncordinated, and never been interested in running a day in my life person. I can actually say I am excited to try this. Guess that is a great start..



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