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So You Wanna Be A Runner

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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13 Comments

  1. Kelly

    You know I love this!

  2. lisaou11

    I loved Couch to 5k! i used it around DEcember-January and now I can run 3-4 miles pretty easily!

  3. Kristen

    You’re my gym idol if you can go that long on a stairmaster. Even when I’m in shape, the stairmaster is my mortal enemy. I can never quite manage to make it more than 5 minutes without wanting to cry.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      What speed/setting do you use on the stair-master? I usually do 40-60 minutes on the stair-master. It’s one of those rolling stairs–not the type that you just move up and down. If that makes sense. 🙂

  4. Ivie

    I am in my last week of C25K with my first 5K this Sunday. When I started, I couldn’t even do the 8 intervals of 60 sec run/90 sec walk; and I thought to myself, I couldn’t do it, but I could. Just taking it slow and pushing yourself is my tip. Also, STRETCH and warm up walk and cool down walk, even if it just a few minutes for each one. I also have terrible knees and surprisingly, the haven’t hurt at all! So You don’t need to wait till you lose weight, get fit, feel better, because running will do that for you!

    Okay, off my soapbox. 🙂

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Thanks for sharing, Ivie! That’s so great that you did it! Good luck on your 5k!

  5. Kellie

    Is hood to coast like the Raganar Relay. I am running that tomorrow.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      I’m not sure… It’s a relay race. 197 miles in total. Each team can have a max of 12 people and so that breaks down to every teammate running about 15-20miles.

      1. Kellie

        that is like Ragnar. I run 15miles and as a team we do 199miles.

  6. Ashley

    I did Couch to 5K and got kind of hung up on week five or six. I couldn’t do whatever it called for (I think it was 20 nonstop running minutes) so I’d just go as long as I could and feel happy with that. I made it to the 5K I’d been training for and was so happy! The program works; it just requires a lot of patience.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      I guess I don’t see any harm in doing the program at your own pace. No one says you have to complete it in 9 weeks or 10!

  7. Eunice

    Great post! I just started running this year and I love it. The best advice I can give is to do research, educate yourself and surround yourself with people who will support and encourage you. That’s what’s so great about the blogging community 🙂

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Thanks for the great advice! I agree, having a community of runners makes it so fun!

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