Is anyone else finding a new love for jogging?

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panda332

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Posted: 09 Dec 2010, 19:59
I just jogged / ran for about an hour (aprox 4 miles) on the treadmill, and I feel great. Just 3 weeks ago I went to the gym with my fiance and I could barley jog for 10 minutes! I am starting to love running more and more. I can't wait until the weather is nicer so I can actually run outside. Smile Is anyone else finding that they are liking jogging / running more than when they started to loose weight?
awilker

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Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 11:38
I wouldn't say I LIKE jogging, but I have noticed it's LESS un-enjoyable now that I've lost more weight and my lungs have gotten stronger! I imagine if I ran more frequently, I would find it fun to run outside.
Mandykay

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Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 12:03
I am. I also like seeing how far I can push myself. This morning I was jogging at a slow speed for a minute, and then I would raise the speed by 2.5 mph for a minute. When it came time for the last interval, that I did not think I could finish, I did. It was a great sense of accomplishment. However, it lasted about 5 minutes because after I got of the treadmill I tripped over the total gym and bruised both my knees and my thumb. But it felt good while it lasted Smile
AnnaPo

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Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 12:12
Yes! I love the goals I set for myself, the motion, the chance to rock out to some music, and definitely all the endorphins. I'm thinking of doing the New Years run this year with some friends (followed by the king of recovery drinks, champagne).
Galahad

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Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 13:38
When I started jogging for cardio, I could barely get myself going, let alone sustain it for 10 minutes. Now, my cardio usually starts with a 30 minute run AND THEN I go and compelte the rest of my workout. I've even adjusted to adding in reps of 10 jumping jacks and 5 big jumps straight into the air while bringing my knees up and down before I land every now and then while jogging. I don't love it, but I do enjoy it a lot more now.
Kingcole35

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Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 23:05
I'm turning into a big (no pun intended) running nerd. It's my goal to no matter what weight run my first 5k with in the next year. Just a few weeks ago I ran my first straight nonstop mile in YEARS and though I felt like death after.... it was the most freeing and tremendous achievement. I mean... i'm still almost 400 pounds! How many people at 200 pounds can run a mile! Mmmm running!


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Bryguy1319

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Posted: 11 Dec 2010, 10:15
check out this couch to 5k program:
http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

I think there's even a challenge starting soon on fatsecret that is going to do that program.
CMR

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Posted: 11 Dec 2010, 11:09
No, and I never liked jogging.

But I do not want to be an unsupportive downer. When I lost weight the first time (the same weight I'm losing now, incidently), I rode my exercise bike 4 times a week. To kill the boredom, I either watched TV or played my Playstation II. I'm doing it again. Only now I have a PS3.

Also, I've changed my mind set about the set up. Instead of watching TV in order to forget about the exercise, I exercise while watching TV, where I'd be just vegging on the couch otherwise. My only problem is timing my post-workout shower with halftime/intermission of the basketball/hockey game that I'm probably watching. Cool

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son." - Dean Vernon Wormer, Faber College, Animal House

"I was sick of being fat..." - Drew Carey
CMR

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Posted: 11 Dec 2010, 11:13
Also I blew out my knee playing baseball my senior year in high school. My knee still swells and I have to ice it after vigorous high impact exercise. I don't want to have to ice my knee every night...

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son." - Dean Vernon Wormer, Faber College, Animal House

"I was sick of being fat..." - Drew Carey
kwebs

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Posted: 11 Dec 2010, 18:03
After seeing and feeling such an improvement in my running/jogging, I would have to say I actually enjoy it! I ran a 5k about a month ago (at about 30min) and I am running a 10k tomorrow morning Embarassed I am hoping to run it in about an hour if I can keep my pace accurate, but I am super excited to accomplish these obstacles because I used to dread EVER running and now I can actually look forward to it! Very Happy
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit."
-Aristotle
Merilee

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 18:24
I've always enjoyed running but never really gotten into it competitively until the past few months and now I love it. I'm training to run a half marathon so wish me luck!
islandchick

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Posted: 13 Dec 2010, 21:57
I love running, but have recently been sidelined with knee surgery. I am not suppose to do anything that put extra burden on my knees now. I am trying the bike riding but that still hurts, so am trying to run slowly and for short distances on my treadmill. Will be a long time b4 I can run on the road again. I don't even do a mile right now, and my orthopedic guy would probably flip if he knew I was even running at all.
I heard somewhere that barefoot running is easier on the knees and ankles to I ordered a book called Born to Run, and going to check that out. I NEED TO RUN, it basically is the only exercise I really like.
I am no longer starving myself fat, I am now eating myself thin.
almaherself

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Posted: 14 Dec 2010, 09:05
I'm not as advanced, but i love walking...jogging is for later when i get my cardio up! But when I did Job...Best Thing Ever!
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Dans139

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Posted: 14 Dec 2010, 09:13
I recently changed up my weightlifting routine to include a couple days of running. I enjoy the cardio aspects that it offers as well as the challenge.
Lindajuliot

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Posted: 14 Dec 2010, 18:41
I absolutley hated running even in High School I would rather get a bad grade in PE than Run. Now that I am trying to lose weight, I started off walking and now I am running 6 miles at least 3 times a week And Loving it. I am now setting a goal for a 1/2 marathon. It only gets easier.
Linda
Smathleen

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Posted: 15 Dec 2010, 00:06
Yes!
Though I have had a full history of hating jogging and never fancying myself a runner (ask any gym teacher who was stuck with me in Highschool) my tune has changed. I am currently on week 10 of 12 in the running for beginners challenge and the difference is making my head spin.

It just goes to show that if you keep working at it the task you do- whether learning to run/jog or that crazy reverse crunch machine at the gym- will come to you sooner then you think- if you keep reaching for it.

Congrats Panda! Keep up the great work! Smile
bizzybee38

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Posted: 15 Dec 2010, 11:30
I have never fancied myself as being a runner either, but since I did a walking challenge, I've added jogging to the mix and I kinda like it. I get to push myself and afterwards I feel as though I have really accomplished something. This April I want to run a 5k, I hope I can do it, I just have to keep running and make sure that I start to run outside because right now I run on a treadmill, big difference.
Topazz

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Posted: 17 Dec 2010, 17:05
I've never enjoyed jogging, but then I always thought you had to jog the whole time. I walk quite a bit and sometimes now I almost have to jog a little bit to get my heart rate in the right range. I'm really too heavy to run, not because I couldn't but because it would probably damage my joints. I have a plan to gradually add jogging to the mix when I get my BMI below 40 which is 5.5 pounds away.

On the treadmill thing, for me it's easier to walk outdoors than on the treadmill because it's more enjoyable to be outside. Getting used to hills is a different thing. It's nice to have the treadmill for those days when either the weather is bad or I don't have time to travel to and from the park and get in my exercise. The treadmill is also a good way to measure progress. Congratulations on enjoying running! I hope I'll be able to say the same thing in a few months.
ToriK

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Posted: 18 Dec 2010, 15:53
I actually have just started jogging in intervals over the past 2 months. I've always been a little embarrassed to run outside. This summer I committed to trying new things and this has helped me push past my embarrassment.

So now I am really enjoying myself. So let's just keep up the work.
jackielease

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Posted: 18 Dec 2010, 17:56
I would also recommend the Couch to 5K Program mentioned above. Seriously. When I started that program I thought I was going to die after only a minute of jogging. I can easily jog 3 miles now and I have even participated in some local races ( and 5K AND a 10K!!)

For me, jogging is "Mommy time" It is the only time the kids are "calm and quiet" which is what the stroller seems to do for them. My oldest even falls asleep half the time! Smile
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