the one reason why you started
orriginally to lose weight so someone i fancied might fancy me ! (i was only 17 )
now it would be primarily to be healthy, be fitter, feel better about myself oh and manage my weight !
Last Christmas,Works night out.
One of the lads said he fancied running the local half marathon in june-i said i would do it aswell.
Started off not being able to jog to the end of the road-now nearly 10 months later i've completed a dozen races including 2 half marathons
Not lost much weight although i've changed shape a little
I started running not long after I started walking!
I ran everywhere as a child and was ok at running at school, X-country, 800m and 1500m mainly.
Then I stopped. Had a nice long 20 year rest. I started again thinking I couldn't but love it even more now than then!
I started again because I thought my legs were getting a bit on the wobbly side...!
Heavily pregnant stuck in traffic queue watching runners finish the Glasgow Half marathon with their little foil blankets.
Thought to myself that once my daughter was out - I would be getting myself one of those foil thingies. That was 2001 and I first did that race in 2003 and every year since.
because I didn't think I would be able to
but it turns out that I can... all be it badly
kk - LOL
I started because my habit of eating & drinking whatever I liked whenever I liked started to make me grow sideways when I was 46. Tried dieting (boring!) so I gave that up & took up running instead.
Now I eat whatever I like, whenever I like but don't grow sideways!
Running is also surprisingly interesting & enjoyable at times...
Muttley Im 40 now does this mean I have a lot to look forward to?
Mid life crisis thats presuming Im half way through my life I
m gonna live to 80 yay
to do the Great North Run for a medal, a T-shirt and a sense of achievement.
Intended to stop after one, but found I liked it.
If someone had told me then (2002) that I'd be as miserable as sin in 2007, because injury would force me to pull out of two half marathons, I'd have laughed.
As it is I'm closer to crying, but I'll be back in '08
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