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I created this community in hope of establishing a great support network for though completing or thinking of starting the C25k program. As there are other C25k communities on Livejournal I want this to be a place for though who are implementing it into their weightloss plans.

Use this community as a springboard to begin your journey or though already started somewhere to report and keep a C25k diary on your progress. So you may encourage, inspire and motivate and be encouraged, inspired and motivated in return.

I want this to be a safe environment for seeking advise and tips from other c25k'ers on running, weight loss & nutrition.

For though who run with MP3 players Robert Ullreys C25K Podcasts let you focus on your running and not timing and offers encouragement to keep you going.

Current Month
Jun. 10th, 2010 @ 08:13 am Meep Meep
It's been a long time since anyone has posted here so I hope some people are still reading. I'm considering starting a c25k challenge but would like some input before I begin.

First I want to state that I am over 300lbs right now. I know it is physically possible for someone of my size to run and I'd like to try. I already go to the gym 3-4 days a week and do at east 60 minutes of brisk walking each time. I can easily walk 5K and walk 5K often. Besides treadmill I also use the elliptical and recumbant bicycle.

Is there anyone here in my size-range that has done the c25k program from beginning to end? Did you start but stop soon after or start and stop halfway through? Did you experience any injury during the process? Did you need to wrap or ice or do any therepy for your legs and knees because of the running?

I do plan on talking to a doctor before I start a running program just to check my knees out. I don't have knee problems or pain right now but they do make snap, crackle, pop noises when I walk stairs. I don't know if running would make them better/stronger or worse so I want to talk to a Doc about that.

I'd love to hear your experiences with c25k and being a 100+ "loser" like me. Also, I'll gladly accept new LJ friends if you want to be an encouraging pal. This is my weight loss journal so that's all I talk about. Feel free to "friend" me. :)
Once upon a sole
Nov. 29th, 2009 @ 09:11 pm Accomplished.
I heard about this program yesterday, and knew I had to try it. I am 23 a mother of a beautiful two year old and completely out of shape. I actually auditioned (and got pretty far in the process) for Biggest Loser in 2008, but they wanted families and I am the lone fatty in mine. Completing Week 1 Day 1 was triumphant. As sad as that sounds when I read it back to myself I really accomplished a lot just getting through the first little day! I am proud none the less. After the halfway point, it all got easier and I feel now like I could run longer. I so look forward to the rest of this journey.
Once upon a sole
Oct. 12th, 2009 @ 11:50 am I did it!

I just had to share with you all that after several attempts to do a week 1 jog over the years (yes, years), and not being able to complete it because of extreme shin and foot pain and tightness...*deep breath*...I finally did it! This past Saturday I completed a week 1 jog!! No breaks, and no pain! I had a steady pace and steady breathing...good form...etc, and I finished with mad grin. I'm probably at 290lbs right now? Size 22/24-ish.

I'm just so proud of this accomplishment because it's actually a goal that I set for myself when I first started working out, and after lots of ups and downs (mostly downs), I finally reached a goal. The past year or so has been focused mainly on strength training, and it's really paid off.

Anyway...I don't really participate in this community...but I had to share something good. :)

Once upon a sole
be afraid not to try
Apr. 22nd, 2009 @ 07:49 pm Meep Meep
I did W1D1 of the plan today.  I've never run that much ever.  The few times I've tried the program, I wimped out somewhere in the first day.   Today I finished it.  Today, I'm awesome.
CW: 203
SW: 245
LTG: 130-145 (I'm getting to 145 and evaluating as I go from there)
STG: 199
Once upon a sole
spock with the whaley-poos
Feb. 8th, 2009 @ 10:13 pm hello all
I've started a new general health community discussing well being and the true nature of healthy. Its http://community.livejournal.com/healthme/ please feel free to add your thoughts and stories, i would love to here about you weight loss goals, fitness plans and fav style of excercise. Thanks and love this community.x
Once upon a sole
Jul. 3rd, 2008 @ 04:45 pm Meep Meep
My name is Máiréad :] I'm 18 from Massachusetts.
By Christmas, I want to look like a new happier me.

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Can't wait to get to know you all! :D
Once upon a sole
Jul. 3rd, 2008 @ 05:07 am i'll get there
Head Space: nervousnervous
Ear Gasm: Matinée - Franz Ferdinand
Age: 17
Height: 5'8"
CW: 190
LW: 150 - 160?
GW: 180 then 175 
HW: 200

I'm on W2D1 after a too long 4-day break. I have a bad right knee from a soccer injury... and I wasn't feeling too good about running. On top of that, I couldn't even bring myself to run because I've been wallowing in self-pity. It's stupid, I know. Although I'm a fairly active person I've been over-eating like you wouldn't believe. I've been in denial for 7 years about it and I'm ready to change the way I've been eating and to really get my act together. Week 1 was really easy for me since I used to jog last summer and I bike for an hour, roughly... 3 times a week? Also, I should probably thank my swim instructor job for being so active -- I do not doubt that I'd be a balloon right about now if I kept on going like that.
My goal (apart from losing weight along the way) is to run on my Cross Country team at school for my last year of highschool. I would love to see the look on people's faces when I run past the finish line... it'd be a huge accomplishment for myself also. I need all the motivation I can get though. 

Good luck to all the other runners out there :-)
Once upon a sole
May. 26th, 2008 @ 10:59 am Last minute panic!
Head Space: infuriatedPanicked
Helloooee all,
I'm doing my 2nd-but-1st-serious 5k on Sunday, and I'm not as far ahead in my run-all-the-way plan as I'd hoped I'd be.
Is there anything, ANYTHING I can do to improve my fitness in... a week...?!?!? :-S
Added pressure, I'm running for GirlGuiding UK as a challenge, the newspaper want to interview me and GirlGuiding UK are going to be taking photos to put in publications...
Hahahahahaaaaa!!! <-Hysterical panicked laughter

Any tips?! PLEEEEASE?!
Carri -xxx-

cross-posted in a mad last minute rush...
Once upon a sole
Vee... a deaf term of endearment...
May. 4th, 2008 @ 05:15 pm Introduction
Hi, I just joined the group because my goal is to run in my city's May Day 5k next year. I'm starting out using the Couch to 5k Conservative [7 month] Program from beginnertriathlete.com It starts out a lot slower and lower impact than the traditional C25K [for example, the first month is walking only], but I thought a slow start would be good because of my weight and fitness level.

I've never ran before. Even when I was a kid, I would always walk the laps in gym class rather than run, and I hated even doing that. I guess I figured early on [kindergarten or first grade] if I wasn't going to be the fastest, then I was going to make sure I didn't even look like I was trying. Anyway, I weigh 280 pounds now, and walking/running seems like the most sensible way to get in shape and lose weight, because I can do it anywhere and don't have to pay a gym fee. I do have some problems with joint soreness, but some amount of activity seems to help that, and I figure a slow start should take care of things.
Once upon a sole
Cross &amp; Raven
May. 3rd, 2008 @ 10:46 am Week 1 (redux)

Finished all eight intervals today in my run - felt great!  Lots was mind over matter - just kept telling myself to try and each time I was a but surprised that the 60 seconds was up.  Well, each time but the last two runs, which were physicall very tough but mentally not so bad because I was determined to make it by that point.

I was plainning on doing two more weeks of week one, but will have to see how my next run goes.  Maybe I'll be ready to move on!


Once upon a sole