big girls run too!

Females who run but aren't skinny! and the men who love us!

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08/04/2004 at 19:24
As promised ,here is our big girls running thread!

I guess we should begin with some introductions............

Marion, age 30, run/walking for 4 weeks. Now covering a couple of miles 3 times a week, plus 2-3 aerobics type classes per week. WEight lost previous to running 2 1/2 stones. Weight loss since began running 0. Will discuss that another day!

Come and join the thread and lets talk about running, clothes and self esteem etc etc!
08/04/2004 at 19:34
sounds like a great idea
08/04/2004 at 20:11
here's my stats
age 36

have been run/walking for 10 weeks or so and started some fitness just a month or so before that swimming and cycling
i try and mix it up to avoid injury

weight to lose at start = 6 stones to get down from 14st to 8st (as am only 5"1)
weight lost so far = half a stone
(so five and half left!)

run/walking about 3.5 miles for my biggest run at mo - don't get alot of time so 2miles is also common
aiming for 10k (6.2m) race in four weeks time so will be pushing that distance up quite soon

am v slow at mo 17min miles ..but hope to zoom that up to as long as my poor knees can hold me!

aim - fitness, losing weight, making some new friends...!
08/04/2004 at 20:22
what kind of run walk are you doing so far lady? I'm managing walk 1/ run 2 1/2mins for about 28 mins over a 2 mile course.

Does that mean i'm doing a 14 minute mile? I guess it does!! Whoo hoo, i thought i was much slower than that.

However i bet if i was all running, it would actually be a longer time overall as i am a bit of a plodder.

The greatest change in me is my self esteem. And i'm no longer a diet bore, i'm a fitness freak! (funny i didn't think 14stone could be a fitness freak!?)

08/04/2004 at 21:07
Hi, I'm 42
Have been running off and on for years but am trying to be more consistent now. Gorged out at Christmas and was 13stone and a bit, have lost 1 1/2 stone and feel soooo much better, it's hard not binging but the running seems to work. I've entered for the Great North run to give me more incentive, only raced 10k's and a 5mile. I'm a plodder -10min miles but speed doesn't matter. Great to here from other big lassies. There are many of us out there.
08/04/2004 at 21:17
Hello all! Wahoo! Kindred spirits! I'm a size 18 fitness freak too, being all rebellious and not weighing myself anymore because I get a bit obsessed about it all and it just brings me down! No point! I'm 31, I'll be celebrating my 32nd birthday by doing the great north run. Bit of luck or what! I have 2 little boys who are the centre of my universe (sad I know!) they're 4 and 1 and a half.

Been trying to run for about a year now. I've done 3 10k's, all exceptionally slowly :o) My best time is 79.30! I'm currently following John Binghams run/walk half marathon schedule in 'Marathon's for mortals' building up to my first half - the Blackpool Flyde Coast half in June. Feel a bit of a fraud doing run/walk as I had been doing continuous slow running. Anyway I found that I could run/walk an undulating 10k course quicker than I'd run a totally flat one! Just feel a bit of a cop out. Anyway I'm doing run3/walk2 but the schedule goes to run3/walk1 next week! Panic panic!
08/04/2004 at 21:49
Nicky age 30. 6 ft 2, size 14/16, running 3 miles 4 times a week. Been running foir just over a year and I've lost 2.5 stone.

Wanting to start national Big Gals Can campaign. Watch out for website.
08/04/2004 at 22:10
size 16
5 ft 2
done lots of running and racing, but vv slow

great thread
i run 30 mpw
yes, big girlies CAN run
08/04/2004 at 22:13

size 32

35 years young

running quite a lot now

08/04/2004 at 22:13
oh, and 6 foot 1 in my stockinged feet

like an amazon, but uglier
08/04/2004 at 22:18
[chases candy out with large broom]

sorry girls, he's getting frisky coz he's nearly 36.
08/04/2004 at 22:26
i was only trying to get in touch with your feminine side
08/04/2004 at 22:27
a time and a place, poppet...

08/04/2004 at 22:28
love your humour
Love you

but you arent appropriate on here
08/04/2004 at 22:52
'ang on.

The thread title says: 'and the men who love us'.

P'raps Candy loves us.
08/04/2004 at 22:59
see... i have validation
08/04/2004 at 23:03
How big do you have to be to qualify for this thread?
08/04/2004 at 23:04
i'm touch and go, poca
08/04/2004 at 23:05
08/04/2004 at 23:07
You can't touch me if you're gonna go have to stay so I can touch you back!!!
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