It could almost have been me who wrote this... It is how I started and the more people I told, the more I couldn't stop. Even when someone said to me, I wouldn't have the guts to be seen by people I know, running around town, like you do... as I was 18st 6Ibs, I kept going. After 8 months and -6 stone, I was still running 3-4 times a week and still am, nearly 2 years later. I often compete in races, just for the fun, as I am not fast enough to ever win anything.