never thought i would enjoy running
Hi everyone ! I have been reading all these threads for a few weeks and decided to do my own ! I am 46 years old and have suffered with Asthma from birth , one day in late November after yet another heavy night out I was sat feeling sorry for myself , I was over weight and felt like cr*p all the time ! so out of nowhere I had a brainwave that I was going to do something about it ! I had never been out running before but that was my going to be my new fitness regime and from that day I have been hooked ! I used to see people out running and always felt a bit of jealousy towards them ! anyway I bought myself a decent pair of running shoes ( Asics gel kayano 19 ) and off I went ! the first week I could hardly run 100 metres without stopping but I would do alternate running and walking ! I admit I found it a lot harder than I could of imagined but I stuck with it and found myself running a bit further every time , to be honest I made the mistake of running too fast but since slowing down ( a tip I picked up from this forum ) I found it easier , nearly 3 months later my weight has gone from 96.5 KG to 89KG and I feel so much fitter ! the furthest I have ran is 4 miles but my average midweek run is around 2.5 miles which I now do in 24 minutes ! not fast but I am getting there ! My son is in the Army and when he is home he comes out with me ( even though he runs in boots and carries 30kg on his back ) I find a bit of encouragement helps me along ! My message to anyone is , if I can do it so can you ! basically I am really enjoying running and find myself thinking about and looking forward to my run whilst at work ! I will read all the threads on here and hopefully pick up more tips !
Well done Nezzer
Well done Nezzer. I love running too and back into it this year after too long off. I started off too fast and trying to increase too much, now starting again slowly, doing around 2 - 3 miles and not worrying about the time, much more enjoyable.
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