I started running 12 months ago properly. After loosing 4 stone, from 17 stone and a BMI of 40 and body fat of 55% by healthy eating and regular exercise and the help of a personal trainer i was ready to push it further. I wanted to loose weight for my wedding that year and needed a training goal to keep me on the straight and narrow.
I started off only been able to run for 5 minutes at a slow pace on the treadmill, but with regular interval training i was able to finally complete 5km. Then once i had adopted a better running technique and with regular strength training i was able to complete half marathon distances outdoors. This also helped me loose a further 3 stone and now have a healthy BMI and a body fat percentage of 25%.
Then with the arrival of our dog fudge i started running off road and that re-ignited my love for running. I now regularly trail run and have just entered the 2012 snowdonia marathon. There is nothing better that running along the beach, looking out at the horizon with a blue sky and fudge running alongside me.
Running is the best thing it gives me a sense of freedom in my busy life and makes me feel alive!!. People praise me for loosing all that weigh but prouder of how fit and strong Ive become. I am now a personal trainer myself and work in a gym. Running has helped shape my life both personally and professionally.
Its hard work at first but just stick to it, doing little and often will eventually pay off. Then it becomes fun and your soon hooked !!!
Posted: 02/01/2012 at 21:44