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Hi, I would love to be a “runner” one day.  I’ve always been more of a “jogger”.  The farthest I've ever gone is 5K, but I could probably barely do 1 mile right now.  I’m just looking for some support and motivation.  Thanks!    

Posted by Lynn S on 13 April 2012 at 7:34 PM

I've never been a runner, but I want to learn.  I'm taking a "learn to run" class, and am hoping to be able to run longer & faster.  I haven't done a 5k, but would like to be able to. 

Posted by Communicatorbronze Dianne L on 14 April 2012 at 4:58 AM

Hi, I went from not being a runner to doing a 10k race last year. I still consider myself a newbie because I can't run all the way though - lol! I got going by following the training guides you can download from the 'Race for Life' website, and quite a lot of my friends are doing a similar 'Couch to 5k' program this year. 

Posted by Communicatorbronze Becky M on 21 April 2012 at 8:52 PM

Hi, I would love to be a “runner” one day.  I’ve always been more of a “jogger”.  The farthest I've ever gone is 5K, but I could probably barely do 1 mile right now.  I’m just looking for some support and motivation.  Thanks!    

Have some support & motivation from me! You can do it!

Posted by Communicatorbronze Becky M on 21 April 2012 at 8:53 PM in reply to Lynn S

started running (or trying too) and lost it somewhere . Now i'm back again and looking to start again :) fingers crossed i get it right this time :)

Posted by Communicatorbronze Bernice G on 2 May 2012 at 3:30 PM

hey girls stick with it - its tough but its SOOOO rewarding.  after i had my 2nd child i could only run for 1min (no joke) but i stuck wi it and 8 wks later completed a 10K (in 65mins). Had 2 run 5 nights a week right enough cos i was so unfit and needed to get the mileage up - but i DIDNT walk (IN THE RACE - I DID LOADS IN TRAINING) - and uz wont either if uz stick wi it. GOOD LUCK :)

Posted by Jodie S on 3 May 2012 at 9:26 PM

Never been a runner. A couple yrs ago I started couch to 5K because I needed someway to challenge myself. Did well the 1st yr, although I am a "slow" runner. Fall started, kids back in school and I got busy and slacked on running. Gained 30 lbs that I worked so hard to lose. Been struggling the last yr to get it off and back into running. I really enjoyed being on the road and doing 5Ks. I want to work up to a half marathon. So I feel like I am starting all over, Ugh.... it's so frustrating! Found this site and I really think this is what I needed I get my butt in gear!

Posted by Hollie A on 6 May 2012 at 12:59 PM

Hi all :) I always told myself that I wasn't a runner, that I just wasn't able to...finally got tired of hearing my self defeating words and started running. I've been an on and off newbie runner for a while now and am determined to stick with it! I'm doing a couch to 5k program and really like it.

Posted by Andrea Z on 30 May 2012 at 2:47 AM

I have been doing the couch to 5k program as well.  I started running in early May.  I am currently on week 5.  I am enjoying running.  I never thought I would say that.  I was of the mindset, why run if nobody is chasing me.  

Posted by Communicatorbronze Joe T on 25 June 2012 at 3:43 AM

I've been trying to be a runner for a few years now. I've run a couple of 10 km races and even completed a half marathon (it wasn't pretty but I did it). I tell myself I really don't like running and then just stop - it's been a year long break. Truth be told I felt my best when I was training - great energy and my weight was easily managed. Tell me what's not to like :). Back at it as of today with an open mind and no self sabatoge.

Posted by Karyn A on 1 July 2012 at 1:36 PM

Hey Lynn - do you know how many people can't run 1 km never mind 5 km? You did though!!! You'd probably surprise yourself if you went for a run today.

Posted by Karyn A on 1 July 2012 at 1:43 PM in reply to Lynn S

I am a new runner and I have also completed the couch to 5k program and I really enjoyed it! I was just wondering is it ok to run 2 or 3 days in a row or should I stick with running every second day????

Posted by Isabelle B on 29 July 2012 at 1:44 AM

HI, running has become my new passion. Mother of special needs son, and I am getting married next year, so running helps with the stess. I completed a couch to 5k program recently and I now run 30 mins 6 days a week 

Posted by Communicatorbronze Debbie M on 5 November 2012 at 4:07 AM

I tell people I only run with quotes around the word "run." One day I'm hoping to be a "real" runner. :-) I started in May with couch to 5k (loved it). I just "ran" my second half-marathon yesterday in under 3 hours even with lots of walking through the aid stations. Reading all your posts is so inspiring! Thanks!

Posted by Rebecca C on 4 December 2012 at 5:47 AM

Hey guys, Im Matt! I used to run Cross Country in highschool, but ever since i cane to college I lost the motivation to keep it up. I went from running 15-20 miles in a week to nothing.  Im looking to get back into running shape, and this looks like a good place to start.

Posted by Matt S on 15 February 2013 at 4:24 PM

Hi everyone. Running is something I don't normally do. I'll be entering some events this year that involve running so I thought it was about time to start getting better at it! The longest I've run continuously so far is 6km at an event so am looking to improve on the distance. I'm not worried about speed as I'm not really built for it - completing something is more important to me than timing. Joining up here looks like a good place to get some motivation to get started.

Posted by Communicatorbronze Andrea F on 29 April 2013 at 5:56 AM

I am new to running, started with c25k a few months ago just to see if that would help me - it has. :) I am doing it very slowly and am at week 4. 

Posted by Communicatorbronze Kym W on 8 January at 11:59 PM

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