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From couch potato to triathlete in 7 months! Raced a sprint (500m swim, 20K bike, 5K run) in 2h10m today. I am 38 and have never achieved anything like this before. I started from next to nothing in January. It is possible!


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    I think they're a good thing. We all have labels that we wear with pride (or not), titles that mean something to us.

    I started off so slow and took so long to ramp up. I thought with the occasional intervals I ran that that wasn't "really" running, and now the intervals have gotten longer and longer (though I haven't had time to push myself longer than 20 minutes at a time, because of work and family). I did have the thought that participating in a race would make me feel comfortable enough to actually claim that title... but, I have no desire to run around people. lol. It's my peaceful quiet time.
    58 days ago
    Thanks for your support! I'm going to have to push the herbal tea thing again. It's so hot down here in Florida that I tend to forget about hot tea in the summer!
    90 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement with running! I know you are a runner, which is one reason you inspire me. I would really like to run a full 5k without stopping, but it's certainly helpful to know that there are other ways to do it too.

    Actually, I've been confused about whether I should aim for speed or for longer intervals when I train. I find that actually consciously running slower is usually better for me than running faster as far as feeling accomplished and running for longer periods of time, but I could work towards either -- need some guidance!
    118 days ago
    Hi. If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Spring Challenge ALL Teams icon. You can join the All Teams page and put your name on the Waiting List for a Summer Challenge Team thread!

    We'll officially begin the challenge around June. 7th (dates differ by a day or two depending on your team) and we've still got a few spots left! If you'd like to join us, hurry over and get your name on the waiting list, or just let me know you want to join us!

    We have 10 teams with 24 members each who work on healthy lifestyle habits by competition between teams in challenges and exercise.

    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!

    Hugs, Linn
    122 days ago
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    Thanks for the great advice!
    162 days ago
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