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Hello everyone, I just joined kickrunners and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Tim and I live in Northern NJ with my wife and three daughters. I am new to running, but I have been doing cardio kickboxing and weights for a long time now. Although my motivation level is high in running I find it very hard getting up to run as I am not a morning person. With the kickboxing I have found my stamina has risen significantly so I can see the benefits of adding running to my routine, now it is just getting my lazy butt out of bed in the morning at 5:30 to do it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
My goal is to be able to run for 30 minutes solid. I am going to start off with the jogging and walking routing posted in this forum for 6 weeks to get my body ready for a solid 30 minutes of running.<br><br>
Wish me luck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/headbang.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headbang"><br><br>
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best of luck to you Tim. maybe you can get me to lift some weights once in a while.<br><br>
Oh, and keep the noise in your office down to a dim roar; Divine M and I need quiet to post our witty comments in the PRT<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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hello <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
if it's hard to run at 5:30, why not go another time, after you kickboxing class maybe?
 

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Welcome Tim! You could always add a run before or after your weights. I bike before lifting. You'll be up to 30 minutes before you know it.
 

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Welcome Jack! I'm new here too. I can run for 30 mins straight (barely) and my goal is to be able to run 5 miles straight without stopping to walk as a break.<br>
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Welcome Tim! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
One thing that helps with early morning runs is to lay everything out that you will need the night before, so you don't have to do any thinking so early in the morning!
 

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I find that if I set the alarm for the time I need to get up, and leave the alarm out of arms reach - I have to get up to switch it off, so I might as well go and run now I'm up!....<br><br>
Good luck, and welcome to the Club <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Thanks to everyone for their recommendations, I like the idea of moving my alarm clock further away. The only time for me to run with my busy schedule (work and family) is in the morning so that is why I have to push myself to get up that early...
 

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Welcome Tim<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> I'm from NJ too (central) and I have 3 kids (2 boys/1girl) The hardest part of running is finding the time between work and the kids. The morning definately works for me. I'm usually up by 5:00am. It's tough but honestly you do get used to it pretty quickly. Good luck and careful of the heat/humidity this weekend. I think I saw its going to hit 100-yikes!
 

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Good ta meetya Tim,<br><br>
One thing I find helps me is to follow along with some of the super dedicated runners around here. Seeing them talk about what they do for training helps me with motivation, and also to suck it up and not complain about the little stuff. I owe a debt of gratitude to so many people around...<br><br>
Best of luck.
 

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Welcome, Tim. Good luck on the running, you'll do fine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
The mornings get easier, I think. Not that I'd know, I run in the afternoon most of the time. <i>This</i> morning I ran at 7am, and it wasn't too bad.<br><br>
Normally, I'm up at 4am, and can't imagine getting up earlier to run.
 

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Welcome Tim, I'm trying to make myself reach along the same goals at this point. Good luck with your progress. Just take the first step and see where it leads you!
 

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<i>You don't tug on Superman's cape and you don't spit into the wind</i><br><i>You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger and you don't mess around with TIM!</i><br><br>
Tim keeps candy in his office. I'm just saying. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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They'll have a relay team soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> -<br><br>
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