Feeling Self Conscious

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12/11/2012 at 17:20
I'm new ish to running and started off not far short of 19st. I'm now under 17 and dropping, and have done two half marathons.

I started running after a disparaging comment about my weight from someone I didn't know from Adam. I used him as the motivation to train harder. I wanted to see his face at the end of the race so I could stick two fingers up at him.

Worked for me. I used to care what people thought about me running but not now. They can all sod off. I acknowledge everyone I meet, walkers, runners, dog walkers, the lot. Nearly always get a nod or hello. It's an ego boost I like
12/11/2012 at 17:34

Good for you Steve.  Well done on losing weight too and to everyone else here who has lost weight as well, you are all doing great.

I love your way of thinking!  One day I hope I will be able to think like that.

12/11/2012 at 18:08
It took a while because I'm not the most confident of people. Gym helped but I felt I had to bite the bullet as my first half was multi terrain, and you can't train for that properly on a treadmill!!
There were people a lot bigger and less fit than me running it too!
13/11/2012 at 13:17

When I started running, I only ran at night because I was self-conscious as I'm not the most elegant runner. Then I joined a club and realised that everyone runs differently anyway.

The way I see it is - how many runners do you see and take the mick out of? For me, that figure is a big zero and if I don't, then probably nobody else does.

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