Originally Posted by JustB1027
I will! I am also going to do the color me rad and color me run! I cant run but I can walk them!
If you are interested in running, 5K's are a great place to start. Signing up for your first race is so hard, especially when you are not the "norm" in the running world! I applaud you so much! Once I am cleared to run again, I am signing up for a color run, they look so fun!
I want to share how I started running, and if I am intruding, I apologize!
My first attempt at running was at 325 pounds (Feb/March 2011). I was on a treadmill walking 1.5% incline and 3.0mph. I raised the treadmill to 4.0mph for 5-10 seconds, then lowered it back to 3.0mph until I was 99% recovered. I limited myself to 4 per hour of exercise, so I didn't hurt myself. I also only "ran" every other exercise session. The other sessions were walking only or elliptical. I raised it slowly from there.
March 2012, I weighed about 225-230, and ran a 10K in 1h16m, running the first 3 miles without walking, then doing a run/walk for the next 3, and running the last .2 just cuz I couldn't finish the race walking with my family watching!
February 2013, I ran a half marathon in 2h33m, using Jeff Galloway's run/walk method. I was NOT prepared for "hills", so I started out at 4 min run, 1 min walk, and then timed walk breaks for hills, and made sure long run breaks had the hills first, so I wasn't dying at the end of a run segment.