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Mush13
Percy Williams
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Hello all

Postby Mush13 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:28 pm

Just a little about me and unorthodox and sudden interest in running. I live in London and I'll admit I'm by  no means in good shape, I smoke, I party and used to hate running, but, I'd like to have a more active lifestyle. It's been years since I've played any sports and I used to play hockey 3-4 times a week. My girlfriend is training for a half marathon and eventually peer pressured me into going for a jog, that jog ended up being 5k and after a couple more with her,  I decided to join her in a Thanksgiving  5k race last weekend (I can get pretty competitive).   And, on Saturday, with only 4 runs outside, I ran my first race and finished it in 26:31.  That was it, I officially have the bug. I just signed up for another 5k on Oct 30. 
Been reading some posts here after finding the site, I was actually looking for info on shoes, and this looks like a great forum with lots of great advice and motivation.  I do find it hard to just get out and run alone though. Rotating day, afternoon, night shifts and having a new puppy are all great excuses to just stay in the house and relax but I do want to get out more. I really enjoy the feeling I get after a run.
My goals as of now are to obviously run more,  help cut back and eventually quit smoking and hopefully  a 20min 5k.  Maybe even a half marathon next November with the girlfriend. 
Thanks, I know I'll be reading a lot on the forum.
Jon

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scrumhalfgirl
Lynn Williams
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Re: Hello all

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:02 pm

welcome! glad you've caught the bug!
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April - Boston Marathon
May - Sporting Life Ottawa 10K
May - Ottawa Half Marathon

Miss*Smiles
Lynn Williams
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Re: Hello all

Postby Miss*Smiles » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:42 pm

scrumhalfgirl wrote:welcome! glad you've caught the bug!


And from London to boot! :D

Have fun with running!
When your legs get tired, run with your heart.

Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of your chance to be extraordinary.

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Lynn Williams
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Re: Hello all

Postby braveheart » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:52 pm

Welcome :D
"Keep Going. Never Give Up" - Spencer
Don't give up before the miracle.
**formerly campbellskid**

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PinkLady
Bill Crothers
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Re: Hello all

Postby PinkLady » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:53 pm

Welcome to RM! Make sure you post your shoe questions in the Gearing Up section, you'll get lots of help. :)
Sandra...Air Force wife & Professional Kid Wrangler...I knit to stay sane, I run to eat!
2012 - year of perseverance, endurance, survival, and earning blackmail material for life. :D
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Army Run HM (Sep 18, 2011) - 1:55:14

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CAW
Lynn Williams
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Re: Hello all

Postby CAW » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:53 pm

Welcome to "the other addiction". There are many runners of many differing abilities here....and also some runners who've quit smoking too.

I'm glad you found us!
~Kara~

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— Thich Nhat Hanh

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Jo-Jo
Kevin Sullivan
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Re: Hello all

Postby Jo-Jo » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:07 pm

Welcome!
Congrats on your first race...well done!

What kind of puppy do you have? There a NRR thread where people posts pics of their pets!
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Habs4ever
Kevin Sullivan
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Re: Hello all

Postby Habs4ever » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:14 pm

Welcome.
England or Ontario?
I wanna live like there's no tomorrow
Love, like I'm on borrowed time
It's good to be alive, yeah....Jason Gray

Running is a conversation with your body. Sometimes you listen and sometimes you tell it to stop whining and do something. - Ian

Mush13
Percy Williams
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Re: Hello all

Postby Mush13 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:19 pm

Thanks for all the warm welcomes!
I'm already readin tonnes of other posts and am really liking this site. I'm sure I'll be looking for advice and be askin lots of questions. Hopefully I don't get too annoying.
Jo-Jo, my dog is a French bulldog named Rufus.
And, it's London Ontario.

Miss*Smiles
Lynn Williams
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Re: Hello all

Postby Miss*Smiles » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:33 pm

Habs4ever wrote:Welcome.
England or Ontario?


You made my heart stop.
I assumed Ontario.
I mean, I forget about that "other" London.

*sigh*

Thankfully Mush is from Ontario.... #:-s
When your legs get tired, run with your heart.

Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of your chance to be extraordinary.

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irun4me
Tom Longboat
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Re: Hello all

Postby irun4me » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:50 pm

Welcome! Congrats on a great start. If you want some motivation, there is a race in London Saturday at Fanshawe Conservation Area. Some maniacs are running. There's just something about watching runners cross the finish line, totally exhausted, that makes you say "I want to do that!" :roll: :lol:
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Peterborough half
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Habs4ever
Kevin Sullivan
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Re: Hello all

Postby Habs4ever » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:28 am

Miss*Smiles wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:Welcome.
England or Ontario?


You made my heart stop.
I assumed Ontario.
I mean, I forget about that "other" London.

*sigh*

Thankfully Mush is from Ontario.... #:-s

That's funny, because when someone just says London, I assume England. :lol:
I wanna live like there's no tomorrow
Love, like I'm on borrowed time
It's good to be alive, yeah....Jason Gray

Running is a conversation with your body. Sometimes you listen and sometimes you tell it to stop whining and do something. - Ian

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Stampie
Abby Hoffman
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Re: Hello all

Postby Stampie » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:33 am

Welcome to RM and congrats on an impressive debut to racing with no real formal training. Have fun and enjoy your ride!
PB’s (official race results)
5K – 26:20; 8K – 41:28; 10K – 52:13; 15K - 1:22:43; 21.1K – 1:54:16; 30K – 2:51:34; 42.2K – 4:24:14

What is up for 2017
Feb 5th - First Half Vancouver CANCELLED due to snow :(
Apr 1st - Birch Bay 30K 2:56:52
May 7th - BMO Vancouver Marathon 4:24:14 a new PB!!! :dance:
Jun 25th - Scotia Vancouver Half 2:07:05 a PW, but so much fun!

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