Too fat to run now

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11/01/2005 at 06:52
Wherefore art thou Speedy?
11/01/2005 at 13:42
Speedy G - you're doing a grand job - you've made that first step and that's the hardest thing. I remember someone telling me once when I was in a really bad funk about running that the hardest part was getting out the front door - once you're out you might as well go for it.

Jj's right about the kids - they're not worth your attention.

As for your doctor - he (I assume it's a he?) is an ass!!
11/01/2005 at 13:54
Docs talking though the end his/her pants should be covering. Losing it is not beyond your capabilities I am sure. I was told I'll never get over my mental health probs and that I was wasting my money on doing an O level in sociology. Now I have a Social science post grad and help peops with MH probs:O) So called experts can be very very wrong:O)

keep at it.

Hoose XX
12/01/2005 at 18:38
Hi folks Thanks for all your lovely words. Sorry not been on the last 2 nights. Storms here has made travelling a nightmare and I have and to make detours due to bridge closures, flooded roads, then caught in gridlocked Perth for 4 hours this morning. Absolutely shattered now. I have kept up the good work albeit on the cross trainer as I couldn't go out in the storms. Also it took me 1hr 40 mins to get home last night. Didn't get home till 9.40pm then had to leave at 6am this morning to get to work.

EP - that was last March. Another hospital stay again in the summer put paid to my confidence. Not sure if I could have done it without your help. But at the end of the day I did enjoy it.
Nessie I can't imagine doing the Highland Cross again. First year was brill but the second year was a nightmare and then last year thanks to being in hospital having to pull out. 50 miles seems a long way now doesn't it. I loved it though.

Its these thoughts that I have to keep in my mind. The enjoyment I got out of all my races and the enjoyment I got from being fit and healthy.

I am really trying to get back on track folks. Finding hard to shake off this negative attitute. Can't help the too old and too fat idea. I will work at it because I know I CAN DO IT. I just have to get the mind into gear and the rest will follow. Once a stone or so is off I will feel much better.

Hope everyone else is feeling good and not suffering too much in this weather.
12/01/2005 at 18:39
Well done so far speedy
Keep posting
you CAN do it
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
12/01/2005 at 18:44
well done Speedy - keep going

sorry about your adventures with the weather! I hope no one up there suffered too much.

will we see you at Reading? It would be lovely to see you even if you don't run

gwoan you know you want to - plenty of time to train ;0)
12/01/2005 at 18:53
What date Cdk. Would love to come but I would be a lot further behind you this year. Might even manage to be last. I still have last years pictures and boy are they awful. My (delighful) hubbie said I looked like an overtweight man and thought they had sent me the wrong pictures because he didn't recognise me in them.
12/01/2005 at 18:56
you will do it Speedy ! -the runner within is still there and always will be . The negativity is a temporary lodger that you DO have the power to evict -at least do't let him/her intimidate you:O)
12/01/2005 at 19:09
You know what I think the matter really is. The saying in my head 'I used to run this and I used to run that and I used to run this time'. Now I don't want to go back to the baby stage of wanting to run before I can walk and fell whats the point if I can't do the routes/times/races I used to do.

Putting this in black and white makes me see just how stupid I am being.

You are all so right. I still want to run but I want to do it they way I did 4 years ago. I don't want to wait. Then I think back to when I started running 17 years ago. I was 5 stone overweight then. I need to go back and read my running diaries and see just what I was like then. I kept a note of every mile I ran and every pound I lost. I stuck in and it worked. I lost all the weight and ran well. I have done it before so I can do it again. I just need to be a tortoise for a little while till the hare appears again.

Boy do I sound mad but this must be my physcological side coming out.

Now that I have decided this am I mad to do the Lochaber marathon in April???? I have an entry but know I will have a lot of walking to do in it. But then it is training for the Edinburgh one which I got my confirmation letter about today.
12/01/2005 at 19:13
Going upstairs to use the cross trainer for 30 mins as I can't get out tonight. Be back later.
12/01/2005 at 19:17
I've been at "baby stages" back and too in many things -its life. We are always starting something again. Value who you are now and prize it - do your best for the present speedy and allow yourself to feel sad at the speedy past. Your essence however is still there and is always positive -thats what you can re-contact. You don't know where this next venture will lead in terms of time, training etc. Was it just the amount of training and times you did that made you love running -or summat else?:O)
12/01/2005 at 19:23
Have a good evening Speedie G !!
12/01/2005 at 20:49
Just in case the message hasn't sunk in yet - you CAN do it, Speedy. Fact!

Try to remember how you used to feel and make it happen again. No shame in falling off the running wagon thingy occasionally. :-)
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
12/01/2005 at 21:02
March 6th

gwoan gwoan gwoan

just do it ;0)
12/01/2005 at 21:13
Speedy G, I've mailed you via the site
12/01/2005 at 21:36
Oh yes speedy
Please come to reading
Come and stay in the Mad hotle the night before
I will look forward to meeeting you againat Lochaber
Stay overnight we'll have a jar or two and a natter
13/01/2005 at 06:45
Quick posting as on my way to work. Did 35 mins last night and it was a lot easier. Going to Tai'Bo tonight and this is a different type of work out and boy is it hard. Mind you all these punches - you can imagine who you would like to be on the other end of them.

Will look at Reading Hippo and Cdk. Will reply BB via e-mail tomight. JARS, Swerve and Hoose-goer thank you for your kind words.

Must go or I will be late for work.
13/01/2005 at 06:46
damn missed her!
13/01/2005 at 06:59
I can sympathise Speedy - I had to make diversions cos of bridge closures and got stuck in Perth for hours too!! Bl**dy weather!!

Come to Reading!!!!!!!
13/01/2005 at 09:49
Speedy - re Lochaber - see how things go between now and, say, March, and make a decision then. My longest run/walk so far has been 6 miles and took 80 mins, so I still have a long way to go.
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