I am just so excited I had to share, for the past month and lalf I have been on a mission to run. I have never been a runner, and even as a child/teen was unable to run due to severe childhood asthma. Well there was a competition at our gym that included running and teams, no one wanted to be my team mate and I figured it was due to be the super fat girl. No one thought I could keep up, I knew I couldn't keep up but I didn't want to feel like that again. So when they started the competition I started to work to running my first mile. About a month ago I finally made it to my 1 mile goal, it felt so great to be able to do that it was something I could never ever do before in my life. I kept at it everyday, adding more time and more miles. Then today I ran for 5 miles straight!! 5 miles it took me exactly 60 min but I did it and if I could have stayed longer in the gym I really believe I might have made it to 6 miles. I have never been so proud of myself before in my entire life, I just wanted to cry. Out of happiness of course It felt so good, I feel so good my 5th goal is to run a 10k and just a few more miles and I am there. A big goal of mine is to run a marathon and I now believe that I can do it and I will do it! I just wanted to share my victory and thank everyone here for their stories, and inspiration and motivation and advice. Thanks for taking the time to read this
Last edited by MaryAnne : 11-30-2009 at 05:57 AM.
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I think it's wonderful that you are able to run that much at 225lbs! Quite an achievement. You must be really young to be able to do that. A word of warning though, when I was about 35 I starting running and I was probably about 200lb at the time. I also liked to walk a lot; I had a job in the field and instead of taking the bus (San Francisco) I would walk all day. Unfortunately, by the time I was age 44 I had worn out my hip joints and started having terrible pain in my knee (referred from hip). I tolerated it for years, ended up with a cane, lots of painkillers and eventually hip replacements. The doctor said I put too much stress on my hips when I was obese. I never even thought about this at the time but if I could do it over I would consult with an ortho and make sure my cartilege was doing okay. You don't have to eliminate exercise, just those that stress your joints. I swim and use the machines. I decided to post this because having to go through two major surgeries was not good.
"There is no use trying,"said Alice; "One can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
Thank you guys for the congrats!! Jrmohr and Salsachip- you made my day saying I was an inspiration so Thank you!
Suezeeque - thanks so much for that advisement I will for certain speak to my dr. about it!