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Waaay off Topic but had to share it (Running time record)

So I have been doing the weightloss competition and the weight has not been coming off that well due to eating habits since we just had our third kid. I have however been relatively consistent in working out and have now found a combination that I really enjoy. 3 days a week I do a kettlebell workout/routine then 2 to 3 days a week I run. Well went for a run today as it is not raining or freezing here in the NW and I ran an average of 11 minutes mile for 3.15 miles!!! A new record for me!!!

Now I know that isn't fast at all, but for an overweight non-sports type like me that is moving like lightning. Feel really good after the run too!

Go for a run!


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,520
    Nice work! Realistic goals are the best motivators.
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    Exercise. What a concept!! It really does make you feel good. I always get addicted to it for a while, then somehow (unlike other addictions) I kick the habit ;)

    Your post is inspirational. Not even sure I could run 3 miles.

    Good luck and keep cranking!! It sure gets easier with the less weight you gotta haul.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,973
    Damn, I get winded riding in a golf cart. Good for you really!


    Caledon, ON


  • Congrats!  Keep working at it, 10 minute miles will be next. 
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,958
    Owe as much of that to the kettle bells. Beast mode workout. If you were just running your time wouldn't be as good. Kettle bells are monsters for functional strength and performance.
    Keep up awesome work. Sounds like you're ready to do a 5K now. Fun way to show off improvements. And that's a solid time for a race and you'll be 5-10% just bc of race. It's a win-win!
  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,579
    Good job....when I started jogging I only went from one telephone pole to another and then after awhile  I was running 16km 3x a week.It takes time just be persistant and dedicated and you can do it!!!!! I wasnt meant to be skinny but I am healthy as I can be.

    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol ****? 

    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Good job Fletch so you signing up for that half?
    Lynnwood WA
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 3,864
    Strong work.  5 years ago I found myself sitting at my kids soccer practices 4 nights a week having the same conversations over and over again with the same parents - all the while gaining weight.... so I started jogging around the soccer fields. At first I did about a mile in 15 minutes and thought I was going to die.  Over the years I got up to 6 miles in an hour.  Keep at it.  You'll make it to 10 minute miles.

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,316
    man do i hate running
    :)) 3 miles is good. just started with barbells and might pick up some oars for the rowboat instead of a new trolling battery for the spring, thats the only way ill use the motor
    :Di can tell you that never having been to a gym, the weights im clueless with
  • psalzerpsalzer Posts: 107
    Great daughters got me into running 3 years ago...I'm not fast....11 min miles is about the best I can do but I have run over 50 5Ks and several 10 Ks and one half marathon. Also have done 3 triathalons....keep up the good work!
  • fletcherfamfletcherfam Posts: 888
    @FanOfFanboys, I agree with you one hundred percent. The Kettlebells are killer workouts and I really like them, they give me whole body strength in muscles I didn't know were there.

    @Double, there is a good chance. There is a trail run 1/2 marathon in Redmond at the end of August that is really flat that sounds fun. I think I am going to start signing up for some 5ks to keep motivated.
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