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redpepper 07-28-2009 07:27 AM

running
 
So, I recently took up running again after many years of delaying due to pregnancy and child rearing....

I started with walking... I weighed much more than I do now and it took a long time to get a speed walk into 45 mins. I have expanded my route now that I run. I run to the ocean every night.... I also started swimming this winter again too. I feel great even if it is hard to fit into my already busy schedule.

I am hoping to run the local half marathon with my co-worker by October. Ha, if I can run the route on my own I will be happy.

My body has changed since then though! I didn't used to need special bras for sure..... :( those three years of breast feeding weren't good to me apparently. Poor old ladies.... heh :)

Any runners amongst us? Anyone know the advantages of running at a gym or outside? Anyone know a good bra or shoes for that matter? Anyone have any stories of training they would like to share?

AutumnalTone 07-28-2009 05:06 PM

What's the pollution like in your area? I see folks running outside here on days the air quality is bad and wonder if they're oblivious to all the crap they're drawing into their lungs. When air quality is low, run inside--smog isn't good for you.

I saw some article on the best bras for running a year or so ago. As I don't wear them, I've no idea where the article can be found. I suspect you'll have to spend some time searching online.

Suggestion: Cuil is a better search engine, in general, than Google. Heck, Ask is a better search engine, in general, than Google.

River 07-28-2009 06:22 PM

I'd like to start running again, after some absense from that routine -- which I tried to renew again months ago, after years away.

I have a tendency to engage in very running-unfriendly habits, like smoking (a little, not much!) and drinking (also not outragously). I have two -- at least -- competing personalities inhabiting my skin. One is disciplined and likes to do what is good for me; the other is a lazy shit, and thinks all of this "self-improvement" is for the birds.

MonoVCPHG 07-28-2009 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by JRiverMartin (Post 3397)
and thinks all of this "self-improvement" is for the birds.

Life is definitely not about getting to the end with a perfectly preserved body LOL! Why get buried before you've used every last drop of it?! :D

Sunshinegrl 07-28-2009 08:53 PM

Im enjoying running to an extent. I have lost over 100Lbs (almost 50kg) in the last year and Its partly due to chaging my exercise routines. (like from none to being a gym junkie) And I am able to run somewhat now. Im not gonna be signing up for any Marathons though!

River 07-28-2009 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Sunshinegrl (Post 3404)
I have lost over 100Lbs (almost 50kg) in the last year....

That's quite an impressive accomplishment! Congratulations!:)

foxflame88 07-29-2009 04:51 AM

I'm not a runner, but I too have become a gym junkie like Sunshinegrl.

redpepper 07-29-2009 07:49 PM

Wow! You have a need to worry about air quality! I can't imagine! We live in a small city on the west coast of Canada. No need to worry as the air quality it is perfect always. Its the rain that some object to. I'm out in it regardless. Although I'm not a big fan of getting my glasses wet and being unable to see.

I've never been to a gym. Hard to believe in this day and age! I was hoping a friend would take me this winter but we both got too busy. My husband could take me but child care is the issue. I continue to be a *gym virgin*.

I bought a cheap bra yesterday and tried it out. It worked okay. I think I should invest as I go along though.


Good for you sunshine! That's a big deal! I lost 52 lbs but if I lost too much more I would be too small. Muscles, stamina, feeling good is the goal now. I'm not to interested in being smaller. I like that I have something to hold on to.

AutumnalTone 07-29-2009 08:26 PM

Yup. I don't concern myself with the allergen count, despite having seasonal allergies. The pollution, however, is a problem. I don't take the bike out or walk the trail when the air's bad--too difficult to clear the crap out of my lungs later.

Sunshinegrl 07-30-2009 02:58 AM

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Originally Posted by redpepper (Post 3441)
Wow! You have a need to worry about air quality! I can't imagine! We live in a small city on the west coast of Canada. No need to worry as the air quality it is perfect always. Its the rain that some object to. I'm out in it regardless. Although I'm not a big fan of getting my glasses wet and being unable to see.

I've never been to a gym. Hard to believe in this day and age! I was hoping a friend would take me this winter but we both got too busy. My husband could take me but child care is the issue. I continue to be a *gym virgin*.

I bought a cheap bra yesterday and tried it out. It worked okay. I think I should invest as I go along though.


Good for you sunshine! That's a big deal! I lost 52 lbs but if I lost too much more I would be too small. Muscles, stamina, feeling good is the goal now. I'm not to interested in being smaller. I like that I have something to hold on to.

i had never either till September last yr. Now I love it. I lost most of my boobs but still got plenty to hold on too. ;)


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