a jogging team on mylot..what do you think??

India
July 25, 2009 8:55am CST
Hi there everyone! I have a put on a few of those excess pounds. Unfortunately there isn't a gym near where I live. I was wondering if people would like to get together and team up to encourage eachother to jog etc. We could vibe eachother and senior joggers/runners could help inspire us beginners. I always work well in a team spirit, doing things on my own really doesn't get me going. Please let me know your comments
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
30 Jul 09
You could probably find an actual jogging/running group near you if you search for it. I'm just thinking it might be more motivational to actually run with people rather than just all reporting our progress. Although I'm certainly open to reporting my progress if it helps to motivate you! I joined a running group about 7 weeks ago and just ran my first 5K last weekend. I hope to keep adding more days each week that I will spend some time running and getting into better shape so that I can run my next 5K in under 30 minutes.
• India
30 Jul 09
Wow...thats awesome.....really amazing.....must feel so great, I know if I was in your shoes, I'd be over the moon. I don't know if you know much a about the rural places in India, but theses people really have no interest in jogging, most of them are really poor and undernourished and therefore want to refrain from activities like jogging, if they were to jog they would probably be hospitalized and given lots of glucose intravenously, so I'm really in the minority here when it comes to want to jog. See there are very few Westerners where I live and they are not interested, so therefore jogging is just not a happening thing here. It does help me to hear of your progress and just the fact that you've contacted is great, motivates me on a psychological level. Tell me..... when you first started jogging, how far could you run? See a few years ago, I fell really ill, and have since not been the same, especially in my joints and have been sedentary for awhile. When I try to jog, I can manage about 100 metres and then have to walk abit and then jog for another 100metres and then walk etc, I do this for about a 3km stretch. I feel so ashamed at how unfit I've become and then I tend to ache alot afterwards, and then I just get unmotivated. Any tips for a slob like me?
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
30 Jul 09
That actually makes a lot of sense to me. I have a few coworkers from India and they tell me the only exercise people did in their areas was either yoga or in schools they played cricket and rugby. No one ever mentions running or jogging. You actually sound like you are doing very good for a beginner! I could not run far at all at first. I was very discouraged in the beginning. I had devastating pneumonia as a child so my lungs were not strong enough for me to participate much in sports. They've gotten better though so I am finally able to get in shape. At first though, like you I could only run for short distances, then walk, and then go back to running. I could go on doing this for quite awhile, and then I would be sore the next day. But after awhile, that soreness goes away and you will build up to being able to run farther and farther each week. The biggest thing I noticed was that it was good to not overdo it. I started out only running one day a week, then when I got to where I wasn't actually sore anymore, I would do two days a week. Now I try to run 3 days a week so that I can keep improving. I hope that is helpful for you! Just post anytime you need encouragement. I love to talk about running almost as much as I love to actually go running.
• India
31 Jul 09
Oh thats brilliant, thats is so helpful and inspiring....and I'm really glad your there! I almost feel like I wanna go and run this minute! and you know what I'm going to! You know when you started in the beginning..running and then stopping etc.....how long was it before you could actually do a full 1km....coz if you've only been going for 7 weeks you've done leaps and bounds! Was you pretty fit before, except for this chest problem? Ahh your chest must be soooooo happy! Good for you. Thanks for being there Pigglies