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#16 Postby xveganjoshx » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:29 am

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I LOLed! :lol:

Just set up a string of alarm clocks, like twenty, all leading to a coffeemaker, or if that isn't your thing, maybe got to bed strapped to a drip filled with caffeine, which starts to pump at 7am. 8)
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#17 Postby Michelle » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:46 am

You need the sonic bomb alarm clock. I only know about these because a friend who stayed at my house threatened to get me one, after listening to how many times I hit the snooze button and still didn't really wake up.

It has a 113db alarm. For reference, a car horn is 110db and a jet engine is 120. If that's not enough to wake you, then the 12-volt bed shaker may help.

Alternatively, you can borrow my cat. He'll put his bunghole in your face first thing every morning, until you get up.

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#18 Postby markc7 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:42 am

Or, if you don't want to hurt your ears, try this one. It's gets you running right away. :D

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#19 Postby lisaanddini » Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:05 pm

I second pamela's suggestion to sign up for a race (and telel people about it!) and set a training plan that you feel like you HAVE to follow or else you will look like a fool come race day. This keeps me motivated. As for the morning thing, it worked out fine for me in the summer because I would tell myself, "if you don't run now, You'll have to do it after work and it will be hot". Now that It's winter out, I only run in the morning if I know I have something planned for after work & I won't get my run in. So the one or two mornings I get up early during the week is to swim because It's the only time the gym pool doesn't have a ton of kids in it.

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#20 Postby Tasha » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:29 pm

I find it's the hardest when you tell yourself you're going to get up at 7am and go for a run. Especially if you're used to getting out of bed after that time. Alam clock might help for the first week. But your body will feel fatigue and you won't want to do it anymore.
Start slow. Like get up say 9am instead of 7am and run a light run. Then next week get up an half an early and do another few runs that week. And so on and so on. It'll help your body and mind ajust healthy. Also a friend or a partner is also a great way to keep you motivated.
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#21 Postby Zack » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:41 pm

I used to like to shove friends into snowpiles while they were running.

No snow down here though. :(
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#22 Postby Tasha » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:17 pm

Zack wrote:I used to like to shove friends into snowpiles while they were running.

No snow down here though. :(


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That's was awesome. I'm running with you for now on :D
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#23 Postby Richard » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:03 pm

I still haven't got myself into gear and done this yet. I have been in an ultra pissed-off mood for the last few weeks and I can't seem to shake it. But I will keep trying to motivate myself, thanks everyone for suggestions, I am trying to incorporate them. Remember though that I am not training to become good at running / jogging in itself, I want to do it as a way to burn calories and lose fat
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#24 Postby veganpotter » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:10 pm

Why don't you just jump around when you play guitar...like the AC/DC guy???

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#25 Postby Richard » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:15 pm

Yeah I do that a bit sometimes. Best cardio I am doing at the moment is on the trampette / jogger that I have while I am playing videogames, that's cool and I can keep it up for long periods. And I can jog on the trampette for long periods too, GIMME FIVE! Booyah.
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#26 Postby hsorlando » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:32 pm

If you run you will hopefully run off your pissed off mood, and feel better.
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#27 Postby pamela » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:34 am

hsorlando wrote:If you run you will hopefully run off your pissed off mood, and feel better.


Totally possible! I become such a bitch when I can't run, lol. I probably wouldn't be half as mellow as I am these days if I wasn't running off 50k+ of aggression every week. ;)

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#28 Postby Richard » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:39 am

I am going to try and do some jogging today. I have to help my dad do something at my grandmother's house shortly, but hopefully I can get it together then. It is cold and wet outside, but I am going to try and not let it phase my ass
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#29 Postby pamela » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:43 am

Don't forget... it's ok to do alternate between running and walking! The first time I went out I ran for about 300 meters and then walked for 50, and so on. I did run/walk for a couple weeks. It is completely normal to be winded very quickly... you can't expect to run for miles the first time you try. So don't get discouraged. :)

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#30 Postby Richard » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:45 am

What I find is that I get really itchy more than anything. I have asthma, but so long as I use my inhaler I am alright for a while, like you said, starting and stopping. But what eventually irritates me is that my stomach, back and thighs get really itchy when I run, and it's specific to running, it doesn't happen when I do martial arts or ride a bike. I think it might be the shaking of my skin / flab, so it gets jolted up and down. I dunno how that could make me itch, but I then end up scratching myself and get all red, WHY?
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