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Old 07-28-2009, 07:27 AM
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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?
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:06 PM
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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.
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:22 PM
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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.
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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?!
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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!
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I have lost over 100Lbs (almost 50kg) in the last year....
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Redpepper,

I speed walk everynight after working out at the gym for 45 minutes. I speed walk the trails everyday, I have just begun speed walking for three minutes then running for one. I want to get up to, just being able to run.

I find it so much better to do the trails, they have hills and I feel it in my legs, much more then doing the tread at the gym. But on rainy days, it's the tread of course.

I also didn't do the running part due to my size D's which are a small c now..LOL I was so worried about people seeing them bounce, so to speak. But "Hanes" has a good sports bra. Although I feel like I have one huge boob while wearing them but, it's much better then "knocking yourself out" while running.

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I did the run/walk thing for awhile, but I am not very left brain, AT ALL in fact, and got bored. Now I just run until I get past the out of breath stage by slowing down a bit and jogging, then I get my groove and can go for a long time. I would rather spend my time thinking about other things than times and anything to do with numbers.... boooorrrinnnng

Thanks for the bra info... I think it was a uni-bra Hanes that I bought actually! Mine are about a C too... I still find they bounce a little, but I kind of hold them with the sides of my arms LOL... now I just need something for my phone and ipod, like something all in one with one of those straps for the arms.... I stick everything into my bra.... then I get notes from mono on the way that he hides in a tree for me and I have those to carry.... ahhhh! why do they not make pockets for these things! I see the appeal of a fanny pack! heh.

aussielover, how do you know what my tits look like, are you thinking of ygirl?

thanks just the same, they are rather lovely. At least some think so anyway.
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aussielover, how do you know what my tits look like, are you thinking of ygirl?

thanks just the same, they are rather lovely. At least some think so anyway.

hehe look at my quote above my post!

And I'm sure they are!
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I did the run/walk thing for awhile, but I am not very left brain, AT ALL in fact, and got bored. Now I just run until I get past the out of breath stage by slowing down a bit and jogging, then I get my groove and can go for a long time. I would rather spend my time thinking about other things than times and anything to do with numbers.... boooorrrinnnng

Thanks for the bra info... I think it was a uni-bra Hanes that I bought actually! Mine are about a C too... I still find they bounce a little, but I kind of hold them with the sides of my arms LOL... now I just need something for my phone and ipod, like something all in one with one of those straps for the arms.... I stick everything into my bra.... then I get notes from mono on the way that he hides in a tree for me and I have those to carry.... ahhhh! why do they not make pockets for these things! I see the appeal of a fanny pack! heh.

aussielover, how do you know what my tits look like, are you thinking of ygirl?

thanks just the same, they are rather lovely. At least some think so anyway.
lol I does that too. EVERYTHING goes in my bra. lol Phone..Ipod..keys.. There use to be plenty to hold everything all in.
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