You look great! I started running (well trying to) again. I am having one heck of a time. In 2001 I trained for a 15 mile race but ended up getting hurt before the race and ended up doing the 5k (which I wasn't even supposed to do that but couldn't let my entry fee go to waste..lol) and then after that doing a triathlon. I herniated a disc in my back two months after my triathlon. So I got out of shape. I have now been eating raw (most days 100%) and started jogging/walking. I am still pretty winded. I just alternate jogging and walking. What did you do to get to running 5K and 10K's? How long did it take you to get to that point? i can't seem to run for more than a few minutes at a time right now! I moved from Michigan to Colorado so I am not sure if it is the altitude I can't get adjusted to. I would think not as I have lived her for over 1.5 years now! Any tips?
I had to start very slowly since I never was a runner to begin with. So I walked for about 3 weeks (daily) to gain at least a little bit of leg strength & endurance. My goal wasn't to run 5k/10k's, but only to try to make just 1 mile. So you image how I felt on top of the world when I made 1 mile. I simply kept doing 1 milers until I could do it with ease, then I pressed for 2 miles. Rinse & repeat. When I heard about the charity events, that's when I started doing some type of training. So overall it took me a little over 3 months or so. But again, I wasn't a runner so I had to go all the way back to square one: How to run correctly, how to breathe correctly, how to warm up correctly, how to hydrate correctly, what to eat before a run, etc.
Originally Posted by trinut001
So I would say take your time & be patient. Listen to your body and don't try to overdo it. Everyone is different. If it takes you 1 hour to do a 5k (about 3.1miles), that 1 hour is just as good as the person who does in 26 mins. If you look back at the opening post you'll see all the events I did. Most of them I did between 25-27 mins. But there are some where I did 45-60 mins. But ya know what? It doesn't matter because I still accomplished 2 major things, I helped a charity group and I got my exercise in. So my 45 to 1 hour runs felt just as good as my 25 to 27 min. runs. It's beautiful either way! Hang in there and take it day by day.
I like what raw and running has done for you. You look great, really athletic.
I went raw partly so I could one day run again (underdeveloped hips) - running through the woods was for me one of the best feelings you can get from life.
Thank you for sharing
beautiful! btw: I love your shirt (pic N 3 ) as well, haha
Ah well, at least on the net it's possible to "meet" wonderful people. I'm grateful for that.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks. I can see you running soon Elena, don't give up!
Thanks for the comment Freshlight :)
You look great! Congratulations on getting healthy
I agree with all the folks YOU LOOK GREAT. Great witness and testimony to those wanting to change. It takes time and I know for some it takes longer but keep hanging in.
I used to run, hate it so now it's usually ecliptical at gym or Turbo classes plus weight training about 5x weekly. I'm not religious about it, but do what I can and work hard at it. I'm also getting into the sauna about 10 minutes per workout. It took a while to get up to 10 minutes but hey from the long haul in life without living in pain.
My ex-church, mainly Af. American, www.heritagechristiancenter.com is surely not excited to give up their fried Southern foods. I respect their decisions, but I was pretty much a wallflower (alone) with my eating habits.
Keep up the great inspiration you are to all here. Everyone move at your own pace and now we have great leaders here to follow, but each is on their own journey.
Thank you Carolg:)
Originally Posted by carolg
You look awesome. Love the healthy glow - like there is a light shining from within. Thank you for sharing
WOWWWWW!!! You look fantastic! RAW suits you... whatever percentage you are -- your body obviously loves it !!
very inspirational - and these pics are proof positive that our bodies will take whatever healthy foods we give it and use it to rebuild and heal!!
RAWk on!! and well done!!
pic N3 is the best. It's sooo gorgeous! Even my children were impressed: "Is it really the same person?"
what an inspiration!
wow wow wow wow wow... you are glowing... just glowing!!! congrats!
You look great. You don't even look overweight in the first picture :)
Hi all! Here's an updated after shot from a wedding I attended this past weekend. :)
where are the pics? Did you become invisible? can't see them...
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