Just a quick update to this. Thanks to everyone that replied. I have been on and off running because I've got into biking alot. Either way, I have lost 35lb and today completed 5.11 miles in 45.45...mega chuffed. I started at 252lb and am now 217lb. Another 30lb to go.
If there is anybody out there that is browsing and is questioning your will to carry on...KEEP GOING! You will feel amazing when you achieve your goals. My goals were first to run a local 2.2 mile route without stopping. I first did it with 12 minute miles. I ran 5.1 miles today with an average 8.59 minute mile. I feel great. I have had my ups and downs and binges on food but always remember...it is never too late to get back on track..NEVER and now is always the right time to start again
Now for the selfish bit...some of you may have noticed the subtle hint for encouragement! I love it and peoples encouragement has kept me going when I feel crap... I'll leave the rest for someone else! ;-P
Not that I am immune to the problem myself, I am not, I find it difficult to keep good habbits but my advise is this. You will undoubtedly come to a point where you lose enthusiasm. But it won't disapear forever. When it happens you will think it can never be regained. At this time, tell yourself that your enthusiasm will come back, you just need to push through the negative thoughts. Your enthusiams will return - dont ever let yourself belive it wont. Good luck with the marathon!
As title says, just a little hello...nice to introduce myself before I join in on any threads.
I started running (jogging)...well jogging then stopping and jogging again last week just to see if I could jog any distance at all. I stopped after 1.7 miles the first time. I think a like minded community could do my efforts the world of good.
I jog about 2.2 miles. Where I am is very hilly so I have yet to average 12 minute miles. I'm resting today because I'm quite sore but I hope to have a 12 minute mile over 2.2 (random distance but thats just my route atm).
I'm currently hauling 18 stone so hopefully as time progresses, that will drop helping me get faster.
As mentioned above, rest today and tomorrow and then start a measured effort on friday...