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  • Hi Sean, welcome to the chat. I also am struggling with finding my gym routine. I told my boyfriend I am contemplating signing up for another race (but we agreed no long distance trip next year). I'm also trying to think of a way to turn a fitness routine in a game; make a game board and cross things off as I complete a…
  • I'm trying to get this thread back up; I really miss it. After completing a large race earlier this month, I tore up the bottom of my foot and was out of activity for a few weeks. I'm starting to get back to working out now, but I am struggling with my eating. I would like to get back to eating more vegetables and working…
  • Does anyone have tips to relax while focusing on cadence/form? If I need to run in the house or a quick distance, I am loose and light on my feet. Once I'm in my running gear and start a workout, I become very rigid, especially when focusing on form/cadence. When I do start to become more relaxed, I start to lose my…
  • Title Nine; the bras/brands they sell are a little on the spendy side, but they last. They also rate their bras with dumbbells (the more dumbbells, the better support).
  • I went to add you as a friend, but I have no idea how to do that. I can relate to most of the items on your list, with the exception of 1 or 2, I don't log my food either. I typically log-in daily for the updates/connection/motivation. I think I tend to do better when looking at the bigger picture.
  • I like this thread and I'm trying to people to come back and/or join. I'm Lori. I struggle with grazing and moving around more in the day. I work from home in WI, so some days are a struggle to push myself out of the house. I've been more consistent with getting to the gym in the mornings before work, and the evenings…
  • I'm trying to check back I. with the group; no one has posted in nearly a month. Angelexperiment: I was trying to say I agree/understand your struggle. I've also been aging difficulties with the snacking and going back for seconds. I've been trying to look at the root cause, but am still working on that.
  • I'm checking in to see how people are doing. I'm still struggling with eating more than I should. I 've been meaning to make some air popped popcorn, but haven't done so. I recently got a cup of popcorn seeds from the food pantry garden I volunteer at. I can't wait to try it out; especially knowing I had a part in…
  • Welcome to the group. I can help with motivation/support, unless it involves technology. :-)
  • By the way, I was still eating vegetables during the mo th, but not nearly enough.
  • It's been a while since anyone has written on here so I thought I'd check in. Today is the first day back on to getting more serious again. I had taken a month off after my race so the I could try to re-center. I didn't go totally out of control, but it is enough for me to realize how I need more focus, and need to also…
  • Welcome everyone to the group. It's very supportive.
  • My boyfriend was saying I should start some blog or something about the experience and have others share because people (or at least I do) tend to feel very alone, even though I have seen others like that. I was fortunate that I made it through the swim and rode my back in. I'm not sure how to start it and/or title it…
  • I had my first attempt at completing the WI HalfIronman (any half for that matter.) I got a DNF for not completing the bike on time. I'm still grieving, but I'm trying to learn from it so I can try it again and complete it. To look at the bright side (I guess that's my term for the Glad Game in Pollyanna); although the…
  • Since there hasn't been any activity for a while, I thought I'd post something on here to keep it fresh and in people's minds.:-) This week has been a real struggle for me (return policy on PTO if life got in the way and you couldn't enjoy it?) Anyway, I had my dentist appointment today. Everything is good and so are my…
  • Hi nycirl2018, Welcome to the group; everyone has been very supportive and very understanding. Just remember to take it one day at a time and make small changes. If you have small victories or need to work through something, feel free to bring it to the group. :-) You got this.
  • I'm just checking in to see how people are doing; it's been nearly 10 days. Some days are better than others these days, but I keep at it. This week has been one of those lazy weeks with life/work. I blame it on all the hot/humid days and storms. Keep at it.
  • Congratulations; it's definitely exercise. Please post photos when completed; it looks great so far. :-)
  • It's a fun race, and too be superficial, the race packet is awesome. Before the race, you get your bib and shirt (always very nice). After the race, you get a bag and go down the line, like Halloween. The only thing I still haven't figured out is the chili samples before the race. I have never had any, it just feels like a…
  • I love running outside in the winter; one of my favorite races is the St. Paul Securian Run the last weekend in January. I didn't make it this year because of Covid, but I'm looking forward to it next year.
  • I've been in races and am quite used to people commenting/cheering/etc, and understand this, but this was a training run, not a race. I guess I was seeing it as being at the gym; I wouldn't go up to someone during their workout and start commenting to them about their workout. Maybe I need to get a treadmill to have my…
  • Sorry that this is probably more of a vent, but why do people think it's okay to comment on my run performance (or lack of) when I'm out on the bike/run/recreation trail? I was on my long run today and it already wasn't going well as I was having stomach issues before starting the run, and my shoe was rubbing me the wrong…
  • Thanks for the tip. On a somewhat unrelated, but related topic. When you go to their website, do you get insecure website and bad certificates messages from your virus protector/browser?
  • I was going to mention the pool for water jogging, but someone beat me to it. It would give you the motion of running without the impact, and I've found the pool to be very therapeutic
  • I am still working through my training. This past week is the first one in a really long time where I haven't cried or stressed because of my speed or anything. I am starting to feel and see myself as strong. Of course, nutrition is still a struggle for me. I don't eat super bad, but I still want/need to incorporate more…
  • BrightEyedAgain, that's awesome on your bike ride and very impressive to accomplish it with hills and in such heat.
  • No Need for Speed: A beginner's Guide to the joy of running by John "the penguin" Bingham. The book is an easy read and focuses on health (physical and mental/emotional). He also goes over things such as technique, nutrition, some gear, and inspirational. There is also a runner's forum here that has all levels of runners…
  • No Need for Speed: A beginner's Guide to the joy of running by John "the penguin" Bingham. The book is an easy read and focuses on health (physical and mental/emotional). He also goes over things such as technique, nutrition, some gear, and inspirational. There is also a runner's forum here that has all levels of runners…
  • Hi Zombella, Welcome to the group; it's a great thread and everyone is very supportive and understanding. Deciding to get back into this is the first step. We try to make sure we have vegetables in/with every meal, and we try to do it as simple as possible. We found whole wheat pasta is one of the easiest things to add a…
  • Weigh in officially and log it. Use it as motivation and a visual reminder that you don't want to continue down that path. If you wait to log it, it will become too easy to make excuses and continue down the past-you path. I hope everything gets better. :-)
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